Historic wallpapers album

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

ca. 1900

Location Note

Box: Albums 192, 193, 194

GUSN

GUSN-194718

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Description

This album consists of photographs of historic wallpapers, and it was compiled and annotated by Howard Livingstone Shurtleff of Boston, Mass. Many of the wallpapers documented are mural style, and some are in the style of Rufus Porter. Some of the photographs have been attached to eachother, creating larger panoramas of wallpaper. Shurtleff's annotations have been made on tissue paper which has been attached over the photographs.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
photograph albums

Additional Identification Number

album number 192

Physical Description

1 photograph album; 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches

Collection Code

PC009

Collection Name

Photograph albums collection

Date of Acquisition

1978-10-16

Reference Code

PC009.192

Acquisition Type

Gift

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Franz J. Ingelfinger, 1978.

Record Details

Originator

Shurtleff, Howard (Compiler)

Material Type

photograph albums

Other People

Shurtleff, Howard
Porter, Rufus

Descriptive Terms

Wallpaper
murals
Rufus Porter

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Box: Albums 192, 193, 194

Historical/Biographical Note

Historical/Biographical Note

Pasted to the inner front cover of the album is the following note from the donor: "The photographs of wallpaper patterns and notes were made by my uncle Howard Livingstone Shurtleff (born about 1860 and oldest brother of my father, Arthur A. Shurcliff). The dates when photos were taken may have been the early 1900s or earlier. Uncle Howard never married. He lived with his parents (Asahel Milton Shurtleff and Sarah Ann Keegan) at 9 West Cedar St., a house they rented for some 30 or more years."