Domestic structures and early buildings in Massachusetts

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

ca. 1920

Location Note

photo album #57C

GUSN

GUSN-193756

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Description

One paperbound volume of black and white photographs, exposed in the 1920s, and presumably taken by Alfred Shurrocks, an architectural historian. These photographs in many instances duplicate material already in the geographic files, but no attempt has been made to estimate the precise amount of duplication. Most of the locations are identified.

Photographs show wonderful architectural detail of a large expanse of houses in Massachusetts. There are exteriors, interiors, kitchens, bedrooms, fireplaces, beams, wall details, and staircases.

Album C contains over 450 black and white photographs of early houses and sites in Massachusetts with one image of a building in Greenwich, Connecticut. Consists of interior views of early structures, together with some exteriors. Among these are door, fanlight and stairway details. Also photos of the Nantucket windmills.


The overall quality of these photographs is quite good for both study and reproduction purposes. Negatives exist for many prints, though unfortunately negative numbers have not consistently been applied to the corresponding print. Users should be sure to consult the negative index under the appropriate locality to determine if negatives exist. These will be in the "a" series.

Details

Descriptive Terms

houses
dwellings
cookware
architectural elements
interior views
exterior views
fireplaces
bedrooms
windmills
photograph albums
black-and-white prints (photographs)

Additional Identification Number

album number 57C

Physical Description

1 photograph album

Collection Code

PC009

Collection Name

Photograph albums collection

Reference Code

PC009.057C

Places

Massachusetts (United States)

Record Details

Originator

Attributed to Shurrocks, Alfred F. (Photographer)

Material Type

photograph albums
black-and-white prints (photographs)

Descriptive Terms

Nantucket
Dedham, MA
Watertown, MA
Boston, MA
Cambridge, MA
Medford, MA
Dorchester, MA
Salem, MA
Winthrop, MA
Swampscott, MA
Marblehead, MA
Saugus, MA
Beverly, MA
Hamilton, MA
Wenham, MA
Greenwich, CT
Ipswich, MA
Rowley, MA
Topsfield, MA
Newbury, MA
West Gloucester, MA
Gloucester, MA
Georgetown, MA
Sudbury, MA
Bedford, MA
Newburyport, MA
Melrose, MA
Burlington, MA
N. Andover, MA
Andover, MA
Danvers, MA
Haverhill, MA
Deerfield, MA
Stockbridge, MA
Canton, MA
Mansfield, MA
Hingham, MA
Plymouth, MA
Marshfield, MA
Kingston, MA
South Dartmouth, MA
NEw Bedford, MA
Adamsdale, MA
Barnstable, MA
Falmouth, MA
Sandwich, MA
Hatfield, MA
Hadley, MA
Sunderland, MA
Northampton, MA
Roxbury, MA
Danvers, MA
Woburn, MA
Brookfield, MA
Weymouth, MA
Quincy, MA
Dedham, MA
South Raynham, MA
Norton,MA
East Freetown, MA
Easton, MA

Description Level

Item

Location Note

photo album #57C