Photographs of Cambridge and Petersham, Mass. by E. S. Dixwell

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

ca.1886

GUSN

GUSN-273048

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Description

A bound album including forty-nine mounted photographs and one loose photograph, including many cyanotypes. The photographs were taken by E. S. Dixwell, and they include images of houses and streets in Petersham, Mass., the Harvard Observatory in Cambridge, Mass., and interiors of 58 Garden Street in Cambridge, Mass. The interior views of 58 Garden Street show the living room, dining room, and kitchen, and exterior photographs document the house in different seasons and include gardens. Also pictured in this album are floral arrangements and church decorations. Many of the photographs have been identified and date from around 1886. Several of them show women identified as Miss Newham, Arria Dixwell Howe (Mrs. Archibald Murray Howe), Katie Howe, and Miss Althorp.

Details

Descriptive Terms

interior views
streetscapes
gardens
exterior views
flowers (plants)
photograph albums

Additional Identification Number

album number 215B

Physical Description

1 photograph album; 10 3/4 x 7 inches; 1 loose photo

Collection Code

PC009

Collection Name

Photograph albums collection

Date of Acquisition

2001

Reference Code

PC009.215B

Acquisition Type

Gift

Credit Line

Anonymous gift, 2001.

Places

Petersham (Worcester county, Massachusetts)
Cambridge (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Dixwell, Epes Sargent (Photographer)

Material Type

photograph albums

Other People

Dixwell, Epes Sargent
Howe, Arria (Dixwell)

Descriptive Terms

Powderhouse, Somerville
Harvard Observatory
Cambridge, Mass
Petersham, Mass

Description Level

Item

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