Albums of Silas Parsons Cook

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

ca. 1890

Location Note

album 226A

GUSN

GUSN-273393

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Description

Heavy leather-bound album of 44 cabinet photographs. Appear to have belonged to Silas Parsons Cook, a minister in Swanzey New Hampshire. Related family names are Parsons and MacNeil. All portraits, men, women and children. With one group photograph, probably dating late 19th century. Only a few have been identified. Dates on many appear to be incorrect; they are much too early for the style of photography.
Album has a beautiful floral decorated title page. A good study album for style of album, presentation, costume of sitters, props, and background used for sitters. Note in particular the one with the woman leaning against a tree stump with floral vines and a background of trees. Many sitters are wearing or holding fresh flowers.
Photographers include:
Pach, New York City
J.H. Folsom, Danbury, Connecticut
Bushby, Temple Place, Boston ( firm was in business from 1880-1889)
Camp, Jamestown, NY
C.L. Howe & Son, Brattleboro, VT
D. Wyatt, Brattleboro, VT
Theo Endean, Cleveland, Ohio

Details

Descriptive Terms

cabinet photographs
portraits
photograph albums
cabinet photographs
black-and-white prints (prints on paper)

Additional Identification Number

album number 226A

Physical Description

1 photograph album; 8 3/4 x 11 5/8 inches

Collection Code

PC009

Collection Name

Photograph albums collection

Reference Code

PC009.226A

Acquisition Type

Gift

Places

New Hampshire (United States)

Record Details

Originator

Cook, Silas Parsons, Mr. (Owner)
Pach Brothers Photography (New York, N.Y.)
Folsom , J. H., Mr. (Photographer)
Bushby
Camp
Howe, C L (Photographer)
Wyatt , D (Photographer)
Endean, Theo (Photographer)

Material Type

photograph albums
cabinet photographs
black-and-white prints (prints on paper)

Other People

Cook, Silas Parsons, Mr.

Descriptive Terms

Swanzey, New Hampshire
Silas Parsons Cook
Pach, New York City
J. H. Folsom, Danbury, CT
Bushby, Boston
Camp, Jamestown, NY
C. L. Howe & Son, Brattleboro VT
D. Wyatt, Brattleboro, VT
Theo Endean, Cleveland, Ohio

Description Level

Item

Location Note

album 226A