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Annie Haven Thwing Collection of Historic Boston Photographs

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1860-1930

Guide to the Photograph Collection


Collection Summary

Abstract

Images of historic Boston collected by Annie Haven Thwing for her research on early Boston property ownership.

Collection Description

Black and white photographs of Boston buildings and streets collected by Annie Haven Thwing. The majority were taken by the Halliday Historic Photograph Co. of Boston, which was active between 1890 and 1930. In addition to photographs of existing buildings, there are a number of photographs of prints and engravings of buildings that were destroyed prior to 1890.

Acquisition Information

Donor unknown.

Arrangement

Photographs in this collection are organized within the following categories: Buildings, Cemeteries, Churches, Houses, and Street Views.

Detailed Description of the Collection

I. Buildings

Arranged alphabetically by street.

Box 1#238.01
Old Feather Store, Dock Square.Photograph of a print.
Box 1#238.02
Sun Tavern, Dock Square.
Box 1#238.03
Sailor's Boarding House, North Street.
Box 1#238.04
Granary, Dorchester, moved from Park and Tremont Streets.Unidentified photographer.Albumen print.
Box 1#238.05
Granary, Dorchester, moved from Park and Tremont Streets.
Box 1#238.06
Faneuil Hall, South Market St.Photograph of a print by S. Hill.
Box 1#238.07
Building at Sun Court and North Street.
Box 1#238.08
Building at Sun Court and North Street.
Box 1#238.09
Green Dragon Tavern, Union Street.Photograph of a print.
Box 1#238.10
Old Corner Bookstore, Washington Street.Photograph of a print.
Box 1#238.11
Old Province House.Photograph of an engraving by Kilburn.

II. Cemeteries

Box 1#238.12
Copp's Hill Burying Place.

III. Churches

Arranged alphabetically by name of church.

Box 1#238.13
Christ Church, Salem Street, "Old North."
Box 1#238.14
Christ Church, Salem Street.Photograph of a drawing by Annie S. Pratt.
Box 1#238.15
New South Church, Summer Street.
Box 1#238.16
Old Brick Meeting House, Washington Street.Photograph of a print.
Box 1#238.17
Trinity Church, Summer Street.Photograph of a print.

IV. Houses

Arranged alphabetically by street.

Box 1#238.18
Clough-Vernon House, Charter Street.
Box 1#238.19
Clough-Vernon House, Charter Street.
Box 1#238.20
House, corner of Charter and Henchman Streets.
Box 1#238.21
Everett House, Clarke St.
Box 1#238.22
Old house, Clarke St.
Box 1#238.23
Ebenezer Hancock House, Creek Lane.

Location of the Marshall House Restaurant.

Box 1#238.24
Child-Sheafe House, Essex Street.
Box 1#238.25
Clarke-Frankland House, Garden Court Street.Photograph of a print.
Box 1#238.26
Governor Hutchinson House, Garden Court Street.Photograph of a print.
Box 1#238.27
Clough House, Greenough Lane.
Box 1#238.28
Mayor Mather House, Hanover Street.
Box 1#238.29
Baker-Hart House, Hull Street.
Box 1#238.30
Howell-Galloupe House, Hull Street.
Box 1#238.31
Howell-Galloupe House, Hull Street.
Box 1#238.32
Benjamin Clough House, Margaret and Sheafe Streets.Cyanotype.
Box 1#238.33
Benjamin Franklin birthplace, Milk Street.Photograph of a print.
Box 1#238.34
Ochterlony House, North Centre Street.
Box 1#238.35
Hichborn House, North Square.
Box 1#238.36
Paul Revere House, North Square.
Box 1#238.37
Payne-Tremere House, North Street.
Box 1#238.38
Gardner Greene Estate, Pemberton Hill.Photograph of a print.
Box 1#238.39
Gray House, Prince Street.
Box 1#238.40
Thoreau House, Prince Street.
Box 1#238.41
Tileston House, Prince Street.
Box 1#238.42
Doorway by Skilling, unidentified house, Prince Street.
Box 1#238.43
Robert Newman House, Salem Street.
Box 1#238.44
Robert Orange House, Salem and North Bennet Streets.
Box 1#238.45
Winthrop Wells Adams House, Salem Street.
Box 1#238.46
Vassall House, Summer Street.Photograph of a print.
Box 1#238.47
Daniel Webster House, Summer and High Streets.
Box 1#238.48
Bradlee-Doggett House, Tremont Street.Photograph of a print.
Box 1#238.49
Governor John Crane House, Tremont Street.
Box 1#238.50
Faneuil-Phillips House, Tremont Street.Photograph of a print.
Box 1#238.51
Capen House, Union Street.
Box 1#238.52
Clough House, Vernon Place.
Box 1#238.53
Clough House, Vernon Place.

V. Street views

Box 1#238.54
Beacon Hill, from Price's view of Boston.Photograph of a print.
Box 1#238.55
Beacon Street, Somerset Club block.
Box 1#238.56
Bowdoin Square.
Box 1#238.57
Charter Street.
Box 1#238.58
Creek Lane, "Hancock Row"
Box 1#238.59
Federal Street.Photograph of a print showing the Federal Street Theatre.
Box 1#238.60
Franklin Place.
Box 1#238.61
Fulton Street.
Box 1#238.62
Greenough Lane, rear of Clough House.
Box 1#238.63
Henchman Street.
Box 1#238.64
Milk Street.Photograph of a print.
Box 1#238.65
Page's Court, off North Street.
Box 1#238.66
Prince Street.
Box 1#238.67
Province Street.
Box 1#238.68
Ridgeway Lane.
Box 1#238.69
State Street.Photograph of a print.
Box 1#238.70
Summer Street and Trinity Church.Photograph of a watercolor by N. Vautin.
Box 1#238.71
Tileston Street.
Box 1#238.72
Unity Street, where Franklin's sisters lived.
Box 1#238.73
Unity Street.
Box 1#238.74
Washington Street,near Essex, showing the Liberty Tree.Photograph of a print.
Box 1#238.75
Webster Avenue.
Box 1#238.76
Williams Court.
Box 1#238.77
Winter and Summer streets.Photograph of a print.

Preferred Citation

Annie Haven Thwing collection of historic Boston photographs, Photo. Coll. 238, 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:

Thwing, Annie Haven, 1851-1940, compiler.

Organizations:

Halliday Historic Photograph Co., photographers.

Subjects:

Buildings--Massachusetts--Boston--Photographs.
Cemeteries--Massachusetts--Boston--Photographs.
Church buildings--Massachusetts--Boston--Photographs.
Dwellings--Massachusetts--Boston--Photographs.
Historic buildings--Massachusetts--Boston--Photographs.
Streets--Massachusetts--Boston--Photographs.
Boston (Mass.)--Photographs.