Album 41F: Cambridge Photographic Club - 1895

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1895

Location Note

HGO-01-001-O-E-106

GUSN

GUSN-194169

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Description

This album includes thirty-five portraits and scenic views, including Hawthorne Street in Cambridge, Mass., a Casino boat house and gas works.

Details

Descriptive Terms

portraits
landscapes (environments)
boathouses
gasworks
hay
photography
photograph albums
black-and-white photographs

Additional Identification Number

album number 41-f

Physical Description

1 photograph album; 10 x 12 1/2

Collection Code

PC009

Collection Name

Photograph albums collection

Reference Code

PC009.041F

Acquisition Type

Gift

Image Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Lois Lilley Howe

Places

Ipswich (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Newburyport (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Cambridge (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Material Type

photograph albums
black-and-white photographs

Other People

Howe, Lois Lilley, 1864-1964

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 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.