Album 41A: Cambridge Photographic Club -1885

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1885

Location Note

HGO-01-001-O-E-106

GUSN

GUSN-194160

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Description

This album includes thirty-one views of 22 Garden Street in Cambridge, Mass.; Watertown, Mass. above the fish dam; Craigie Street in Cambridge, Mass.; "Winchester's" in Cambridge, Mass.; Cambridge as seen from Brighton, Mass.; Stonybrook; West Concord, Mass.; interior of the study at 140 Brattle Street, Cambridge, Mass.; "a studio"; Riverside farm; "Dr. Foster's Office"; Riedesel Mansion, Cambridge, Mass.; and Cambridge as seen from the cemetery. It is stamped "James A. Wells."

Details

Descriptive Terms

interior spaces
landscapes (environments)
streetscapes
studies (rooms)
studios (work spaces)
farms
hay
offices (work spaces)
photograph albums
black-and-white photographs

Additional Identification Number

Album Number 41a

Physical Description

1 photograph album; 10x 12 1/2 inches

Collection Code

PC009

Collection Name

Photograph albums collection

Reference Code

PC009.041A

Acquisition Type

Gift

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Lois Lilley Howe

Places

Cambridge (Worcester county, Massachusetts)
Assabet (Massachusetts) [river]
Watertown (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
West Concord (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Brighton (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Winchester (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Probably Howe, Lois Lilley, 1864-1964 (Photographer)
Wells, James A. (Photographer)

Material Type

photograph albums
black-and-white photographs

Other Organizations

Cambridge Photographic Club (Cambridge, Mass.)

Description Level

Item

Location Note

HGO-01-001-O-E-106

Historical/Biographical Note

Historical/Biographical Note

This is one of six albums documenting the work of members in 1885, 1886-87, 1889, 1893, 1894, and 1895. This is an outstanding record of the viewpoints and techniques typical of amateur photographers of the period. The albums are also intersting for viewing architectural subjects. Individual photographers are unfortunately unidentified. However, it is believed that the 1885 volume may represent the work of Lois Lilley Howe, better known as the first woman to graduate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's School of Architecture. Howe was also an amateur photographer. (Information supplied by Charles Sullivan, Director of the Cambridge Historical Commission). Also includes " A Short history of the Old Cambridge Photographic Club" by James A. Wells, 1903.