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This album includes eighteen scenic views showing an outing of the Camera Club to Newton Lower Falls, Mass. It also includes some interesting portraits of individuals and family groups showing photography equipment set up for the purpose. The inside front cover is a list of people who are presumed to be photograpers involved with the Cambridge Photographic Club. A piece of paper inserted in the album says "photographed by James A. Wells for Cambridge Historical Society."
cameras (photographic equipment)
album number 41-e
1 photograph album; 10 x 12 1/2
Photograph albums collection
8 3/16 x 6 (HxW)(inches)
Gift of Miss Lois Lilley Howe
Newton Lower Falls (Newton, Middlesex county, Massachusetts) [part of inhabited place]
Probably Wells, James A. (Photoengraver)
Howe, Lois Lilley, 1864-1964
Thorpe, Joseph G.
Wells, James A.
Sanger, Charles Robert, 1860-1912
Brown & Nichols School
Cambridge Photographic Club (Cambridge, Mass.)
This is one of six albums documenting the work of members in 1885, 1886-87, 1889, 1893, 1894, and 1895. This is an outstanding record of the viewpoints and techniques typical of amateur photographers of the period. The albums are also intersting for viewing architectural subjects. Individual photographers are unfortunately unidentified. However, it is believed that the 1885 volume may represent the work of Lois Lilley Howe, better known as the first woman to graduate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's School of Architecture. Howe was was also an amateur photographer. (Information supplied by Charles Sullivan, Director of the Cambridge Historical Commission). Also includes " A Short history of the Old Cambridge Photographic Club" by James A. Wells, 1903.