Swampscott and Mashpee, MA and North Conway, NH

Collection Type

  • Photography



Location Note

album 277, 278, 279



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A bound album containing 98 black and white photographs relating to Swampscott and Mashpee, Massachusetts and North Conway, New Hampshire, dated 1890. The photographs depict mostly the exteriors of houses in Swampscott, beach scenes with boats and rocky shores, town streetscapes, and portraits of children ( identified as Clare, Grace, and Gerturde) and women and men (identifed as Mrs. Stanley, Carlotta, and Mr. Goldsmith) playing croquet. All but the first two photographs have handwirtten labels. Labeled photographs of note include an exterior shot of the mansion of Professor Elihu Thomson (1853-1937), founder of the Thomson-Houston Electric Company (later the General Electric Company); Hotel Attaquin in Mashpee, MA; Kearsage house in North Conway, NH; Marblehead Rock Yacht Club house; Kings Beach; Egg Rock; Blaney's Beach; Lincoln House; a portrait of the fisherman Solomon Abbott; and the exterior of the house of F. F. Stanley (perhaps related to the maker of the album). All photographs are of generally good quality, with some marks from glue.

Also included at the begining of the album are several loose newspaper clippings from 1950s newspapers featuring photographs and articles regarding Swampsocott history, with some clippings about Danvers, Lynn, Marblehead. Also is a four-paneled panoramic postcard of Fisherman's Beach in Swampscott, c. 1922.


Descriptive Terms

exterior views
historic houses
children (people by age group)
hotels (public accommodations)
photograph albums
black-and-white prints (photographs)

Additional Identification Number

album number 277

Physical Description

1 photograph album

Collection Code


Collection Name

Photograph albums collection

Date of Acquisition


Reference Code


Acquisition Type



Swampscott (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Mashpee (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)
North Conway (Carroll county, New Hampshire)
Marblehead Rock (Essex county, Massachusetts) [island]

Record Details

Material Type

photograph albums
black-and-white prints (photographs)

Other People

Thomson, Elihu, 1853-1937
Abbott , Solomon

Descriptive Terms

Swampscott, Mass
North Conway, NH
Professor Elihu Thomson
Hotel Attaquin
Kearsage House
Marblehead Rock Yacht Club
Kings Beach
Egg Rock
Blaney's Beach
Lincoln House
Solomon Abbott
F. F. Stanley
Fisherman's Beach, Swampscott, MA

Description Level


Location Note

album 277, 278, 279