Family Vacation album

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1909-1927

Location Note

photo albums 243,244,245,251

GUSN

GUSN-283866

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Description

Leather bound album with the words "Photographs" embossed on the cover. Contains 307 black & white photographs including 1 postcard and 1 news clipping photograph c. 1909-1927. Photos range in size from 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 to 4 x 6 to 6 x 9 1/2. Most photos are mounted in album with a few loose between the pages.

Album appears to be a family album with vacation locations and family snapshots. There is wonderful detail in the scenes, house details, period clothing and activities. The album provides a wonderful portrayal of family life and especially vacations in the early 1900s including recreational habits, typical dress and vacation locations.

The book opens with a collection of photographs from a trip to the White Mountains. One is identified as "Mr. Bassett's Party at the Bellevue" in the winter showing large group of guests dressed for outdoor winter activities with snowshoes, tobaggans and a sleigh. Thre are numberous photographs of outdoor activity mostly snowshoeing taken in February 1909. Also sleigh rides. Additional locations include the Fairbanks House, Dedham, Massachusetts, Sebago Lake, Bennington, Vermont, Casco, Maine, Poland Spring, Maine, the Wyman family in Starksboro, Vermont, the Ethan Allen House in Manchester, Vermont, Lake Champlain, Lake George, Ausable Chasm in New York, Kearsage Village, New Hampshire, Norumbega Park, Newton, Massaschusetts, the Wayside Inn in Sudbury, Massachusetts, Ogunquit, Maine, beach scenes from Prospect Harbor and S. Hiram Maine, and East Sandwich, Massachusetts, a lovely house and interiors on Congress Avenue in Providence, RI, and the Cliff Walk in Newport, RI. Thre are beach scenes, boating, landscapes, farm scenes, haying, 4th of July celebrations, early automobiles, riverboats, families enjoying sports such as snowshoeing adn croquet. Also snpashots of people, family gorups, pets and farms and houses. The news clipping shows Medford with the Mystic River and Lawrence Armory with Arlington Heights in the background. The one postcard is colored with a poem about Old Cape Cod.

Photographs are allin good quality and clear. Pencil identification on the pages are somewhat hard to read.

Details

Descriptive Terms

people by family relationship
vacations
winter sports equipment
recreation
ice and snow activities
snowshoes
bathing beaches
boating
farms
hay
riverboats
automobiles
croquet
dress (culture-related concept)
clothing
barns
yachts
photograph albums
black-and-white prints (photographs)

Additional Identification Number

album number 251

Physical Description

1 photograph album' 11 x 15 3/4 inches

Collection Code

PC009

Collection Name

Photograph albums collection

Date of Acquisition

2010

Reference Code

PC009.251

Acquisition Type

Gift

Places

New Hampshire (United States)
White Mountains (Coos county, New Hampshire) [mountain range]
Massachusetts (United States)
Vermont (United States)
Maine (United States)
Rhode Island (United States)

Record Details

Material Type

photograph albums
black-and-white prints (photographs)

Descriptive Terms

White Mountains, NH
Fairbanks house
winter
vacations
Sebago Lake
Bennington, VT
Casco, Maine
Poland Spring, Maine
Starksboro, Vermont
Ethan Allen house, Manchester, VT
Lake Champlain
Lake George
Ausable Chasm
Kearsage Village, New Hampshire
Norumbega Park, Newton, Mass
The Wayside Inn, Sudbury, Mass
Prospect Harbor, Maine
So. Hiram, Maine
East Sandwich, Mass
Ogunquit, Maine
Providence, RI
Newport, RI
Medford
Lawrence Armory

Description Level

Item

Location Note

photo albums 243,244,245,251