COLLECTION GUIDES

ca. 1861-1876

Guide to the Photograph Collection


Collection Summary

Abstract

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.

Collection Description

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.

Acquisition Information

Donor unknown.

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

Box 1#234.01
Shaw, Robert Gould (1837-1863)Taken by John Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.)
Box 1#234.02
Grant, Ulysses S. (1822-1885)Taken by H. F. Warren (Waltham, Mass.)
Box 1#234.03
Sherman, William T. (1820-1891)Taken by Mathew B. Brady (Washington, D. C.)
Box 1#234.04
Sherman, William T. (1820-1891)Taken by John Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.)
Box 1#234.05
Buell, Don Carlos (1818-1898)Taken by Mathew B. BradyPublished by E. & H. T. Anthony (New York, N.Y.)
Box 1#234.06
Halleck, Henry W. (1815-1872)Taken by Mathew B. BradyPublished by E. & H. T. Anthony (New York, N.Y.)
Box 1#234.07
Halleck, Henry W. (1815-1872)Photographer unknown.Published by E. & H. T. Anthony (New York, N.Y.)
Box 1#234.08
McClellan, George B.(1826-1885)Taken by Mathew B. Brady. Published by E. & H. T. Anthony (New York, N.Y.)
Box 1#234.09
Scott, Winfield (1786-1866)Taken by Silsbee, Case & Co.Published by Proctor & Clark (Boston, Mass.)
Box 1#234.10
Lee, William Raymond (1807-1891)Taken by Black & Batchelder (Boston, Mass.)
Box 1#234.11
Hooker, Joseph (1814-1879)Photographer unknown.
Box 1#234.12
Coolidge, Sidney (1830-1863)Photographer unknown.
Box 1#234.13
Coolidge, Sidney (1830-1863)Photographer unknown.
Box 1#234.14
Sheridan, Philip Henry (1831-1888)Photographer unknown.
Box 1#234.15
Lowell, Charles Russell (1835-1864)Taken by Black & Case (Boston, Mass.)
Box 1#234.16
Lowell, Charles Russell (1835-1864)Taken by Black & Case (Boston, Mass.)
Box 1#234.17
Lowell, Charles Russell (1835-1864)Taken by John Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.)
Box 1#234.18
Lowell, Charles Russell (1835-1864)Taken by John Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.)
Box 1#234.19
Hills, Joseph S. (1841-1864)Taken by Black & Case (Boston, Mass. and Newport, R.I.)
Box 1#234.20
Higginson, Henry Lee (1834-1919)Taken by John Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.)
Box 1#234.21
Higginson, Henry Lee (1834-1919)Taken by John Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.)
Box 1#234.22
Unidentified officer of the 16th Regiment, possibly Isaac H. PinkhamTaken by Warren (Cambridgeport, Mass.)
Box 1#234.23
Sturgis, Henry H.Taken by John Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.)
Box 1#234.24
Putnam, William Lowell (1840-1861)Taken by John Adams Whipple(Boston, Mass.)
Box 1#234.25
Putnam, William Lowell (1840-1861)Taken by John Adams Whipple(Boston, Mass.)
Box 1#234.26
Putnam, William Lowell (1840-1861)Taken by Allen (Boston, Mass.)
Box 1#234.27
Putnam, William Lowell (1840-1861)Taken by Allen & Horton(Boston, Mass.)
Box 1#234.28
Savage, James (1832-1862)Taken by James W. Black(Boston, Mass.)
Box 1#234.29
Union refugeesTaken by A. W. Wood (St. Louis, Mo.)
Box 1#234.30
Refugee from the South during the war Taken by A. W. Wood (St. Louis, Mo.)
Box 1#234.31
Unidentified woman with horse and carriage, Nov. 17, 1866.Taken by H. F. Warren (Waltham, Mass.)
Box 1#234.32
Four unidentified soldiersPhotographer unknown.
Box 1#234.33
Holmes, Oliver Wendell (1841-1935)Taken by James W. Black(Boston, Mass.)
Box 1#234.34
Bigelow, Jacob (1786-1879)Taken by Black & Batchelder(Boston, Mass.)
Box 1#234.35
Bigelow, Jacob (1786-1879)Photographer unknown.
Box 1#234.36
Two unidentified girlsPhotographer unknown.
Box 1#234.37
Unidentified young boy, standing with young girl and doll, seatedTaken by H. F. Warren (Waltham, Mass.)
Box 1#234.38
Unidentified manTaken by H. F. Warren (Waltham, Mass.)
Box 1#234.39
Unidentified child with book Taken by H. F. Warren (Waltham, Mass.)
Box 1#234.40
Unidentified woman, writing, with book on lapTaken by Black & Case (Boston, Mass.)
Box 1#234.41
Prince, Ann S. (1819-1881)Taken by Black & Batchelder (Boston, Mass.)

Inscription: "Miss Ann S. Coolidge (Mrs. Prince)."

Box 1#234.42
Agassiz, Elizabeth Cary Cabot (1822-1907)Photographer unknown.

Inscription: "Sunday, April 22d 1860 Lizzie Agassiz to Nina Lowell."

Box 1#234.43a/b
Agassiz, Louis (1807-1873)Taken by A. Sonrel (Boston, Mass.)
Box 1#234.44
Agassiz, Louis (1807-1873)Photographer unknown.
Box 1#234.45
Unidentified man and woman, seatedTaken by Black & Batchelder (Boston, Mass.).
Box 1#234.46
Unidentified man, standing. Taken by Black & Batchelder (Boston, Mass.).
Box 1#234.47
Unidentified woman, standingTaken by Black & Batchelder (Boston, Mass.).
Box 1#234.48
Unidentified woman, standing.Taken by Black & Batchelder (Boston, Mass.).
Box 1#234.49
Unidentified woman, standing, Dec. 1, 1860..Taken by Black & Batchelder (Boston, Mass.).
Box 1#234.50
Unidentified man, standing.Taken by Black & Batchelder (Boston, Mass.).
Box 1#234.51
Unidentified woman, standing. Taken by Black & Batchelder (Boston, Mass.).
Box 1#234.52
Unidentified woman, seated, reading a letter, Nahant, July 11, 1861..Taken by Black & Batchelder (Boston, Mass.).
Box 1#234.53
Unidentifed woman, seated, sewing. Taken by John Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.)
Box 1#234.54
Unidentified woman, reading to child. Taken by John Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.)
Box 1#234.55
Unidentified woman, standing. Taken by Black & Batchelder (Boston, Mass.)
Box 1#234.56
Unidentified woman, standing, displaying elaborate embellished sleeve. Taken by Black & Batchelder (Boston, Mass.)
Box 1#234.57
Unidentified man with beard, seated. Taken by Black & Batchelder (Boston, Mass.)
Box 1#234.58
Lothrop, Samuel Kirkland (1804-1886).Taken by James W. Black (Boston, Mass.)

Inscription: "Dr. Lothrop."

Box 1#234.59
Wormeley, Katherine Prescott (1830-1908). Taken by James W. Black (Boston, Mass.)

Inscription: "K.P. Wormeley USA Genl. Hosp. Portsmouth Grove Feb. 7th 1863."

Box 1#234.60
Unidentified man, seated in rocker. Taken by James W. Black (Boston, Mass.)
Box 1#234.61
Unidentified man, seated in rocker.Taken by John Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.)

Same sitter as #234.60.

Box 1#234.62
Unidentified man, seated in rocker.Taken by John Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.)

Same sitter as #234.60.

Box 1#234.63
Fremont, John C. (1813-1890) Taken by Mathew B. Brady.Published by E. & H. T. Anthony.

Inscription: "Gen. Fremont."

Box 1#234.64
Woolsey, Sarah Chauncey (1835-1905) Taken by Rockwood (New York, N.Y.)

Inscription: "Miss Sarah Woolsey Portsmouth Grove RI Jan. 1863."

Box 1#234.65
Newbold, Sarah Lawrence Coolidge (1858-1922) Taken by H. G. Smith (Boston, Mass.)

Inscription: "Sally Coolidge (Mrs. Newbold)"

Box 1#234.66
Sohier, Susan C. Lowell (1823-1868) Taken by H. G. Smith (Boston, Mass.)Photograph of a drawing by an unidentified artist.

Inscription: "Miss Susan Lowell married Mr. Wm. Sohier died 1868."

Box 1#234.67
Unidentified man, possibly William Sohier (1822-1894) Taken by H. G. Smith (Boston, Mass.)Photograph of a drawing by an unidentified artist.
Box 1#234.68
Unidentified woman, seated, wearing bonnet and holding a book. Taken by Silsbee, Case & Co. (Boston, Mass.)
Box 1#234.69
Unidentified woman, seated. Taken by Silsbee, Case & Co. (Boston, Mass.)
Box 1#234.70
Bulfinch, Thomas (1796-1867)Taken by John A. Whipple (Boston, Mass.)

Inscription: "VII.3. Mr. Thomas Bulfinch p. 22-23."

Box 1#234.71
Unidentified man. Taken by John A. Whipple(Boston, Mass.)
Box 1#234.72
Unidentified girls in matching dresses. Taken by John A. Whipple (Boston, Mass.)
Box 1#234.73
Unidentified woman, seated, sewing. Taken by Silsbee, Case & Co. (Boston, Mass.)

Same sitter as #234.53.

Box 1#234.74
Unidentified woman, standing, wearing bonnet. Taken by John A. Whipple(Boston, Mass.)
Box 1#234.75
Unidentified woman, standing. Taken by John A. Whipple (Boston, Mass.)
Box 1#234.76
Lowell, Charles (1782-1861)Taken by John A. Whipple(Boston, Mass.)

Inscription: "Rev. Charles Lowell."

Box 1#234.77
Unidentified man, possibly Charles Lowell, seated, with walking stick. Taken by John A. Whipple (Boston, Mass.)
Box 1#234.78
Appleton, William (1786-1862) Taken by John A. Whipple (Boston, Mass.)

Inscription:"Hon. Wm. Appleton."

Box 1#234.79
Unidentified man, seated, reading a letter. Taken by John A. Whipple (Boston, Mass.)
Box 1#234.80
Adams, Anne D.Taken by John A. Whipple (Boston, Mass.)

Inscription: "Anne D. Adams."

Box 1#234.81
Unidentified woman, seated at desk. Taken by John A. Whipple (Boston, Mass.)
Box 1#234.82
Unidentified woman, knitting. Taken by John A. Whipple (Boston, Mass.)
Box 1#234.83
Unidentified man, seated. Taken by F.L. Lay (Boston, Mass.)
Box 1#234.84
Unidentified man, standing. Taken by F.L. Lay (Boston, Mass.)
Box 1#234.85
Lowell, Maria White (1821-1853) Taken by Edward L. Allen (Boston, Mass.)Photograph of a painting or drawing.

"Mrs. J. R. Lowell--a poetess."

Box 1#234.86a/b
Coolidge, Ellen Wayles Randolph (1796-1876) Taken by Allen & Rowell (Boston, Mass.)

Inscription: "Mrs. Joseph Coolidge April 1875. A. C. to Mrs. G. L."

Box 1#234.87
Unidentified girl with doll, seated, Feb. 1876.. Taken by Allen & Rowell (Boston, Mass.)
Box 1#234.88a/b
Unidentified man. Taken by Allen & Rowell (Boston, Mass.)Photograph of a drawing or painting.
Box 1#234.89
Unidentified man, seated. Taken by A. Sonrel (Boston, Mass.)
Box 1#234.90
Unidentified man, seated. Taken by A. Sonrel (Boston, Mass.)
Box 1#234.91
Unidentified young woman. Taken by A. Sonrel (Boston, Mass.)
Box 1#234.92
Unidentified young woman, standing. Taken by A. Sonrel (Boston, Mass.)
Box 1#234.93
Unidentified woman wearing bonnet. Taken by A. Sonrel (Boston, Mass.)
Box 1#234.94
Unidentified young woman, standing, reading a letter. Taken by Warren (Cambridgeport, Mass.)
Box 1#234.95
Unidentified young woman, seated. Taken by Warren (Cambridgeport and Lowell, Mass.)

Inscription: "Pretty dresses."

Box 1#234.96
Coolidge, Joseph (1747-1820) Taken by Warren (Cambridgeport, Mass.)

Inscription: "Joseph Coolidge from a picture by Stuart.”

Box 1#234.97
Coolidge, Joseph (1798-1879)Taken by LeJeune (Paris, France)

Inscription: "Mr. Joseph Coolidge 1868 or 1869 Boston. Taken in Paris."

Box 1#234.98
Unidentified woman. Taken by Levitsky (Paris, France)

Inscription: "Madme. [Revilliard?] Geneve"

Box 1#234.99
Coolidge, Hetty Sullivan (1831-1901)Taken by Levitsky (Paris, France)

Inscription: “H. S. Coolidge Paris Nov. 1865 p. 28.”

Box 1#234.100
Coolidge, Joseph (1798-1879)Taken by LeJeune (Paris, France)

Inscription: “Mr. Joseph Coolidge 4th b. 1798 d. 1879 p. 26.” “For Algernon & Mary from [?]”

Box 1#234.101
Coolidge, Ellen Wayles Randolph (1796-1876)Taken by LeJeune (Paris, France)

Inscription: “For Algernon & Mary: from [?]”

Box 1#234.102
Coolidge, Ellen Wayles Randolph (1796-1876)Taken by LeJeune (Paris, France)

Inscription: "Mrs. Ellen H. Coolidge Boston 1863."

Box 1#234.103
Meriam, Adele.Taken by Taeschler (Basel, Switzerland)

Inscription: “Madame Meriam my dear Adele. Bale Suisse 1887.”

Box 1#234.104
Meriam, ElspethTaken by Taeschler (Basel, Switzerland)

Inscription: "Elspeth Meriam Bale Suisse."

Box 1#234.105
Meriam, RodolpheTaken by Taeschler (Basel, Switzerland)

Inscription: "Mons. Roldolphe Meriam Bale Suiss”

Box 1#234.106
Dumas, Alexandre (1802-1870)Taken by Alophe (Paris, France)
Box 1#234.107
Unidentified woman, standing.Taken by H. Holz (Munich, Germany)
Box 1#234.108
Unidentified woman, seated.Taken by Bisson Aine (Paris, France)
Box 1#234.109
Unidentified woman.Taken by Lowscher & Petsch (Berlin, Germany)
Box 1#234.110
Unidentified man.Taken by C. M. Litchfield (Boston, Mass.)
Box 1#234.111
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von (1749-1832)Taken by E. Desmaisons (Paris, France)
Box 1#234.112
Lowell, Mary Wolcott Goodrich (1841-1874)Taken by Nadary (Paris, France)

Inscription: "Mrs. E. J. Lowell."

Box 1#234.113
Lowell, Edward Jackson (1845-1894)Taken by Nadary (Paris, France)

Inscription: "E. J. Lowell."

Box 1#234.114
Lowell, George G. (1830-1885)Taken by A. D. Braun & Cie (Paris, France)

Inscription: "George G. Lowell."

Box 1#234.115
Unidentified man, seated, 1861..Taken by Disderi & Cie (Paris, France)
Box 1#234.116
About, Edmond (1828-1885)Taken by Pierre Petite (Paris, France)
Box 1#234.117
Saurin, Lady. Taken by F. De Jongh (Vevey, France)

Inscription: "Lady Saurin with her best love to Mrs. Dwight Jany 73."

Box 1#234.118
Unidentified woman, standing, 1861..Taken by D'Allesandri Fres. (Rome, Italy)
Box 1#234.119
Coolidge, Mary Lowell (1833-1915)Photographer unknown.

Inscription: "Mrs. A. Coolidge."

Box 1#234.120
Coolidge, Mrs. John T.Photographer unknown.

Inscription: "Mrs. John T. Coolidge sister of Auntie Lowell."

Box 1#234.121
Lowell, Francis Cabot (1803-1874)Photographer unknown.

Inscription: "F. C. L."

Box 1#234.122
Lowell, Francis Cabot (1803-1874)Photographer unknown.
Box 1#234.123
Lowell, Francis Cabot (1803-1874)Photographer unknown.
Box 1#234.124
Coolidge, Joseph Randolph (1862-1928) Photographer unknown.

Caption: "Joseph Randolph Coolidge Jr."

Box 1#234.125
Coolidge, Mary Lowell (1833-1915)Photographer unknown.

Inscription: "Mary Lowell (Coolidge)."

Box 1#234.126
Coolidge, Algernon (1830-1912)Photographer unknown.

Inscription: "A Coolidge."

Box 1#234.127
Unidentified young man, seated.Photographer unknown.
Box 1#234.128
Unidentified woman, standing, Nov. 12, 1860..Photographer unknown.
Box 1#234.129
Unidentified woman, standing.Photographer unknown.
Box 1#234.130
Unidentified woman, seated.Photographer unknown.
Box 1#234.131
Unidentified woman, standing.Photographer unknown.
Box 1#234.132
Unidentified woman, standing.Photographer unknown.
Box 1#234.133
Unidentified man, 1861..Photographer unknown.
Box 1#234.134
Unidentified elderly woman with baby.Photographer unknown.
Box 1#234.135
Unidentified woman, standing.Photographer unknown.
Box 1#234.136
Unidentified woman and baby.Photographer unknown.
Box 1#234.137
Unidentified man with fur cap.Photographer unknown.
Box 1#234.138
Unidentified woman, standing, Medford, March 24, 1861..Photographer unknown.
Box 1#234.139
Unidentified woman, standing.Photographer unknown.
Box 1#234.140
Unidentified woman, seated.Photographer unknown.
Box 1#234.141
Unidentified woman, standing.Photographer unknown.
Box 1#234.142
Unidentified woman, standing, Nov. 1860..Photographer unknown.
Box 1#234.143
Marie Louise, empress (1791-1847).Taken by Furne Fils & H. Tournier (Paris, France)Photograph of a painting.
Box 1#234.144
Unidentified woman, standing.Taken by E. Desmaisons (Paris, France)

Caption: "Douariere de Russie."

Box 1#234.145
Unidentified [European] scenes.Photographer unknown.
Box 1#234.146
Unidentified man, standing.Taken by Black & Batchelder (Boston, Mass.)
Box 1#234.147
Unidentified military cadet, March 1863..Taken by James W. Black (Boston, Mass.)
Box 1#234.148
Unidentified military cadet, March 1863..Taken by James W. Black (Boston, Mass.)
Box 1#234.149
Unidentified military cadet, August 1864..Taken by Warren (Cambridgeport, Mass.)
Box 1#234.150
Lowell, Georgina (1836-1922)Taken by Richardson (Boston, Mass.)

Caption: “G. L. April 1874.”

Box 1#234.151
Unidentified child.Photographer unknownTintype.

Preferred Citation

Coolidge-Lowell family carte de visite collection, Photo. Coll. 234, Massachusetts Historical Society Photo Archives.

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:

Coolidge family--Photographs.
Lowell family--Photographs.
Black, James Wallace, 1825-1896, photographer.
Lay, Frederic L., photographer.
Sonrel, Antoine, -1879, photographer.
Warren, George Kendall, 1834-1884, photographer.
Whipple, John Adams, 1822-1891, photographer.

Subjects:

Children--Photographs.
Men--Photographs.
Women--Photographs.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Photographs.
Cartes de visite.
Tintypes.