Photographs of 58 Garden Street and Cambridge, Mass. by E. S. Dixwell

Collection Type

  • Photography


ca. 1886



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An album of photographs taken by Epes S. Dixwell. It contains fifty-two black and white mounted photographs and cyanotypes and four loose photos, along with a note and envelope. Photographs include exterior and interior images of 58 Garden Street, views of Cambridge, Mass., including Harvard Observatory, First Parish Church, and Old Burying Ground. The photographs also include portraits of individuals who are presumably Wigglesworth and Dixwell family members.

The album is inscribed "Mementos of home for my dear May. Xs 1886" and signed E. S. Dixwell. In the front of the album is a note from Mary Wigglesworth dated October 7, 1903, bequeathing two albums to "Anna" containing views of 58 Garden Street taken by her father E. S. Dixwell. Also loose in the front of the album is an envelope, apparently reused and presumably which contained the note, and three photographs of children playing outside.

Photographs identifed by previous owner are: #3 58 Garden Street; #22 First Parish Church and Old Burying Ground Cambridge; #24 Harvard Observatory; #25 possibly house at Arsenal Square, Cambridge; #26 Fresh Pond; #27 Waterhouse House, Waterhouse Street facing Cambridge Common. Photographs on pages 28, 30, 37, 38, 40, 45, and 46 include wallpaper.


Descriptive Terms

interior views
exterior views
churches (buildings)
photograph albums
black-and-white prints (prints on paper)
cyanotypes (photographic prints)

Additional Identification Number

album number 215C

Physical Description

1 photograph album; 11 x 7

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Collection Name

Photograph albums collection

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Credit Line

Anonymous gift, 2001.


Cambridge (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)

Record Details


Dixwell, Epes Sargent (Photographer)

Material Type

photograph albums
black-and-white prints (prints on paper)
cyanotypes (photographic prints)

Other People

Dixwell, Epes Sargent
Wigglesworth, Mary Dixwell

Descriptive Terms

First Parish Church, Cambridge, Mass
Harvard Observatory
Old Burying Ground, Cambridge, Mass

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