Old Newport Houses

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

ca. 1875

Location Note

Housed in drawer 3 of gray fireproof cabinet.

GUSN

GUSN-194532

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Description

"Old Newport Houses - 1875"

Boxed portfolio of 29 mounted albumen photographs, presented with "Compliments of Charles McKim" to "William Dean Howells" (possibly his brother in law?), circa 1880. Identity of photographer is not yet known. This album is cited in Vincent Scully's "Shingle Style" as one of the first known instances of American architects' becoming interested in "colonial" period architecture and furnishings.
Contents: See album book for full list of contents.

Details

Descriptive Terms

historic houses
Shingle Style
churches (buildings)
furniture
American Colonial
photograph albums
albumen prints

Additional Identification Number

album number 138

Physical Description

1 photograph album

Collection Code

PC009

Collection Name

Photograph albums collection

Date of Acquisition

1931

Reference Code

PC009.138

Acquisition Type

Loan

Places

Newport (Rhode Island island, Newport county, Rhode Island)

Record Details

Material Type

photograph albums
albumen prints

Other People

McKim, Charles Follen, 1847-1909
Howells, John Mead

Descriptive Terms

Newport, RI
Shingle style

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Housed in drawer 3 of gray fireproof cabinet.