Photograph

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1865-1880

GUSN

GUSN-25758

Description

Large brick house surrounded by wrought iron fence; several figures, mainly women and children, pose in front on steps, balconies and sidewalk.

Details

Descriptive Terms

photographs
albumen (egg white)
childhood
poverty
Albumen
Childhood
Poverty
PICTURE

Inscription

Handwritten on verso: ""The Temporary Home for the/ Destitute--began work in 1847/ Moved in 1870 from 24 Kneeland/ Street to 1 Pine Place where this/ photograph was taken--/ Moved in 1884 to 46 Worcester/ Street where the name was changed/ to Gwynne Home for Destitute Children/ Ended work in 1914--/ Mrs. Gwynne is seen in the photograph./ Gift of Mrs. G.S. curtis/ 24 May 1920"" Printed on recto: ""A.H. Folsom. Photographer/ Office, 34 Bromfield St., Boston.""

People and Organizations

The Temporary Home for the Destitute
Mrs. Gwynne

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

16.25 x 19.25 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Margaret Curtis

Accession Number

1920.28

Places

Massachusetts (United States)