Photographs of New England by Edwin B. Sears

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

ca. 1920

Location Note

photo albums # 170A, 171

GUSN

GUSN-194680

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Description

A bound but untitled photograph album compiled and evidently photographed by Edwin B. Sears of Weston, Massachusetts from whose estate this was acquired. It is decoratively annotated in his hand, and includes snapshots of buildings in Salem, Lancaster, Nantucket, Provincetown and Weston/Wayland. The majority of the views appear to have been taken in the late 1920s, some dated to 1927. See also papers of E.B. Sears and collection (not in papers, but filed separately) of travel brochures assembled by him over the many years of his travels to places of "antiquarian" interest. See also paper of M.B. Sears (his mother) which describe some of his travels and interests.

Details

Descriptive Terms

residential structures
exterior views
churches (buildings)
streetscapes
monuments
lighthouses
photograph albums
black-and-white photographs

Additional Identification Number

album number 171

Physical Description

1 photograph album; 11 3/16 x 7 1/8 inches

Collection Code

PC009

Collection Name

Photograph albums collection

Date of Acquisition

1987

Reference Code

PC009.171

Acquisition Type

Estate

Places

Salem (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Lancaster (Worcester county, Massachusetts)
Nantucket (Nantucket Island, Nantucket county, Massachusetts)
Provincetown (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)
Weston (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Wayland (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Maine (Aroostook county, Maine)
New Hampshire (United States)
Massachusetts (United States)

Record Details

Originator

Sears, Edwin Buckingham, 1911-1986 (Photographer)

Material Type

photograph albums
black-and-white photographs

Descriptive Terms

salem, Mass
Lancaster, Mass
Nantucket, Mass
Provincetown, Mass
Wayland, Mass
weston, mass

Description Level

Item

Location Note

photo albums # 170A, 171