Chelsea, Massachusetts

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1868

Location Note

photo albums 178B, 179, 180

GUSN

GUSN-194671

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Description

Series of 21 mounted photographs of Chelsea, MA [O.F. Baxter?. 1868?].

Attribution and date are based on the similarity between photograph 9 of the series and a stereoscopic view of the 4th of July celebration, Chelsea, 1868 published by O.F. Baxter, Chelsea, MA (first series) in our collection. The untitled series of unlabelled views was identified by Robert Severy, May 13, 1993.

While the series consists mainly of profiles of prominent buildings in Chelsea, there are also several general views of the town square, the industrial waterfront, surrounding marshland, and the early stages of a residential development with buildings under construction. Image # 9 shows a Fourth of July celebartion in Broadway Square. Accoridng to G. Ostler, this shows the introduction of water ca. 1868.

1. City Hall
2. Granite Block, Broadway and Fourth? Street
3. [panoramic view showing surrounding marshland]
4. [panoramic view showing surrounding marshland]
5. Baptist Church, Broadway and Third Street
6. Williams School, Walnut Street
7. [a synagogue]
8. Universalist Church (Burned 1908)
9. Broadway Square, Fourth of July celebration, 1868
10. [panoramic view showing surrounding marshland]
11. Civil War Monument
12. [panorama of the early stages of a residential development]
13. Chelsea from Charlestown [waterfront view]
14. Cary School, Second and Walnut Streets
15. Walnut Street Methodist Church
16. Broadway Square
17. Carter School
18. Bellingham Methodist Church
19. [a school?]
20. [waterfront view]
21. St. Luke's Episcopal Church

Details

Descriptive Terms

streetscapes
cityscapes (representations)
churches (buildings)
waterfronts
photograph albums
black-and-white photographs

Additional Identification Number

album number 180

Physical Description

1 photograph album; 10 4/10 x 13 inches

Collection Code

PC009

Collection Name

Photograph albums collection

Date of Acquisition

1993

Reference Code

PC009.180

Acquisition Type

Museum Purchase

Places

Chelsea (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Probably Baxter, O. F., fl. 1860-1880 (Photographer)

Material Type

photograph albums
black-and-white photographs

Descriptive Terms

Chelsea, MA
Chelsea City Hal
Granite Block, Broadway and Fourth Street
Baptist Church, Broadway and Third Street
WIlliams School, Walnut Street
Universalist Church
Broadway Square, Fourth of July celebration, 1868
Civil War Monument
Chelsea from Charlestown [waterfront view]
Cary School, Second and Walnut Streets
Walnut Street, Methodist Church
Broadway Square
Carter School
Bellingham Methodist Church
St. Luke's Episcopal Church

Description Level

Item

Location Note

photo albums 178B, 179, 180