COLLECTION GUIDES

1845-1938

Guide to the Photograph Collection


Collection Summary

Abstract

This collection consists of photographs related to Nathaniel T. Allen, the Allen family, the West Newton (Mass.) English and Classical School, and the Misses Allen School, including portraits of family members, portraits of students and teachers, and views of Allen family homes and school buildings.

Biographical Sketches

Nathaniel Topliff Allen was born in Medfield, Mass. on 29 Sep. 1823, the son of Ellis Allen (1792-1875) and Lucy Jane Lane Allen (1793-1889) and the brother of William Cowper Allen (1815-1909), George Ellis Allen (1817-1888), Joseph Addison Allen (1819-1904), Lucy Maria Allen Davis (1821-1900), Fanny Lane Allen (1825-1831), Abigail Ellis Allen Davis (1828-1896), and James Theodore Allen (1831-1900). He attended public schools in Medfield and Waltham, the school of his uncle Joseph Allen in Northboro, and the Northfield Academy. Having chosen teaching as a profession, he graduated from Bridgewater State Normal School in 1846 and continued his studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y.

In addition to his studies, Nathaniel worked at the Waltham Cotton Mill during part of the year from the ages 10-13 and on farms in the summer. His early teaching positions included schools in Mansfield (1842-1843), Northboro (1843-1844 and 1847-1848), Northfield (1844-1846), and Shrewsbury (1846-1847). In 1848, Horace Mann appointed Nathaniel as principal of the Model Department of the State Normal School at West Newton, a position he held until the school relocated to Framingham in 1853. He served as principal of the West Newton English and Classical School (familiarly known as "the Allen School") from its opening in 1854 until his retirement in 1900.

The Allen School opened with 38 students, but quickly grew. Three of Allen's brothers, and later his three daughters, an uncle, nieces, and cousins, taught at the school and provided homes for the boarding students. The socially progressive school conducted co-educational classes, enrolled African-American students, and was one of the first to include physical education as part of its curriculum. In addition to their academic studies, students attended classes in ethics, dancing, music, and art, and attended lectures by speakers such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Lloyd Garrison, and Theodore Parker. During its 50-year history, over 5,000 students attended the Allen School, representing almost every state in the United States, as well as Europe, Japan, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Central and South America, Cuba, and Hawaii.

Nathaniel spent 1869 to 1871 in Europe as an agent for the U.S. Commissioner of Education, publishing a report on German secondary schools and educational systems. A progressive reformer, Nathaniel was active in the anti-slavery movement, the Underground Railroad, women's suffrage, temperance, and the education of women and African-Americans. He served as an officer of the American Peace Society and the Society of Garrison Abolitionists; president of the West Newton Anti-Slavery Society; president of the Newton Woman Suffrage League; and a member of the Unitarian Club of Boston. He was also the first president of the board of directors of the Pomroy Home for Orphans in Newton, a position he held for 30 years.

Nathaniel married Caroline Swift Bassett (1830-1915) on 30 Mar. 1853, and the couple lived in West Newton with their four children, Fanny Bassett Allen (1857-1913), Sarah Caroline Allen Cooney (1861-1897), Nathaniel Topliff Allen (1864-1865), and Lucy Ellis Allen (1867-1943). He died in Aug. 1903 at the family's summer home in Linekin, Maine.

Caroline "Carrie" Swift Bassett Allen was born on Nantucket on 16 Oct. 1830, the daughter of James Nye Bassett (1801-1884) and Rebecca Fessenden Freeman Bassett (1805-1839). After graduating from Nantucket High School, Carrie attended the State Normal School at West Newton in 1849, studying under Cyrus Peirce. Here she met her future husband, Nathaniel T. Allen, who was principal of the Normal School's Model Department. After teaching in Nantucket from 1849 to 1852, she married Nathaniel on 30 Mar. 1853. She worked with her husband at the Allen School from 1854 until 1903, creating an enriching home life for hundreds of students who boarded in their home. After Nathaniel's death in 1903, she continued working with students at the Misses Allen School, founded by her daughters Fanny and Lucy. Carrie was active in the women's suffrage movement and an advocate for women's educational reform. She co-founded the West Newton Women's Educational Club, was a member of the New England Women's Club of Boston (with Caroline Severance and Julia Ward Howe), and the Browning Clubs of Boston and West Newton. A published essayist, she traveled twice to Europe, as well as to the western United States and Cuba. She died on 13 Apr. 1915 in West Newton at the age of 84.

Fanny Bassett Allen was born in West Newton on 21 Feb. 1857, the daughter of Nathaniel T. Allen and Caroline Swift Bassett Allen. After beginning her education at the Allen School in 1862, she accompanied her family at the age of 12 on their two-year stay in Europe, where she studied at the Conservatory of Music in Geneva and learned French and German. She later took art classes at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with an interest in architecture, but was unable to continue her studies since women were not admitted to the program. Fanny taught French and German at the Allen School from 1878 to 1884 and from 1887 to 1889. In 1904, after her father's death, Fanny and her sister Lucy began their own school, the Misses Allen School for Girls, in their home in West Newton. Offering a college preparatory curriculum, the school had a maximum enrollment of 40 girls, including 10 boarding students.

Fanny founded the Lucy Jackson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Republic in Newton in 1896 and served as its regent for nine years. She traveled extensively, making three voyages to Europe, including a 1908 trip to visit her friend Pauline Odescalchi, Princess of Hungary. She died in West Newton on 14 Oct. 1913.

Sarah Caroline Allen Cooney was born in West Newton on 12 Apr. 1861, the daughter of Nathaniel T. Allen and Caroline Swift Bassett Allen. Beginning her education at the Allen School in 1864, she studied in Europe from 1869 to 1871. She initially prepared to attend Vassar, but decided to study kindergarten teaching with her former Allen School instructor Louise Pollock, graduating from the Froebel Normal Kindergarten Institute in Washington, D.C. in 1881. From 1881 to 1895, she taught at the Allen School, where she was in charge of the younger boys housed separately at the Annex. Sarah married attorney Patrick Henry Cooney (1845-1915), a former Allen School student, on 12 Sep. 1895, and the couple settled in Natick. She became active in the Leonard Morse Hospital, the Women's League, the Lucy Jackson Chapter of the D.A.R. (founded by her sister Fanny), and the Woman Suffrage Association. Discovering the lack of a Unitarian Society in Natick, she organized Unitarian ministers to give sermons at her home and later at the Universalist Church and the Red Men's Hall. After her death in childbirth on 4 Nov. 1897, the Sarah Allen Cooney Memorial Committee built a church in Natick in her honor, dedicated in Jan. 1903 by Edward Everett Hale and Samuel A. Eliot. Sarah was briefly survived by a daughter, Sarah Caroline Cooney, who died two days after her mother.

Lucy Ellis Allen was born in West Newton on 3 May 1867, the daughter of Nathaniel T. Allen and Caroline Swift Bassett Allen. She traveled to Europe with her family from 1869 to 1871, attending kindergarten classes in Germany. She began her studies at the Allen School in 1872 and received her A.B. from Smith College in 1889. Lucy taught at the Allen School from 1889 until her father's retirement in 1900. In 1904, she founded the Misses Allen School for Girls with her sister Fanny in the family's West Newton home, serving as its principal until about 1942, and also teaching classes in history, literature, and art. Lucy was the fifth regent of the Lucy Jackson Chapter of the D.A.R., vice-president and director of the Boston College Club, an officer of the Woman Suffrage Association and the Twentieth Century Club, and secretary of her Smith College class. Lucy traveled widely throughout the United States, made over 20 trips to Europe, and toured Japan, Alaska, Hawaii, and the Middle East. She lectured throughout Massachusetts on education, travel, and social welfare, and wrote numerous historical essays. Her companion Ruby Margaret Keefer (1887-1975) was a Radcliffe graduate who taught with Lucy at the Misses Allen School and shared her home from 1917 until Lucy's death in Nov. 1943.

Edwin and Gustaf Nielsen were the sons of Lars Nielsen (b. 1843) and Thora Engebredson Nielsen (1857-1897), Norwegians who emigrated to the Isles of Shoals near Portsmouth, N.H., and later Churchs Ferry, N.D. The couple had five children: Edwin Bjorne (1876-1958); a son (1879-1894); Olaf (ca. 1880-1903); a daughter (1885-1981); and Gustaf Arnold (1888-1960). By 1894, Lars had died, and Thora was living in the Episcopal Church Home in Boston with her daughter and Gustaf. Shortly thereafter, Thora moved back to Churchs Ferry and remarried, leaving her youngest two children at the home. Her daughter was adopted by Moritz Emil Richter (1825-1907) and Josephine Jenness Richter (1836-1914) of Portsmouth, who renamed her Ellnora. Since Edwin was a student at the Allen School, Thora begged the Allen family to take in Gustaf, her youngest son. Both boys became an integral part of the Allen family, described in Caroline Swift Bassett Allen's 1915 obituary as "two former wards, now as sons to the family."

Edwin Bjorne Nielsen was born on the Isles of Shoals on 24 Sep. 1876. He attended the Allen School from 1890 to 1895 and received a degree from Harvard Medical School in 1899. Traveling to Great Britain in 1900 and 1901 to learn medical procedures in British hospitals and clinics, he returned to open his medical practice in Boston. Edwin served as a private in Company D, First Corps of Cadets in the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia in 1905 and 1906 and as a major and surgeon with the 101st Engineer Battalion of the U.S. National Guard during World War I. On 7 July 1917, he married Lucia Amalia Schueg (1894-1993), a member of the Bacardi family of Cuba and a former Misses Allen School student. The couple had four children: Edwin Henry Nielsen (1918-2011); Henry Louis Nielsen; Joan Nielsen; and Janet Nielsen (d. 1922). Edwin died at his home in Brookline on 3 July 1958.

Gustaf Arnold Nielsen was born on 26 Dec. 1888 in Churchs Ferry, N.D. In 1894 and 1895, he lived with his mother in the Episcopal Church Home in Boston. After his mother returned to North Dakota, the poet Celia Thaxter, an acquaintance of his mother's, implored the Allen family to adopt Gustaf. Although he was never formally adopted, Gustaf became the Allens' ward and Nathaniel T. Allen's godson. After attending the Allen School, Gustaf studied at the Harvard School of Agriculture and Horticulture from 1904 to 1905; Massachusetts Agricultural College (then part of Boston University) from 1907 to 1911; and the Harvard Graduate School of Applied Science from 1911 to 1912, specializing in forestry and botany. During World War I, Gustaf served in the 2nd Company, 17th Provisional Training Regiment in Nov. 1917 and became a second lieutenant in the Aviation Section of the Signal Officers Reserve Corps in Mar. 1918. After the war, he traveled to Alaska and San Francisco on forestry assignments. He died on 24 Aug. 1960 in Vancouver, Washington.

Collection Description

The Nathaniel T. Allen photographs consist of 1,030 photographs related to Nathaniel T. Allen, the Allen family, the West Newton (Mass.) English and Classical School (a.k.a. the Allen School), and the Misses Allen School. The collection contains individual and group portraits of members of the Allen family and related families; individual and group portraits of students and teachers at the Allen School and the Misses Allen School, including African-American students, other students of color, and international students; and views of Allen family homes and school buildings. Included are daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, cartes de visite, cabinet cards, and other photographs, as well as two photograph albums. Among the many photographers are Edward L. Allen, Allen & Rowell, Frederic L. Lay, McCormick & Heald, Charles Seaver, Jr., and Emily Stokes, all of Boston, Mass.; Henry F. Warren and William A. Webster of Waltham, Mass.; and Seaver Photo of West Newton, Mass. The collection also contains photographs taken on Gustaf Arnold Nielsen's logging trip to Alaska in 1921 and photographs of student Carlos Roman Yznaga depicting his family and sugar plantation in Trinidad, Cuba, ca. 1895-1910.

Acquisition Information

The Nathaniel T. Allen photographs were removed from the Nathaniel T. Allen papers (Ms. N-2484), which were given to the Massachusetts Historical Society by the Allen School and House Preservation Corporation as a condition of sale of the real estate by the corporation to the Newton Cultural Alliance, February-March 2013.

Detailed Description of the Collection

I. Allen family photographs, ca. 1850-1938

This series contains individual and group portraits of members of the Allen family and related families, two photograph albums of portraits, and photographs of family homes. Included are cartes de visite, cabinet cards, tintypes, ambrotypes, and daguerreotypes. Many photographs contain inscriptions in various unknown hands. The series also includes photographs of Gustaf Arnold Nielsen during his World War I service and on a post-war logging trip to Alaska.

A. Individual portraits, ca. 1850-1938

Arranged alphabetically. Unidentified family members filed at the end.

See also Series I.B. (Group portraits) for photographs of some of the family members pictured here.

Box 1Folder 1#247.1
Allen, Annie Kittredge (later Buck) (1872-1967), [ca. 1883-1885]Taken by Seaver Photo (West Newton, Mass.).Cabinet card.
Box 1Folder 1#247.2
Allen, Annie Kittredge (later Buck) (1872-1967), [ca. 1886-1888]Taken by Seaver Photo (West Newton, Mass.).
Box 1Folder 1#247.3
Allen, Caroline Augusta Kittredge (1833-1897), ca. 1862Taken by C. Seaver, Jr. (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 1Folder 1#247.4
Allen, Caroline Augusta Kittredge (1833-1897), [ca. 1865-1870]Photographer unknown.Carte de visite.
Box 1Folder 1#247.5
Allen, Caroline Augusta Kittredge (1833-1897), ca. 1874-1875Taken by Allen (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
#1.595#247.6
Allen, Caroline Swift Bassett (1830-1915), [ca. 1855-1860]Taken by Summerhays.Sixth-plate daguerreotype in leather case.This photograph is stored separately in the MHS Daguerreotype Collection (Photo. Coll. 1).
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Box 1Folder 2#247.7
Allen, Caroline Swift Bassett (1830-1915), ca. 1863Photographer unknown.Miniature tintype.
Box 1Folder 2#247.8
Allen, Caroline Swift Bassett (1830-1915), 1864Taken by F. L. Lay (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 1Folder 2#247.9-10
Allen, Caroline Swift Bassett (1830-1915), [ca. 1864]Taken by F. L. Lay (Boston, Mass.).2 cartes de visite.
Box 1Folder 2#247.11-12
Allen, Caroline Swift Bassett (1830-1915), July 1866Taken by Richardson & Cutler (Boston, Mass.).2 cartes de visite.
Box 1Folder 3#247.13
Allen, Caroline Swift Bassett (1830-1915), [ca. 1866]Taken by H. F. Warren (Waltham, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 1Folder 3#247.14
Allen, Caroline Swift Bassett (1830-1915), [ca. 1869-1870]Taken by Humblot (Dresden, Germany).Carte de visite.
Box 1Folder 3#247.15
Allen, Caroline Swift Bassett (1830-1915), [ca. 1875]Taken by Dunshee & Burnham (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 1Folder 3#247.16
Allen, Caroline Swift Bassett (1830-1915), [ca. 1895]Taken by McCormick (Boston, Mass.).Cabinet card.
Box 1Folder 3#247.17
Allen, Caroline Swift Bassett (1830-1915), [ca. 1900]Taken by Emily Stokes (Boston, Mass.).
Box 1Folder 3#247.18
Allen, Caroline Swift Bassett (1830-1915), [ca. 1905]Reproduction of a painting by Elizabeth V. Taylor Watson, 1905.
Box 1Folder 4#247.19-22
Allen, Caroline Swift Bassett (1830-1915), [ca. 1905-1915]Photographer(s) unknown.4 photographs.
Box 1Folder 5#247.23
Allen, Edna Louise, 16 Feb. 1895Taken by Crutchfield (Los Angeles, Calif.).Cabinet card.

Inscription on verso: "Edna Louise Allen / Age 13 months / d. of Geo. E. Allen / Los Angeles Cal."

Box 1Folder 5#247.24
Allen, Edward Augustus Holyoke (1828-1898), [ca. 1870]Taken by Bierstadt Brothers (New Bedford, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 1Folder 5#247.25
Allen, Edward Augustus Holyoke (1828-1898), 1873Taken by E. L. Allen (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.

Inscription on verso: "Edward A. H. Allen, 1873 / West Newton, Mass. / Teacher at the Allen School / 1872-1874 / Betsy Allen's Grandfather."

Box 1Folder 5#247.26
Allen, Edward Augustus Holyoke (1828-1898), Dec. 1895Taken by Koenig (New Brighton, Staten Island).Carte de visite.
Box 1Folder 5#247.27
Allen, Edward Ellis (1861-1950), 1864Taken by Henry F. Warren (Waltham, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 1Folder 5#247.28
Allen, Edward Ellis (1861-1950), [1864]Taken by H. F. Warren (Waltham, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 1Folder 5#247.29
Allen, Edward Ellis (1861-1950), 1870Taken by J. J. Hawes (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 1Folder 6#247.30
Allen, Ellen Burt (later Washburn) (1855-1917), 1862Photographer unknown.Carte de visite.
Box 1Folder 6#247.31
[Allen, Ellen Burt (later Washburn) (1855-1917)], [ca. 1880]Taken by McCormick & Heald (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 1Folder 6#247.32-33
Allen, Ellis (1792-1875), [ca. 1865-1870]Photographer unknown.2 cartes de visite.
Box 1Folder 6#247.34
Allen, Ellis (1792-1875), undatedEngraver unknown. Printed by Heliographic Engraving & Printing Co. (New York, N.Y.).Engraving.
Box 1Folder 6#247.35
Allen, Eugenia Sophia Teulon (1836-1926), Mar. 1874Taken by Allen & Rowell (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
#2.225#247.36
Allen, Fanny Bassett (1857-1913), 21 Feb. 1859Photographer unknown.Ninth-plate ambrotype in brass preserver (image faded).This photograph is stored separately in the MHS Ambrotype Collection (Photo. Coll. 2).
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#2.226#247.37
Allen, Fanny Bassett (1857-1913), [Aug.] 1860Taken by H. F. Warren (Waltham, Mass.).Ninth-plate ambrotype in brass preserver.This photograph is stored separately in the MHS Ambrotype Collection (Photo. Coll. 2).
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Box 1Folder 7#247.38
Allen, Fanny Bassett (1857-1913), Dec. 1863Taken by H. F. Warren (Waltham, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 1Folder 7#247.39
Allen, Fanny Bassett (1857-1913), July 1866Taken by Richardson & Cutler (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 1Folder 7#247.40
Allen, Fanny Bassett (1857-1913), [1872]Taken by Allen (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.

This photograph formed part of a collage of Allen family members and boarding students, now dismantled. For a reproduction of the collage, see Photo. #247.870.

Box 1Folder 7#247.41
Allen, Fanny Bassett (1857-1913), 1878Taken by W. A. Webster (Waltham, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 1Folder 7#247.42
Allen, Fanny Bassett (1857-1913), Nov. 1881Taken by McCormick & Heald (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 1Folder 7#247.43
Allen, Fanny Bassett (1857-1913), [ca. 1881-1883]Taken by McCormick & Heald (Boston, Mass.).Cabinet card.
Box 1Folder 7#247.44
Allen, Fanny Bassett (1857-1913), [ca. 1883-1885]Taken by McCormick (Boston, Mass.).Cabinet card.
Box 1Folder 8#247.45
Allen, Fanny Bassett (1857-1913), Dec. 1901Taken by Emily Stokes (Boston, Mass.).
Box 1Folder 8#247.46
Allen, Fanny Bassett (1857-1913), [ca. 1901]Taken by Hastings (Boston, Mass.).
Box 1Folder 8#247.47
Allen, Fanny Bassett (1857-1913), [ca. 1901]Taken by Emily Stokes (Boston, Mass.).
Box 1Folder 8#247.48
Allen, Fanny Bassett (1857-1913), [ca. 1905]Photographer unknown.

Label on recto: "Miss. Fanny B. Allen / Regent.....1895-1905." Inscription on verso: "Lucy Jackson Chapter DAR."

Box 1Folder 8#247.49
Allen, Fanny Bassett (1857-1913), [ca. 1920]Reproduction of a painting by Elizabeth V. Taylor Watson, 1920.

Apparently painted from Photo. #247.48 above.

Box 1Folder 9#247.50
Allen, Frederick Cunningham (b. 1865), [ca. 1890]Taken by Lovell (Amherst, Mass.).Cabinet card.
Box 1Folder 9#247.51
Allen, George Edward (b. 1875), [ca. 1895]Taken by H. C. Hall (Augusta, Ga.).Cabinet card.
Box 1Folder 9#247.52
Allen, George Ellis (1817-1888), ca. 1865Taken by E. L. Goss (Waltham, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 1Folder 9#247.53
Allen, George Ellis (1817-1888), [ca. 1865]Photographer unknown.
Box 1Folder 9#247.54
Allen, George Ellis (1817-1888), [ca. 1865]Engraver unknown. Printed by Boston Photogravure Co. (Boston, Mass.).Engraving .
Box 1Folder 9#247.55
Allen, George Ellis (1817-1888), [ca. 1880-1885]Taken by Seaver Photo (West Newton, Mass.).Cabinet card.
Box 1Folder 10#247.56
Allen, Harriet Isabella (b. 1870), [ca. 1888]Taken by Seaver Photo (West Newton, Mass.).Cabinet card.
Box 1Folder 10#247.57
Allen, James Theodore (1831-1900), 1862Taken by Black (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 1Folder 10#247.58
Allen, James Turney (b. 1873) in graduation robe and cap, Dec. 1902Taken by Buchnell.
Box 1Folder 10#247.59
Allen, James Turney (b. 1873), 14 Sep. 1936Taken by Coleman.
Box 1Folder 11#247.60
Allen, Jennie Clark (b. 1867), 25 Dec. 1886Taken by McCormick (Boston, Mass.).Cabinet card.
Box 1Folder 11#247.61
Allen, Joseph (1790-1873), [ca. 1865]Taken by A. Marshall (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 1Folder 11#247.62
Allen, Joseph Addison (1819-1904), ca. 1862Taken by H. G. Smith (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 1Folder 11#247.63
Allen, Joseph Henry (1820-1898), 1871 or 1875Taken by A. Marshall (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 1Folder 12#247.64
Allen, Lucy Ellis (1867-1943), Oct. 1867Taken by H. F. Warren (Waltham, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 1Folder 12#247.65
Allen, Lucy Ellis (1867-1943), [1872]Taken by Allen (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.

This photograph formed part of a collage of Allen family members and boarding students, now dismantled. For a reproduction of the collage, see Photo. #247.870.

Box 1Folder 12#247.66
Allen, Lucy Ellis (1867-1943), June 1877Taken by W. A. Webster (Waltham, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 1Folder 12#247.67
Allen, Lucy Ellis (1867-1943), May 1879Taken by W. A. Webster (Waltham, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 1Folder 12#247.68
Allen, Lucy Ellis (1867-1943), [ca. 1885]Taken by McCormick & Heald (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 1Folder 12#247.69
Allen, Lucy Ellis (1867-1943), [ca. 1885-1890]Taken by Hardy (Boston, Mass.).Cabinet card.
Box 1Folder 13#247.70-71
Allen, Lucy Ellis (1867-1943), [ca. 1890-1895]Taken by Pach Bros. (New York, N.Y.).2 cabinet cards.
Box 1Folder 13#247.72
Allen, Lucy Ellis (1867-1943), Nov. 1896Taken by Emily Stokes (Boston, Mass.).
Box 1Folder 13#247.73
Allen, Lucy Ellis (1867-1943), [Nov. 1896]Taken by Emily Stokes (Boston, Mass.).Photograph torn.
Box 1Folder 13#247.74
Allen, Lucy Ellis (1867-1943), [ca. 1900]Taken by Hastings (Boston, Mass.).
Box 1Folder 14#247.75-76
Allen, Lucy Ellis (1867-1943), Dec. 1901Taken by Holton (Boston, Mass.).2 photographs.
Box 1Folder 14#247.77-78
Allen, Lucy Ellis (1867-1943), [ca. 1905-1910]Taken by Jamieson Studio (Boston, Mass.).2 postcards.
Box 1Folder 14#247.79
Allen, Lucy Ellis (1867-1943), [ca. 1905-1910]Photographer unknown.
Box 1Folder 14#247.80
Allen, Lucy Ellis (1867-1943), 1919Photographer unknown.

Apparently taken at the same time as Photo. #247.159.

Box 1Folder 14#247.81
Allen, Lucy Ellis (1867-1943), [ca. 1930]Taken by Perham Studio (Boston, Mass.).

Apparently taken at the same time as Photo. #247.163.

Box 1Folder 14#247.82
Allen, Lucy Ellis (1867-1943), [ca. 1930]Taken by Herbert E. Glasier & Co. (Boston, Mass.).Postcard.
Box 1Folder 14#247.83
Allen, Lucy Ellis (1867-1943), [ca. 1930-1935]Photographer unknown.
Box 1Folder 15#247.84
Allen, Lucy Jane Lane (1793-1889), Jan. 1863Taken by H. F. Warren (Waltham, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 1Folder 15#247.85
Allen, Lucy Jane Lane (1793-1889), May 1881Photographer unknown.Carte de visite.

Allen, Lucy Maria (1821-1900)

See Davis, Lucy Maria Allen (1821-1900)

Box 1Folder 15#247.86
Allen, Minnie Treat (later Chase) (1860-1934), Dec. 1862Taken by H. F. Warren (Waltham, Mass.).Carte de visite.
#1.596#247.87
Allen, Nathaniel Topliff (1823-1903), [ca. 1855]Photographer unknown.Sixth-plate daguerreotype in leather case.This photograph is stored separately in the MHS Daguerreotype Collection (Photo. Coll. 1).
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#2.227-229#247.88-90
Allen, Nathaniel Topliff (1823-1903), [ca. 1855-1860]Taken by James & Co. (Boston, Mass.).3 ninth-plate ambrotypes in brass preservers.These photographs are stored separately in the MHS Ambrotype Collection (Photo. Coll. 2).
To request Photo. #2.227 (#247.88), follow this link to the MHS catalog and click on the red "Place Request" button.
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#2.230#247.91
Allen, Nathaniel Topliff (1823-1903), [ca. 1855-1860]Taken by Amsden (Boston, Mass.).Ninth-plate ambrotype in brass preserver.This photograph is stored separately in the MHS Ambrotype Collection (Photo. Coll. 2).
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Box 1Folder 16#247.92
Allen, Nathaniel Topliff (1823-1903), Apr. 1862Taken by F. L. Lay (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 1Folder 16#247.93
Allen, Nathaniel Topliff (1823-1903), ca. 1863Photographer unknown.Miniature tintype.
Box 1Folder 16#247.94
Allen, Nathaniel Topliff (1823-1903), July 1866Taken by Richardson & Cutler (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 1Folder 16#247.95
Allen, Nathaniel Topliff (1823-1903), [1866]Taken by W. H. Getchell (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 1Folder 16#247.96
Allen, Nathaniel Topliff (1823-1903), [1866]Taken by Richardson & Cutler (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 1Folder 17#247.97-98
Allen, Nathaniel Topliff (1823-1903), [ca. 1866-1868]Taken by Black & Batchelder (Boston, Mass.).2 cartes de visite (one signed by Nathaniel T. Allen).
Box 1Folder 17#247.99
Allen, Nathaniel Topliff (1823-1903), [ca. 1866-1868]Taken by F. L. Lay (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 1Folder 17#247.100-101
Allen, Nathaniel Topliff (1823-1903), [ca. 1866-1868]Photographer(s) unknown.2 cartes de visite (one signed by Nathaniel T. Allen).
Box OSFolder 1#247.102
Allen, Nathaniel Topliff (1823-1903), [ca. 1866-1868]Engraver unknown. Printed by Heliographic Engraving & Printing Co. (New York, N.Y.).Engraving.
Box 1Folder 18#247.103
Allen, Nathaniel Topliff (1823-1903), [ca. 1869-1870]Taken by Humblot (Dresden, Germany).Carte de visite.
Box 1Folder 18#247.104
Allen, Nathaniel Topliff (1823-1903), [ca. 1875]Photographer unknown.Carte de visite.
Box 1Folder 18#247.105
Allen, Nathaniel Topliff (1823-1903), [ca. 1885]Taken by McCormick & Heald (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 1Folder 18#247.106
Allen, Nathaniel Topliff (1823-1903), [ca. 1885]Taken by McCormick & Heald (Boston, Mass.).Cabinet card.
Box 1Folder 18#247.107
Allen, Nathaniel Topliff (1823-1903), Aug. 1886Taken by McCormick (Boston, Mass.).Cabinet card.
Box 1Folder 18#247.108-109
Allen, Nathaniel Topliff (1823-1903), [ca. 1895]Taken by Metcalf (West Newton, Mass.).2 photographs.
Box 1Folder 19#247.110a-c
Allen, Nathaniel Topliff (1823-1903), [ca. 1895]Engraved by A. H. Ritchie. Photographer unknown.Engraving, photograph, and negative.
Box 1Folder 19#247.111
Allen, Nathaniel Topliff (1823-1903), [1903]Photographer unknown.
Box 1Folder 20#247.112
Allen, Nathaniel Topliff (1852-1872), [ca. 1870]Photographer unknown.Tintype.
Box 1Folder 20#247.113
Allen, Nathaniel Topliff (1852-1872), [ca. 1870]Taken by Allen (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.

Apparently made from tintype above (Photo. #247.112).

Box 1Folder 20#247.114
Allen, Noah (b. 1807) in front of the Allen family home, Medfield, Mass., 1902Photographer unknown.
Box 1Folder 20#247.115
Allen, Paul Howard Sherwin (1891-1891), 1891Taken by Entrekin (Philadelphia, Pa.).Cabinet card.
Box 1Folder 21#247.116
Allen, Phineas (1801-1885), [ca. 1880]Taken by H. N. Roberts (Madison, Wis.).Carte de visite.
Box 1Folder 21#247.117
Allen, Rosa Smith (1859-1911), [ca. 1866-1868]Taken by Black & Case (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.

Allen, Sarah Caroline (1861-1897)

See Cooney, Sarah Caroline Allen (1861-1897)

Box 1Folder 21#247.118
Allen, Susan Maria Treat (1818-1888), ca. 1865Photographer unknown.Carte de visite.
Box 1Folder 21#247.119
Allen, Susan Maria Treat (1818-1888), [ca. 1865]Taken by E. L. Goss (Waltham, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 1Folder 21#247.120
Allen, Susan Maria Treat (1818-1888), [ca. 1875-1880]Taken by Seaver Photo (West Newton, Mass.).Cabinet card.
Box 1Folder 22#247.121
Allen, Thomas Scott (1825-1905) in Civil War uniform, [1861-1865]Taken by Fuller (Madison, Wis.).Carte de visite (signed by Thomas Scott Allen).
Box 1Folder 22#247.122
Allen, William Coggin (1844-1885), Apr. 1864Taken by F. W. Haskins & Co. (Holyoke, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 1Folder 22#247.123
Allen, William Ellis (b. 1869), Aug. 1889Taken by Peddinghaus (Augusta, Ga.).Cabinet card.
#2.231#247.124
Allen, William Francis (1830-1889), [ca. 1855]Taken by James & Co. (Boston, Mass.).Ninth-plate ambrotype in brass preserver.This photograph is stored separately in the MHS Ambrotype Collection (Photo. Coll. 2).
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Box 1Folder 22#247.125
Allen, William Francis (1830-1889), [ca. 1860]Taken by Allen (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 1Folder 22#247.126
Allen, William Wirt (1829-1878), Mar. 1875Taken by Kirk (Mason City, Iowa).Carte de visite.

Bassett, Anna C. (b. 1838)

See Nickerson, Anna C. Bassett (b. 1838)

Bassett, Caroline Swift (1830-1915)

See Allen, Caroline Swift Bassett (1830-1915)

Box 1Folder 23#247.127-128
Bassett, Lemuel Freeman (1828-1864), [ca. 1864]Taken by C. Seaver, Jr. (Boston, Mass.).2 cartes de visite.
Box 1Folder 23#247.129
Bassett, Sarah R. (later Wheeler) (1836-1925), [ca. 1860-1865]Taken by Allen (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 1Folder 23#247.130-131
Bassett, Sarah R. (later Wheeler) (1836-1925), [ca. 1860-1865]Taken by Allen & Horton (Boston, Mass.).2 cartes de visite (one torn).
Box 1Folder 24#247.132
Cooney, Sarah Caroline Allen (1861-1897), [ca. 1864-1865]Taken by Clifford & Shapleigh (Boston, Mass.).
Box 1Folder 24#247.133
Cooney, Sarah Caroline Allen (1861-1897), July 1872Taken by Allen (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.

This photograph formed part of a collage of Allen family members and boarding students, now dismantled. For a reproduction of the collage, see Photo. #247.870.

Box 1Folder 24#247.134
Cooney, Sarah Caroline Allen (1861-1897), Nov. 1881Taken by W. A. Webster (Waltham, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 1Folder 24#247.135
Cooney, Sarah Caroline Allen (1861-1897), [ca. 1881]Taken by McCormick & Heald (Boston, Mass.).Cabinet card.
Box 1Folder 24#247.136
Cooney, Sarah Caroline Allen (1861-1897), ca. 1890Photographer unknown.Miniature tintype.
Box 1Folder 24#247.137
Cooney, Sarah Caroline Allen (1861-1897), 3 May 1897Taken by Emily Stokes (Boston, Mass.).
Box 1Folder 24#247.138a-c
Cooney, Sarah Caroline Allen (1861-1897), [3] May 1897Taken by Emily Stokes (Boston, Mass.).3 differently cropped versions of the same photograph.
Box 1Folder 25#247.139
Curtis, Bracey (1870-1929), [ca. 1888-1890]Taken by McCormick (Boston, Mass.).Cabinet card.
Box 1Folder 25#247.140
Curtis, Bracey (1870-1929), [ca. 1890-1895]Taken by Chamberlain (Medfield, Mass.).Cabinet card.
Box 1Folder 25#247.141
Curtis, Ellen Wight (1837-1907), [ca. 1895-1900]Taken by Foley (Boston, Mass.).Cabinet card.
Box 2Folder 1#247.142
Davis, Allen Rommel (1886-1894), [1886]Taken by Curtiss & Smith (Syracuse, N.Y.).Cabinet card.
Box 2Folder 1#247.143
Davis, Charles Dana (b. 1826), [ca. 1895-1900]Taken by Metcalf (West Newton, Mass.).Cabinet card.
Box 2Folder 1#247.144
Davis, Charles Dana (b. 1826), [ca. 1905-1910]Photographer unknown.
#2.232#247.145
Davis, Joseph Allen (1843-1863), 1856Photographer unknown.Ninth-plate ambrotype in brass preserver.This photograph is stored separately in the MHS Ambrotype Collection (Photo. Coll. 2).
To request this item, follow this link to the MHS catalog and click on the red "Place Request" button.
Box 2Folder 1#247.146
Davis, Joseph Allen (1843-1863), [ca. 1861-1863]Taken by Lazier (Syracuse, N.Y.).Carte de visite.
Box 2Folder 1#247.147a
Davis, Joseph Allen (1843-1863), [ca. 1861-1863]Taken by Fratelli Stuardi (Turin, Italy).Carte de visite.

Attached side by side with photograph of Davis family woman below (Photo. #247.147b) on carte-de-visite backing.

Box 2Folder 1#247.147b
Unidentified [Davis family] woman, [ca. 1861-1863]Taken by Fratelli Stuardi (Turin, Italy).Carte de visite.

Attached side by side with photograph of Joseph Allen Davis above (Photo. #247.147a) on carte-de-visite backing. Subject is possibly one of Joseph Allen Davis's sisters.

Box 2Folder 2#247.148
Davis, Leon Keith (1873-1948), 17 Jan. 1875Taken by Carter (Worcester, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 2Folder 2#247.149
Davis, Lucy Elinor (1855-1881), Apr. 1874Taken by L. W. Cook (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 2Folder 2#247.150
Davis, Lucy Maria Allen (1821-1900), July 1872Taken by Black (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 2Folder 2#247.151
Davis, Lucy Maria Allen (1821-1900), ca. 1875Taken by Lipp Studio (Philadelphia, Pa.).
Box 2Folder 2#247.152
Davis, Seth, undatedTaken by G. H. Loomis (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 2Folder 2#247.153
Davis, Mrs. Seth, undatedPhotographer unknown.Carte de visite.
Box 2Folder 2#247.154
Dela Court, Tom Edward (1931-2010) with dog Patsy, 16 Sep. 1932Photographer unknown.

Enclosed in envelope with inscription: "Stepbrother to the Nielsen's boys." The connection between the Dela Courts and Nielsens is unclear.

Box 2Folder 2#247.155
Dela Court, Tom Edward (1931-2010), 1934Photographer unknown.

Enclosed in envelope with inscription: "Stepbrother to the Nielsen's boys." The connection between the Dela Courts and Nielsens is unclear.

Box 2Folder 3#247.156
Elwell, James Henry Nickerson (1896-1957), 3 Nov. 1896Taken by Seaver or Franklin Metcalf (West Newton, Mass.).

Freeman, Bathsheba (1808-1890)

See Nickerson, Bathsheba Freeman (1808-1890)

Box 2Folder 3#247.157
Freeman, Sarah Bunker (1855-1905), [ca. 1866-1868]Taken by Silsbee, Case & Co. (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 2Folder 3#247.158
Johnson, Harriet Hall (1842-1929), 1861Taken by F. L. Lay (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 2Folder 3#247.159
Keefer, Ruby Margaret (1887-1975), 1919Photographer unknown.

Apparently taken at the same time as Photo. #247.80.

Box 2Folder 3#247.160-162
Keefer, Ruby Margaret (1887-1975), [ca. 1925]Photographer(s) unknown.3 photographs.
Box 2Folder 3#247.163
Keefer, Ruby Margaret (1887-1975), [ca. 1930]Taken by Perham Studio (Boston, Mass.).

Apparently taken at the same time as Photo. #247.81.

Box 2Folder 3#247.164-166
Keefer, Ruby Margaret (1887-1975), [ca. 1930-1935]Photographer(s) unknown.3 photographs.
Box 2Folder 3#247.167
Keefer, Ruby Margaret (1887-1975), 20 Apr. 1938Taken by Cedric G. Chase.
Box 2Folder 3#247.168
Kuderman, John Ransom (1916-2010), 14 Aug. 1916Taken by R. D. Lenhart (Aurora, Mo.).Postcard.

Inscription on verso: "John Ransom Kuderman / age 7 mo. 8 day. / Aug. 14 - 16 / Edwin half brother." Postcard is addressed to Edwin Nielsen. The connection between the Kudermans and Nielsens is unclear.

Box 2Folder 4#247.169
Lane, Caroline Amanda (1857-1862), [ca. 1860]Taken by E. L. Goss (Waltham, Mass.).Carte de visite.
#2.233#247.170
Lane, Frederick Turner (1848-1919), 1862Photographer unknown.Ninth-plate ambrotype in leather case.This photograph is stored separately in the MHS Ambrotype Collection (Photo. Coll. 2).
To request this item, follow this link to the MHS catalog and click on the red "Place Request" button.
Box 2Folder 4#247.171
Lane, Harriet, July 1869Photographer unknown.Carte de visite.

Inscription on verso: "Aunt Harriet Lane Medfield."

Lane, Lucy Jane (1793-1889)

See Allen, Lucy Jane Lane (1793-1889)

Lane, Lucy Marie (1851-1921)

See Simpson, Lucy Marie Lane (1851-1921)

Box 2Folder 4#247.172
Nickerson, Anna C. Bassett (b. 1838), [ca. 1862-1863]Taken by Whipple (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 2Folder 4#247.173
Nickerson, Anna C. Bassett (b. 1838), [ca. 1875-1880]Taken by T. R. Burnham (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 2Folder 4#247.174
Nickerson, Bathsheba Freeman (1808-1890), Oct. 1866Taken by Whipple (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 2Folder 4#247.175
Nickerson, Caleb (1798-1877), Oct. 1866Taken by Whipple (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 2Folder 5#247.176
[Nickerson, Caroline May (later Little) (1864-1945)], [ca. 1867-1868]Taken by Bowers (Lynn, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 2Folder 5#247.177
[Nickerson, Caroline May (later Little) (1864-1945)], 25 Dec. 1868Taken by Allen (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.

Inscription on verso: "A Merry Christmas Aunt Carrie from your loving niece Carrie May / Dec. 25. 1868."

Box 2Folder 5#247.178
Nickerson, Joshua Granville (b. 1827), [ca. 1865]Taken by Black (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 2Folder 5#247.179
Nickerson, Joshua Granville (b. 1827), [ca. 1870]Taken by J. W. Black (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 2Folder 5#247.180
Nickerson, Joshua Granville (b. 1827), Dec. 1901Taken by Notman Photographic Co. (Boston, Mass.).
Box 2Folder 6#247.181
Nielsen, Edwin Bjorne (1876-1958), [ca. 1882-1884]Taken by Harlow (Montpelier, Vt.).Carte de visite.
Box 2Folder 6#247.182
Nielsen, Edwin Bjorne (1876-1958), [ca. 1884-1886]Taken by Harlow (Montpelier, Vt.).Cabinet card.
Box 2Folder 6#247.183
Nielsen, Edwin Bjorne (1876-1958), 20 Feb. 1894Taken by Seaver (West Newton, Mass.).Cabinet card.
Box 2Folder 6#247.184
Nielsen, Edwin Bjorne (1876-1958), 23 Mar. 1895Taken by Hastings (Boston, Mass.).
Box 2Folder 7#247.185a-#247.186b
Nielsen, Edwin Bjorne (1876-1958) in a woman's costume, [ca. 1898-1899]Taken by Marceau (Boston, Mass.).2 photographs and 2 negatives.
Box 2Folder 7#247.187
Nielsen, Edwin Bjorne (1876-1958) dressed as a female Native American, [ca. 1898-1899]Taken by Notman Photo Co. (Boston and Cambridge, Mass.).
Box 2Folder 8#247.188
Nielsen, Edwin Bjorne (1876-1958), [ca. 1905-1910]Photographer unknown.
Box 2Folder 8#247.189-191
Nielsen, Edwin Bjorne (1876-1958) in World War I uniform, [ca. 1917-1918]Photographer(s) unknown.2 photographs and 1 postcard.
Box 2Folder 8#247.192
Nielsen, Edwin Bjorne (1876-1958), [ca. 1918-1920]Taken by Sands Studio (Brookline, Mass).
Box 2Folder 8#247.193
Nielsen, Edwin Henry (1918-2011), [1920]Photographer unknown (Allenhurst, N.J.).

Nielsen, [Ellnora] (1885-1981)

See Rice, Ellnora Richter (1885-1981)

Nielsen was the sister of Edwin Bjorne Nielsen and Gustaf Arnold Nielsen. She was adopted by Moritz Emil Richter (1825-1907) and Josephine Jenness Richter (1836-1914) and given the name Ellnora Richter. Her former first name is unknown. She married Arthur Hopkins Rice.

Box 2Folder 9#247.194
Nielsen, Gustaf Arnold (1888-1960), [ca. 1893-1894]Photographer unknown.

See also Series I.E. for Gustaf Arnold Nielsen photographs.

Box 2Folder 9#247.195
Nielsen, Gustaf Arnold (1888-1960), [ca. 1898]Taken by Metcalf (West Newton, Mass.).
Box 2Folder 9#247.196
Nielsen, Gustaf Arnold (1888-1960), [ca. 1903-1904]Photographer unknown.
Box 2Folder 9#247.197
Nielsen, Gustaf Arnold (1888-1960), [ca. 1906-1908]Photographer unknown.
Box 2Folder 9#247.198
Nielsen, Gustaf Arnold (1888-1960) with a rifle and the body of a deer, [ca. 1912-1917]Photographer unknown.
Box 2Folder 9#247.199
Nielsen, Gustaf Arnold (1888-1960) in World War I uniform, [ca. 1917-1918]Taken by Thurston Hatcher (Atlanta, Ga.).
Box 2Folder 10#247.200
[Nielsen], Janet (d. 1922), [ca. 1922]Photographer unknown.Postcard.

Inscription on verso: "Janet / 4 years old."

Box 2Folder 10#247.201
Nielsen, Lucia Amalia Schueg (1894-1993), [ca. 1905-1906]Photographer unknown.
Box 2Folder 10#247.202
Nielsen, Lucia Amalia Schueg (1894-1993), [ca. 1909-1910]Photographer unknown.
Box 2Folder 10#247.203
Nielsen, Lucia Amalia Schueg (1894-1993) in a Turkish costume, 25 July 1914Taken by Naranjo Bros. (Santiago de Cuba, Cuba).Postcard.

Inscription on verso in Lucia Nielsen's hand to Caroline Swift Bassett Allen: "Dear Mrs. Allen: here is the picture of a turkish girl; do you know her? With much love Lucia."

Box 2Folder 10#247.204
Nielsen, Lucia Amalia Schueg (1894-1993), [ca. 1915-1916]Taken by [Bowman].
Box 2Folder 11#247.205
Plimpton, Clara, Jan. 1872Taken by Richardson (Boston, Mass.).

Subject may be Clara Idella Plimpton (later Kendall) (1848-1941) or Clara Ella Plimpton (later Newell) (1852-1931).

Box 2Folder 11#247.206
Plimpton, Clarissa Maria Wight (1826-1902), [ca. 1860]Taken by Black (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 2Folder 11#247.207
[Plimpton, Cora Gertrude (later Johnson) (1854-1932)], [ca. 1874-1875]Taken by Partridge (Boston, Mass.).
Box 2Folder 11#247.208
[Plimpton, Cora Gertrude (later Johnson) (1854-1932)], [ca. 1874-1875]Taken by C. M. Bell (Washington, D.C.).Carte de visite.
Box 2Folder 11#247.209
[Plimpton, Cora Gertrude (later Johnson) (1854-1932)], [ca. 1874-1875]Taken by McCormick (Boston, Mass.).Cabinet card.
Box 2Folder 11#247.210
Plimpton, Eleanor Eliza (b. 1810), May 1884Taken by Chas. S. Rawson (Brooklyn, N.Y.).Cabinet card.
Box 2Folder 12#247.211
Plimpton, Hannah Elizabeth (1833-1920), [ca. 1860-1865]Taken by Treat (Boston, Mass.).Miniature tintype on paper backing.
Box 2Folder 12#247.212
Plimpton, Henry Richardson (1820-1891), [ca. 1870]Taken by Collin's Gallery of Art (Westfield, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 2Folder 12#247.213
Plimpton, Henry Richardson (1820-1891), May 1874Taken by T. R. Burnham (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
#2.234#247.214
Plimpton, James Leonard (1828-1911), [ca. 1860]Photographer unknown.Sixth-plate ambrotype in leather case.This photograph is stored separately in the MHS Ambrotype Collection (Photo. Coll. 2).
To request this item, follow this link to the MHS catalog and click on the red "Place Request" button.
Box 2Folder 12#247.215
Plimpton, James Leonard (1828-1911), [ca. 1870-1880]Engraved by C. B. Hall (New York, N.Y.).Engraving.
Box 2Folder 12#247.216
Plimpton, Lucy, 1889Taken by Hardy (Boston, Mass.).Cabinet card.
Box 2Folder 13#247.217
Plimpton, Lucy Ann (b. 1834), Apr. 1883Taken by Veeder (Albany, N.Y.).Carte de visite.

Inscription on verso: "Miss Lucy A. Plimpton / Prin[cipa]l Albany Female Academy, 1880-3."

Box 2Folder 13#247.218
Plimpton, Mary A. (1830-1914), Dec. 1872Taken by Dunshee & Burnham (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 2Folder 13#247.219
Plimpton, Mary A. (1830-1914), [ca. 1874]Taken by T. R. Burnham (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
#2.235#247.220
Plimpton, Theodore Albert (1844-1924), [ca. 1858-1860]Taken by C. T. Sylvester (Boston, Mass.).Ninth-plate ambrotype in brass preserver.This photograph is stored separately in the MHS Ambrotype Collection (Photo. Coll. 2).
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Box 2Folder 13#247.221
Plimpton, [Willard Pratt (1821-1905)], [ca. 1860]Taken by Black (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 2Folder 13#247.222
Powers, Joseph Allen (1858-1912), [ca. 1865-1866]Photographer unknown.Carte de visite.
Box 2Folder 14#247.223
Rice, Arthur Hopkins (1883-1932), [ca. 1905-1910]Taken by Marceau (Boston, Mass.).
Box 2Folder 14#247.224
Rice, Ellnora Richter (1885-1981), [ca. 1890]Photographer unknown.
Box 2Folder 14#247.225
Rice, Ellnora Richter (1885-1981), [ca. 1900-1905]Taken by Partridge (Boston, Mass.).
Box 2Folder 14#247.226
Rice, Ellnora Richter (1885-1981), [ca. 1900-1905]Taken by R. C. Boyd (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Box 2Folder 14#247.227-228
Rice, Ellnora Richter (1885-1981), [ca. 1905-1910]Taken by Marceau (Boston, Mass.).2 photographs.
Box 2Folder 14#247.229
Rice, Ellnora Richter (1885-1981), [ca. 1910]Photographer unknown.
Box 2Folder 15#247.230
Rice, Josephine Richter (later Colvocoresses) (1912-1995), [1913]Photographer unknown.
Box 2Folder 15#247.231
Rice, Josephine Richter (later Colvocoresses) (1912-1995), [ca. 1930-1932]Taken by Sands.

Richter, Ellnora (1885-1981)

See Rice, Ellnora Richter (1885-1981)

Box 2Folder 15#247.232
Rogers, Henry Derby (1853-1934), 16 May 1874Taken by Jas. W. Turner (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.

Schueg, Lucia Amalia (1894-1993)

See Nielsen, Lucia Amalia Schueg (1894-1993)

Box 2Folder 16#247.233
Simpson, George W. (1845-1927), Mar. 1873Taken by Hardy (Boston, Mass.).
Box 2Folder 16#247.234
Simpson, Isabel Treat (later Robertson) (1873-1942), 1893Photographer unknown.
Box 2Folder 16#247.235
Simpson, Lucy Marie Lane (1851-1921), Mar. 1873Taken by Hardy (Boston, Mass.).
Box 2Folder 16#247.236
Simpson, Walter Raymond (1879-1935), 1893Photographer unknown.
Box 2Folder 16#247.237
[Washburn, Lucy Christiana (later Rogers) (1896-1974)] at a piano, 1913Photographer unknown.
#1.597#247.238
Unidentified Allen family man, [ca. 1850-1855]Photographer unknown.Sixth-plate daguerreotype in leather case.This photograph is stored separately in the MHS Daguerreotype Collection (Photo. Coll. 1).
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Subject may be George Ellis Allen (1817-1888) or Joseph Henry Allen (1820-1898).

#2.236#247.239
Unidentified Allen family child, [ca. 1855-1860]Photographer unknown.Ninth-plate ambrotype in leather case (image faded).This photograph is stored separately in the MHS Ambrotype Collection (Photo. Coll. 2).
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Label on outside of leather case: "Jos. A. Allen." Subject is possibly one of the daughters of Joseph Addison Allen and Lucy Temple Burt Allen, either Ellen Burt Allen or Rosa Smith Allen.

Box 2Folder 17-22#247.240-297
Unidentified family members, [ca. 1860-ca. 1920] and undated58 photographs.

Unidentified members of the Allen and related families. Primarily cartes de visite, but also tintypes, cabinet cards, and other photographs. Photographers include Allen, Allen & Rowell, T. R. Burnham, Chute, L. W. Cook, W. H. Getchell, A. N. Hardy, F. L. Lay, G. H. Loomis, S. Masury, Notman, C. Seaver, Jr., Seaver & Lothrop, Whipple, and Wing's, all of Boston, Mass.; Freeman & Coffin of Nantucket, Mass.; Alexander Perry, H. F. Warren, and W. A. Webster, all of Waltham, Mass.; Collin's Gallery of Art of Westfield, Mass.; C. R. B. Claflin of Worcester, Mass.; and A. J. Fox of St. Louis, Mo. Also included is an undated cabinet card of the family dog. Some subjects may be non-relatives.

B. Group portraits, 1852-1938

Arranged alphabetically by family, then chronologically. Unidentified family groups filed at the end.

#1.598#247.298
Allen family: [Lucy Temple Burt Allen (1822-1875) and Joseph Burt Allen (1852-1855)], [1852]Photographer unknown.Sixth-plate daguerreotype in leather case.This photograph is stored separately in the MHS Daguerreotype Collection (Photo. Coll. 1).
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#2.237#247.299
Allen family: [Caroline Swift Bassett Allen (1830-1915) and Fanny Bassett Allen (1857-1913) or Sarah Caroline Allen (later Cooney) (1861-1897)], [1857 or 1861]Photographer unknown.Sixth-plate ambrotype in leather case (image faded).This photograph is stored separately in the MHS Ambrotype Collection (Photo. Coll. 2).
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Image is faded but probably depicts Caroline Swift Bassett Allen with one of her two older daughters as a child.

Box OSFolder 1#247.300
Allen family: Ellis Allen (1792-1875), Lucy Jane Lane Allen (1793-1889), their children, and their children's families at the Allen homestead, Medfield, Mass., ca. 1862Photographer unknown.

Subjects include the families of (from left to right): George Ellis Allen (1817-1888), William Cowper Allen (1815-1909), Abigail Ellis Allen Davis (1828-1896), Nathaniel Topliff Allen (1823-1903), Joseph Addison Allen (1819-1904), Lucy Maria Allen Davis (1821-1900), and James Theodore Allen (1831-1900). Also depicted is William Winthrop Allen (formerly Silas Allen) (1795-1888). Included is a photocopied key to the photograph apparently written by Edward Ellis Allen. One part of the key reads: "Uncle Silas - minister - crazy / disappointed in love."

Box 3Folder 1#247.301
Allen family: Thomas Prentiss Allen (1822-1868) and Edward Augustus Holyoke Allen (1828-1898), Mar. 1865Taken by Bierstadt Brothers (Philadelphia, Pa.).Carte de visite.
Box 3Folder 1#247.302
Allen family: Caroline Augusta Kittredge Allen (1833-1897) and one of her children, [ca. 1865-1870]Taken by J. Ganz (Zurich, Switzerland).Carte de visite.
Box 3Folder 1#247.303
Allen family: Caroline Swift Bassett Allen (1830-1915) and Lucy Ellis Allen (1867-1943), Sep. 1867Taken by H. F. Warren (Waltham, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 3Folder 1#247.304
Allen family: Sarah Caroline Allen (later Cooney) (1861-1897), Fanny Bassett Allen (1857-1913), and Lucy Ellis Allen (1867-1943), [ca. 1869]Taken by Black (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 3Folder 1#247.305
Allen family: Lucy Jane Lane Allen (1793-1889) and Ellis Allen (1792-1875), [ca. 1870-1875]Photographer unknown.

Inscription on verso: "Ellis Allen great abolitionist / Set pines out day John Brown was hung / Lucy Allen of Allen School is their granddaughter."

Box 3Folder 1#247.306
Allen family: Caroline Swift Bassett Allen (1830-1915) and Nathaniel Topliff Allen (1823-1903), [1872]Taken by E. L. Allen (Boston, Mass.).Cabinet card.

This photograph formed part of a collage of Allen family members and boarding students, now dismantled. For a reproduction of the collage, see Photo. #247.870.

Box 3Folder 1#247.307
Allen family: William Denison Allen (b. 1858) and Edward D. Allen (1867-1933), [1874]Taken by Kirk (Mason City, Iowa).Carte de visite.
Box 3Folder 2#247.308
Allen family: Sarah Caroline Allen (later Cooney) (1861-1897), Lucy Ellis Allen (1867-1943), Fanny Bassett Allen (1857-1913), and other family members, [ca. 1880]Photographer unknown.
Box 3Folder 2#247.309
Allen family: Fanny Bassett Allen (1857-1913) and three unidentified women, [ca. 1880-1885]Taken by E. J. Betts (Dansville, N.Y.).Tintype.
Box 3Folder 2#247.310
Allen family: Lucy Jane Lane Allen (1793-1889), Lucy Maria Allen Davis (1821-1900), and an unidentified woman and child, 23 Mar. [1882]Photographer unknown (West Newton, Mass.).Cabinet card.

Inscription on verso: "4 generations Allen family."

Box 3Folder 2#247.311
Allen family: Nathaniel Topliff Allen (1823-1903), Lucy Ellis Allen (1867-1943), Sarah Caroline Allen (later Cooney) (1861-1897), Caroline Swift Bassett Allen (1830-1915), and Fanny Bassett Allen (1857-1913), 25 Dec. 1882Taken by McCormick (Boston, Mass.).Cabinet card.
Box 3Folder 2#247.312a-b
Allen family: Nathaniel Topliff Allen (1823-1903) and his mother and siblings, 1882Photographer unknown.2 copies.

Subjects include (back row from left to right, front row from left to right): Joseph Addison Allen (1819-1904), Abigail Ellis Allen Davis (1828-1896), Nathaniel Topliff Allen (1823-1903), James Theodore Allen (1831-1900), William Cowper Allen (1815-1909), Lucy Maria Allen Davis (1821-1900), Lucy Jane Lane Allen (1793-1889), and George Ellis Allen (1817-1888).

Box 3Folder 3#247.313
Allen family: George Edward Allen (b. 1876), Harriet Isabella Allen (b. 1870), Minnie Gertrude Allen (later Keniston) (b. 1881), Nathaniel Lewis Allen (1872-1933), and [Ernest William Everett Allen (1878-1961)], [ca. 1883]Taken by Seaver Photo (West Newton, Mass.).Cabinet card.
Box 3Folder 3#247.314
Allen family: Lucy Ellis Allen (1867-1943), Fanny Bassett Allen (1857-1913), and Sarah Caroline Allen (later Cooney) (1861-1897), [ca. 1885]Taken by McCormick (Boston, Mass.).Cabinet card.
Box OSFolder 1#247.315
Allen family: Nathaniel Topliff Allen (1823-1903) and other family members at the Allen homestead, Medfield, Mass., [ca. 1885-1889]Taken by E. Chamberlain (Medfield, Mass.).
Box 3Folder 3#247.316
Allen family: Lucy Ellis Allen (1867-1943) and two unidentified women, Mar. 1888Taken by Lovell (Northampton, Mass.).Carte de visite.

Inscription on verso: "March '88 / at Smith."

Box 3Folder 3#247.317
Allen family: Sarah Caroline Allen (later Cooney) (1861-1897) and two other women on horseback, Apr. 1889Photographer unknown.

Inscription on verso: "E. Gilmore on Dan / S. Allen on Prince / S. Bent on Princess." Other two subjects are Emma Louise Gilmore (later Mee) (1867-1949) and Susan Roby Bent (later Marvin) (1872-1961).

Box 3Folder 3#247.318
Allen family: Nathaniel Topliff Allen (1823-1903), Lucy Ellis Allen (1867-1943), Caroline Swift Bassett Allen (1830-1915), Sarah Caroline Allen (later Cooney) (1861-1897), Fanny Bassett Allen (1857-1913), and other family members in front of Edward Augustus Holyoke Allen's house, 18 June 1889Taken by C. A. Sheffeld (Florence, Mass.).
Box 3Folder 3#247.319
Allen family: Fanny Bassett Allen (1857-1913) and two unidentified women, [ca. 1890]Photographer unknown.
Box 3Folder 3#247.320
Allen family: Nathaniel Topliff Allen (1823-1903) and other family members at North School reunion, Medfield, Mass., 24 Oct. 1893Photographer unknown.

Caption on verso: "Reunion of Pupils. / Who attended the North School more than Sixty years ago. / Held at 'Allen Homestead,' Castle Hill, Medfield, Oct. 24, 1893." Caption includes an annotated list of pupils and a poem in honor of the school.

Box 3Folder 4#247.321-322
Allen family: William Cowper Allen (1815-1909), Abigail Ellis Allen Davis (1828-1896), Joseph Addison Allen (1819-1904), James Theodore Allen (1831-1900), Nathaniel Topliff Allen (1823-1903), and Lucy Maria Allen Davis (1821-1900) in Linekin, Me., Aug. 1894Photographer(s) unknown.2 photographs.
Box 3Folder 4#247.323-324
Allen family: Nathaniel Topliff Allen (1823-1903) and other family members in Linekin, Me., Aug. 1894Photographer(s) unknown.2 photographs.
Box 3Folder 4#247.325
Allen family: Nathaniel Topliff Allen (1823-1903) and his siblings, wife, and children, [Aug. 1894]Photographer unknown.

Subjects include (back row from left to right, middle row from left to right, front row from left to right): Caroline Swift Bassett Allen (1830-1915), James Theodore Allen (1831-1900), Caroline Augusta Kittredge Allen (1833-1897), Charles Dana Davis (b. 1826), Fanny Bassett Allen (1857-1913), Nathaniel Topliff Allen (1823-1903), Lucy Maria Allen Davis (1821-1900), Joseph Addison Allen (1819-1904), William Cowper Allen (1815-1909), Abigail Ellis Allen Davis (1828-1896), Lucy Ellis Allen (1867-1943), and Sarah Caroline Allen (later Cooney) (1861-1897).

Box 3Folder 5#247.326
Allen family: Sarah Caroline Allen Cooney (1861-1897) and other suffragettes in white dresses holding brooms, [ca. 1895-1897]Photographer unknown.
Box 3Folder 5#247.327
Allen family: Nathaniel Topliff Allen (1823-1903) and other family members in Medfield, Mass., June 1896Photographer unknown.

Inscription on verso: "Medfield gathering to celebrate 103 anniversary of Grandma Allen [Lucy Jane Lane Allen (1793-1889)] June/96."

Box 3Folder 5#247.328-331
Allen family: Nathaniel Topliff Allen (1823-1903), Caroline Swift Bassett Allen (1830-1915), Patrick Henry Cooney (1845-1915), and Sarah Caroline Cooney (1897-1897), [5] Nov. 1897Photographer(s) unknown.4 photographs.

Sarah Caroline Cooney, the daughter of Sarah Caroline Allen Cooney and Patrick Henry Cooney, was born on 4 Nov. 1897 and died on 6 Nov. 1897. Sarah Caroline Allen Cooney died in childbirth on the day her daughter was born, 4 Nov. 1897.

Box 3Folder 5#247.332
Allen family: Patrick Henry Cooney (1845-1915), Caroline Swift Bassett Allen (1830-1915), and Nathaniel Topliff Allen (1823-1903), [5 Nov. 1897]Photographer unknown.
Box 3Folder 6#247.332a
Allen family: Lucy Ellis Allen and unidentified woman, [ca. 1897-1898]Photographer unknown.Printout of a photopositive taken from a glass plate negative.

The original glass plate negative has been removed to the MHS Photo Archives (#6.xxx) and is RESTRICTED. Glass plate negatives, glass plate positives, and lantern slides of any size are not available for research use. Consult the Reference Librarian for more information.

Box 3Folder 6#247.333
Allen family: Nathaniel Topliff Allen (1823-1903) and other family members, 6 June 1899Photographer unknown.
Box 3Folder 6#247.334
Allen family: Lucy Ellis Allen (1867-1943), Gustaf Arnold Nielsen (1888-1960), Caroline Swift Bassett Allen (1830-1915), Nathaniel Topliff Allen (1823-1903), Fanny Bassett Allen (1857-1913), Edwin Bjorne Nielsen (1876-1958), and others in front of the Allen family home in Linekin, Me., 1903Photographer unknown.
Box 3Folder 6#247.335
Allen family: Joseph Addison Allen (1819-1904), Noah Allen (b. 1807), and William Cowper Allen (1815-1909), [1903]Photographer unknown.
Box 3Folder 6#247.336
Allen family: Caroline Swift Bassett Allen (1830-1915), Fanny Bassett Allen (1857-1913), and Lucy Ellis Allen (1867-1943), [ca. 1905]Photographer unknown (Boston, Mass.).
Box 3Folder 6#247.337
Allen family: Caroline Swift Bassett Allen (1830-1915) and Fanny Bassett Allen (1857-1913), [ca. 1905]Photographer unknown (Boston, Mass.).

Cropped version of Photo. #247.336 above.

Box 3Folder 6#247.338
Allen family: Caroline Swift Bassett Allen (1830-1915), Lucy Ellis Allen (1867-1943), and other family members, [ca. 1910-1915]Photographer unknown.
Box 3Folder 6#247.339-340
Allen family: Caroline Swift Bassett Allen (1830-1915), Lucy Ellis Allen (1867-1943), and others in Cuba, 1 Apr. 1911Photographer(s) unknown.2 photographs (one torn).
Box 3Folder 6#247.341
Allen family: Women at the beach, possibly including Ruby Margaret Keefer (1887-1975), [ca. 1915-1920]Photographer unknown.
Box 3Folder 6#247.342
Allen family: Ruby Margaret Keefer (1887-1975) and Lucy Ellis Allen (1867-1943), [ca. 1935]Photographer unknown.
Box 3Folder 7#247.343
Davis family: Dora May Drew (later Babbitt) (1877-1944) and unidentified Chinese man, Mar. 1890Photographer unknown.

Inscription on verso: "Dora on Ruby, held by the mafoo. Peking, China, March 1890."

Box 3Folder 7#247.344
Davis family: Lucille C. Davis (later Keet) (b. 1884), Annie C. Rommel Davis (d. 1921), and Allen Rommel Davis (1886-1894), 25 Dec. 1892Taken by Entrekin (Philadelphia, Pa.).Cabinet card.
Box 3Folder 7#247.345
Dela Court family: Tom Edward Dela Court (1931-2010), Paul Allen Dela Court (b. 1934), and another child, Aug. 1938Photographer unknown.

Enclosed in envelope with inscription: "Stepbrother to the Nielsen's boys." The connection between the Dela Courts and Nielsens is unclear.

Box 3Folder 7#247.346
Derby/Rogers family: Mary Ann Allen Derby (1812-1893) and Henry Shipley Rogers (1882-1934), 1889Taken by Partridge (Boston and Brookline, Mass.).Cabinet card.
Box 3Folder 7#247.347
Keefer family: Sophia P. Keefer (later Hoaglin) (1892-1976) and Ruby Margaret Keefer (1887-1975), [ca. 1893-1894]Taken by Courtney (Canton, Ohio).Cabinet card.
Box 3Folder 7#247.348
Lane family: Lucy Marie Lane (later Simpson) (1851-1921) and Frederick Turner Lane (1848-1919), 1862Taken by H. F. Warren (Waltham, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 3Folder 7#247.349
Nickerson family: Joshua Granville Nickerson (b. 1827), Anna C. Bassett Nickerson (b. 1838), Sarah R. Bassett Wheeler (1836-1925), and others, [ca. 1885-1890]Photographer unknown.

Inscription on verso: "Old Sconset House / Sanford Cottage / Sarah Easton / Sarah Baxter / Martha Baxter / Eliza Nevins / Sarah Hallett / Carrie Nickerson / Mrs. Pearson / Mrs. Sanford / Anna Kelley / Amelia Wilbur / J. G. Nickerson / Mrs. Jas. Barker / Anna Nickerson / Sarah Wheeler."

Box 3Folder 8#247.350
Nielsen family: [Thora Ingebretsen Nielsen (later Halverson) (1857-1897) and Edwin Bjorne Nielsen (1876-1958)], [1877]Taken by Davis Brothers (Portsmouth, N.H.).Tintype.
Box 3Folder 8#247.351
Nielsen family: Unidentified [Nielsen or Ingebretsen] family members, [ca. 1877]Taken by Davis Brothers (Portsmouth, N.H.).Tintype.
Box 3Folder 8#247.352
Nielsen family: Lucia Amalia Schueg (later Nielsen) (1894-1993) and unidentified girl, [ca. 1907-1908]Photographer unknown.
Box 3Folder 8#247.353
Nielsen family: Lucia Amalia Schueg (later Nielsen) (1894-1993) and four unidentified young women, [ca. 1911-1912]Photographer unknown.
Box 3Folder 8#247.354-355
Nielsen family: Arthur Hopkins Rice (1914-1992), Ellnora Richter Rice (1885-1981), and Josephine Richter Rice (later Colvocoresses) (1912-1995), [1915]Photographer(s) unknown.2 photographs.
Box 3Folder 8#247.356
Nielsen family: Lucia Amalia Schueg Nielsen (1894-1993) in wedding dress with unidentified woman, [1917]Photographer unknown.
Box 3Folder 8#247.357
Nielsen family: Edwin Bjorne Nielsen (1876-1958), John Herndon Rice (1917-1988), Ellnora Richter Rice (1885-1981), Josephine Richter Rice (later Colvocoresses) (1912-1995), Arthur Hopkins Rice (1914-1992), Edwin Henry Nielsen (1918-2011), and Lucia Amalia Schueg Nielsen (1894-1993), [1918-1919]Photographer unknown.
Box 3Folder 8#247.358-360
Nielsen family: John Herndon Rice (1917-1988), Josephine Richter Rice (later Colvocoresses) (1912-1995), Arthur Hopkins Rice (1914-1992), and Edwin Henry Nielsen (1918-2011), [1918-1919]Photographer(s) unknown.3 photographs.
Box 3Folder 8#247.361
Nielsen family: Josephine Richter Rice (later Colvocoresses) (1912-1995), Arthur Hopkins Rice (1914-1992), Ellnora Richter Rice (1885-1981), and John Herndon Rice (1917-1988), 1919Taken by Bachrach.
Box 3Folder 8#247.362
Nielsen family: Arthur Hopkins Rice (1914-1992), John Herndon Rice (1917-1988), and Josephine Richter Rice (later Colvocoresses) (1912-1995), [ca. 1923-1924]Photographer unknown.
Box 3Folder 9#247.363
Plimpton family: [Florence Wight Plimpton (b. 1859), Cora Gertrude Plimpton (later Johnson) (1854-1932), and Clara Ella Plimpton (later Newell) (1852-1931)], [ca. 1862-1863]Taken by Black (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 3Folder 9#247.364
Plimpton family: [Waldo Lewis Plimpton (b. 1866), Cora Gertrude Plimpton (later Johnson) (1854-1932), Clara Ella Plimpton (later Newell) (1852-1931), and Florence Wight Plimpton (b. 1859)], [ca. 1874-1875]Taken by McCormick (Boston, Mass.).Cabinet card.
Box 3Folder 9#247.365
Washburn family: Ellen Burt Allen Washburn (1855-1917) and Lucy Christiana Washburn (later Rogers) (1896-1974), Dec. 1896Photographer unknown.
Box 3Folder 9#247.366
Washburn family: [Ellen Burt Allen Washburn (1855-1917), Lucy Christiana Washburn (later Rogers) (1896-1974), George Washburn (1850-1926)], and two unidentified boys, [ca. 1899-1900]Taken by Blanchard (Los Angeles, Calif.).Cabinet card.
Box 3Folder 10-11#247.367-378
Unidentified family groups, 1890-1894 and undated12 photographs.

Unidentified group portraits of members of the Allen and related families. Included are cartes de visite, cabinet cards, and other photographs by Allen, Conly, and Whipple, all of Boston, Mass.; Preble & Jordan of Waterville, Me.; Edwards of St. Stephen, New Brunswick; and unidentified photographers.

C. Photograph albums, ca. 1860-1875

This subseries consists of two photograph albums, one primarily containing cartes de visite and the other containing miniature tintypes.

Carte de visite album, [ca. 1860]-1875

This photograph album was compiled for Ellis and Lucy Jane (Lane) Allen and contains photographs of their children, grandchildren, and other family members. Many subjects are unidentified and may include non-relatives. All photographs are cartes de visite unless otherwise indicated, and some are duplicates of cartes de visite in Series I.A. Captions in quotations are taken from album pages or verso sides of photographs.

Vol. 1p. 1#247.379
Allen, Sarah Caroline (1861-1897) and Fanny Bassett Allen (1857-1913), [Dec. 1863]Photographer unknown.
Vol. 1p. 2#247.380
Allen, Nathaniel Topliff (1823-1903), [Apr. 1862]Photographer unknown.
Vol. 1p. 3#247.381
Allen, Caroline Swift Bassett (1830-1915), [ca. 1866]Taken by H. F. Warren (Waltham, Mass.).
Vol. 1p. 4#247.382
Allen, George Ellis (1817-1888), [ca. 1860]Photographer unknown.
Vol. 1p. 5#247.383
Allen, Susan Maria Treat (1818-1888), [ca. 1860]Photographer unknown.
Vol. 1p. 6#247.384
Allen, Minnie Treat (later Chase) (1860-1934), [Dec. 1862]Photographer unknown.
Vol. 1p. 7#247.385
Allen, Minnie Treat (later Chase) (1860-1934), 1875Taken by G. P. Lasselle (Boston, Mass.).
Vol. 1p. 8#247.386
Allen, Ellen Burt (later Washburn) (1855-1917), [ca. 1870]Photographer unknown.Small photograph on same page as Photo. #247.387 below.
Vol. 1p. 8#247.387
Allen, Rosa Smith (1859-1911), [ca. 1871]Taken by Richardson (Boston, Mass.).Small photograph on same page as Photo. #247.386 above.
Vol. 1p. 9#247.388
Allen, Lucy Temple Burt (1822-1875), [ca. 1865-1870]Taken by J. W. Black (Boston, Mass.).
Vol. 1p. 10#247.389
Allen, Ellen Burt (later Washburn) (1855-1917), 1862Taken by J. W. Black (Boston, Mass.).
Vol. 1p. 11#247.390
Allen, Rosa Smith (1859-1911), June 1863Photographer unknown.
Vol. 1p. 12#247.391
Unidentified man, "Alfie," undatedPhotographer unknown.
Vol. 1p. 13#247.392
Allen, Caroline Augusta Kittredge (1833-1897), [ca. 1862]Taken by C. Seaver, Jr. (Boston, Mass.).
Vol. 1p. 14
[no photograph]
Vol. 1p. 15
[no photograph]
Vol. 1p. 16#247.393
Davis, Joseph Allen (1843-1863), [ca. 1861-1863]Taken by Fisher Bros. (Boston, Mass.).
Vol. 1p. 17#247.394
Unidentified man, undatedPhotographer unknown.
Vol. 1p. 18#247.395
Davis, Lucy Elinor (1855-1881), Nov. 1866Photographer unknown.
Vol. 1p. 19#247.396
Davis, Seth, undatedTaken by G. H. Loomis (Boston, Mass.).
Vol. 1p. 20#247.397
Unidentified woman, undatedTaken by G. H. Loomis (Boston, Mass.).
Vol. 1p. 21#247.398
Clark, Irvin, 1875Taken by T. R. Burnham (Boston, Mass.).
Vol. 1p. 22#247.399
Plimpton, James Leonard (1828-1911), [ca. 1860]Photographer unknown.
Vol. 1p. 23#247.400
Unidentified woman, undatedPhotographer unknown.
Vol. 1p. 24#247.401
Unidentified man, undatedTaken by C. Seaver, Jr. (Boston, Mass.).
Vol. 1p. 25#247.402
Unidentified woman, undatedPhotographer unknown.
Vol. 1p. 26#247.403
Unidentified man, undatedPhotographer unknown.
Vol. 1p. 27#247.404
Unidentified woman, undatedTaken by C. Seaver, Jr. (Boston, Mass.).
Vol. 1p. 28#247.405
Unidentified man, undatedTaken by C. Seaver, Jr. (Boston, Mass.).
Vol. 1p. 29#247.406
Unidentified woman, undatedPhotographer unknown.
Vol. 1p. 30#247.407
Unidentified man, undatedTaken by Chute (Boston, Mass.).
Vol. 1p. 31#247.408
Unidentified woman, undatedTaken by Frank K. Houston (Holliston, Mass.).
Vol. 1p. 32#247.409
Lacerda, Antonio Augusto de (1858-1874), [ca. 1870]Taken by J. J. Hawes (Boston, Mass.).

Inscription on verso: "Antonio my favorite Boy."

Vol. 1p. 33#247.410
"Mrs. Swain of Nantucket," undatedPhotographer unknown.Miniature tintype on paper backing.
Vol. 1p. 34#247.411
Sawin, Moses (b. 1794), 1862Photographer unknown.
Vol. 1p. 35#247.412
Unidentified woman, undatedPhotographer unknown.
Vol. 1p. 36#247.413
Unidentified man, undatedPhotographer unknown.
Vol. 1p. 37#247.414
Unidentified woman, undatedPhotographer unknown.Tintype.
Vol. 1p. 38#247.415
Unidentified man, undatedTaken by W. J. Gradon.
Vol. 1p. 39#247.416
Unidentified woman, undatedPhotographer unknown.
Vol. 1p. 40#247.417
Unidentified man, undatedPhotographer unknown.Tintype.
Vol. 1p. 41#247.418
Unidentified man, undatedPhotographer unknown.Tintype.
Vol. 1p. 42#247.419
Lane, Lucy P., undatedPhotographer unknown.
Vol. 1p. 43#247.420
Richardson, Edward [or Edwin], "Manchester, N.H.," undatedTaken by Lyman W. Colby (Manchester, N.H.).
Vol. 1p. 44#247.421
Bird, Mary, "Walpole, Mass.," undatedPhotographer unknown.Miniature tintype.
Vol. 1p. 45#247.422
Allen, Asa Smith (1797-1876), [ca. 1865-1870]Photographer unknown.
Vol. 1p. 46#247.423
[Allen, Alma Annette (later Smith) (1840-1928)], "Etta Allen Clear Lake," [ca. 1860]Photographer unknown.
Vol. 1p. 47#247.424
Allen, Albert Barnes (b. 1851), [ca. 1863-1864]Taken by E. R. Curtis (Madison, Wis.).
Vol. 1p. 48#247.425
Reid, Robert Asa (1865-1946), [ca. 1867]Taken by Higgins' Photographic Gallery (Stockton, Calif.).
Vol. 1p. 49#247.426
Reid, Elizabeth Lydia (1863-1961), [ca. 1866]Taken by Abell's Star Gallery (Stockton, Calif.).
Vol. 1p. 50#247.427
Reid, Elizabeth Atwood Allen (1837-1931), [ca. 1867]Taken by Higgins' Photographic Gallery (Stockton, Calif.).
Vol. 2Box 3Folder 12#247.428-467
Tintype album, [ca. 1860-1870]Photographer(s) unknown.

This album contains 40 miniature tintypes (four to a page) of unidentified individuals, probably members of the Allen family or a related family.

D. Views, ca. 1885-1930s

Arranged alphabetically by location.

This subseries contains photographs of Allen family homes in Maine and Massachusetts, including the Medfield, Mass. homestead; exterior and interior views of Nathaniel T. Allen's house in West Newton, Mass., including the tennis courts; photographs of the Smith College campus, possibly taken by Lucy Ellis Allen when she was a student in the late 1880s; and other views.

Box 4Folder 1#247.468-469
Bar Harbor, Me.: Allen family summer home, undatedPhotographer(s) unknown.2 photographs.
Box 4Folder 1#247.470-474
Granville, Ohio: Denison University campus, undatedPhotographer(s) unknown.5 photographs.
Box 4Folder 1#247.475
Linekin, Me.: Allen family home, undatedTaken by McDougall & Keefe (Boothbay Harbor, Me.).Postcard (torn).
Box 4Folder 2#247.476
Medfield, Mass: Allen Homestead, 6 June 1899Photographer unknown.
Box OSFolder 2#247.477
Medfield, Mass.: Allen Homestead farm and workers, undatedPhotographer unknown.
Box 4Folder 2#247.478
Medfield, Mass.: Peak House, [ca. 1902]Photographer unknown.
Box 4Folder 3#247.479-483
Nantucket, Mass., July 1889Taken by Platt (Nantucket, Mass.).5 photographs.
Box 4Folder 3#247.484
Nantucket, Mass.: "Powers cottage," undatedTaken by Wyer (Nantucket, Mass.).
Box 4Folder 3#247.485
Nantucket, Mass.: Sanford Cottage, July 1891Photographer unknown.
Box 4Folder 4#247.486-500
Northampton, Mass.: Smith College campus, [ca. 1885-1889]Possibly taken by Lucy Ellis Allen.15 photographs.
Box 4Folder 5#247.501
West Newton, Mass.: Nathaniel T. Allen House, 35 Webster St. (exterior), ca. 1885Taken by United States View Co. (Cambridgeport, Mass.).
Box 4Folder 5#247.502-518
West Newton, Mass.: Nathaniel T. Allen House, 35 Webster St. (exterior), undatedPhotographer(s) unknown.17 photographs and postcards.
Box OSFolder 2-3#247.519-524
West Newton, Mass.: Nathaniel T. Allen House, 35 Webster St. (exterior), undatedTaken by Seaver Photo (West Newton, Mass.) and unknown photographer(s).6 photographs.
Box 4Folder 6#247.525-529
West Newton, Mass.: Nathaniel T. Allen House, 35 Webster St. (interior), 1889 and undatedPhotographer(s) unknown.5 photographs.
Box OSFolder 3#247.530
West Newton, Mass.: Nathaniel T. Allen House, 35 Webster St. (interior), undatedPhotographer unknown.
Box 4Folder 6#247.531
West Newton, Mass.: Sarah Caroline Allen Cooney's parlor at the Annex, 1892Photographer unknown.
Box 4Folder 7#247.532-534
Miscellaneous views, 1889-[1930s]Taken by various photographers.2 photographs and 1 postcard.

E. Gustaf Arnold Nielsen photographs, [ca. 1917-1921]

Gustaf Arnold Nielsen (1888-1960) was a ward of the Allen family, the godson of Nathaniel T. Allen, and an Allen School student. This subseries consists of photographs taken on a logging trip to Alaska in 1921 and probably also during Nielsen's service in World War I. Subjects and photographers are unidentified, but a few photographs feature Nielsen and possibly his brother Edwin. Included are photographs of camps, men in uniform, and forests, as well as one photograph of a indigenous Alaskan woman.

Box 4Folder 8-9#247.535-576
48 photographs, postcards, and negatives (one without positive).

II. School photographs, 1845-1931

This series consists of individual and group portraits of students and teachers; a few photographs of students' family members; and Carlos Roman Yznaga photographs from his time as a student and after his return to Cuba, including portraits of his children and photographs of his property in Cuba.

A. Individual portraits, ca. 1850-ca. 1930

Arranged alphabetically. Unidentified subjects filed at the end.

This subseries contains cartes de visite, cabinet cards, and other photographs of students of the Allen School and Misses Allen School, taken both while they were students and later, as well as a smaller number of teachers and other associated individuals. Included are African-American students, as well as students from Cuba, Panama, Japan, and other countries. Many photographs have been personalized with messages to the Allens. Some former students also sent the Allens photographs of family members, and these are included here.

Information on many of the individuals listed here is taken from An Illustrated Biographical Catalogue of the Principals, Teachers, and Students of the West Newton English and Classical School, West Newton, Mass., 1854-1893 (Boston: Rand Avery Supply Co., 1895); Allen School Alumni Association necrologies; and other material in the Nathaniel T. Allen papers.

See also Series II.B. (Group portraits) for photographs of some of the students pictured here.

Box 5Folder 1#247.577
Adams, Adeline Elvise (later Lambert) (1844-1875), May 1868Taken by E. L. Wires (Milford, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 5Folder 1#247.578
Antoine, Mary Hannah (later Coleman) (b. 1861), 3 Feb. [1877]Taken by E. L. Goss (Waltham, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 5Folder 1#247.579
Arbuckle, Maclyn (1866-1931), [10 Mar. 1881]Photographer unknown (Galveston, Tex.).Tintype.
Box 5Folder 1#247.580
Arias-Feraud, Ramon (1848-1920), ca. 1866-Apr. 1868Taken by R. J. Chute (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 5Folder 1#247.581
Arthes, Guillermo, 19 June 1897Taken by Metcalf (West Newton, Mass.).
Box 5Folder 2#247.582
Baker, Josiah Quincy (1848-1929), ca. Feb. 1865-Mar. 1866Taken by Seaver (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 5Folder 2#247.583
Bampfield, Robert Smalls (1886-1964), [Oct. 1886]Taken by George L. Cook (Charleston, S.C.).Cabinet card.

The son of student Elizabeth Lydia Smalls Bampfield (1858-1959).

Box 5Folder 2#247.584
Batchelder, Joseph Frederick (b. 1858), [ca. 1872-1874]Taken by Everett (Manchester, N.H.).Carte de visite.
Box 5Folder 2#247.585
Batchelder, Mrs. S. A., undatedTaken by Bradley & Rulofson (San Francisco, Calif.).Carte de visite.
Box 5Folder 2#247.586
Bates, [Mary Abagail (later Brown) (b. 1841)], [ca. 1865-1870]Taken by Allen & Rowell (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
#2.238#247.587
Baxter, Edwin Winthrop (1846-1910), [ca. 1856-1858]Taken by Perry (Waltham, Mass.).Ninth-plate ambrotype in brass preserver.This photograph is stored separately in the MHS Ambrotype Collection (Photo. Coll. 2).
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Box 5Folder 3#247.588
Bemis, Anthony Jones (1876-1942), 1894Taken by Seaver Photo (West Newton, Mass.).
Box 5Folder 3#247.589
Bent, Susan Roby (later Marvin) (1872-1961), [ca. 1885-1890]Taken by Hastings (Boston, Mass.).Cabinet card.
Box 5Folder 3#247.590
Blais, Wolleston Louis (b. 1873), 5 Jan. 1896Taken by Green's Art Studio (Boston, Mass.).
Box 5Folder 3#247.591
Branderiz, Antonio Clement (b. ca. 1859), 7 Dec. 1877Taken by Webster (Waltham, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 5Folder 3#247.592
Breed, George Horace (1876-1956), Sep. 1898Photographer unknown.
#1.599#247.593
Brinley, William Bridge (b. 1842), [1850s]Photographer unknown.Sixteenth-plate daguerreotype in leather case (image faded).This photograph is stored separately in the MHS Daguerreotype Collection (Photo. Coll. 1).
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Box 5Folder 4#247.594
Brown, Charles Mortimer (1867-1897), [ca. 1882-1884]Taken by McCormick (Boston, Mass.).Cabinet card.
Box 5Folder 4#247.595
Brown, Charles Mortimer (1867-1897), [ca. 1885-1887]Taken by Rhine (Fort Worth, Tex.).Cabinet card.
Box 5Folder 4#247.596
Brown, Lawrence Milton (1873-1958), [ca. 1888]Taken by McCormick (Boston, Mass.).Cabinet card.
#2.239#247.597
Brown, William Waterman (1845-1924), [ca. 1860-1861]Taken by Perry (Waltham, Mass.).Ninth-plate ambrotype in brass preserver.This photograph is stored separately in the MHS Ambrotype Collection (Photo. Coll. 2).
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Box 5Folder 4#247.598
Browne, William Leggate (1851-1892), ca. 1864-1868Taken by E. F. Smith (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 5Folder 4#247.599
Burnet, Bessie, "of Chicago," Aug. 1890Photographer unknown.
#2.240#247.600
Burr, Edwin Burton (1843-1872), [ca. 1858]Photographer unknown.Ninth-plate ambrotype in brass preserver.This photograph is stored separately in the MHS Ambrotype Collection (Photo. Coll. 2).
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Box 5Folder 4#247.601
Burton, Harold Hitz (1888-1964), "in Swiss Costume," July 1894Taken by Osw. Welti (Lausanne, Switzerland).Carte de visite.
Box 5Folder 5#247.602
Caldwell, William Hutson (1866-1947), [ca. 1893]Taken by Root (Chicago, Ill.).Cabinet card.
Box 5Folder 5#247.603
Campbell, Frederick Plumb (1861-1933), 1879Taken by W. A. Webster (Waltham, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 5Folder 5#247.604
Clapp, Anna Cushing (later Olin) (b. 1877), [ca. 1890]Taken by Seaver Photo (West Newton, Mass.).
Box 5Folder 5#247.605
Clapp, Anna Cushing (later Olin) (b. 1877), 21 May 1895Taken by Emily Stokes (Boston, Mass.).
Box 5Folder 5#247.606
Clarke, Joseph Thacher (1856-1921), 1866Taken by Black & Case (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 5Folder 5#247.607
Clarke, Joseph Thacher (1856-1921), undatedTaken by F. Werner (Munich, Germany).Photograph of a painting by Benes Knupfer.
Box 5Folder 5#247.608
Cole, undatedTaken by Thos. Naughton (Champaign, Ill.).Carte de visite.
Box 5Folder 5#247.609
Crumpler, Arthur (1836-1910), Jan. 1864Taken by S. Masury (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 5Folder 5#247.610
Culbertson, Joseph Simpson (1855-1904), [1872]Taken by E. L. Allen (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.

This photograph formed part of a collage of Allen family members and boarding students, now dismantled. For a reproduction of the collage, see Photo. #247.870.

Box 5Folder 6#247.611
Damon, John Mathues (1850-1891), 16 Sep. 1866Taken by Wenderoth, Taylor & Brown (Philadelphia, Pa.).Carte de visite.
Box 5Folder 6#247.612
Davis, Frank Augustus (b. 1850), 13 June 1869Taken by Moore Brothers (Springfield, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 5Folder 6#247.613
Day, William Henry (b. 1883), [ca. 1888]Taken by N. L. Stebbins (Boston, Mass.).Cabinet card.

Possibly the son of student Austin Phelps Day (b. 1841).

#2.241#247.614
Dorr, Eben May (1844-1898), [ca. 1855-1856]Taken by Davis & Co. (Boston, Mass.).Ninth-plate ambrotype in brass preserver.This photograph is stored separately in the MHS Ambrotype Collection (Photo. Coll. 2).
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Box 5Folder 6#247.615
Draper, Charles Russell (b. 1867), undatedCreated by D. Dudley (Boston, Mass.).Silhouette.
Box 5Folder 6#247.616
Drost, Louise Marie (later Caldwell) (1864-1909), 22 June 1882Taken by McCormick & Heald (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 5Folder 6#247.617
Drury, Virginia (later Shipman) (1907-1991), [ca. 1930]Taken by Bachrach.
Box 5Folder 7#247.618
Eastman, Clevenger Allston (formerly Clevenger Allston Powers) (b. 1866), June 1878Taken by Hardy (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 5Folder 7#247.619
Eaton, George Partridge (1865-1882), [ca. 1881]Photographer unknown.Cabinet card.

Inscription on verso: "For Lucy. George P. Eaton's Photo. Drowned. Jan. 7./82 in Charles river falling through the thin ice. A noble boy. 16 yrs & 6 mos. old. Had been in our school and family nearly 4 yrs. son of Lucien Eaton St. Louis Mo."

Box 5Folder 7#247.620
Emerson, Charles Wesley (1855-1936), May 1872Taken by E. L. Allen (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.

This photograph formed part of a collage of Allen family members and boarding students, now dismantled. For a reproduction of the collage, see Photo. #247.870.

Box 5Folder 7#247.621
Emmett, Marietta (later Pantages), [ca. 1912-1918]Taken by Corn (Cardiff, Wales).Postcard.
Box 5Folder 7#247.622
Evans, Mr., 1897Taken by Kuebler (Philadelphia, Pa.).Cabinet card.
Box 5Folder 8#247.623
Fairbrother, Adele Jackson (later Johnson) (1889-1966), [1892]Taken by William A. Webster (Waltham, Mass.).Cabinet card.
Box 5Folder 8#247.624
Farnham, Cleve., Aug. 1894Photographer unknown.Tintype.
Box 5Folder 8#247.625
Fitch, Benjamin Franklin (1877-1956), 20 Dec. 1893Taken by Seaver Photo (West Newton, Mass.).
Box 5Folder 8#247.626
Fontarive, Julia Maria (later Destre, later Hudon) (b. 1843), 1861Photographer unknown.
#2.242#247.627
Forster, Edward Jacob (1846-1896), 1857Photographer unknown.Ninth-plate ambrotype in brass preserver.This photograph is stored separately in the MHS Ambrotype Collection (Photo. Coll. 2).
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Box 5Folder 8#247.628
Forster, Edward Jacob (1846-1896), Nov. 1880Taken by Devine & Co. (Charlestown, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 5Folder 8#247.629
Foster, William [Durant (b. 1877)], [ca. 1889]Taken by Elmer Chickering (Boston, Mass.).Cabinet card.
Box 5Folder 8#247.630
Freeman, William, "Sandwich," 1869Taken by G. H. Loomis (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
#1.600#247.631
French, William Harrison (1837-1906), [ca. 1850-1852]Taken by [John B. Heywood] (Waltham, Mass.).Ninth-plate daguerreotype in brass preserver.This photograph is stored separately in the MHS Daguerreotype Collection (Photo. Coll. 1).
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Box 5Folder 9#247.632
Gilbert, Minnie, "Grand Rapids Mich.," [1860s]Taken by J. W. Black (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 5Folder 9#247.633
Gilmore, Emma Louise (later Mee) (1867-1949), 1887Taken by Holland & Roberts (Boston, Mass.).Cabinet card.
Box 5Folder 9#247.634
Gladding, Louise Ruggles (1908-1991), 1927Photographer unknown.
#1.601#247.635
Goddard, John Doane Barnes (1839-1865), [ca. 1851-1852]Photographer unknown.Ninth-plate daguerreotype in brass preserver.This photograph is stored separately in the MHS Daguerreotype Collection (Photo. Coll. 1).
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Box 5Folder 9#247.636
[Goering, Louis Robert (1835-1877)], [ca. 1875-1880]Taken by E. Anthony (New York, N.Y.).Carte de visite.
Box 5Folder 9#247.637
Goodnow, Agnes Louise (later Dolan) (b. 1864), Mar. 1877Taken by Motes [(Atlanta, Ga.)].Carte de visite.
Box 5Folder 9#247.638
Goodnow, Sara Warren (1860-1918), 1876Taken by Smith & Motes (Atlanta, Ga.).Carte de visite.
Box 5Folder 10#247.639
Greene, Mary Anne (1857-1936), May 1875Taken by Manchester Bros. (Providence, R.I.).Carte de visite.
Box 5Folder 10#247.640
Greene, Mary Anne (1857-1936), [ca. 1880]Taken by Manchester (Providence, R.I.).Carte de visite.
Box 5Folder 10#247.641
Greene, Mary Anne (1857-1936), [ca. 1920]Photographer unknown.
Box 5Folder 10#247.642
Greene, Talbot Pitman (b. 1855), Jan. 1869Taken by Wasson (Brooklyn, N.Y.).Tintype.
Box 5Folder 10#247.643
Guppy, Benjamin Wilder (1869-1960), 1889Taken by G. Waldon Smith (Boston, Mass.).Cabinet card.
Box 5Folder 10#247.644
Guppy, Benjamin Wilder, Jr. (b. 1893), 4 Mar. 1894Taken by G. Waldon Smith (Boston, Mass.).Cabinet card.

The son of student Benjamin Wilder Guppy (1869-1960).

Box 5Folder 11#247.645
H., J. C., 7 Dec. 1862Taken by F. L. Lay [(Boston, Mass.)].Carte de visite.

Inscription on verso: "Rochester Dec 7 /62 JCH." Subject is a young woman.

Box 5Folder 11#247.646a-b
Hall, Frank Gardner (b. 1871), [ca. 1890]Taken by Seaver Photo (West Newton, Mass.).Cabinet card (2 copies).

Both copies inscribed on verso by Frank Gardner Hall, one to "Mrs. & Mr. N. T. Allen" and the other to "Miss Sarah / from one of the worst boys that she ever knew."

Box 5Folder 11#247.647
[Hanson, Henry Tappan (b. 1849)], [ca. 1861-1863]Taken by Allen (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 5Folder 11#247.648
Haug, John Sobieski (b. 1883), 14 Sep. 1896Taken by Geo. W. Day (Norristown, Pa.).Cabinet card.
Box 5Folder 11#247.649
Haug, Thaddeus Leon Euclid (1885-1957), Sep. 1896Taken by Geo. W. Day (Norristown, Pa.).Cabinet card.
Box 5Folder 12#247.650a-b
Hawes, Samuel Moses (1846-1873) and George Francis Robinson (1843-1914), ca. 1858-1862Photographer(s) unknown.2 photographs on recto and verso sides.
Box 5Folder 12#247.651
Hayes, Carlisle Robinson (1878-1932), Dec. 1888Taken by J. W. Black & Co. (Boston, Mass.).Cabinet card.
#2.243#247.652
Hildreth, Charles Allen (b. 1844), [ca. 1855-1858]Taken by James & Co. (Boston, Mass.).Ninth-plate ambrotype in brass preserver.This photograph is stored separately in the MHS Ambrotype Collection (Photo. Coll. 2).
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#2.244#247.653
Hilyard, Charles, "Orleans," [ca. 1855-1861]Photographer unknown.Ninth-plate ambrotype in brass preserver.This photograph is stored separately in the MHS Ambrotype Collection (Photo. Coll. 2).
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Box 5Folder 12#247.654
Hollander, Sumner Russ (b. 1874) on pony Fizz, 4 Nov. 1890Photographer unknown.
Box 5Folder 12#247.655
Holway, Annie Burlingame (1871-1953), [ca. 1888-1890]Taken by Smith (Sandwich, Mass.).Cabinet card.
Box 5Folder 13#247.656
Iaukea, Curtis Piehau (1855-1940), [ca. 1883]Taken by Davey (Honolulu, Hawaii).
Box 5Folder 13#247.657
Jackson, Daniel Dana (1870-1941), 1889Taken by McCormick (Boston, Mass.).Cabinet card.
Box 5Folder 13#247.658
Jennings, Ina Frances (later Richardson) (b. 1884), 20 May 1895Taken by Barritt (Hyde Park, Mass.).Cabinet card.
#2.245#247.659
Johns, William H., Jr. (1841-1882), [ca. 1859-1860]Photographer unknown.Ninth-plate ambrotype in brass preserver.This photograph is stored separately in the MHS Ambrotype Collection (Photo. Coll. 2).
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Box 5Folder 13#247.660
Johnson, Frank Linwood (b. 1861), Mar. 1880Taken by McCormick & Heald (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 5Folder 13#247.661
Jones, Henry Swan (1850-1916), 15 Nov.-15 Dec. 1865Taken by I. N. Packard (Stoughton, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 5Folder 14#247.662
Knight, William Rupp (b. 1874), 23 Mar. 1889Taken by McCormick (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 5Folder 14#247.663
Kondo, Kanechi (b. ca. 1847), Jan. 1872Taken by A. F. Bussell (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.

Inscription on verso in Japanese characters.

Box 5Folder 14#247.664
Lacerda, Antonio Augusto de (1858-1874), May 1874Taken by Allen & Rowell (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
#2.246#247.665
Lambert, Charles Henry (1850-1866), Jan. 1861Photographer unknown.Ninth-plate ambrotype in brass preserver.This photograph is stored separately in the MHS Ambrotype Collection (Photo. Coll. 2).
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Box 5Folder 14#247.666
Loring, Albert Carpenter (1858-1932), June 1877Taken by W. A. Webster (Waltham, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 5Folder 14#247.667
Lucia, Rose Elizabeth (1874-1938), 2 Mar. 1891Taken by Seaver Photo (West Newton, Mass.).
Box 5Folder 15#247.668
Mann, Elizabeth F. (later Swan) (b. 1902), [ca. 1908-1910]Photographer unknown.
Box 5Folder 15#247.669
Mann, Elizabeth F. (later Swan) (b. 1902), 1917Taken by Purdy (Boston, Mass.).
Box 5Folder 15#247.670
Mann, Elizabeth F. (later Swan) (b. 1902), 1922Taken by Bachrach.
Box 5Folder 15#247.671
Mann, Ruth Draper, 1917Taken by Purdy (Boston, Mass.).
Box 5Folder 16#247.672
Masforroll, Manuel, [10] Apr. 1872Taken by Frank Rowell (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 5Folder 16#247.673
Maynard, Everett Clark (1863-1934), Apr. 1874Taken by L. W. Cook (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 5Folder 16#247.674
Maynard, Florence Alrose (later Thompson) (b. 1856), 17 Feb. 1874Taken by L. W. Cook (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
#2.247#247.675
McNeil, William Hathaway (1842-1920), [ca. 1855]Taken by James & Co. (Boston, Mass.).Ninth-plate ambrotype in brass preserver.This photograph is stored separately in the MHS Ambrotype Collection (Photo. Coll. 2).
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Box 5Folder 16#247.676
Mead, Emory Leslie (1855-1937), 6 Nov. 1894Taken by K. T. Sheldon (West Winsted, Conn.).Cabinet card.
Box 5Folder 16#247.677
Megata, Tanetaro (1853-1926), [ca. 1880-1885]Taken by R. Maruki (Tokyo, Japan).Cabinet card.
Box 5Folder 17#247.678
Meigs, John Liggett (1884-1931), 1 Jan. 1895Taken by Seaver (West Newton, Mass.).
Box 5Folder 17#247.679
Montgomery, Harry Mortimer (1861-1931), [ca. 1873-1874]Taken by A. Marshall (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 5Folder 17#247.680
Montoya, Jose Maria (1875-1906), 4 June 1891Taken by Seaver Photo (West Newton, Mass.).Cabinet card.
Box 5Folder 17#247.681
Moran, Arvilla Lindon (later Hutchins) (d. 1933), June 1877Taken by W. A. Webster (Waltham, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 5Folder 17#247.682
Moran, Howard Parker (1892-1894), [24 May] 1892Taken by Herman Wunder (Brooklyn, N.Y.).Cabinet card.

The son of student Robert Galloway Moran (b. 1866).

Box 5Folder 18#247.683
Morey, Samuel Wooley (1841-1877), [ca. 1860-1865]Taken by Higgins & Co. (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 5Folder 18#247.684
Morrill, Samuel George (later George Henry Morrill, Jr.) (1855-1932), [1872]Taken by E. L. Allen (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.

This photograph formed part of a collage of Allen family members and boarding students, now dismantled. For a reproduction of the collage, see Photo. #247.870.

Box 5Folder 18#247.685
Mott-Smith, Martha Paty (b. 1865), [ca. 1883-1885]Taken by Rice (Washington, D.C.).Cabinet card.
Box 5Folder 18#247.686
Mulford, David Roscoe (1878-1953), [1897]Taken by Metcalf (West Newton, Mass.).
Box 5Folder 18#247.687
Murchie, William Todd (1880-1929), 1897Taken by Metcalf (West Newton, Mass.).
Box 5Folder 19#247.688
Osborn, Charles Dana (1853-1877), Mar. 1872Taken by Jas. W. Turner (Boston, Mass.).
Box 5Folder 19#247.689
[Parker, Edward Everett (1852-1896)], [ca. 1868-1870]Taken by Jones (Salem, Mass.).Carte de visite.

Inscription on verso: "Parker? Now Prof Elocution."

Box 5Folder 19#247.690
Pettigrew, William Moses (b. 1867), 4 Aug. 1887Taken by Seaver Photo (West Newton, Mass.).Cabinet card.
Box 5Folder 19#247.691
Pierce, Hattie Hill (later Cole) (b. 1870), 1890Taken by Newell & Dow (Boston, Mass.).Cabinet card.
Box 5Folder 19#247.692
Pierce, Hattie Hill (later Cole) (b. 1870), [ca. 1890-1895]Photographer unknown.
Box 5Folder 20#247.693
Pinchback, Pinckney Napoleon (1863-1900), Apr. 1874Taken by Allen & Rowell (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 5Folder 20#247.694
Piper, Elizabeth Jane (later Ensley) (d. 1919), Feb. 1870Taken by E. Humblot (Dresden, Germany).Carte de visite.

Sources give Elizabeth Jane Piper Ensley's birth year as 1847 or 1848, but she appears to be younger in this photograph.

Box 5Folder 20#247.695
Pope, May Courtenay (later Cranston) (1870-1918), Nov. 1887Taken by Haefer (Hancock, Mich.).Carte de visite.
Box 5Folder 20#247.696
Pope, May Courtenay (later Cranston) (1870-1918), 1893Taken by S. L. Stein, (Milwaukee, Wis.).Cabinet card.
Box 5Folder 20#247.697
Pratt, Alfred Stuart (1861-1952), 1867Taken by Whipple (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 5Folder 20#247.698
Pratt, Burtie, 1867Taken by Whipple (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.

Subject is a child about five years old, probably a relative of Alfred Stuart Pratt.

Box 5Folder 21#247.699
Ralston, Samuel Fry (1859-1888), Dec. 1874Taken by Allen & Rowell (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 5Folder 21#247.700
Ralston, William Chapman (1863-1924), Dec. 1874Taken by Allen & Rowell (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 5Folder 21#247.701
Read, Mary Anna (later Keith) (1842-1891), June 1869Taken by Warren Bros. (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 5Folder 21#247.702
Redding, Ellita (later Gee) (d. 1948), 1893Taken by Howland and Lonergan (San Francisco, Calif.).
Box 5Folder 21#247.703
Reese, Ella Pickens (1855-1948), 1881Taken by G. W. Davis (Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Va.).Cabinet card.
Box 5Folder 21#247.704
Reynolds, Daniel Carpenter (1852-1888), ca. Sep. 1866-Apr. 1868Taken by T. R. Burnham (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 5Folder 21#247.705
Robinson, Franklin Frayne (1868-1890), [ca. 1888-1890]Taken by Rhine (Fort Worth, Tex.).Cabinet card.

Robinson, George Francis (1843-1914)

See Hawes, Samuel Moses (1846-1873) and George Francis Robinson (1843-1914), ca. 1858-1862

Box 6Folder 1#247.706
Safford, William Reginald (ca. 1859-ca. 1882), Apr. 1874Taken by Allen & Rowell (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 6Folder 1#247.707
Schillinger, John Jacob (1855-1888), Feb. 1872Taken by Peter Baab (Yorkville, N.Y.).Carte de visite.
Box 6Folder 1#247.708
Seaverns, Mabelle [or Mabel] Smith (later Ames) (b. 1870), 2 June 1886Taken by Seaver Photo (West Newton, Mass.).Cabinet card.
Box 6Folder 1#247.709
Seley, Chapin Munger (1875-1967), [Oct. 1893]Taken by Seaver Photo (West Newton, Mass.).Cabinet card.
Box 6Folder 1#247.710
Shaw, Ethel (1874-1892), 20 May 1889Taken by McCormick (Boston, Mass.).Cabinet card.
Box 6Folder 2#247.711a-b
Sherman, George Douglass (1854-1921), [1872]Taken by Allen (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite (2 copies).

This photograph formed part of a collage of Allen family members and boarding students, now dismantled. For a reproduction of the collage, see Photo. #247.870.

Box 6Folder 2#247.712
Sherrill, Ruth D., Jan. 1895Photographer unknown.
Box 6Folder 2#247.713
Skidmore, Frederick Hicks (1874-1953), [ca. 1888-1890]Taken by Seaver Photo (West Newton, Mass.).
Box 6Folder 2#247.714
Smalls, Elizabeth Lydia (later Bampfield) (1858-1959), June 1875Taken by Allen & Rowell (Boston, Mass.).Cabinet card.
Box 6Folder 3#247.715
[Smith, George W.], [1860s]Taken by F. L. Lay (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 6Folder 3#247.716
Smith, Lillie (b. ca. 1861), [ca. 1873-1875]Taken by Warren (Cambridgeport, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 6Folder 3#247.717
Spear, May [or Mary] Lizzie (later Kleinhaus) (b. 1859), June 1875Taken by G. P. Lasselle (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 6Folder 3#247.718
Stanton, Frank, Jr., "7 months old," 1920Photographer unknown.
Box 6Folder 3#247.719
Stiles, Susan Elizabeth and Gilbert Stiles III, undatedPhotographer unknown.
Box 6Folder 3#247.720
Stoddard, Theodore Lothrop (1883-1950) in N.H.S. Signal Corps uniform, [ca. 1900]Taken by Lemont (Waltham, Mass.).
Box 6Folder 4#247.721
Stone, Frank Wetherell (b. 1870), 1884Taken by Steffens (Chicago, Ill.).Cabinet card.
Box 6Folder 4#247.722
Studley, Eleanor, 25 Mar. 1918Taken by Flett (Atlantic City, N.J.).Postcard.
Box 6Folder 4#247.723
Suarez, Manuel Pedro (b. ca. 1850), July 1865Taken by Henry F. Warren (Waltham, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 6Folder 4#247.724
Suarez, Manuel Pedro (b. ca. 1850), Feb. 1866Photographer unknown.Carte de visite.
Box 6Folder 4#247.725
Sutro, Alice Helen (later Brems) (1866-1913), Apr. 1882Taken by McCormick & Heald (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 6Folder 4#247.726
Swan, Caleb Hayward (1857-1905), [ca. 1867-1870]Taken by Frank Rowell (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 6Folder 5#247.727-729
Taylor, Sarah Wingate (d. 1965) and others, [1908]Taken by Ellis Moore (Newton, Mass.) and unknown photographer(s).3 photographs.

Subjects include: Misses Allen School student Sarah Wingate Taylor and her brother William Watson Taylor as children, as well as Caroline Swift Bassett Allen and Lucy Ellis Allen.

Box 6Folder 5#247.730-731
Taylor, Sarah Wingate (d. 1965), [ca. 1925-1935]Photographer(s) unknown.2 photographs.
Box 6Folder 5#247.732
Taylor, Sarah Wingate (d. 1965), [ca. 1935-1940]Taken by Erin [Kahely].
Box 6Folder 6#247.733
Thompson, William Couillard (1875-1913), [ca. 1895]Taken by Barentzen (Boston, Mass.).Cabinet card.
Box 6Folder 6#247.734
Tiffany, Francis (1827-1908), 25 Dec. 1896Taken by Notman Photographic Co. (Boston, Mass.).

The father of students Mary Allison Tiffany (1853-1925), Francis Buchanan Tiffany (1855-1936), Walter Checkley Tiffany (b. 1857), and Esther Brown Tiffany (1858-1918).

Box 6Folder 6#247.735
Tileston, Gussie, [ca. 1860]Taken by F. L. Lay (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 6Folder 6#247.736
Tileston, Gussie, 12 Nov. 1862Photographer unknown (Geneva, N.Y.).Carte de visite.
Box 6Folder 7#247.737-738
Totman, Fred Nichols (b. 1873), 1891Taken by Seaver Photo (West Newton, Mass.).2 photographs.
Box 6Folder 7#247.739
Tripp, Roziltha Jane (later Dike) (1860-1922), [ca. 1880]Taken by Elmer Chickering (Boston, Mass.).Cabinet card.
Box 6Folder 7#247.740
Turner, Florence Dudley (later Price, later Morgan), May 1902Photographer unknown.
#2.248#247.741
Turner, George Henry (1841-1864), [ca. 1855-1857]Taken by C. T. Sylvester (Boston, Mass.).Ninth-plate ambrotype in brass preserver.This photograph is stored separately in the MHS Ambrotype Collection (Photo. Coll. 2).
To request this item, follow this link to the MHS catalog and click on the red "Place Request" button.
Box 6Folder 7#247.742
Turner, Henry William, [1902]Taken by Sheldon.
Box 6Folder 7#247.743
Urbino, Levina Buoncuore (1813-1888), [ca. 1883-1888]Taken by Needham (Boston, Mass.).Cabinet card.
Box 6Folder 8#247.744
Vasquez, Manuel Joaquin (ca. 1846-1871), [ca. 1870]Photographer unknown.Miniature tintype on paper backing.
Box 6Folder 8#247.745
Vasquez, Manuel Joaquin (ca. 1846-1871), [ca. 1870]Taken by E. V. Foss (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.

Inscription on verso: "Manuel Vasquez / Lost at Sea 1872? / returning to his home / Panama."

Box 6Folder 8#247.746
Wallee, Rachel A., 28 Nov. 1881Taken by Seaver Photo (West Newton, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 6Folder 8#247.747
Washburn, Nathan (1844-1866), 1863Taken by D. T. Burrell (Bridgewater, Mass.).Carte de visite.
#2.249#247.748
Whitney, Frederick (b. 1843), [ca. 1858]Taken by Perry (Waltham, Mass.).Ninth-plate ambrotype in brass preserver.This photograph is stored separately in the MHS Ambrotype Collection (Photo. Coll. 2).
To request this item, follow this link to the MHS catalog and click on the red "Place Request" button.
Box 6Folder 8#247.749
Williams, Charley May (b. 1892), 9 Mar. 1895Taken by J. E. Daniel (Fort Worth, Tex.).Cabinet card.

The son of student Charles Story Williams (1867-1917).

Box 6Folder 8#247.750
Wilson, Henry (1812-1875) in Civil War uniform, [ca. 1861-1865]Taken by Brady (Washington, D.C.).Carte de visite.

The father of student Henry Hamilton Wilson (1846-1866).

Box 6Folder 8#247.751
Wilson, Henry (1812-1875), undatedEngraved by L. Prang & Co. (Boston, Mass.).Engraving on carte-de-visite backing.
Box 6Folder 8#247.752
Worster, Florence Adelaide (later Springfield) (b. 1862), June 1877Taken by W. A. Webster (Waltham, Mass.).Carte de visite.

Yznaga, Carlos Roman (1870-1910)

See Series II.D. for Carlos Roman Yznaga photographs.

#2.250#247.753
Unidentified boy, [ca. 1855-1861]Taken by Perry (Waltham, Mass.).Ninth-plate ambrotype in brass preserver.This photograph is stored separately in the MHS Ambrotype Collection (Photo. Coll. 2).
To request this item, follow this link to the MHS catalog and click on the red "Place Request" button.
Box 6Folder 9-18#247.754-849
Unidentified students and teachers, [ca. 1860]-192596 photographs.

The bulk of these photographs (85) consists of portraits of unidentified female students of the Misses Allen School taken in the early 20th century. Most of the photographers are unknown, but include Bachrach, Marceau, Sue Rice, Sands, Sarony, and others. Some photographs are personalized to "Miss Lucy." The other 11 photographs include cartes de visite, cabinet cards, and other photographs by Allen & Rowell (Boston, Mass.), McCormick & Heald (Boston, Mass.), Bierstadt Brothers (New Bedford, Mass.), Vance's Gallery (San Francisco, Calif.), Humblot (Dresden, Germany), De Chute & Brooks (Montevideo, Uruguay), and unknown photographers. One tintype and a few cartes de visite depict unidentified black students.

Box 6Folder 19-20#247.850-864
Unidentified boarding students, [1872]Taken by E. L. Allen (Boston, Mass.).15 cartes de visite.

These photographs formed part of a collage of Allen family members and boarding students, now dismantled. For a reproduction of the collage, see Photo. #247.870.

B. Group portraits, 1845-1931

Arranged chronologically.

This subseries contains group portraits of Allen School and Misses Allen School classes, teachers and students on school grounds, school sports teams, class outings, and smaller groups of students. Included are several photographs taken in front of the original Allen School building at the corner of Washington and Highland Sts. in West Newton, Mass., and in front of Nathaniel T. Allen's house at 35 Webster Street, West Newton.

Box 7Folder 1#247.865-866
Nathaniel Topliff Allen (1823-1903) and others, probably at Bridgewater Normal School, [1845-1846]Photographer(s) unknown.2 photographs.
Box 7Folder 1#247.867a-b
Students in front of Nathaniel T. Allen's house, some with baseball bats, ca. 1870Photographer unknown.1 photograph and 1 negative.

Included is a key identifying subjects in the photograph.

Box OSFolder 4#247.868
Students in front of the Allen School building, [ca. 1870]Photographer unknown.
Box 7Folder 2#247.869
Caroline Swift Bassett Allen (1830-1915) and other women in theatrical costumes, [ca. 1870-1875]Taken by John Woodruff (Ottawa, Canada).Cabinet card.

Subjects identified along the edges of the photograph: "[Lord] - Allen - Scott - Brigham - Miss [Davis] - M. B. Allen - Miss Davis - Miss Edwards - Miss Curtis - Mrs. Luke."

Box OSFolder 4#247.870
Allen family and boarding students, [1872]Taken by E. L. Allen (Boston, Mass.).Reproduction of a collage.

The original collage of one cabinet card and 22 cartes de visite, all taken by E. L. Allen of Boston, Mass., has been dismantled and the photographs distributed to the rest of the collection.

Box 7Folder 2#247.871
Students Smith and Brown, [ca. 1880s]Photographer unknown.Tintype.
Box 7Folder 2#247.872
Joel Haws (1876-1956) and Clifford Haws (1874-1966), [ca. 1882-1884]Taken by McCormick (Boston, Mass.).Cabinet card.
Box 7Folder 2#247.873-874
Students and teachers in front of Nathaniel T. Allen's house, some on bicycles, June 1886Taken by A. H. Folsom (Boston, Mass.).2 photographs.
Box 7Folder 2#247.875
Boarding students in front of Joseph A. Allen's house, [ca. 1886]Taken by A. H. Folsom (Boston, Mass.).
Box OSFolder 5-6#247.876-882
Teachers and students in front of the Allen School building, [ca. 1886]Taken by A. H. Folsom (Boston, Mass.).7 photographs.
Box 7Folder 3#247.883
Nathaniel Topliff Allen (1823-1903) and his botany class, June 1887Taken by A. E. Alden (Boston, Mass.).
Box 7Folder 3#247.884
James Theodore Allen (1831-1900) and his Latin class, [June 1887]Taken by A. E. Alden (Boston, Mass.).
Box 7Folder 3#247.885
James Theodore Allen (1831-1900) and his class, [June 1887]Taken by A. E. Alden (Boston, Mass.).
Box 7Folder 3#247.886
Fanny Bassett Allen (1857-1913) and students, [ca. 1887]Photographer unknown.
Box 7Folder 3#247.887
Teachers and students, June 1888Taken by A. E. Alden (Boston, Mass.).
Box 7Folder 3#247.888
Mary Agnes Andrews (later Russell) (b. 1875) and Mollie Gertrude Kelley (later Schroeder) (1873-1971), [ca. 1888-1889]Taken by C. Seaver, Jr. (West Newton, Mass.).
Box 7Folder 4#247.889
Cate's Boat Sleigh in front of the Allen School, 14 Feb. 1889Photographer unknown.
Box 7Folder 4#247.890
Teachers and students at the minuteman statue in Concord, Mass., 24 May 1889Taken by Bracey Curtis.
Box 7Folder 4#247.891-892
Teachers and students at the minuteman statue in Concord, Mass., [24 May 1889]Photographer(s) unknown.2 photographs.
Box 7Folder 4#247.893
Teachers and students, June 1889Photographer unknown.
Box 7Folder 5#247.894-895
Picnic at the Allen homestead, Medfield, Mass., 28 Sep. 1889Taken by Harry C. Daniels and Dana B. Brigham, Jr.2 photographs.
Box 7Folder 5#247.896-898
Teachers and students, 1889Photographer(s) unknown.3 photographs.
Box 7Folder 6#247.899
Allen family and boarding students, June 1890Photographer unknown.
Box 7Folder 6#247.900
Picnic at the Allen homestead, Medfield, Mass., 27 Sep. 1890Photographer unknown.

Inscription on verso in Nathaniel T. Allen's hand: "The school picnic on the great rock at Homestead 80 present."

Box OSFolder 7#247.901
Football team, 1890Photographer unknown.
Box 7Folder 6#247.902-903
Teachers and students, [1890]Photographer(s) unknown.2 photographs.
Box 7Folder 7#247.904a-b
"The Annex boys," [1890]Photographer unknown.Cabinet card (2 copies).

Subjects include: Brackley Azel Shaw (1878-1946), Benjamin Wishart (1878-1943), Arthur Royden Mackenzie (b. 1880), Kiles Paul Gleason (b. 1881), George Newton Gleason (b. 1882), Frank Arnold Bowers (b. 1880), James Randall O'Hara, Jr. (b. 1882), Ezra Charles Fitch, Jr. (1881-1917), and Victor Neal (b. 1881).

Box 7Folder 7#247.905
Frank Gardner Hall (b. 1871) and two other unidentified students, [ca. 1890]Taken by Seaver Photo (West Newton, Mass.).
Box 7Folder 7#247.906
Female students, [ca. 1890-1891]Taken by Odin Fritz (Newton, Mass.).Cabinet card.

Subjects include (back row from left to right, middle row from left to right, front row from left to right): Anna Cushing Clapp (later Olin) (b. 1877), an unidentified young woman, Grace Ingraham (later Spear) (1875-1937), Alice Mary Thayer (later Whaley) (1874-1964), Mary Agnes Andrews (later Russell) (b. 1875), Ella Louise Kittredge (1873-1896), an unidentified young woman, and Mollie Gertrude Kelley (later Schroeder) (1873-1971).

Box 7Folder 7#247.907
Teachers and students, June 1891Photographer unknown.
Box 7Folder 7#247.908
Picnic at the Allen homestead, Medfield, Mass., Sep. 1892Photographer unknown.
Box 7Folder 8#247.909
Female students, [ca. 1892-1895]Taken by Seaver (West Newton, Mass.).Cabinet card.

Subjects include (back row from left to right, front row from left to right): Anna Brooks Carter (1878-1966), Christina Mary Lord (later Studley) (1875-1920), Alice Mary Thayer (later Whaley) (1874-1964), Anna Cushing Clapp (later Olin) (b. 1877), Marie Elizabeth Pendexter (later Warren) (d. 1911), and Helen Stearns Carter (later Fassett) (b. 1875).

Box 7Folder 8#247.910
Nathaniel Topliff Allen (1823-1903) and his "early pupil" Horace C. Snow (1831-1896), Tustin, Calif., Mar. 1893Photographer unknown.
Box OSFolder 7#247.911
Allen School Alumni Association reunion at the Woodland Park Hotel, Auburndale, Mass., 21 June 1893Photographer unknown.
Box 7Folder 8#247.912
Class of 1894, 19 June 1894Taken by Seaver Photo (West Newton, Mass.).Cabinet card.
Box 7Folder 8#247.913
Baseball team, including Edwin Bjorne Nielsen (1876-1958), [ca. 1894]Taken by Seaver Photo (West Newton, Mass.).
Box OSFolder 7#247.914
Class of [1895], [1895]Taken by Seaver (West Newton, Mass.).
Box OSFolder 7#247.915
Football team, including Edwin Bjorne Nielsen (1876-1958), [ca. 1895]Photographer unknown.
Box OSFolder 8#247.916
Misses Allen School teachers and students, [ca. 1904-1913]Photographer unknown.
Box 7Folder 9-10#247.917-925
Misses Allen School teachers and students, [ca. 1904]-1931 and undatedTaken by Metcalf (West Newton, Mass.) and unknown photographer(s).9 photographs.

Included is a key identifying subjects in one photograph.

Box 7Folder 10#247.926
Misses Allen School students, 1906Photographer unknown.

Inscription on verso: "Katherine Fowler / Bertha Bennett / Alice Knight / Helen Ruhe / Clara Williamson / Ida Jenks / Carmen Aury / Edith Barlow / Constance Barrett / Allen School 1906."

Box 7Folder 10#247.927-928
"Rope pull across pond," Class of 1910 vs. Class of 1909, [ca. 1909-1910]Photographer(s) unknown.1 photograph and 1 postcard.
Box OSFolder 8#247.929-931
Gustaf Arnold Nielsen (1888-1960) group portraits, [ca. 1911-1912]Photographer(s) unknown.3 photographs.

Three group photographs featuring Gustaf Arnold Nielsen (1888-1960), possibly dating from his years at Harvard Graduate School of Applied Science and Massachusetts Agricultural College.

Box 7Folder 11#247.932-938
Unidentified group portraits, 1892-1896 and undated7 photographs.

Included are group portraits of Allen School and Misses Allen School students, including black students, taken by Black of Boston, Mass.; Seaver Photo and Franklin Metcalf of West Newton, Mass.; and unknown photographers.

C. Views, 1886-1895

Box 7Folder 12#247.939
Allen School building, Washington and Highland Sts., West Newton, Mass., 13 Dec. 1886Photographer unknown.
Box 7Folder 12#247.940
Allen School building, Washington and Highland Sts., West Newton, Mass., May 1895Taken by Chandler Seaver (West Newton, Mass.).
Box 7Folder 12#247.941
Allen School building after snowfall, Washington and Highland Sts., West Newton, Mass., undatedPhotographer unknown.
Box 7Folder 12#247.942
Interior of the Misses Allen School, undatedPhotographer unknown.Christmas card.

D. Carlos Roman Yznaga photographs, 1884-ca. 1910

Arranged chronologically.

This subseries contains photographs of Allen School student Carlos Roman Yznaga, his children, and his property in Cuba. Yznaga (or Iznaga) was born in Trinidad, Cuba, in 1870. He attended the Allen School from 1884 and, beginning in 1888, the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y. He returned to Cuba three years later, worked as a sugar planter, and served as the U.S. consul general in Trinidad, mayor of Trinidad (during the Spanish-American War), and lieutenant governor of the Province of Trinidad. Yznaga married Matilde Meyer y Cantero in 1894 and had several children. He died on 21 Sep. 1910 in New York City. Most of the photographs of the Yznaga children and estate contain descriptions and messages written by Carlos Yznaga to members of the Allen family. Subjects include the family's black servants.

Yznaga was the 14th lord of his family's estate in the Valle de los Ingenios. Photographs of the estate include a view of what is now Plaza Mayor in Trinidad, Cuba.

See the Lucy Ellis Allen papers in the Nathaniel T. Allen papers (Ms. N-2484) for a letter from Yznaga to Lucy Allen about some of these photographs, 18 July 1901.

Box 7Folder 13#247.943-944
Yznaga, Carlos Roman (1870-1910), 1 Aug. 1884Taken by McCormick (Boston, Mass.).2 cabinet cards.
Box 7Folder 13#247.945
Yznaga, Carlos Roman (1870-1910) and unidentified boy in folk costumes, [ca. 1885-1886]Photographer unknown.Tintype.
Box 7Folder 14#247.946
Yznaga, Carlos Roman (1870-1910), Apr. 1886Photographer unknown.Cabinet card.
Box 7Folder 14#247.947
Yznaga, Carlos Roman (1870-1910), Apr. 1886Taken by McCormick (Boston, Mass.).Cabinet card.
Box 7Folder 14#247.948
Yznaga, Carlos Roman (1870-1910), Oct. 1888Taken by Lloyd (Troy, N.Y.).Cabinet card.
Box 7Folder 15-16#247.949-966
Yznaga children, [ca. 1895-1910]Taken by Carlos Roman Yznaga.18 photographs and postcards.
Box 7Folder 17-18#247.967-980
Yznaga estate, Trinidad, Cuba, [ca. 1895-1910][Taken by Carlos Roman Yznaga.]14 photographs.

III. Related photographs, 1852-1908

Arranged alphabetically.

This series contains cartes de visite, cabinet cards, and other photographs of Allen family associates, including prominent abolitionists, reformers, educators, and members of the Hungarian royal family who were friends of Fanny Bassett Allen. Also included are mass-produced photographs of redeemed and emancipated slaves.

Box 8Folder 1#247.981
Achorn, Edgar Oakes (1859-1931), May 1881Taken by A. O. Reed (Brunswick, Me.).Cabinet card.
Box 8Folder 1#247.982
Bambach, B., undatedPhotographer unknown.Carte de visite.
Box 8Folder 1#247.983
Beecher, Henry Ward (1813-1887) statue, [ca. 1891-1900]Taken by W. S. Pendleton (Brooklyn, N.Y.).Cabinet card.
Box 8Folder 1#247.984
"Emancipated Slaves," 1863Taken by M. H. Kimball (New York, N.Y.).

Group portrait of eight emancipated slaves: Wilson Chinn, Mary Johnson, Robert Whitehead, Charles Taylor, Augusta Broujey, Isaac White, Rebecca Huger, and Rosina Downs. Caption on recto: "Emancipated Slaves / Brought from Louisiana by Col. Geo. H. Hanks. The Children are from the Schools established by order of Maj. Gen. Banks." Caption on verso: "The nett proceeds from the sale of these Photographs will be devoted exclusively to the education of colored people in the Department of the Gulf, now under the command of Maj.-Gen. Banks."

Box 8Folder 2#247.985
Everett, Edward (1794-1865), [ca. 1860-1865]Photographer unknown.Carte de visite.
Box 8Folder 2#247.986
Forbes, William (1810-1899) and Sarah Harding Forbes (1812-1896), 25 Dec. 1893Photographer unknown.

Inscription on verso in Nathaniel T. Allen's hand: "My first teacher / Mrs. Sarah Harding Forbes / & her husband Wm. Forbes Esq / farmer Medfield / Dec. 25. 93."

Box 8Folder 2#247.987
Garrison, William Lloyd (1805-1879), [ca. 1870]Photographer unknown.Carte de visite.
Box 8Folder 2#247.988
Garrison, William Lloyd (1805-1879), 1874Photographer unknown (Boston, Mass.).Cabinet card.
Box 8Folder 2#247.989
Greenleaf, Benjamin (1786-1864), 1863Taken by S. Masury (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 8Folder 3#247.990
Hayes, Lucy Webb (1831-1889) and Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822-1893), [ca. 1875]Taken by Mora (New York, N.Y.).Carte de visite.
Box 8Folder 3#247.991
Kossuth, Lajos (1802-1894), [1852]Engraver unknown. Published by Geo. W. Woodard (Boston, Mass.).Engraving.

Inscribed on verso: "Carrie - from Lizzie [Shurber] - in remembrance of the few days we passed pleasantly together - April 29. 1852."

Box 8Folder 3#247.992
Lawrence, Fannie Virginia Casseopia (b. 1858), [1863]Taken by Kellogg Brothers (Hartford, Conn.).Carte de visite.

Caption on recto: "Fannie Virginia Casseopia Lawrence, a Redeemed slave child, 5 years of age. Redeemed in Virginia, by Catharine [sic] S. Lawrence; Baptized in Brooklyn, at Plymouth Church, by Henry Ward Beecher, May, 1863."

Box 8Folder 3#247.993
Lawrence, Fannie Virginia Casseopia (b. 1858) and Catherine S. Lawrence (1820-1904), [1863]Taken by Renowden (Brooklyn, N.Y.).Carte de visite.

Caption on recto: "Redeemed in Virginia by Catharine [sic] S. Lawrence. Baptized in Brooklyn, at Plymouth Church, by Henry Ward Beecher, May, 1863. Fannie Virginia Casseopia Lawrence, a Redeemed slave child, 5 years of age. "

Box 8Folder 3#247.994
McCleave, Eliza Ann Chase (1811-1895), 1889Photographer unknown.Cabinet card.
Box 8Folder 4#247.995
Odescalchi, Helen, "11," [1871]Taken by Lacombe & Lacroix (Geneva, Switzerland).Carte de visite.
Box 8Folder 4#247.996
Odescalchi, Irma (1863-1924), "8," [1871]Taken by Lacombe & Lacroix (Geneva, Switzerland).Carte de visite.
Box 8Folder 4#247.997
Odescalchi, Pauline (1856-1923), "14 1/2," [1871]Taken by Lacombe & Lacroix (Geneva, Switzerland).Carte de visite.
Box 8Folder 4#247.998
Odescalchi, Pauline (1856-1923), [ca. 1872-1873]Taken by Prof. Koller & Borsos J. (Budapest, Hungary).Carte de visite.
Box 8Folder 4#247.999
Odescalchi, Pauline (1856-1923) and [Adam Beniczky de Benicz (1855-1923)], [ca. 1880-1885]Taken by Strelisky (Budapest, Hungary).Cabinet card.
Box 8Folder 4#247.1000
Odescalchi, Pauline (1856-1923), Sep. 1908Taken by Strelisky (Budapest, Hungary).Cabinet card.
Box 8Folder 4#247.1001
Odescalchi, Victoire, "13," [1871]Taken by Lacombe & Lacroix (Geneva, Switzerland).Carte de visite.
Box 8Folder 5#247.1002
Painting of a boy and girl carrying sticks, Dec. 1863Photographer unknown.Carte de visite.

Inscription on verso: "Fannie Allen / from Gorham, / Christmas 1863."

Box 8Folder 5#247.1003
Parker, Theodore (1810-1860), [ca. 1860]Photographer unknown. Published by Henry F. Granger & Co. (Boston, Mass.).Reproduction.
Box 8Folder 5#247.1004
Parker, Theodore (1810-1860), [1860]Taken by Ely (Racine, Wis.).Carte de visite.

Inscription on verso: "Theod. Parker / The last Phot. taken in life / From Miss ___ Parker / 1874."

Box 8Folder 5#247.1005
Pomroy, Rebecca Rossignol Holliday (1817-1884), Mar. 1884Taken by Hardy (Boston, Mass.).Cabinet card.
Box 8Folder 5#247.1006
"State Government of Mass.," 1866Photographer unknown.Carte de visite.

This carte de visite contains small images of 1866 Massachusetts government officials, including Gov. Alexander Hamilton Bullock (1816-1882), Lt. Gov. William Claflin (1818-1905), Secretary of State Oliver Warner (1818-1885), Treasurer Jacob Hersey Loud (1802-1880), Auditor Henry Shaw Briggs (1824-1887), and Attorney General Chester Isham Reed (1823-1873), as well as the State House in Boston.

Box 8Folder 5#247.1007
Sumner, Charles (1811-1874), [ca. 1870]Taken by Silsbee, Case & Co. (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.
Box 8Folder 5#247.1008
Sumner, Charles (1811-1874), [ca. 1874]Taken by Allen & Rowell (Boston, Mass.).Cabinet card.
Box 8Folder 5#247.1009
Tausig, Carl (1841-1871), [ca. 1865-1871]Taken by B. J. Hirsch (Berlin, Germany).Carte de visite.
Box 8Folder 5#247.1010
Thayer, Gideon French (1793-1864), Sep. 1862Taken by F. L. Lay (Boston, Mass.).Carte de visite.

Preferred Citation

Nathaniel T. Allen photographs, Massachusetts Historical Society.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in ABIGAIL, the online catalog of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Researchers desiring materials about related persons, organizations, or subjects should search the catalog using these headings.

Persons:

Allen, Caroline Swift Bassett, 1830-1915--Photographs.
Allen, E. L. (Edward L.), photographer.
Allen family--Photographs.
Allen, Fanny Bassett, 1857-1913--Photographs.
Allen, Lucy Ellis, 1867-1943--Photographs.
Allen, Nathaniel T. (Nathaniel Topliff), 1823-1903--Photographs.
Cooney, Sarah Caroline Allen, 1861-1897--Photographs.
Lay, Frederic L., photographer.
Nielsen, Edwin Bjorne, 1876-1958--Photographs.
Nielsen, Gustaf Arnold, 1888-1960--Photographs.
Seaver, C. (Charles), photographer.
Stokes, Emily, photographer.
Warren, Henry Franklin, photographer.
Webster, William A., photographer.
Yznaga, Carlos Roman, 1870-1910--Photographs.
Yznaga family--Photographs.

Organizations:

Allen & Rowell (Boston, Mass.), photographers.
McCormick & Heald (Boston, Mass.), photographers.
Misses Allen School (West Newton, Newton, Mass.)--Photographs.
Seaver Photo (West Newton, Mass.), photographers.
West Newton English and Classical School--Photographs.

Subjects:

African American students--Massachusetts--Newton--Photographs.
African Americans--Photographs.
Alaska--Photographs.
Ambrotypes.
Buildings--Massachusetts--Newton--Photographs.
Cabinet photographs.
Cartes de visite.
Children--Photographs.
Cuba--Photographs.
Daguerreotypes.
Dwellings--Massachusetts--Newton--Photographs.
Educators--Massachusetts--Newton--Photographs.
Logging--Photographs.
Men--Photographs.
Minority students--Massachusetts--Newton--Photographs.
Newton (Mass.)--Photographs.
Photograph albums.
Plantations--Cuba--Trinidad--Photographs.
Reformers--Photographs.
Schools--Massachusetts--Newton--Photographs.
Students--Massachusetts--Newton--Photographs.
Students, Foreign--Massachusetts--Newton--Photographs.
Tintypes.
Trinidad (Sancti Spiritus, Cuba)--Photographs.
West Newton (Newton, Mass.)--Photographs.
Women photographers.
Women--Photographs.