COLLECTION GUIDES

ca. 1860-1940

Guide to the Photograph Collection


Collection Summary

Abstract

Historic photographs of Massachusetts cities and towns.

Collection Description

More than 600 photographs of various Massachusetts towns from the 1860s to the 1940s. Subjects include businesses, homes, cemeteries, monuments, and views. Photographs are arranged by city or town. Photographers represented in this collection include Leon Abdalian, William T. Clark, Baldwin Coolidge, Frank Cousins, Samuel Masury, Moulton-Erickson Photographic Co., Edward P. Nostrand, and Harris W. Reynolds, among many others.

Acquisition Information

This collection contains photographs given as individual gifts and removed from manuscript collections.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is arranged alphabetically by city or town.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Acushnet

Box 1#13.01
Whelden's Factory, oldest cotton mill in Mass., 1915Copy photograph by William H. Daniels.

Adams

Box 1#13.02
Unidentified cotton mill, 1900sInscription on photo: "Inspecting finished white cloth, Adams, Mass."

Interior view of factory showing female employees inspecting cloth.

Box 1#13.03
Unidentified mill, 1900sInscription on photo: "Ribbon Lappers Cotton Mills, Adams, Mass."

Interior view of mill showing men working at ribbon lapping machines.

Box 1#13.04
Unidentified cotton mill, 1900sInscription on photo: "Mule Spinning Frame, Cotton Mills, Adams, Mass."

Amesbury

Box 1#13.05
Chain Bridge between Amesbury and Newburyport, after 1910
Box 1#13.06
Rocky Hill Meeting House, undated

Exterior.

Box 1#13.07
Rocky Hill Meeting House, undated

Interior, showing the pulpit.

Box 1#13.08-#13.13
Amesbury, Mass. houses, undatedSix snapshots of unidentified houses in Amesbury on one sheet.
Box 1#13.14
Colby House, undated

Interior view; an older couple with child posed in front of the fireplace.

Box 1#13.15
Colby House, undated

Interior view; costumed woman sitting in front of fireplace with spinning wheel.

Box 1#13.16
John Greenleaf Whittier House, ca. 1930s?Small hand-colored photograph.
Box 1#13.17
Memorial to the First Settlers of Amesbury, after 1903

Amherst

OS Box 1#13.524
South College, Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1873

Exterior.

Andover

Box 1#13.18
Abbot House, undated

Exterior.

Box 1#13.19
Abbot's Tavern, undated

Exterior.

Box 1#13.20
Kendall Osgood House after a snowstorm, undated
OS Box 1#13.525-#13.526
Mansion House, before 1887
Box 1#13.21
Stone House, ca. 1890?Inscription on verso: "'Stone House' (home of the Stowe family)."

Exterior.

Box 1#13.22
Andover Theological Seminary, ca. 1890?

Buildings along a tree-lined walkway.

Box 1#13.23
Andover Theological Seminary, Chapel, undated

Two men, identified on verso as Professors Ryder and Hincks, standing in front of chapel.

Box 1#13.24
Phillips Academy, 1890s?

Exterior; principal's house at left.

Box 1#13.25-#13.26
Views along the Shawsheen River, undated

Arlington

Box 1#13.27
Abel Locke House, 1925Taken by Harris W. Reynolds.

Exterior.

Box 1#13.28
Abel Locke House, 1925Taken by Harris W. Reynolds.

The first of three Locke Houses in Arlington.

Box 1#13.29-#13.30
Benjamin Locke House, 1925Taken by Harris W. Reynolds.

Exterior.

Box 1#13.31-#13.33
Abel Locke House, 1925Taken by Harris W. Reynolds.

#13.31 is an interior view, #13.32-.33 are exterior views.

Ashfield

Box 1#13.34
Unidentified house, probably Ashfield, 1898Taken by A. W. & G. E. Howes, Ashfield, Mass.

Auburndale

Box 1#13.35
Walter Ware House, 1890s

Barnstable

Box 1#13.36
Bourne house, ca. 1900
Box 1#13.37
Dimmock house, ca. 1916Taken by F. W. Sprague.
Box 1#13.38
John Gorham house, ca. 1896
Box 1#13.39
John Gorham house, ca. 1900Taken by F. W. Sprague.
Box 1#13.40
Alvin Howes house, ca. 1916
Box 1#13.41-#13.42
"The Parsonage," West Barnstable, ca. 1916Taken by F. W. Sprague.

Home of Oakes Shaw and birthplace of Lemuel Shaw.

Box 1#13.43-#13.44
Gorham Monument, ca. 1896

Bedford

Box 1#13.45
House on South St. after a snow storm, undated

Billerica

Box 1#13.46
View along a river, large tree in foreground, undated

Brookline

Box 1#13.47
Aspinwall House and elm tree, 1863Taken by Samuel Masury.

A group of people gather on the lawn in front of the house to inspect damage caused by the great gale of September 1863, which uprooted the ancient elm tree in front of the house. Part of the tree rests on the roof.

Box 1#13.48 a/b
Aspinwall House and elm tree, ca. 1861Taken by Samuel Masury.

Exterior view showing the great elm tree next to the house before it was knocked down by a storm in 1863.

Box 1#13.49
Druce-Crafts House, Newton St., before 1902

Burlington

OS Box 1#13.527
Samuel Sewall house, before 1897

Cambridge

Box 1#13.50
William Filene's Sons Co. Service Building & Cold Storage Warehouse, ca. 1930
Box 1#13.51
Porter's Tavern, 1888
Box 1#13.52
Weld Boat House, July 1918
Box 1#13.53
Cambridge Cemetery, old pear tree, undated
Box 1#13.54
Mount Auburn Cemetery, tomb of Longfellow, 1901
Box 1#13.55
Mount Auburn Cemetery, lake, undated
Box 1#13.56
Christ Church, ca. 1870Taken by Warren.

Burial ground in the foreground.

Box 1#13.57
Christ Church, undated
OS Box 1#13.528
East Cambridge Unitarian Church, undated

Interior, looking toward pulpit.

Box 1#13.58-#13.64
Elmwood [Oliver-Gerry-Lowell House]

Black and white exterior photographs, taken by unidentified photographers at various times.

Box 1#13.65
Oliver Wendell Holmes birthplace, 1891Taken by Wilfred French
Box 1#13.66
Oliver Wendell Holmes birthplace, 1885Copyrighted by Caroline Parsons.
OS Box 1#13.529
House of "Mrs. Jenkins," ca. 1880

Inscription below image: "Mrs. Jenkins 'Beck's Corner' where I roomed 1851-1855. T. L. The little porch & bay window have been added since."

OS Box 1#13.530-#13.532
Joseph Lee house, Brattle St., ca. 1900Taken by J. M. Thurston.

Three exterior views of the house.

Box 1#13.67-#13.73
Vassall-Craigie-Longfellow House.

Black and white exterior views and one cyanotype (#13.73) of the Vassall-Craigie-Longfellow House, sometimes referred to as Washington's headquarters.

Box 1#13.74
Wadsworth House, 1890s
OS Box 1#13.533
View of Harvard Yard, undated
OS Box 1#13.534
View of Harvard College, ca. 1900

Photograph of a lithograph by A. J. Davis.

Box 1#13.75
Washington elm, ca. 1890
Box 1#13.76
Washington elm, ca. 1870?
Box 1#13.77
Washington elm, 1860s
Box 1#13.78
Washington elm, 1900Taken by Dr. Coopernail.

Street car visible to right of tree.

Box 1#13.79
Washington elm, 1894
Box 1#13.80
Washington elm, ca. 1900Taken by William T. Clark.
OS Box 1#13.535a/b
Washington elm, ca. 1900

Canton

Box 1#13.81
Revere Copper Company buildings, 1925Taken by Harris W. Reynolds.
Box 1#13.82
Joseph Warren Revere House, 1925Taken by Harris W. Reynolds.

Cape Cod

OS Box 1#13.536
Old water mill near Barnstable, undatedTaken by William H. McCrum.
OS Box 1#13.537-#13.539
Wind mills at Eastham and Chatham, undated

Three black and white snapshots of windmills, mounted together.

Charlemont

Box 1#13.83-#13.85
Bissell bridge over Mill Brook, 19203 black and white snapshots.
Box 1#13.86-#13.87
Covered bridge over the Deerfield River, 19402 black and white snapshots.

Charlestown

Box 2#13.88-#13.95
Phipps St. Cemetery, 1892-1899Cyanotypes.
Box 2#13.96
Harvard Church, before 1895

Interior, looking toward choir loft and organ.

Box 2#13.97
Harvard Church, before 1895

Interior, looking toward altar.

Box 2#13.98
Harvard Church, ca. 1890

Interior, memorial to James Walker.

OS Box 1#13.540
Harvard Church, March 1905Taken by Thomas H. Hall.

Exterior view, prior to the demolition of steeple and tower.

OS Box 1#13.541
Harvard Church, before March 1905

Exterior view, prior to the demolition of steeple and tower.

OS Box 1#13.542-#13.543
Harvard Church, 1900Two cyanotypes, mounted on one sheet.
OS Box 1#13.544
Harvard Church, ca. 1905

Interior, looking toward front of church.

Box 2#13.99
Trinity Church, ca. 1900Cyanotype.
Box 2#13.100
Unidentified church, Charlestown, ca. 1900Taken by William Clark.
OS Box 1#13.545
Baldwin House, Main St., undated
Box 2#13.101
Crozier houses, Main St., ca. 1900Cyanotype.
OS Box 1#13.546-#13.549
Crozier house, Main St., April 1900Four cyanotypes mounted on one sheet.
Box 2#13.102
Richard Frothingham house, ca. 1890s

Exterior, two women and a man in front yard.

Box 2#13.103a/b
House on Main Street, with laundry and fish market at street level, ca. 1890Cyanotype.
Box 2#13.104
House at 9 Monument Square, ca. 1876?

House is decorated with patriotic bunting and a crowd is gathered on the front steps.

Box 2#13.105
George Washington Warren House, 67 Washington St., 1929

Home of the first mayor of Charlestown. Mr. & Mrs. William Harrington (homeowners in 1929) and their dog pose in front of a car chassis placed on the sidewalk in front of the house. The Harringtons put the chassis there so that boys would not jump the hedge in front.

Box 2#13.106
Bunker Hill Monument, ca. 1890Cabinet photograph.
Box 2#13.107
Bunker Hill Monument, ca. 1890

Composite photograph showing various monuments in Charlestown.

Box 2#13.108
Bunker Hill Monument, ca. 1890

Advertisement for "Cabinet photographs. American scenery. New England Series" on verso.

Box 2#13.109
Bunker Hill Monument, 1920sTaken by Frank Cousins.
Box 2#13.110
Bunker Hill Monument, ca. 1910Taken by William T. Clark.
Box 2#13.111
Bunker Hill Monument, 1923

Aerial view of the Bunker Hill Monument and surrounding neighborhood.

OS Box 1#13.550
Bunker Hill Monument, before 1886
Box 2#13.112
William Prescott Monument, ca. 1890
Box 2#13.113
Charlestown Navy Yard, ca. 1915?
OS Box 1#13.551
Charlestown Navy Yard, undated

Unidentified ship in drydock.

Box 2#13.114-#13.115
Mystic Wharf, ca. 1915?

Two photographs on one sheet: "Loading and unloading lumber at Mystic Wharf"; "Mystic Docks, showing grain conveyor from elevator to steamer."

Box 2#13.116
Aerial view of Charlestown, including the rail yards, undatedTaken by Winston H. Pote.
Box 2#13.117
View, undated

Copy photograph from a damaged negative, image very indistinct.

Box 2#13.118
South View of Charlestown, Mass., 1900sPhotograph of an 1839 engraving by J. W. Barber and S. E. Brown.
Box 2#13.119
View of Charlestown from Chelsea toward Bunker Hill Monument, ca. 1890
Box 2#13.120
View of Charlestown in 1743, ca. 1890Photograph of an undated engraving.

Charlton

Box 2#13.121
Birthplace of William T. G. Morton, 1931Taken by Albert H. Miller.Black and white snapshot.
Box 2#13.122-#13.123
Home of Dr. & Mrs. William T. G. Morton, 1931Taken by Albert H. Miller.Black and white snapshots.

Chelsea

Box 2#13.124
Garden Cemetery, undated

Graves decorated with flags, likely for Memorial Day.

Box 2#13.125
Home of Mellen Chamberlain, ca. 1900Taken by N. L. Stebbins.
Box 2#13.126
Joseph Green house, ca. 1900
Box 2#13.127
Pratt House, ca. 1891Cyanotype.

Back yard, showing lean-tos and doghouses.

Box 2#13.128
Pratt House, 1891Cyanotype.

Side view.

Box 2#13.129
Unidentified townhouses, 1920

Inscribed on verso: "Historic building in Chelsea where skippers used to live."

Box 2#13.130
Unidentified house, Greek Revival, 1920

Inscribed on verso: "Historic building in Chelsea where skippers used to live."

Box 2#13.131
Deane Winthrop house, ca. 1900
Box 2#13.132
Yeaman House, ca. 1900Cyanotype.
Box 2#13.133
Stone from the Pratt Mansion at Washington Park, 1889

Inscribed on verso: "This stone was placed in the wall of Washington Park in 1889 by Hermon W. Pratt."

Box 2#13.134
Soldiers Monument, Union Park, ca. 1898

Concord

Box 2#13.135
North Bridge, winter, ca. 1903
OS Box 1#13.552
North Bridge, undated
Box 2#13.136
Concord Antiquarian Society, ca. 1900Taken by William T. Clark.

Interior, showing dining/sitting room.

Box 2#13.137
First Parish Church, ca. 1900Cyanotype.
Box 2#13.138
Emerson House after a snowfall, ca. 1903
Box 2#13.139
Old Manse, ca. 1890
Box 2#13.140
Old Manse after a snowfall, ca. 1900
Box 2#13.141
Old Manse after a snowfall, ca. 1903Snapshot, taken from road.
Box 2#13.142
Orchard House after a snowfall, ca. 1903
Box 2#13.143
"Hall of Philosophy" near Orchard House, ca. 1903
Box 2#13.144
Unidentified house, undated
Box 2#13.145
Unidentified house, ca. 1900
Box 2#13.146
Wayside, ca. 1900
Box 2#13.147-#13.149
Wayside after snowfalls, various dates
Box 2#13.150a-d
Wright Tavern after snowfall, ca. 1900
Box 2#13.151
Composite photograph of Concord monuments, ca. 1880sTaken by A. W. Hosmer.
Box 2#13.152
Minuteman statue, ca. 1903
Box 2#13.153-#13.154
Revolutionary War Monument at North Bridge, ca. 1903
Box 2#13.155
Soldiers Monument, ca. 1867
Box 2#13.156-#13.157
Walden Pond, undated

Cotuit

Box 2#13.158-#13.159
Small-scale replica of a three-masted brigantine, undated
OS Box 1#13.553-#13.554
Small-scale replica of a three-masted brigantine, undated

Cummington

Box 2#13.160-#13.162
Covered bridge over the Westfield River, 1937

Cuttyhunk

Box 2#13.163
Gosnold Memorial, ca. 1903Taken by J. G. Tirrell.

Danvers

Box 2#13.164
Rebecca Nurse House, 1890s
Box 2#13.165a/b
Rebecca Nurse House, 1890s
OS Box 1#13.555a/b
Preston Dodge House, undated

Interior, parlor.

OS Box 1#13.556
Preston Dodge House, undated

Interior, fireplace, desk.

OS Box 1#13.557a/b
Preston Dodge House, ca. 1873

Exterior, family members gathered on porch.

OS Box 1#13.558 a/b
Preston Dodge House, ca. 1873

Exterior, rear of house.

Box 2#13.166
Putnam House, 1887

Interior, "Room in which Gen. Israel Putnam was born."

Box 2#13.167
Putnam House, ca. 1900
Box 1#13.168
Putnam House, 1886Taken by William P. Hopkins.
Box 2#13.169
Joseph Putnam House, ca. 1900

Dedham

Box 3#13.170
Dedham Boat House, 1900s
OS Box 2#13.559
Dedham Historical Society, 1891

Interior view of the fireplace in the library of the Society.

Box 3#13.171
Dean Checkering House, 1890s
Box 3#13.172
Fairbanks House, 1890s
Box 3#13.173
Fairbanks House, 1890s
Box 3#13.174a/b
Fairbanks House, 1920Taken by Leon Abdalian
Box 3#13.175
Fairbanks House, 1887Taken by Baldwin Coolidge.
Box 3#13.176
Civil War monument, Brookdale Cemetery, 1900s
Box 3#13.177
Civil War monument, Village Cemetery, 1900s

Deer Island

OS Box 2#13.560-#13.561
Chapel, interior, 1891

Two cabinet photographs mounted together.

Deerfield

Box 3#13.178
Memorial Hall, 1900s

Interior, showing "Old Indian Doorway."

Box 3#13.179
Memorial Hall, 1896Taken by I. Marble.
Box 3#13.180
Col. Joseph Stebbins house, ca. 1912

Dighton

Box 3#13.181
Dighton Rock, ca. 1869Stereograph.
OS Box 2#13.562
Dighton Rock, 1920Taken by Edmund Burke Delabarre.Note on verso: "Flashlight photograph of Dighton Rock with shadow-lighting from the two sides taken July 17, 1920."
OS Box 2#13.563 a/b
Dighton Rock, 1853Enlargement of 1853 daguerreotype of Seth Eastman reclining on Dighton Rock.
OS Box 2#13.564
Dighton Rock, ca. 1868

Dorchester

Box 3#13.182
Walter Baker's cocoa factory, ca. 1920Taken by N. L. Stebbins.
Box 3#13.183
Walter Baker's cocoa factory, ca. 1920

Interior, grinding room.

Box 3#13.184
Walter Baker's cocoa factory, ca. 1920

Interior, packing room, showing female employees.

Box 3#13.185
First Parish Church, ca. 1890Taken by T. H. Bird.
OS Box 2#13.565
First Parish Church, undated
Box 3#13.186
Parkman Street Church, ca. 1900
Box 3#13.187
Blake House, ca. 1920
OS Box 2#13.566
Blake House, before 1915Taken by Elmer Chickering
OS Box 2#13.567
Field House, Field's Corner, ca. 1900
Box 3#13.188
Old Howe house, Adams Street, ca. 1900
Box 3#13.189-#13.191
Pierce House, ca. 1900
OS Box 2#13.568-#13.569
Amasa Stetson House, ca. 1900
OS Box 2#13.570-#13.571
Timothy Tileston House, ca. 19002 snapshots mounted together.

Duxbury

Box 3#13.192
Standish House, ca. 1900
OS Box 2#13.572
Standish House, ca. 1921
Box 3#13.193
Proposed Standish Monument, ca. 1872Photograph of a watercolor.

Essex

Box 3#13.193
Soldiers Monument, ca. 1900Taken by C. W. Nash.
Box 3#13.194
Story & Buchanan shipyard, 1909
Box 3#13.195
Tarr & James Shipyard, 1909

Showing the schooner John J. Fallon in drydock.

Fall River

Box 3#13.196
View from City Hall toward harbor, ca. 1900
Box 3#13.197
View from City Hall west toward harbor, ca. 1890
Box 3#13.198
View of harbor, undated
Box 3#13.199
Fall River harbor, showing Somerset shore, ca. 1900
Box 3#13.200a/b
Fall River Harbor, east side, ca. 1900
Box 3#13.201
Fall River Harbor, north shore, ca. 1900
Box 3#13.202
Fall River Harbor, south shore, ca. 1900
Box 3#13.203
Fall River Harbor, ca. 1900

Framingham

Box 3#13.204
Framingham hospital, ca. 1900
Box 3#13.205
Dwight Stone House, ca. 1890Genealogical notes on verso.

Gloucester

Box 3#13.206
People sitting on rocks at the shore during a storm, ca. 1900Taken by J. S. LeFavour.

Great Barrington

Box 3#13.207
"The Old Homestead," ca. 1870

Wainwright family home, built by Peter Ingersoll in 1766; occupied by Wainwrights from 1790 onward.

Groton

Box 3#13.208
Hayes' Blacksmith Shop, ca. 1887Taken by W. F. Burns.
Box 3#13.209
Lawrence Academy after 1870
Box 3#13.210
Groton Public Library, ca. 1893
Box 3#13.211
Groton Public Library, ca. 1893
Box 3#13.212
Baptist Church, Aug. 1899Taken by Miss Hutchins.
Box 3#13.213
First Parish Meeting House, undated

Photograph of a sign giving the history of the church.

Box 3#13.214
Groton Inn, ca. 1909
Box 3#13.215
Shumway House, 1913
Box 3#13.216
Sibley House, Feb. 1889
Box 3#13.217
Soapstone Quarry, ca. 1887Taken by W. F. Burns.

Hamilton

Box 3#13.218
First Congregational Church, undated

Hanover

OS Box 2#13.573
"Old Smith homestead," 1850s

Haverhill

Box 3#13.219
John Greenleaf Whittier homestead, undated
OS Box 2#13.574
John Greenleaf Whittier homestead, undated

Hingham

Box 3#13.220
Old Ship Church, ca. 1867
Box 3#13.221
Old Ship Church, 1870sTaken by Barnum.Stereograph.

Kingston

Box 3#13.222
Major John Bradford's house, 1892Taken by A. S. Burbank.
Box 3#13.223
Major John Bradford's house, 1890s

Interior.

Lawrence

Box 3#13.224
American Woolen Co., Wood Worsted Mills, 1907Taken by A. B. Smith
Box 3#13.225
Pacific Mills, 1923

Interior, showing cotton bale breakers and the cotton dressing room.

Box 3#13.226
Pacific Mills, 1923

Interior, showing cotton warpers and cotton lappers.

Box 3#13.227
Pacific Mills, 1923

Interior, showing the cotton print room and the machinery for spooling cotton.

Box 3#13.228
Pacific Mills, 1921Taken by Baldwin Coolidge.

Exterior, north side.

Box 3#13.229
Washington Mills, 1921Taken by Baldwin Coolidge.

Exterior, south side.

Leicester

Box 3#13.230
Jonas Hubbard House, ca. 1932
Box 3#13.231
Civil War Memorial at V.F.W. Post #131, ca. 1932

Lenox

OS Box 2#13.575
View from the residence of Richard Goodman, undated

Lexington

Box 4#13.232
Buckman Tavern, ca. 1900
Box 3#13.233
Buckman Tavern, winter, ca. 1903
Box 4#13.234
Munroe Tavern, ca. 1900
Box 4#13.235
Munroe Tavern, ca. 1925

Interior.

Box 4#13.236
Hancock-Clarke House, 1890s
Box 4#13.237-#13.238
Hancock-Clarke House, winter scene, ca. 1903
Box 4#13.239
Harrington House, 1890s
Box 4#13.240
Harrington House, ca. 1900
Box 4#13.241
Robbins Homestead, ca. 1919
Box 4#13.242
Old Belfry, before 1909
Box 4#13.243
Old Belfry, ca. 1903
OS Box 2#13.576
Old Belfry, before 1909
Box 4#13.244
Monument to John Parker, ca. 1903
Box 4#13.245
Monument to Earl Percy, ca. 1903
Box 4#13.246
Monument on Lexington Green, line of the Minute Men, ca. 1903
Box 4#13.247
Battle of Lexington Monument, ca. 1903
Box 4#13.248
Cannon on Lexington Green, ca. 1900

Lynn

Box 4#13.249
Grand Army of the Republic Hall, ca. 1890

Interior.

OS Box 2#13.577
Charles D. Pecker & Co., Shoe Manufacturers, undated

Interior view, showing racks of shoes and a cat asleep on the counter. Printed mount.

Box 4#13.250
Shaw & Nostrand Cash Grocers, ca. 1890Taken by William H. Parsons.

The two proprietors, Edward P. Nostrand and Adelbert Shaw, stand on the front porch of the shop. A horse and carriage are parked out front.

Box 4#13.251
Monument to John G. B. Adams, First Universalist Meetinghouse, ca. 1900
Box 4#13.252
Monument to John G. B. Adams, Pine Grove Cemetery, ca. 1900
Box 4#13.253
Soldiers Monument, Lynn Common ca. 1890
Box 4#13.254
Soldiers Monument, Pine Grove Cemetery, ca. 1890
Box 4#13.255
Monument to Charles R. Mudge, St. Stephen's Church, ca. 1890
Box 4#13.256
Monument to Gardiner Tufts, Pine Grove Cemetery, ca. 1890
Box 4#13.257
Lynn Shore Boulevard, ca. 1900Taken by Edward P. Nostrand
Box 4#13.258-#13.268
Lynn Woods, ca. 1910Taken by Edward P. Nostrand.

Malden

Box 4#13.269
Monument to Joseph Hills, First Baptist Church, 1905

Manchester

OS Box 2#13.578
House of Mrs. Walter Channing Cabot, ca. 1900

Interior, sitting room.

Marblehead

Box 4#13.270
House on Cliff Street, 1923
Box 4#13.271
Elbridge Gerry Birthplace, 1890s
Box 4#13.272
General John Glover House, 1890s
Box 4#13.273
Lee Mansion, ca. 1900Taken by Moulton-Erickson Photo Co.

Interior

Box 4#13.274
Lee Mansion, ca. 1890
Box 4#13.275
Old Powder House, ca. 1900
Box 4#13.276
Tucker House, 1890s
Box 4#13.277
View of Marblehead Harbor, a violinist and harpist playing in the foreground, ca. 1900
Box 4#13.278
Marblehead Neck, undated

Marshfield

Box 4#13.279
Winslow House, ca. 1890

Interior.

Box 4#13.280
Winslow House, ca. 1890

Detail, front doorway.

Box 4#13.281
Winslow House, ca. 1890

Mattapan

Box 4#13.282
Jackson House, ca. 1900

Medfield

Box 4#13.283
Peak House, before 1924

Taken before restoration of the house in 1924-1925.

Box 4#13.284
Peak House, 1925Taken by Harris W. Reynolds

Side view, after restoration.

Box 4#13.285
Peak House, 1925Taken by Harris W. Reynolds

Front view, after restoration.

Box 4#13.286
Peak House, 1925Taken by Harris W. Reynolds

Interior fireplace, after restoration.

Medford

Box 4#13.287
Royall House, ca. 1900Taken by Halliday's Photographs, Boston.
OS Box 2#13.579
Royall House, 1913Taken by Edward L. Snow.Signed in graphite on mat. Titled in graphite: "In the days of old."

Colored photograph of a woman in colonial costume working with a spinning wheel in front of a kitchen fireplace.

OS Box 2#13.580
Royall House, 1914Taken by Edward L. Snow.

Colored photograph of a woman in colonial costume working with a spinning wheel in front of a fireplace.

Box 4#13.288
Swan House, ca. 1893
Box 4#13.289
Peter Tufts House, 1885

Also known as the Cradock or Craddock House.

Box 4#13.290
Peter Tufts House, ca. 1900
OS Box 2#13.581
Peter Tufts House, 1872Taken by O. R. Wilkinson, Medford, Mass.Printed mount identifies this as "Craddock Mansion House."
Box 4#13.291
Wellington House, ca. 1900
Box 4#13.292
Unidentified Medford view, undated

Milford

Box 4#13.293
Memorial Hall, after 1885

Milton

Box 4#13.294
Paul's Bridge, Readville, undated
Box 4#13.295
Houghton's Farm House, 1893
Box 4#13.296
Lincoln birthplace, 1937Taken by A. F. Raymond.

Interior of the reproduction of Abraham Lincoln's birthplace on the Forbes estate in Milton.

Box 4#13.297
View, Readville on the way to Blue Hills, undated

Nahant

Box 4#13.298
Nahant Village Church, undated
Box 4#13.299
Bass Point Hotel, ca. 1910Taken by Edward P. Nostrand.
Box 4#13.300
View, Old steamboat landing off Vernon St., ca. 1870
Box 4#13.301
View, surf against rocks, undated
Box 4#13.302
View, surf against rocks, undated

Nantasket

Box 4#13.303
Long Beach, 1890s

Nantucket

Box 4#13.304
View, Siasconset, 1890sTaken by H. S. Wyer.
Box 4#13.305
View, village pump, Siasconset, 1890sTaken by H. S. Wyer.

Natick

Box 4#13.306
Bacon House, 1923Taken by Harris W. Reynolds.

Needham

Box 4#13.307
Soldiers Monument, undated

New Bedford

Box 5#13.308
Coggeshall Street Bridge, undated
Box 5#13.309
Jean Bridge, undated
Box 5#13.310-#13.311
New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge, undated
Box 5#13.312-#13.317
Views of New Bedford harbor, undated

Newburyport

OS Box 2#13.582
Phoenix Building, with horse-drawn carriages in front, 1890sTaken by F. M. Goss.
Box 5#13.318
Old South Church, 1890s
Box 5#13.319
Edward Bass house doorway, ca. 1910
Box 5#13.320
Dalton House, undated

Interior stairway.

Box 5#13.321
Jonathan Jackson house, undated
Box 5#13.322
Jonathan Jackson house from back garden, undated
Box 5#13.323
Short house doorway, undated
Box 5#13.324
Tillin house, undated

Interior stairway landing.

Box 5#13.325
Tillin house, undated

Interior, front hallway.

Box 5#13.326
Tracy house, undated
Box 5#13.327
Tracy house, undated
Box 5#13.328
Unidentified house, undated

Interior, spinning wheel and fireplace.

Box 5#13.329
Monument, landing place of the first settlers, ca. 1902
Box 5#13.330
Monument, first settlers, undated

Newton

Box 5#13.331
Soldiers monument and tomb in Newton cemetery, undatedPhotograph of an engraving by J. S. Conant.
Box 5#13.332
Kenrick House, ca. 1900
Box 5#13.333
Samuel F. Smith house, ca. 1900
Box 5#13.334
North Street, Newtonville, ca. 1900

Northfield

Box 5#13.335
Northfield School for Girls, ca. 1900

Northampton

Box 5#13.336
J. C. Smith House, undatedTaken by Heald & Giles, Providence.Photograph of a print or drawing.
Box 5#13.337
Mount Holyoke, Mass., undatedPhotograph of a print published by Milton Bradley & Co. in 1867.

Depicting the railway between the Half-Way House and the summit.

Box 5#13.338
Prospect House, Mount Holyoke, Mass., ca. 1890Taken by J. L. Lovell, Amherst.
Box 5#13.339
Engine House, Feeding Stables, Gardens and Winter Cottage, Mount Holyoke, Mass., undatedTaken by J. L. Lovell, Amherst.

Northboro

Box 5#13.340
Northboro overpass on the Massachusetts Turnpike, ca. 1940

Onset

Box 5#13.341
Onset Bay, undated

Oxford

Box 5#13.342
Town Hall, 1890s

Pembroke

Box 5#13.343
Barker House, 1890s

Pepperell

Box 5#13.344-#13.346
Covered bridge over the Nashua River, 1937
Box 5#13.347
Congregational Church, ca. 1900
Box 5#13.348
Congregational Church, ca. 1900
Box 5#13.349
Elijah Ames House, ca. 1900
Box 5#13.350
William Prescott House, 1889Taken by J. H. Tuttle

Petersham

Box 5#13.351
Trees in Petersham Forest, ca. 1900

Plymouth

Box 5#13.352
Pilgrim Hall, 1880s
Box 5#13.353
Pilgrim Hall, 1880
Box 5#13.354
Samoset House, ca. 1880Taken by T. N. Phillips, West Lynn.
Box 5#13.355
First Church, ca. 1890
Box 5#13.356
Unidentified house, Leyden St., ca. 1890
OS Box 2#13.583
William Brewster tablet, 1920
Box 5#13.357
Milestone, ca. 1921
Box 5#13.358
National Monument to the Forefathers, ca. 1890Taken by A. S. Burbank
Box 5#13.359
National Monument to the Forefathers, ca. 1903
Box 5#13.360
National Monument to the Forefathers, ca. 1903

Detail of carving at the base of the monument.

Box 5#13.361
Pilgrim Memorial Fountain, ca. 1925
Box 5#13.362
Canopy over Plymouth Rock, ca. 1890Taken by A. S. Burbank.
Box 5#13.363
Plymouth Rock, ca. 1903
Box 5#13.364
Plymouth in 1623, 1886Taken by W. L. Williams.Cabinet photograph of a drawing by W. L. Williams.

Princeton

Box 5#13.365
Town Hall and Library, 1886 or 1887Taken by Walter H. Nelson.
Box 5#13.366
Ward Nicholas Boylston House, undated
Box 5#13.367
Redemption Rock, ca. 1887
Box 5#13.368
View of Princeton, with Mount Wachusett in background, 1886 or 1887Taken by Walter H. Nelson.
Box 5#13.369
Hereford steers grazing, 1886 or 1887Taken by Walter H. Nelson.

Provincetown

Box 5#13.370
Race Point Station, 1880sTaken by L. M. Snow.

Quincy

OS Box 2#13.584
First Church, ca. 1930Taken by H. A. Frink.
OS Box 2#13.585-#13.586
First Church, tombs of John and Abigail Adams, ca. 1930Taken by H. A. Frink.
Box 5#13.371
Adams House, 1850s1930 copy photograph from a daguerreotype.
Box 5#13.372
John Adams birthplace, ca. 1900
Box 5#13.373
John Adams birthplace, 1920
Box 5#13.374
John Adams birthplace, 1930sTaken by Leon Abdalian.
Box 5#13.375
John Adams birthplace, undated
OS Box 2#13.587
John Adams birthplace, undatedPhotograph of an 1822 drawing by Eliza Susan Quincy.
Box 5#13.376
Edmund Quincy house, 1890s
Box 5#13.377
Milestone showing distance to Boston and Plymouth, ca. 1921
Box 5#13.378
Cairn on Payne's Hill, from which Abigail and John Quincy Adams watched the burning of Charlestown during the Battle of Bunker Hill, 1896
Box 5#13.379
View of Moswetuset Hummock, 1900

Reading

Box 5#13.380
House built by Edward P. Nostrand, ca. 1920s
Box 5#13.381
Barn and henhouse of Edward P. Nostrand and wife Nellie, ca. 1920s
Box 5#13.382
Sweetser House, ca. 1900

Revere

Box 5#13.383-#13.384
Newgate House, 1891Cyanotype.
Box 5#13.385
Newgate House, ca. 1900

Roxbury

Box 6#13.386
Auchmuty-Sumner House, before 1889
OS Box 2#13.588 a-c
Samuel Dudley house, Tremont St., 1856Taken by A. H. Folsom.
OS Box 2#13.589
William Lloyd Garrison house, "Rockledge," 1876
Box 6#13.387
Norfolk House, ca. 1920s
OS Box 2#13.590-#13.591
Judge John Lowell house, undated
OS Box 2#13.592
William Lowell Putnam house, ca. 1900s

Interior.

OS Box 2#13.593
Ebenezer Francis summer home, undatedPhotograph of a painting.
Box 6#13.388
Warren Monument in front of the Hotel Warren, ca. 1902
Box 6#13.389
Plaque from the Warren Monument, 1898
Box 6#13.390
View, possibly from Roxbury, undated
OS Box 2#13.594
View of old Indian path, undatedCopy photograph by Bacharach, 1928.

Rutland

Box 6#13.391
Francis Blake house, ca. 1901
Box 6#13.392-#13.394
Rufus Putnam house, ca. 1901

Salem

Box 6#13.395
Cadet Armory, 1890sTaken by Moulton-Erickson Photo. Co.Interior view, banquet hall.
Box 6#13.396
Custom House, undated
Box 6#13.397
East India Marine Hall, before 1891Taken by Moulton-Erickson Photographic Co.
Box 6#13.398
Essex Institute, before 1891Taken by Moulton-Erickson Photographic Co.Interior view, room with artifacts.
Box 6#13.399
Essex Institute, before 1891Taken by Moulton-Erickson Photographic Co.Interior view, secretary's room.
Box 6#13.400
Essex Institute, 1920sTaken by Frank Cousins. Exterior view, showing Plummer Hall, Daland House and the connector between them.
Box 6#13.401
Peabody Academy of Science, before 1891Taken by Moulton-Erickson Photographic Co.Interior view, showing stuffed buffalo and other specimens.
Box 6#13.402
Peabody Academy of Science, before 1891Taken by Frank Cousins.Interior view, gallery with Hawaiian idol, ships, portraits.
Box 6#13.403
Peabody Academy of Science, before 1891Taken by Moulton-Erickson Photographic Co.Interior view, gallery with ship models.
Box 6#13.404
Peabody Academy of Science, before 1891Taken by Moulton-Erickson Photographic Co.Interior view, gallery with portraits.
Box 6#13.405-#13.406
Plummer Hall, before 1891Taken by Moulton-Erickson Photographic Co.Interior view, library room of the Salem Athenaeum.
Box 6#13.407
Plummer Hall, before 1891Taken by Moulton-Erickson Photographic Co.Exterior view.
Box 6#13.408
Charter Street Cemetery, before 1891Taken by Moulton-Erickson Photographic Co.Gravestone of Mary Corey.
Box 6#13.409
Charter Street Cemetery, before 1891Taken by Moulton-Erickson Photographic Co.Gravestone of Doraty Cromwell.
Box 6#13.410
Charter Street Cemetery, before 1891Taken by Moulton-Erickson Photographic Co.Gravestones of Lindall family members.
Box 6#13.411
Charter Street Cemetery, before 1891Taken by Moulton-Erickson Photographic Co.
Box 6#13.412
Charter Street Cemetery, before 1891Taken by Moulton-Erickson Photographic Co.Gravestone of Nathanael Mather.
Box 6#13.413
First Church, undatedMemorial window of Emery Walter Johnson Jr.
Box 6#13.414
Retire Becket House, ca. 1925
Box 6#13.415
Derby House, Court St., undatedPhotograph of a sketch by J. Derby, 1827.
Box 6#13.416-#13.417
Emerton House, ca. 1890sPublished by Soule Photo. Co.
Box 6#13.418
"Grimshaw House," Charter St. 1890sGravestone of Nathanael Mather.
Box 6#13.419
Nathaniel Hawthorne birthplace, Union St., 1890s
Box 6#13.420
Nathaniel Hawthorne birthplace, ca. 1903
Box 6#13.421
Nathaniel Hawthorne birthplace, 1906
Box 6#13.422
Nathaniel Hawthorne birthplace, ca. 1900
Box 6#13.423
Nathaniel Hawthorne house, Mall St., 1906
Box 6#13.424
House of Seven Gables, ca. 1903
Box 6#13.425
House of Seven Gables, ca. 1890
Box 6#13.426
House of Seven Gables, ca. 1930Taken by Leon H. Abdalian.
Box 6#13.427
House of Seven Gables, ca. 1880
Box 6#13.428
House of Seven Gables, ca. 1880Interior view.
Box 6#13.429
Narbonne House, undated
Box 6#13.430
Narbonne House, ca. 1900
Box 6#13.431
Ward House, ca. 1900
Box 6#13.432
Roger Williams or Witch House, ca. 1890
Box 6#13.433
Roger Williams or Witch House, ca. 1902
Box 6#13.434
Roger Williams or Witch House, 1901
Box 6#13.435
Monument marking the site of the Old North Bridge, 1906
Box 6#13.436
Chestnut Street doorway, undated
Box 6#13.437
Essex St., showing Essex Institute buildings, ca. 1891Taken by Moulton-Erickson Photographic Co.
Box 6#13.438
View of Salem Common, ca. 1860sCopy photograph by Frank Cousins of an early view of Salem Common.
Box 6#13.439
View of Salem Common, ca. 1860sCopy photograph by Frank Cousins of an early view of Salem Common.
Box 6#13.440
View of Salem Willows, undated

Scituate

Box 7#13.441
Humphrey Turner monument, ca. 1890Taken by W. F. Bates.

Sharon

Box 7#13.442a/b
Milestones near Sharon, Massachusetts, 1950Taken by Thomas Messenger.

Shrewsbury

Box 7#13.443
Artemas Ward House, 1891
Box 7#13.444
Artemas Ward House, 1887
Box 7#13.445
Pease Stage Tavern, 1897

Somerville

OS Box 3#13.595
Old "Hall House" near the Powder House, undatedTaken by Harris Osborn.
Box 7#13.446
McLean Asylum, undated
Box 7#13.447
Powder House, undated
Box 7#13.448
Civil War monument in Milk Row Cemetery, undated

South Hadley

Box 7#13.449
Shady Path, Mt. Holyoke College, undated

South Lee

Box 7#13.450a/b
Covered bridge, 1940.

Springfield

Box 7#13.451
Pynchon House, ca. 1875Photograph of a drawing by William B. O. Peabody.
Box 7#13.452
Passenger terminal, Boston & Albany Railroad, 1930s

Stockbridge

OS Box 3#13.596
Old Mill, 20th centuryTaken by F. H. Ransford.

Stoughton

Box 7#13.453
Public Library, undated

Sudbury

Box 7#13.454
Grist mill, South Sudbury, 1935Taken by Leon H. Abdalian.
Box 7#13.455
Grist mill, South Sudbury, undatedTaken by C. L. Bruce.
Box 7#13.456
Grist mill, South Sudbury, undatedTaken by Louis R. Brown.
OS Box 3#13.597
Grist mill, Wayside Inn, 20th centuryTaken by L. Wesley Roberts.
OS Box 3#13.598
Grist mill, Wayside Inn, 20th centuryTaken by James I. Greene.
Box 7#13.457a/b
Wayside Inn, undated
Box 7#13.458
Wayside Inn, Oct. 1908
Box 7#13.459
Wayside Inn, 1914Taken by George Brayton.
Box 7#13.460
Wayside Inn, [1880s]Cabinet photograph of a drawing.
Box 7#13.461
Walker house, ca. 1900

Taunton

Box 7#13.462
Old Colony Historical Society, after 1926
Box 7#13.463
Old Colony Historical Society, ca. 1891
Box 7#13.464
Coal ships, waterfront view, ca. 1915

Townsend

Box 7#13.465
Unidentified house, undated
Box 7#13.466
"The Cabin," May 1898
Box 7#13.467
Unidentified group having picnic lunch near "the cabin," May 1898
Box 7#13.468
Sand bank, Townsend, July 1898

Uxbridge

Box 7#13.469
Dedication of Civil War Monument, Sep. 1898

Waltham

OS Box 3#13.599
J. H. Lewis confectioner's building, [1900s]
Box 7#13.470
Waltham Watch factory, [1890s?]
OS Box 3#13.600
Francis C. Lowell House, 1867

Exterior, driveway leading to front of house.

OS Box 3#13.601
Francis C. Lowell House, undated

Exterior, woman with horse and carriage standing in front of porch.

OS Box 3#13.602
Francis C. Lowell House, undated

Interior, parlor.

OS Box 3#13.603
Francis C. Lowell House, undatedTaken by H. F. Warren and J. W. Black.

Interior, parlor.

OS Box 3#13.604
Stearns House, Main & Grant Streets, ca. 1900Taken by William A. Webster.
OS Box 3#13.605
View of Hall's Corner, with streetcar tracks, Apr. 1903

Ware

Box 7#13.471
Birthplace of Thomas Otis Snell, 1913

Watertown

Box 7#13.472
Coolidge Tavern, ca. 1900
Box 7#13.473
Hood Rubber Co., 1925Interior, showing the vacuum dryer and trays of washed rubber.
Box 7#13.474
Hood Rubber Co., 1925Interior, showing workers in the warming mill.
Box 7#13.475
Abraham Browne house, ca. 1925
Box 7#13.476
John Cook house, 1890s
Box 7#13.477
Edmund Fowle house, 1890s
Box 7#13.478
Harriet Hosmer birthplace, 1890s
Box 7#13.479
Saltonstall monument, undatedTaken by Fay Foto Service, Boston.
Box 7#13.480
Saltonstall monument, ca. 1932Taken by Fay Foto Service, Boston.
Box 7#13.481
Saltonstall monument, detail of frieze, undatedTaken by Cokell, Framingham, Mass.
Box 7#13.482
Saltonstall monument, bronze replica of frieze, undated
Box 7#13.483
View of wooded area in Waltham, undated

Wellesley

Box 7#13.484
Timothy W. Willard house, undated

West Chelmsford

Box 7#13.485-#13.486
H. E. Fletcher quarry, [1930s?]

West Roxbury

Box 7#13.487-#13.488
William Draper house, 1925Taken by H. W. Reynolds.
Box 7#13.489
West Roxbury park, undatedTaken by Allen & Rowell.

Williamstown

Box 7#13.490
Station School, 1908Interior, showing students of Grade 1.

Winchester

Box 7#13.491
Black Horse Tavern, ca. 1890
Box 7#13.492a/b
Richardson house, ca. 1900
Box 7#13.493
Canoeists, unidentified location, Winchester, undated

Winthrop

Box 7#13.494
Bill House, 1905
Box 7#13.495
Deane Winthrop house, ca. 1900

Woburn

OS Box 3#13.606-#13.607
Woburn Public Library, before 1921Taken by Baldwin Coolidge.
Box 7#13.496-#13.497
Rumford birthplace, ca. 1895
Box 7#13.498
Rumford birthplace, ca. 1900

Woods Hole

OS Box 3#13.608
Railroad depot with train , undated, 19th centuryTaken by Albert Morrill Hoyt or T. D. Hoyt.
OS Box 3#13.609
Fish Pier, undated, 19th centuryTaken by Albert Morrill Hoyt or T. D. Hoyt.

Worcester

Box 7#13.499
American Antiquarian Society, ca. 1910Taken by M. N. Conger, Worcester.
Box 7#13.500-#13.501
City Hall, between 1898 and 1908City Hall is draped in black bunting and surrounded by large crowds, possibly for the death of Senator George Frisbie Hoar in 1904. Date range from number of stars on American flag.
Box 7#13.502
Worcester Society of Antiquity, ca. 1891
Box 7#13.503
Nurses' Home, Worcester State Hospital, undated
Box 7#13.504
Nathan Baldwin house, ca. 1901
Box 7#13.505
Gov. John Davis house, ca. 1901
Box 7#13.506-#13.508
George Frisbie Hoar house, interiors, undatedTaken by Schervee Studios.
OS Box 3#13.610
George Frisbie Hoar house, undatedTaken by T. C. Wohlbruck.

interior, showing sitting area and bay window.

OS Box 3#13.611
George Frisbie Hoar house, undatedTaken by T. C. Wohlbruck.

Interior, closeup of desk and chair.

OS Box 3#13.612
George Frisbie Hoar house, undatedTaken by T. C. Wohlbruck.

Interior, showing bedroom.

OS Box 3#13.613
George Frisbie Hoar house, undatedTaken by T. C. Wohlbruck.

Interior, showing library and office.

OS Box 3#13.614
George Frisbie Hoar house, undated

Exterior, showing front of house and grounds.

OS Box 3#13.615
George Frisbie Hoar house, undated

Exterior, showing driveway and rear of house.

OS Box 3#13.616
George Frisbie Hoar house, undatedTaken by T. C. Wohlbruck.

Exterior, showing gate and grounds after a snowfall.

Box 7#13.509
Timothy Paine house, 1901
Box 7#13.510
Salisbury Mansion, 1901
Box 7#13.511
Dr. Joseph Trumbull house, 1901
Box 7#13.512
Monument to George Bancroft, 1901

Unidentified Massachusetts views

Box 7#13.513-#13.517
Unidentified houses
Box 7#13.518-#13.522
Unidentified mills
Box 7#13.523
Unidentified viewTaken by E. P. Nostrand.

Preferred Citation

Photographic views of Massachusetts cities and towns, Photo. Coll. 13, 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:

Abdalian, Leon, 1884-1967, photographer.
Clark, William T., photographer.
Coolidge, Baldwin, 1845-1928, photographer.
Cousins, Frank, 1851-1925, photographer.
Masury, Samuel, photographer.
Nostrand, Edward P., photographer.
Reynolds, Harris W., photographer.

Organizations:

Moulton-Erickson Photographic Co., photographers.

Subjects:

Cemeteries--Massachusetts--Photographs.
Cities and towns--Massachusetts--Photographs.
Dwellings--Massachusetts--Photographs.
Factories--Massachusetts--Photographs.
Historic sites--Massachusetts--Photographs.
Hotels--Massachusetts--Photographs.
Massachusetts--Photographs.
Monuments--Massachusetts--Photographs.
Schools--Massachusetts--Photographs.
Streets--Massachusetts--Photographs.