The Vale, Waltham

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1884

Location Note

108B

GUSN

GUSN-194321

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Description

Waltham, The Vale, 1884.13 photographs by Augustine H. Folsom of the exterior and landscaping of the Vale. The taking of these photographs may have coincided with a visit to the Vale by painter Frank Duveneck, whose subsequent landscapes reflect - though only generically - the configuration of some of these views. The quality of Folsom's work in this album is distinctly more "poetic" than his usual work, raising the possibility (unproven) that Duveneck orchestrated the viewpoints and pictorial effects he wanted. The photographs were taken shortly after the family of Arthur and Ella Lyman purchased the Vale for use as a summer (or six-month) residence from Arthur's brother George. For further discussion of this move, and of Arthur Lyman's deep devotion to the Vale, please see the 3-volume work by Ella Lyman Cabot compiled from family letters and other documents. This is located at the Vale.

Details

Descriptive Terms

historic house museums (buildings)
photograph albums
albumen prints
black-and-white photographs

Additional Identification Number

photo albums 108B

Physical Description

1 photograph album, elephant size (13 photographs); 18 x 21 5/8 inches

Collection Code

PC009

Collection Name

Photograph albums collection

Reference Code

PC009.108B

Places

Waltham (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Folsom, A. H. (Augustine H.), 1800-1910 (Photographer)

Material Type

photograph albums
albumen prints
black-and-white photographs

Other People

Folsom, A. H. (Augustine H.), 1800-1910
Lyman, Arthur Theodore, III, 1894-1968
Lee, Ella Lowell Lyman, b. 1889

Subjects

Historic New England properties

Descriptive Terms

The Vale, Waltham, Massachusetts
Waltham, Massachusetts

Accruals Note

Brought back from Lyman Estate, 1978.

Description Level

Item

Location Note

108B

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