Album 42: Family photograph album by Francis C. Manning

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1882-1885

Location Note

HGO-01-001-O-E-107

GUSN

GUSN-194172

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Description

This album includes photographs of homes, recreational activities, churches, and summer cottages. The album was created presumably by rancis Cogswell Manning of Boston. The photographs were taken between 1882 and 1885, and are annotated with information about exposure times and the type of camera used. Of particular note are the photographs of the interiors of homes in Boston, Newton, Jamaica Plain, and Petersham, Mass., and Bar Harbor, Maine. See pages 36, 37, 63, 99, 103, 104, 105, 107, 125, 129, and 151 for wallpaper. Also of note are the church interiors in Boston and Dedham, Mass. The structure at 129 Commonwealth Ave. in Boston is particularly well documented, as is Commonwealth Ave. shortly after construction had begun on the block including number 129. Recreational views include sleigh rides and lawn sports. The album also includes views of haying and other agricultural scenes including cows and views of family pets.The quality of these photographs is unusually good in terms of their detail and visual impact.

Details

Descriptive Terms

interior views
sleighs
churches (buildings)
summer houses (seasonal dwellings)
dwellings
agriculture
cows
dog (animal)
wallpapers
photograph albums

Additional Identification Number

album number 42

Physical Description

1 photograph album; 9 7/8 x 12 1/2 inches

Collection Code

PC009

Collection Name

Photograph albums collection

Date of Acquisition

1935-07-09

Reference Code

PC009.042

Acquisition Type

Gift

Credit Line

Gift of Annie Manning Selfridge, July 9, 1935.

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Newton (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Jamaica Plain (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Bar Harbor (Mount Desert Island, Hancock county, Maine)
Petersham (Worcester county, Massachusetts)
Dedham (Norfolk county, Massachusetts)
Commonwealth Avenue Mall (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [park]

Record Details

Originator

Probably Manning, Francis Cogswell (Photographer)

Material Type

photograph albums

Descriptive Terms

summer cottages
Boston, Mass
Newton, Mass
Bar Harbor, Maine
Jamaica Plain, Mass
Petersham, Mass
Dedham, Mass
sleighs
lawn sports

Description Level

Item

Location Note

HGO-01-001-O-E-107