Photograph album 72

Collection Type

  • Photography

GUSN

GUSN-268439

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Description

This is a large and very ornate album. The cover has a raised illustration of William Tell surrounded by blue plush. The album contains cabinet photos, generally measuring approximately 4" x 5". There are also some tintypes and cartes de visite in the back of the album.

These are mostly in excellent condition, probably due to their burnished surfaces (burnishing as a method of finishing photographs came into use in the 1880s). They are probably family pictures and many are identified. Some interesting ones are: a portrait of a boy with long curls in a little Lord Fauntleroy suit; a carte de visite of "The Flume" in Fanconia Notch, New Hampshire; and a cabinet photo of a dog with the caption "dear old Jack Rollins of 88 North Street, Cambridge, in the 1890s."

Details

Descriptive Terms

portraits
boys
waterfalls (natural bodies of water)
burnishing (photography)
suits (main garments)
photograph albums
cabinet photographs
cartes-de-visite (card photographs)
tintypes (prints)

Physical Description

1 photograph album : plush cover

Collection Code

PC009

Collection Name

Photograph albums collection

Reference Code

PC009.072

Acquisition Type

Gift

Credit Line

Gift of the family and friends of Edgar Rollins

Places

Franconia Notch State Park (Grafton county, New Hampshire) [state park]
Cambridge (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Material Type

photograph albums
cabinet photographs
cartes-de-visite (card photographs)
tintypes (prints)

Other People

Tell, Wilhelm

Subjects

Dogs

Description Level

Item