Photograph album 78

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1870-1890

GUSN

GUSN-268462

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Description

A family album of cabinet photos and cartes de visite from the 1870s-1890s, with a few from earlier periods. Photographers from San Francisco, New York, Boston, Quincy, Reading and Cambridge are represented.

Boston photographers are John Adams Whipple, Babb (unclear whether George W. or Joseph Babb), Cooke (?) and Dunshee (unclear which Dunshee). Augustus Frank Bussell is the Quincy photographer. Emilus J. Randall is from Reading, and Warren's is the Cambridge photographer.

Although most of the photographs are of individuals, there are a few of family groups. There are also portraits of Abraham Lincoln and family, Sarah Bernhardt, Tom Thumb and his wife, Lavinia Warren Stratton. Most are in good condition. Of interest are a visiting card with a gem tintype portrait on it and a portrait taken by Baldwin Coolidge. There are also many photographs of the Sumner family. However, many photos in the album are unidentified.

Details

Descriptive Terms

families
presidents
singers
actors
dwarfs
portraits
wives
photograph albums
cartes-de-visite (card photographs)
tintypes (prints)
cabinet photographs
visiting cards

Physical Description

1 photograph album

Collection Code

PC009

Collection Name

Photograph albums collection

Reference Code

PC009.078

Acquisition Type

Gift

Credit Line

Gift of Katherine Sumner Gould

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Cambridge (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Reading (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Quincy (Norfolk county, Massachusetts)
San Francisco (San Francisco county, California)
New York City (New York state)

Record Details

Originator

Whipple, John Adams, 1822-1891 (Photographer)
Bussell, Augustus Frank (Photographer)
Randall, Emilus J. (Photographer)
Warren’s (Firm) (Photographer)
Coolidge, Baldwin, 1845-1928 (Photographer)

Material Type

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

Other People

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Bernhardt, Sarah, 1844-1923
Thumb, Tom, 1838-1883
Magri, M. Lavinia (Mercy Lavinia), 1841-1919

Description Level

Item