New England- houses and sailing vessels,

Collection Type

  • Photography



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A large bound album, about 3/4 full,containing roughly 80 black and white photographs. The album begins with several photographs of the exerior of homes in an unidentified New England town(s), presumably in a countryside area with plots of open grassy land. Two labeled photographs identify " The Old Town House, Marblehead, Mass erected in 1727" and "The Tucker House Marblehead Mass. Built as early as the year 1640". The album then features shots of sailing vessels close to shore and rocky beach scenes. Included in the album are seveal prints by photographer Nathaniel L. Stebbins (1847-1922), namely racing boats c. 1892-3 and 1907 and the USS Kansas and USS Minnesota c. 1906. Prints by photographer Henry Greenwood Peabody (1855-1951) of racing boats in the October 1893 America's Cup are included as contrast to Stebbins' photos. Also included in the album are 4 photographs of Yosemite (featuring Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, and 2 men in an early car); interior shots of an unidentified mansion; 2 photos labeled with a loose slip of paper as the New Ocean House in Swampscott, Massaschusetts; 2 photos of dredging vessels; and , on the last page of the album, a large photo of a cathedral peeking out over a town full of houses, presumably in Europe.
Tucked into the latter quarter of the album are loose photos and documents; a portrait of a smiling child; a newspaper clipping about the "First New England Shoe Factory" established 1786 in Danvers, Massschusetts; and 5 photographs ( tinted blue) of Bausch & Lomb Optical Co. Test Charts, copyright 1892, hand-labeled with the names of various photographic lenses for which each testing chart was used.


Descriptive Terms

exterior views
historic houses
dredging vessels
factories (structures)
shoes (footwear)
photograph albums
black-and-white prints (photographs)

Additional Identification Number

album number 279

Physical Description

1 photograph album;

Collection Code


Collection Name

Photograph albums collection

Date of Acquisition


Reference Code


Acquisition Type



Marblehead (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Yosemite National Park (Mariposa county, California) [national park]
Swampscott (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Danvers (Essex county, Massachusetts)

Record Details


Stebbins, N. L. (Nathaniel Livermore), 1847-1922 (Photographer)
Peabody, Henry G. (Henry Greenwood), 1855-1951 (Photographer)

Material Type

photograph albums
black-and-white prints (photographs)

Other People

Stebbins, N. L. (Nathaniel Livermore), 1847-1922
Peabody, Henry G. (Henry Greenwood), 1855-1951

Descriptive Terms

The Old Town House, Marblehead, Mass
Marblehead, Mass
Tucker House, Marblehead, Mass
sailing vessels
beach scenes
America's cup
USS Kansas
USS Minnesota
Half Dome, Yosemite
Yosemite Falls
Danvers, Mass
Optical test charts

Description Level


Location Note