Album 46-A: Photographs by William Sumner Appleton

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1907-1911

Location Note

HGO-01-001-O-E-201

GUSN

GUSN-193744

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Description

Album 46-A is one of two albums of mainly 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 prints taken by William Sumner Appleton, founder of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities (now Historic New England). This album bears the penciled inscription: "volume 3, end 1907; winter 07-08, spring 1908" and includes approximately one hundred views of landscapes, streets and early houses. The geographic scope includes Boston, Cambridge, Chelsea, and Salem in Massachusetts, Dover, Durham, and Portsmouth in New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. Topics include historic buildings and houses, such as the Custom House in Salem and Wadsworth House in Cambridge, as well as the Chelsea Fire of 1908-9, dogs; and soldiers.

Details

Descriptive Terms

historic houses
historic buildings
landscapes (environments)
garrison houses
bunkers
colleges (institutions)
photograph albums
black-and-white prints (photographs)
albumen prints

Additional Identification Number

album number 46A

Physical Description

1 photograph album; 10 1/6 x 13 inches

Collection Code

PC009

Collection Name

Photograph albums collection

Reference Code

PC009.046A

Acquisition Type

Gift

Image Dimensions

4 1/6 x 3 1/8 (HxW)(inches)

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Cambridge (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Chelsea (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Salem (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Dover (Strafford county, New Hampshire)
Durham (Strafford county, New Hampshire)
Portsmouth (Rockingham county, New Hampshire)
Newbury (Essex county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Appleton, William Sumner, 1874-1947 (Photographer)

Material Type

photograph albums
black-and-white prints (photographs)
albumen prints

Other People

Appleton, William Sumner, 1874-1947

Subjects

Chelsea

Descriptive Terms

Chelsea Fire (Apr. 12, 1908)
dogs
soldiers
historic houses
historic buildings
fires
Chelsea Fire
Garrisons

Description Level

Item

Location Note

HGO-01-001-O-E-201