Colonial Exteriors and Interiors from Salem and Vicinity

Collection Type

  • Photography



Location Note

photo albums # 210



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One of six albums documenting colonial exteriors, interiors, doorways, cottages and colonial details dated 1916-early 1920's. Albums are from architect Bruce Elwell most likely during his years at Grandgent & Elwell, based on photograph dates and imprints on the back of various photos.

57 8"x10" black & white photographs of colonial exteriors and interiors from Salem, MA and vicinity. Titled "Miscellaneous Colonial Photographs Exterior and Interior from Salem and Vicinity. From the library of S. Bruce Elwell Architect, 18 Newbury Street, Boston, MA."
Most are presumed to be taken by Miss Mary Northend. Book is dated 1924. Photos dated from 1916-1924.
Subject index in the front notes house name and location.
1-17 Stairways
18-31 Fireplaces
32-38 Exterior doorways
39-45 Interior doorways
46-50 Cabinets, etc. interior finish
51-55 Houses, fences, etc
56-57 Old Salem Church (burned in Dec 1903)


Descriptive Terms

stairs and stair components
fireplaces and fireplace components
doorways and doorway components
cabinets (case furniture)
interior wall components
interior views
residential structures
architectural elements
photograph albums
black-and-white prints (photographs)

Additional Identification Number

album number 210A

Physical Description

1 of 6 photograph albums; 11 1/4 x 12 1/2 inches

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Collection Name

Photograph albums collection

Date of Acquisition


Reference Code


Acquisition Type

Museum Purchase


Massachusetts (United States)

Record Details


Probably Northend, Mary H. (1850-1926) (Photographer)

Material Type

photograph albums
black-and-white prints (photographs)

Other People

Elwell, S. Bruce

Other Organizations

Grandgent and Elwell

Descriptive Terms

Byfield, Mass
Groveland, Mass
Haverhill, Mass
Medfield, Mass
Nantucket, Mass
Newburyport, Mass
Quincy, Mass
Orleans, Mass
Portsmouth, NH
Salem, Mass
Medford, Mass
Danvers, Mass
Marblehead, Mass
Ipswich, Mass

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Location Note

photo albums # 210