Lowell Massachusetts and other Massachusetts communities, ca 1872

Collection Type

  • Photography


ca. 1872

Location Note

photo albums # 54,58,60,61,62



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Album of 144 mounted albumen prints, approximately 2 ½ x 2 ½ inches, exposed circa 1872. Album is inscribed "regards W. E. Pollock, 1872." Included are 10 pages of Lowell, Massachusetts views, of municipal, commercial and church buildings, trains, bridges, canals, and cemeteries. Also includes locations in Wellesley, Boston, Cambridge, Oak Bluffs, and Niagara Falls. The formal gardens at the Hunnewell Estate in Wellesley are especially nice.

The format strongly resembles that used to produce stereographic views and suggests that these prints may have been intended for this purpose. Photographic quality is excellent. Photographers not identified.


Descriptive Terms

bridges (built works)
gardens by location or context
tombstones (sepulchral monuments)
trains (vehicle groupings)
churches (buildings)
photograph albums
black-and-white prints (photographs)
albumen prints

Additional Identification Number

album number 61

Physical Description

1 photograph album; 7 15/16 x 10 3/8 inches

Collection Code


Collection Name

Photograph albums collection

Reference Code



Massachusetts (United States)
Lowell (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Wellesley (Norfolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details


Attributed to Pollack , W. E. (Compiler)

Material Type

photograph albums
black-and-white prints (photographs)
albumen prints

Other People

Pollack , W. E.

Descriptive Terms

Lowell, MA
Merrimack Mills
Merrimack Mfg Company
Wellesley, MA
Hunnewell Estate [Wellesley, MA]
Oak Bluffs, MA
Boston, MA
Bunker Hill Monument
Tremont Street [Boston, MA]
Church of the Immaculate Conception [Boston,
Harrison Avenue [Boston, MA]
Sears Building [Boston, MA]
Washington Street [Bsoton, MA]
Old Colony Railroad [Boston]
Kneeland Street [Boston, MA]
Church of the Unity [Boston, MA]
West Newton Street [Boston, MA]
Cambridge, MA
Mount Auburn Cemetary
Niagara Falls

Description Level


Location Note

photo albums # 54,58,60,61,62