COLLECTION GUIDES

1861-1918

Guide to the Photograph Collection


Collection Summary

Abstract

This collection consists of photograph albums of the interrelated Dwight, Iasigi, and Warren families.

Collection Description

This collection consists of photographs of the Dwight, Warren, and Iasigi families descended from Thomas Dwight, Sr. of Boston and his wife Mary Collins Warren. Represented in the first album are three of their children: physician and anatomist Thomas Dwight; physician and "Father of American tennis" James Dwight; and Mary Veronica Dwight. Thomas and James Dwight married sisters Sarah and Elizabeth Iasigi, the daughters of merchant and Turkish Consul Joseph Iasigi of Boston and his wife Eulalie Loir. In addition to Sarah and Elizabeth, sons Oscar and Joseph and daughter Octavia Iasigi and their families are represented in the first album.

The second album focuses on the family of John Collins Warren and wife Susan Powell Mason Warren, including their children Jonathan Mason Warren, Susan Powell Warren (later Lyman), and Emily Warren (later Appleton). Loose photographs include photographs of the interior of the Joseph Iasigi home at 43 Mount Vernon St. in Boston.

The collection includes cabinet card photographs, cartes de visite, tintypes, and copy photographs. Identified photographers include William M. Wires of Lynn and J. W. Black, J. A. Whipple, Allen & Rowell, and Metcalf & Welldon of Boston, among many others.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Dr. Richard W. Dwight, June 1994 and March 1995.

Detailed Description of the Collection

I. Dwight-Iasigi family photograph album, 1863-1918

Vol. 1Page 1#287.01
Iasigi, Octavia, Elizabeth, and Marie, 1879.Taken by William Marshall Wires, Lynn, Mass.Cabinet card photograph.

Caption: "Iasigi Octavia, Eliz, Marie." Depicts Octavia (Iasigi) Apthorp (b. 1857), Elizabeth Frances (Iasigi) Dwight (b. 1855), and Marie (Homer) Iasigi (1861-1946).

Vol. 1Page 2#287.02
Iasigi, Annie (b. 1880), 1881.Taken by William Marshall Wires, Lynn, Mass.Carte de visite.

Caption: "Annie Iasigi (Grannis)." Depicts Annie Iasigi, the daughter of Oscar and Amy (Walker) Iasigi, as a baby.

Vol. 1Page 2#287.03
Dwight, Thomas (1808-1876), [ca. 1870].Taken by Metcalf & Welldon, Boston, Mass.Carte de visite.

Caption: "T. Dwight Sr."

Vol. 1Page 3#287.04
Dwight, Mary Veronica (b. 1856), [ca. 1866].Taken by Black & Case, Boston, Mass.Carte de visite.

Caption: "Veronica Dwight."

Vol. 1Page 3#287.05
Dwight, James (1852-1917), May 1867.Taken by John A. Whipple, Boston, Mass.Carte de visite.

Caption: "James Dwight."

Vol. 1Page 4#287.06-287.07
Dwight, Thomas (1808-1876), [ca. 1870].Taken by Metcalf & Welldon, Boston, Mass.Cartes de visite.

Caption: "Thomas Dwight Senior."

Vol. 1Page 5#287.08
Dwight, Mary Collins Warren (1816-1900), [1870s].Taken by John A. Whipple, Boston, Mass.Carte de visite.

Caption: "Mrs. Dwight."

Vol. 1Page 5#287.09
Dwight, Mary Veronica (b. 1856), June 1863.Taken by James W. Black, Boston, Mass.Carte de visite.

Caption: "Veronica."

Vol. 1Page 6#287.10
Dwight, Mary Collins Warren (1816-1900), May 1888.Taken by John L. McCormick, Boston, Mass.Cabinet card photograph.

Caption: "Mrs. Dwight, Mary Collins Warren Dwight."

Vol. 1Page 7#287.11
Iasigi, Amy (Walker) (1858-1927), Dec. 1890.Taken by L. Alman, New York & Rhode Island.Cabinet card photograph.

Caption: "Mrs. Oscar Iasigi Aunt Amy nee Amy Gore Walker."

Vol. 1Page 8#287.12
Dwight, James (1852-1917), [1880s].Taken by Russell & Sons, Wimbledon, S.W., England.Cabinet card photograph.

Caption: "James Dwight." Depicts Dwight in tennis garb.

Vol. 1Page 9#287.13
Iasigi, Joseph (1848-1917), Aug. 1881.Taken by LeJeune, Paris, France.Cabinet card photograph.

Caption: "Joseph Iasigi (?R W D)."

Vol. 1Page 10#287.14
Iasigi, Amy (Walker) (1858-1927), and Annie Iasigi (b. 1880), 1880.Taken by Allen & Rowell, Boston, Mass.Carte de visite.

Caption: "Annie Grannis & Aunt Amy."

Vol. 1Page 10#287.15
Iasigi, Marie (Homer) (1861-1946) and Marie Iasigi (1883-1962), 1883.Taken by Ludovici's Photographic & Crayon Studio, New York and Rhode Island.Carte de visite.

Caption: "?Aunt Joe & Mariette."

Vol. 1Page 11#287.16
Dwight, Sarah (Iasigi) and Joseph Dwight (b. 1884), 1884.Taken by Allen & Rowell, Boston, Mass.Carte de visite.

Caption: "Aunt Sarah & Joe."

Vol. 1Page 11#287.17
Dwight, Elizabeth (Iasigi) (b. 1855) and Dorothy Iasigi (b. 1888), Dec. 1888.Taken by Emily Stokes, Pelham Studios, Boston, Mass.Carte de visite.

Caption: "Mama & Dorothy."

Vol. 1Page 12#287.18
Unidentified infant, undated.Taken by A. Courrier, Paris, France.Carte de visite.

Caption: "M." Inscribed on verso, "5 months old."

Vol. 1Page 12#287.19
Dwight, Mary Collins (b. 1887), 1887.Taken by William M. Wires, Lynn, Mass.Carte de visite.

Caption: "Mary C. Dwight." Depicts the daughter of Dr. Thomas and Sarah (Iasigi) Dwight.

Vol. 1Page 13#287.20
Apthorp, Octavia (Iasigi) (b. 1857), [1880s].Taken by Notman, Boston, Mass.Carte de visite.

Caption: "Aunt Octavia Mrs. William Apthorp."

Vol. 1Page 13#287.21
[Dwight, Elizabeth (Iasigi)], [1888].Taken by Emily Stokes, Pelham Studios, Boston, Mass.Carte de visite.

Same sitter as photo #287.17.

Vol. 1Page 14#287.22
Unidentified man, possibly Benjamin Johnson Lang (1837-1909), Sep. 1880.Taken by A. N. Hardy, Boston, Mass.Cabinet card photograph.
Vol. 1Page 15#287.23
Unidentified woman [probably Frances (Burrage) Lang] holding Rosamond Lang, July 1879.Taken by Asa Bushby, Lynn, Mass.Cabinet card photograph.
Vol. 1Page 16#287.24
Apthorp, Octavia (Iasigi) (b. 1857), Sep. 1876.Taken by W. Balch, Boston, Mass.Cabinet card photograph.

Caption: "Aunt Octavia, Mrs. William F. Apthorp." Depicts Mrs. Apthorp in her wedding gown.

Vol. 1Page 17#287.25
Unidentified young man, [ca. 1880].Taken by Pach Brothers, Cambridge, Mass.Cabinet card photograph.
Vol. 1Page 18#287.26
Unidentified man, possibly a member of the Loir family, undated.Taken by C. DeFonde, Paris, France.Carte de visite.

Caption: "Loir?"

Vol. 1Page 18#287.27
Unidentified woman, [1860s].Taken by an unidentified photographer.Carte de visite.
Vol. 1Page 19#287.28
Unidentified man, [1880s].Taken by J. Fabre, Marseille, France.Carte de visite.
Vol. 1Page 20#287.29
Unidentified woman, 1886.Taken by Notman, Boston, Mass.Carte de visite.
Vol. 1Page 20#287.30
Unidentified woman, [1880s].Taken by Smith & Bousley, Salem, Mass.Carte de visite.
Vol. 1Page 21#287.31
Unidentified woman, [1880s].Taken by W. Balch, Boston, Mass.Carte de visite.
Vol. 1Page 21#287.32
Unidentified woman, [1880s].Taken by Allen & Rowell, Boston, Mass.Carte de visite.
Vol. 1Page 22#287.33
Bullitt, Thomas and Nora, 1918.Taken by an unidentified photographer.

Caption: "Thomas & Nora Bullitt Children of Thomas [sic] Bullitt." Black and white photograph of Thomas Walker Bullitt and Nora Bullitt, the children of Nora (Iasigi) Bullitt in Turkish or Greek costume.

Vol. 1Page 23#287.34
Iasigi, Oscar Anthony (b. 1884), [ca. 1887 or 1888].Taken by Allen & Rowell, Boston, Mass.Cabinet card photograph.

Caption: "Oscar Iasigi." Depicts a young boy in Greek or Turkish costume.

Vol. 1Page 24#287.35
Dwight, James (1852-1917), [1880s].Taken by Russell & Sons, Wimbledon, S.W., England.Cabinet card photograph.

Caption: "James Dwight." Depicts Dwight in tennis garb.

Vol. 1Page 25#287.36
Unidentified man, [1890s?].Taken by Metcalf & Welldon.Cabinet card photograph.
Vol. 1Page 26#287.37
Lang, Margaret Ruthven (1867-1972), [ca. 1877-1880].Taken by an unidentified photographer.Carte de visite.

Caption: "Margaret Lang."

Vol. 1Page 26#287.38
Unidentified woman and boy, 1876.Taken by A. Pepper, Paris, France.Carte de visite.
Vol. 1Page 27#287.39
Unidentified man, [1880s].Taken by William M. Wires, Lynn, Mass.Carte de visite.
Vol. 1Page 27#287.40
Unidentified woman reading to two small children, 1884.Taken by William M. Wires, Lynn, Mass.Carte de visite.
Vol. 1Page 28#287.41
Dwight, Elizabeth (Iasigi), 1878.Taken by Houseworth.Carte de visite.

Caption: "Mama? (Lizie)."

Vol. 1Page 28#287.42
Unidentified woman, 24 Feb. 1877.Taken by E. Furst.Carte de visite.

Possibly depicts Marie (Homer) Iasigi.

Vol. 1Page 29#287.43
Unidentified woman, [1880s].Taken by Broadbent & Phillips, Philadelphia, Pa.Carte de visite.
Vol. 1Page 29#287.44
Iasigi, Marie (Homer), undated.Taken by J. H. Lamson, Portland, Me.Carte de visite.

Caption: "Aunty Joe Mrs. Joseph Iasigi."

Vol. 1Page 30#287.45
Iasigi, Annie and Nora, [ca. 1884].Taken by Allen & Rowell, Boston, Mass.Cabinet card photograph.

Caption: "Annie & Nora Children of Mrs. Oscar Iasigi."

Vol. 1Page 31#287.46
Unidentified woman, [1880s].Taken by Notman & Campbell, Boston, Mass.Cabinet card photograph.
Vol. 1Page 32#287.47
[Mr. Lidell], Apr. 1887.Taken by Montabone, Florence, Italy.Cabinet card photograph.
Vol. 1Page 33#287.48
"Mrs. Lidell," Apr. 1887.Taken by Montabone, Florence, Italy.Cabinet card photograph.
Vol. 1Page 34#287.49
Unidentified man, [1860s].Taken by Black & Batchelder, Boston, Mass.Carte de visite.
Vol. 1Page 34#287.41
Unidentified woman, 1879.Taken by Notman, Boston, Mass.Carte de visite.
Vol. 1Page 35#287.51
Unidentified woman, [1890s].Taken by W. Getz, Baltimore, Md.Carte de visite.
Vol. 1Page 35#287.52
Lang, Rosamond (b. 1878), [1878].Taken by an unidentified photographer.Carte de visite.
Vol. 1Page 35#287.53
Unidentified man, [1890s].Taken by an unidentified photographer.Cabinet card photograph.

II. Dwight-Warren family photograph album, 1861-1890s

Vol. 2Page 1 #287.54
Williams, John Joseph (1822-1907), [1890s].Taken by Allen & Rowell, Boston, Mass.Cabinet card photograph.

Caption:"Archbishop Williams Archbishop of Boston."

Vol. 2Page 2#287.55
Dwight, Mary Veronica, Feb. 1884.Taken by H. Le Lieure, Rome, Italy.Cabinet card photograph.

Caption: "Veronica Dwight."

Vol. 2Page 3 #287.56
Dwight, James, [1880s].Taken by Russell & Sons, Wimbledon, S.W., England.Cabinet card photograph.
Vol. 2Page 4#287.57
Lyman, Bonnie, [1880s].Taken by Notman Photographic Co., Boston, Mass.Cabinet card photograph.

Caption: "Bonnie Lyman."

Vol. 2Page 5#287.58
Appleton, William, undated.Taken by an unidentified photographer.Copy photograph.

Caption: "William Appleton, Jr."

Vol. 2Page 6 #287.59
Appleton, Emily Warren (1818-1905), [1880s].Taken by Notman & Campbell, Boston, Mass.Cabinet card photograph.

Caption: "Aunt Emily Appleton."

Vol. 2Page 7 #287.60
Dwight, James, with pug dog, Nov. 1881.Taken by Notman Photographic Co., Boston, Mass.Cabinet card photograph.

Caption: "James Dwight."

Vol. 2Page 8
Image missing.
Vol. 2Page 9 #287.61
Dog, terrier, [1880s].Taken by McCormick, Boston, Mass.Cabinet card photograph.
Vol. 2Page 10 #287.62
"Father Daly," [1880s].Taken by McCormick, Boston, Mass.Cabinet card photograph.
Vol. 2Page 11 #287.63
Dwight, Sarah, [1880s].Taken by Goldsmith, Springfield, Mass.Cabinet card photograph.

Caption: "Sarah Dwight."

Vol. 2Page 12 #287.64
Davis, Helen (d. 1887) and James Dwight, July 1877.Taken by an unidentified photographer.Cabinet card photograph.

Caption: "Miss Davis & James Dwight." Inscribed on verso, "Helen Davis, July 14th 1877 aged 79 Nahant."

Vol. 2Page 13 #287.65
"Dr. Payne of London," [1880s].Taken by Fradelle & Marshall, London, England.Cabinet card photograph.
Vol. 2Page 14
Image missing.
Vol. 2Page 15 #287.66
Dwight, Mary Collins Warren (1816-1900), [ca. 1884?].Taken by Fratelli D'Alessandri, Rome, Italy.Cabinet card photograph.

Caption: "Mrs. Dwight, nee Mary Collins Warren."

Vol. 2Page 16 #287.67
McGrath, Mary, [1880s].Taken by Notman Photographic Co., Boston, Mass.

Caption: "Mary McGrath."

Vol. 2Page 17 #287.68
Dwight, Mary Veronica (b. 1856) and Toodles [dog], [1880s].Taken by Notman Photographic Co., Boston, Mass.Cabinet card photograph.

Caption: "Veronica Dwight & Toodles."

Vol. 2Page 18 #287.69
Warren, Jonathan Mason, [undated].By F. T. Stuart, Boston, Mass.Engraving.
Vol. 2Page 19 #287.70
Dwight, James, 1884.Taken by Russell & Sons, Wimbledon, England.Cabinet card photograph.
Vol. 2Page 20
Blank.
Vol. 2Page 21 #287.71
Warren, Annie G. Crowninshield (1815-1904), [ca. 1890].Taken by Conly, Boston, Mass.Cabinet card photograph.

Caption: "Aunt Annie Warren (Mrs. J. Mason)."

Vol. 2Page 22 #287.72
Lyman, Florence (1838-1907), undated.Taken by Julius Ludovici, New York, N.Y.Cabinet card photograph of a painting.
Vol. 2Page 23 #287.73
Beebe, Emily Appleton (1847-1911), after 1885.Taken by an unidentified photographer.Cabinet card photograph of an 1885 painting by Edward Clifford.

Caption: "Emily Appleton."

Vol. 2Page 24 #287.74
Brown, Abby (1822-1907), [1890s].Taken by Touranchet, Paris, France.Cabinet card photograph.

Caption: "Abby Brown."

Vol. 2Page 25 #287.75
Brown, Rebecca (1825-1914) [1890s].Taken by Touranchet, Paris, France.Cabinet card photograph.

Caption: "Rebecca Brown."

Vol. 2Page 26 #287.76
Tuckerman, Eulalia (1861-1940), before 1888.Taken by Allen & Rowell, Boston, Mass.Cabinet card photograph.
Vol. 2Page 27 #287.77
Tuckerman, Eulalia (1861-1940), before 1888.Taken by Allen & Rowell, Boston, Mass.Cabinet card photograph.
Vol. 2Page 28 #287.78
Unidentified woman, undated.Taken by an unidentified photographer.Mounted photograph.
Vol. 2Page 29 #287.79
Dwight, James, 1884.Taken by Russell & Sons, Wimbledon, England.Cabinet card photograph.
Vol. 2Page 30 #287.80
Vaughan, Herbert Alfred Henry (1832-1903), 1884.Taken by M. Guttenberg, Manchester, England.Cabinet card photograph.

Caption: "Cardinal Vaughan."

Vol. 2Page 31 #287.81
Lee, Mary, ca. 1871-1873.Taken by Benjamin F. Jones, Salem, Mass.Cabinet card photograph.
Vol. 2Page 32 #287.82
Agassiz, Louis (1807-1873), ca. 1870.Taken by A. Sonrel, Boston, Mass.Cabinet card photograph.

Caption: "Agassiz."

Vol. 2Page 33 #287.83
Unidentified infant, undated.Taken by Allen & Rowell, Boston, Mass.Carte de visite.
Vol. 2Page 33 #287.84
McClellan, George Brinton (1826-1885), [1861-1865].Taken by J. W. Black, Boston, Mass.Carte de visite.

Caption: "Gen. McClellan."

Vol. 2Page 33 #287.85
Dwight, Joseph (b. 1884), 1884.Taken by Allen & Rowell, Boston, Mass.Carte de visite.
Vol. 2Page 34 #287.86
"Baby Payne," undated.Taken by Netterville Briggs, London, England.Carte de visite.
Vol. 2Page 34 #287.87
"Mrs. Payne of London," undated.Taken by Window & Grove, London, England.Carte de visite.
Vol. 2Page 34 #287.88
Dwight, Wilder (1833-1862), 1862.Taken by an unidentified photographer.Carte de visite.
Vol. 2Page 34 #287.89
Dwight, Thomas (1807-1876), ca. 1870.Taken by an unidentified photographer.Carte de visite.

Caption: "Thomas Dwight, Sr."

Vol. 2Page 35 #287.90
Warren, Jonathan Mason (1811-1867), [ca. 1864].Taken by J. A. Whipple, Boston, Mass.Carte de visite.

Caption "J. Mason Warren."

Vol. 2Page 35 #287.91
Warren, James Sullivan (1812-1867), [ca. 1864].Taken by J. A. Whipple, Boston, Mass.Carte de visite.

Caption: "Sullivan Warren."

Vol. 2Page 35 #287.92
Warren, James Sullivan (1812-1867), [ca. 1864].Taken by J. A. Whipple, Boston, Mass.Carte de visite.

Caption: "Sullivan Warren."

Vol. 2Page 35 #287.93
Dwight, Thomas (1843-1911), [1870s].Taken by Allen & Rowell, Boston, Mass.Carte de visite.

Caption: "Thomas Dwight."

Vol. 2Page 36 #287.94
Fitzpatrick, John Bernard (1812-1866), [ca. 1864].Attributed to G. H. Loomis, Boston, Mass.Carte de visite.

Caption: "Bishop Fitzpatrick."

Vol. 2Page 36 #287.95
Dwight, Charles (b. 1842), [1861-1865].Taken by J. A. Whipple, Boston, Mass.Carte de visite.
Vol. 2Page 36 #287.96
Dwight, William (1805-1880), [ca. 1864].Taken by J. A. Whipple, Boston, Mass.Carte de visite.
Vol. 2Page 36 #287.97
Dwight, Eugene (1868-1896), [ca. 1888].Taken by Hiram C. Moore, Springfield, Mass.Carte de visite.
Vol. 2Page 37 #287.98
Davis, Helen (1797-1887), [ca. 1864].Taken by an unidentified photographer.Carte de visite.

Caption: "Miss Davis."

Vol. 2Page 37 #287.99
Lyman, Charles (ca. 1800-1881), [1870s].Taken by Notman & Campbell, Boston, Mass.Carte de visite.

Caption: "Mr. Charles Lyman."

Vol. 2Page 37 #287.100
Dwight, Sarah Catherine (b. 1885), [ca. 1891 or 1892].Taken by an unidentified photographer.Carte de visite.

Caption: "Sarah Dwight."

Vol. 2Page 37 #287.101
Warren, Jonathan Mason (1811-1867), [ca. 1864].Taken by John A. Whipple, Boston, Mass.Carte de visite.

Caption: "J. Mason Warren."

Vol. 2Page 38 #287.102
Unidentified infant, 1887.Taken by W. M. Wires, Lynn, Mass.Carte de visite.

Possibly Mary C. Dwight, daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Iasigi) Dwight, born 1887.

Vol. 2Page 38 #287.103
Dwight, James (1852-1917), [ca. 1885?].Taken by Notman & Campbell, Boston, Mass.Carte de visite.
Vol. 2Page 38 #287.104
Warren, Jonathan Mason and Samuel Hammond (b. 1859), [1861 or 1862].Taken by J. A. Whipple, Boston, Mass.Carte de visite.

Caption: "J. Mason Warren, Sam Hammond 2nd."

Vol. 2Page 38 #287.105
Lyman, Florence (b. 1827), [1870s].Taken by an unidentified photographer.Tintype.

Florence Lyman holding a small dog on her lap.

Vol. 2Page 39 #287.106
Unidentified woman, [1870s].Taken by William M. Wires, Lynn, Mass.Carte de visite.
Vol. 2Page 39 #287.107
Dwight, Thomas, [1870s].Taken by Allen & Rowell, Boston, Mass.Carte de visite.
Vol. 2Page 39 #287.108
Dwight, Elizabeth Iasigi (b. 1855) and Joseph Iasigi (b. 1884), [1884].Taken by Emily Stokes, Pelham Studios, Boston, Mass.Carte de visite.

Caption: "Mrs. James Dwight."

Vol. 2Page 39 #287.109
Dwight, Elizabeth Iasigi (b. 1855) and Joseph Iasigi (b. 1884), Dec. 1885.Taken by Allen & Rowell, Boston, Mass.Carte de visite.

Caption: "Mrs. James Dwight."

Vol. 2Page 40 #287.110
McClellan, George Brinton (1826-1885), 1863.Taken by J. W. Black, Boston, Mass.Carte de visite.
Vol. 2Page 40 #287.111
"Sigourney," [undated].Taken by L. Alman, New York, N.Y.Carte de visite.

Unidentified baby from the Sigourney family.

Vol. 2Page 40 #287.112
Warren, Jonathan Mason and Samuel Hammond, [1862 or 1863].Taken by J. W. Black, Boston, Mass.Carte de visite.

Caption: "J. Mason Warren."

Vol. 2Page 40 #287.113
Warren, James Sullivan, [ca. 1864].Taken by J. A. Whipple, Boston, Mass.Carte de visite.

Caption: "Sullivan Warren."

III. Loose photographs, undated

Box 1Folder 1#287.114-287.117
43 Mt. Vernon Street, Boston, Mass., [undated].Made by Haydn Mason, South Yarmouth, Mass.Copies of late 19th-century photographs.

Four black and white copy photographs of the interior of 43 Mt. Vernon Street, which belonged to the Iasigi family.

Preferred Citation

Dwight-Warren family photograph albums, Massachusetts Historical Society.

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:

Black, James Wallace, 1825-1896, photographer.
Dwight family--Photographs.
Iasigi family--Photographs.
Warren family--Photographs.
Whipple, John Adams, 1822-1891, photographer.
Wires, William M., photographer.

Organizations:

Allen & Rowell (Boston, Mass.), photographers.
Metcalf & Welldon, photographers.

Subjects:

Cabinet photographs.
Card photograph albums.
Cartes de visite.
Tintypes.