Glenmary, the Crehore home, Newton Lower Falls, Massachusetts

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

ca. 1880

GUSN

GUSN-272190

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Description

This album includes one hundred two photographs of "Glenmary" in Newton Lower Falls in the 1880s. Glenmary was the home of the Crehore family. The album includes images of the house interior and the grounds, including gardens, fields, the Charles River, and outbuildings. Many of the images document domestic life in the 1880s, including images of recreational activities (tennis and card playing) and interior furnishings. Included with the album is an inventory of the photographs, all of which have been identified, as well as a glossary of family names and relationships. The images are arranged two-to-a-page, and are numbered in pencil to correspond with the inventory. See images 37 and 38 for details of the snuggery with a hookah pipe, swords, a shotgun, and snow shoes, an excellent example of bachelor quarters of the period. See images 43, 46, 47, 48, 50, 51, 52, and 53 for wallpaper.

Details

Descriptive Terms

exterior views
interior views
landscapes (environments)
gardens
hay
barns
tennis
hookahs
woodworking tools
snowshoes
wallpapers
photograph albums

Additional Identification Number

album number 213e

Physical Description

1 photograph album; 10 13/16 x 14 13/16 inches

Collection Code

PC009

Collection Name

Photograph albums collection

Date of Acquisition

1999

Reference Code

PC009.213E

Acquisition Type

Gift

Credit Line

Gift of Claude Lee, Richard Lee, and Frances Carlson, 1999.

Places

Newton Lower Falls (Newton, Middlesex county, Massachusetts) [part of inhabited place]

Record Details

Originator

Crehore family

Material Type

photograph albums

Other People

Crehore, Mary Wyer (Loring), 1827-1898
Crehore, Elizabeth Tracey
Crehore, Frederic Morton, 1858-1919
Crehore, Charles Frederic, 1828-1898
Loring, Henry, 1792-1866
Loring, Mary Middleton, 1795-1876

Descriptive Terms

Charles River
Newton Lower Falls
Glenmary
Snuggery
Hookahs
woodworking shop
snowshoes
card playing

Description Level

Item

Historical/Biographical Note

Historical/Biographical Note

This is one of a set of Crehore family albums donated to Historic New England (then the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities) by Claude Lee, Richard Lee, and Frances Carlson in 1999. The collection of albums documents the Crehore family, their home in Newton Lower Falls, and their summer camp on Rangeley Lake in Maine.