New England Architecture by Waldo Sprague

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1930-1940

Location Note

HGO-01-001-O-E-203

GUSN

GUSN-193748

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Description

Four albums compiled by Waldo Sprague (some original work; some photographs collected by him), containing approximately 484 views of predominately second period architecture in this region (album 4). While localities are specified within each album, considerably more information about individual structures, date of photograph, and orientation of the photographer is often available on the reverse of several prints in album 50-4. Negatives exist of the prints in this volume (SPNEA "a series").

While coverage of the region's early architectural traditions is extensive, the documentary value of these photographs suffers from a too-distant perspective in most images. Work dates to the 1930s-1940s. Extensive coverage of Hingham, Mass and Nantucket, Mass.

Details

Descriptive Terms

historic houses
historic buildings
photograph albums
black-and-white prints (photographs)

Additional Identification Number

album number 50-4

Physical Description

1 photograph album; 12 1/2 x 9 5/8 inches

Collection Code

PC009

Collection Name

Photograph albums collection

Reference Code

PC009.050-4

Acquisition Type

Bequest

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Rhode Island (United States)
Connecticut (United States)
Vermont (United States)
New Hampshire (United States)
New York state (United States)
Maine (United States)

Record Details

Originator

Sprague, Waldo, Mr. (Photographer)

Material Type

photograph albums
black-and-white prints (photographs)

Descriptive Terms

Nantucket, Mass
Hingham, Mass

Description Level

Item

Location Note

HGO-01-001-O-E-203