Guide to the Photograph Collection
152 cartes de visite and 1 tintype photograph of the inter-related Coolidge and Lowell families and their acquaintances, as well as Civil War-era soldiers, officers, and politicians.
Cartes de visite, many unidentified, of family members and friends of the inter-related Coolidge and Lowell families. These photographs were once stored together in an album, which has since been discarded. The collection also contains a number of identified cartes de visite of Civil War officers, soldiers and politicians. Massachusetts photographers include John A. Whipple, James W. Black, F. L. Lay, A. Sonrel, and G.K. Warren.
Arrangement of the Collection
This collection is arranged according to the order in which photographs were removed from an album, which is no longer present.
Detailed Description of the Collection
Inscription: "Miss Ann S. Coolidge (Mrs. Prince)."
Inscription: "Sunday, April 22d 1860 Lizzie Agassiz to Nina Lowell."
Inscription: "Dr. Lothrop."
Inscription: "K.P. Wormeley USA Genl. Hosp. Portsmouth Grove Feb. 7th 1863."
Same sitter as #234.60.
Same sitter as #234.60.
Inscription: "Gen. Fremont."
Inscription: "Miss Sarah Woolsey Portsmouth Grove RI Jan. 1863."
Inscription: "Sally Coolidge (Mrs. Newbold)"
Inscription: "Miss Susan Lowell married Mr. Wm. Sohier died 1868."
Inscription: "VII.3. Mr. Thomas Bulfinch p. 22-23."
Same sitter as #234.53.
Inscription: "Rev. Charles Lowell."
Inscription:"Hon. Wm. Appleton."
Inscription: "Anne D. Adams."
"Mrs. J. R. Lowell--a poetess."
Inscription: "Mrs. Joseph Coolidge April 1875. A. C. to Mrs. G. L."
Inscription: "Pretty dresses."
Inscription: "Joseph Coolidge from a picture by Stuart.”
Inscription: "Mr. Joseph Coolidge 1868 or 1869 Boston. Taken in Paris."
Inscription: "Madme. [Revilliard?] Geneve"
Inscription: “H. S. Coolidge Paris Nov. 1865 p. 28.”
Inscription: “Mr. Joseph Coolidge 4th b. 1798 d. 1879 p. 26.” “For Algernon & Mary from [?]”
Inscription: “For Algernon & Mary: from [?]”
Inscription: "Mrs. Ellen H. Coolidge Boston 1863."
Inscription: “Madame Meriam my dear Adele. Bale Suisse 1887.”
Inscription: "Elspeth Meriam Bale Suisse."
Inscription: "Mons. Roldolphe Meriam Bale Suiss”
Inscription: "Mrs. E. J. Lowell."
Inscription: "E. J. Lowell."
Inscription: "George G. Lowell."
Inscription: "Lady Saurin with her best love to Mrs. Dwight Jany 73."
Inscription: "Mrs. A. Coolidge."
Inscription: "Mrs. John T. Coolidge sister of Auntie Lowell."
Inscription: "F. C. L."
Caption: "Joseph Randolph Coolidge Jr."
Inscription: "Mary Lowell (Coolidge)."
Inscription: "A Coolidge."
Caption: "Douariere de Russie."
Caption: “G. L. April 1874.”
Coolidge-Lowell family carte de visite collection, Photo. Coll. 234, Massachusetts Historical Society Photo Archives.
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.