Beach scenes and houses Swampscott, Marblehead, Salem and Maine

Collection Type

  • Photography



Location Note

album 278



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A 9 1/2" x 11 1/2" bound red album containing 192 black and white photographs, labeled with dates ranging from June 1891 to September 1895. Subject matter includes beach scenes and shoreline landscapes, sailboats at sea,exterior of individual houses, portraits of children and women sitting, horse and carriages. Most photographs are unlabeled, depicting unidentified locations, while others are hand-labeled with blue pen or with black ink. Labeled locations include Howland Park, Fisherman's Beach, and the Mudge Estate- the summer mansion of nineteenth-centruy businessman Enoch Mudge and family - Swampscott, Massachusetts; the isle of Shoals, Maine; Marblehead, including the exterior of the home of Elbridge Gerry, fifth Vice President of the U.S. and a signer of the Declaration of Independence; Salem, Massachusetts, including the Hawthorne birthplace, the Old Witch House, and The Phillips School House; and Niagara Falls, including the Cataract house c. 1891 and the old Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge ( 1855-1897), designed by Brooklyn Bridge engineer John Roebling. A photo of the "Plaisted House, Jackson, New Hampshire" falls outside the bulk date range, labeled 1884. All photographs are of good quality.


Descriptive Terms

exterior views
carriages (vehicles)
historic houses
photograph albums
black-and-white prints (photographs)

Additional Identification Number

album number 278

Physical Description

1 photograph album; 9 1/2" x 11 1/2"

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Collection Name

Photograph albums collection

Date of Acquisition


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Acquisition Type



Swampscott (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Marblehead (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Isles of Shoals (York county, Maine) [island]
Salem (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Jackson (Carroll county, New Hampshire)
Niagara Falls (Niagara county, New York state)

Record Details

Material Type

photograph albums
black-and-white prints (photographs)

Other People

Mudge , Enoch
Gerry, Elbridge

Descriptive Terms

Mudge Estate, Swampscott, Mass
Old Witch house, Salem, Massachusetts
Phillips School House
Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge
Plaisted House, Jackson, NH
Cataract house, Niagara Falls

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Location Note

album 278