Album 46-B: Photographs by William Sumner Appleton

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1917-1918

Location Note

HGO-01-001-O-E-201

GUSN

GUSN-194206

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Description

Album 46-B is the second of two albums of mainly 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 prints taken by William Sumner Appleton, founder of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities (now Historic New England). It includes seven loose photographs of exteriors of various homes, as well as eighty nine snapshots of homes and buildings taken throughout 1917-1919. Locations and subjects include University of Virginia, Boston, Watertown, Nantucket, and Rhode Island. Subjects include historic homes and buildings and a parade on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston.
Album 46-B album bears the penciled inscription, "vol 13--spring-winter 1917-1918; summer 1918; autumn, 1918; spring 1918. It includes (1917) "celebration for Joffrey, in Boston, with parade and crowd scenes; octagon houses, and Cape Cod houses.

Details

Descriptive Terms

parades
historic houses
octagonal plan
photograph albums
black-and-white photographs
albumen prints

Additional Identification Number

album number 46B
Album number 46

Physical Description

1 photograph album; 10 5/8 x 13 1/8 inches

Collection Code

PC009

Collection Name

Photograph albums collection

Reference Code

PC009.046B

Acquisition Type

Gift

Image Dimensions

3 1/2 x 2 1/2 (HxW)(inches)

Places

Nantucket (Nantucket Island, Nantucket county, Massachusetts)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Charlottesville (Charlottesville Indep. City, Virginia)
Cambridge (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Lincoln (Providence county, Rhode Island)
Watertown (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Waltham (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Rhode Island (United States)
Cape Cod (Barnstable county, Massachusetts) [cape]
Commonwealth Avenue Mall (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [park]

Record Details

Originator

Appleton, William Sumner, 1874-1947 (Photographer)

Material Type

photograph albums
black-and-white photographs
albumen prints

Other People

Appleton, William Sumner, 1874-1947

Descriptive Terms

Nantucket, Mass
University of Virginia
Cambridge, Mass
Boston, Mass
Waltham, MA
Lincoln, RI
Watertown, MA
Octagon houses

Description Level

Item

Location Note

HGO-01-001-O-E-201