Family Album of the Blackwood family

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1909-1911

Location Note

Box: Albums 254, 255, 256, 257, 258, 259, 268, 269

GUSN

GUSN-246513

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Description

Small photo album with 91 albumen photographs belonging to Mrs. William Blackwood. Her bookplate is in the front of the album. Most photographs are identified and show life at their home in Gloucester, Mass, on the coast of Maine, and their home in Paoli, Pennsylvania. Coastal Maine photographs include Cushing Island, Casco Bay and Portland Harbor. Many labeled photos are of Emma and Margaret [possibly the Blackwood children?] with their parents in Gloucester and of Aunt Janet ( Mrs. Blackwoods' sister) with her horses and at her home in Paoli, PA. Some wonderful pictures of children playing, having a tea party and playing with dolls. A lovely family album showing life in the early 1900s. The description from the seller says " The Blackwoods live in Paoli, Pennsylvania and Gloucester, Massachusetts. Her sister and her husband, Janet and Arthur Gillespie, were their neighbors in Paoli and raised several well known horses. Mr. Blackwood's brother, shown in the album in uniform, was Dr. Norman J. Blackwood, graduate of Annapolis and Jefferson Medical School in Philadelphia and rose to the rank of rear admiral. He also was awarded the Navy Cross for Service during World War One while commanding a hospital ship."

Details

Descriptive Terms

children (people by age group)
summer (season)
summer houses (seasonal dwellings)
recreation
families
horseback riding
automobiles
black-and-white photographs
photograph albums

Additional Identification Number

album number 255

Physical Description

1 photograph album of 91 albumen photos; 4 1/2 x 5 5/8 inches

Collection Code

PC009

Collection Name

Photograph albums collection

Date of Acquisition

November 2010

Reference Code

PC009.255

Acquisition Type

Gift

Image Dimensions

6.6 x 4.5 (HxW)(inches)

Places

Gloucester (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Maine (United States)
Paoli (Chester county, Pennsylvania)
Cushing Island (Knox county, Maine) [island]
Casco Bay (Cumberland county, Maine) [bay]
Portland Harbor (Cumberland county, Maine) [harbor]
Manchester (Essex county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Material Type

black-and-white photographs
photograph albums

Other People

Blackwood, William, Mrs.
Gillespie, Arthur
Gillespie, Arthur, Mrs.

Subjects

Children
Children's toys
Summer
Horses
Family
Boat
Recreation
Pet

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Box: Albums 254, 255, 256, 257, 258, 259, 268, 269