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Portrait and Landscape Photographs, 1883

The Massachusetts Historical Society holds a significant collection of photographs taken by Marian "Clover" Hooper Adams. The collection is comprised of three albums and some loose photographs. One album, containing  48 images taken in 1883, is presented in its entirety below. The display shows the sequence of photographs as Clover assembled them in the album, conveys which photographs Clover chose to pair together, and allows access to large digital images that allow for the close examination of the photographs and the existing handwritten captions on the pages of the album. 


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1. View of sailboat, Dandelion, with Charles Francis Adams 3rd.
Handwritten caption: "Wests' Beach, G.C. Adams' cat boat"


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2. George C. Adams, Charles F. Adams, Mary O. Adams, and Mary Adams, at Beverly Farms, seated on rocks.

3. Henry Adams seated with dog on steps of piazza.
Handwritten caption: "H. Adams & Marquis"


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4. Miss Langdon seated with two dogs on steps of piazza.
Handwritten caption: "Miss Langdon, Toto and Marquis"

5. Henry Adams seated at desk in study, writing, in light coat.


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6. Umbrella tree at Smith's Point [first view].

7. Adams group on rocks.


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8. Adams group on rocks.

9. House at Beverly Farms.
Handwritten caption: "Pitch Pines Hill"


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10. Horse with groom, Brent.
Handwritten caption: "Powhatan"

11. Francis Parkman seated in wicker chair, facing left.


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12. Francis Parkman seated in wicker chair, facing right.

13. Charles F. Adams and Abigail Brooks Adams on piazza at Old House in Quincy.


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14. Brooks Adams with horse and dog.
Handwritten caption: "Snowdon and B.A."

15. Mrs. Theodore (Mimi) Lyman and "Teddy" (T. L. Jr.) under trees.


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16. Mrs. Jim Scott and dog seated by rock at east end of Singing Beach, Manchester.
Handwritten caption: "Mrs. J. Scott & Boojum"

17. Mrs. Jim Scott seated on rock at east end of Singing Beach, Manchester.


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18. Mrs. Ellerton Pratt, Mrs. George D. Howe, and Alice Pratt on rocks at Smith's Point.

19. Mrs. Joseph Bell on rock at Smith's Point.


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20. Betsy Wilder and dog on piazza.
Handwritten caption: "Betsy & Dandy"

21. Robert W. Hooper in wagon pulled by horse.
Handwritten caption: "R.W.H. & Kitty"


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22. Robert W. Hooper standing outdoors with tree.

23. Aunt Eunice Hooper in bedroom at Marblehead.


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25. Henry Adams seated at desk in dark coat, writing.

25. Umbrella tree at Smith's Point.


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26. James Lowndes and dog in window of playhouse.
Handwritten caption: "J. Lowndes & Marquis"

27. James Lowndes at Beverly Farms, seated outdoors in wicker chair, reading book, with dog at feet.
Handwritten caption: "J. Lowndes & Boojum"


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28. Hooper girls on Lee Rocks at shore.
Handwritten caption: "Polly, Ellen, and Loulie"

29. Two dogs at tea in garden.
Handwritten caption: "Marquis & Possum"


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30. Sidney Bartlett seated in chair on porch, facing left, with cigar.

31. Sidney Bartlett seated in chair on porch, facing forward, with cigar.


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32. Grace Minot, half-length, outdoors, with parasol.

33. Dana Beach, otherwise known as Graves' Beach.


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34. Lillie de Hegermann-Lindencrone, half-length, in Spanish dress [first view].

35. Lillie de Hegermann-Lindencrone, half-length, in Spanish dress [second view].


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36. N. Moulton.

37. Mrs. Lucius M. Sargent (Marian Appleton Coolidge).


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38. T.K. Lothrop's cows in meadow at Beverly Farms [first view].

39. T.K. Lothrop's cows in meadow at Beverly Farms [second view].


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40. Interior view of the parlor at Beverly Farms.

41. Grace Minot in Henry Adams's study at Beverly Farms.
Handwritten caption: "Muse of American History"


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42. John Hay's house, Cleveland, interior view.

43. Alice Hay outside, in velocipede.


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44. Helen and Del Hay in front of tree, Del with bow and arrow.

45. Del and Helen Hay in front of tree without bow and arrow.


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46. Three dogs at tea in garden.
Handwritten caption: "Possum, Marquis, Boojum"

47. View of Arlington National Cemetery.


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48. Emily Beale in hammock in glass room, wrapped in white fur.

The MHS holds two additional albums assembed by Marian Hooper Adams containing 47 and 18 images, respectively. There are 14 other (loose) images attributed to Clover. For descriptions of these photographs, see the Collection Guide.

More of Marian's Photographs

The MHS holds two additional albums assembed by Marian Hooper Adams containing 47 and 18 images, respectively. There are 14 other (loose) images attributed to Marian Hooper Adams. For descriptions of these photographs, see the Collection Guide.