COLLECTION GUIDES

ca. 1860-1964; bulk: ca. 1875-1898

Guide to the Photograph Collection

Restrictions on Access

There are restrictions on the use of this collection. Glass plate negatives and lantern slides of any size are not available for research use. Copy photographs or scans may be available for alternative viewing. Consult the Reference Librarian for more information.


Collection Summary

Abstract

The collection consists primarily of photographs taken by Francis Blake, ca. 1875-1898. These images are mainly portraits of the Blake family, various relatives, and friends; Francis Blake's family estate, Keewaydin, in Weston, Mass.; the Blakes' travels to the Glen House Hotel in Glen, N.H. and the Payson family farm in Peoria County, Ill.; and Blake's experimentations with instantaneous and high-speed photography.

Biographical Sketch

Francis Blake (1850-1913) was born in Needham, Mass., the son of Caroline Burling (Trumbull) and Francis Blake, Sr. Known widely as the inventor of the Blake Transmitter for telephone communications, Blake was a respected physicist who also worked on the United States Coast Survey from his teenage years through early adulthood (1866-1878), was responsible for the design of his elaborate family estate, Keewaydin, in Weston, Mass., and was a serious amateur photographer. He married Elizabeth Livermore Hubbard (1849-1941) in 1874, and together they had two children: Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald (b. 1876) and Benjamin Sewall Blake (b. 1877).

Francis Blake's interest in photography began in 1884, and that year, he built an extensive photographic laboratory on the grounds of Keewaydin. A member of the progressive Society of Amateur Photographers of New York and the Boston Camera Club, Blake's photographic interests included portraiture of family and friends, as well as landscape views of Keewaydin and other locations. However, he was most highly regarded for his work with high-speed photography. In the mid-1880s, Blake designed a distinctive focal-plane shutter that allowed him to take photographs with exposure times of 1/1000 to 1/2000 of a second. The resulting stop-action images of trains, birds, horses, bicyclists, and athletes were exhibited in Boston, Philadelphia, and London from 1891 to 1893, to critical acclaim, and his photos of tennis players in motion were included in the 1893 textbook Practical Lawn Tennis, by former tennis champion James Dwight. Blake also published an article on his research in high-speed photography, "Photographic Shutters," which was printed in two respected photography journals, American Amateur Photographer and Anthony's Photographic Bulletin, in 1891.

Sources

The Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS) library holds the following books, articles, portraits, and manuscript collections that are related to the Francis Blake photographs:

Blake family photographs, ca. 1870-ca. 1910. Photo. Coll. 39

Davis, Keith F.

"The High-Speed Photographs of Francis Blake,"
The Massachusetts Historical Review 2 (2000): 1-26.

Hall, Elton Wayland. Francis Blake : An Inventor's Life 1850-1913. Boston, Mass.: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2003.

Collection Description

The Francis Blake photographs contains 1004 photographs in 9 albums (in cases), 1 oversize album (in case), 5 boxes, and 3 oversize boxes; 1 daguerreotype; 283 lantern slides in 16 boxes; 154 small glass plates negatives in 9 boxes; 627 medium glass plate negatives in 30 boxes; 25 glass plate positives in 3 boxes; one box of camera filters belonging to Francis Blake; and one box containing three photo notebooks kept by Francis Blake from 1886-1898.

The bulk of this collection contains photographs that were taken by Francis Blake from ca. 1884 to 1898. Subjects include portraits of various Blake family members and friends and views of Keewaydin from 1884-1893, the Glen House hotel in Glen, N.H ca. 1884-1886, and the Payson family farm in Mossville, Ill., 1885. The collection also includes loose duplicate prints and enlargements that Francis Blake made of some of the original prints in the albums, as well as one album compiled of reprints of selected photos from various earlier albums. The lantern slides and glass plate negatives contain images from Francis Blake's experimentations with high-speed photography, for which many do not have prints.

There are also a number of photographs in the collection that were taken by commercial photographers. The subjects of these photographs include portraits of the various Blake, Hubbard, Sewall, Jackson, Cobb, Payson, and Young family members; portraits of Francis Blake himself; and photographs of the Blake family ancestral home and gravesites in England. Photographers include William A. Webster (Waltham, Mass.); W. Notman (Boston, Mass.); Allen & Rowell (Boston, Mass.); A. Sonrel (Boston, Mass.); Ludovici's Photographic and Crayon Studios (New York, N.Y.); Sarony's (New York, N.Y.); and C.A. Gandy (London), among many others. Additionally, there are also a number of loose photographs taken by the Blake family friend William deYoung Field of his family and home in Telluride, Colo.

This collection includes cartes de visite, cabinet cards, daguerreotype, tintypes, stereographs, lantern slides, glass plate negatives, glass positives, and card photograph albums.

Acquisition Information

Albums 5-6 and 9-10 were donated to the Massachusetts Historical Society by the Mark Twain House in July of 1997. Photos. #6.3.1086M-6.3.1090M and #57.833a were the gift of Ruth Oliver Joliffe in June of 2004. The remaining material in this collection was removed from the Francis Blake papers, which were the gift of the descendants of Francis Blake in May of 1964.

Restrictions on Access

There are restrictions on the use of this collection. Glass plate negatives and lantern slides of any size are not available for research use. Copy photographs or scans may be available for alternative viewing. Consult the Reference Librarian for more information.

Box / Album List

Album 1#57.1-52
Sewall-Hubbard family album, ca. 1860-1870.
Album 2#57.53-91
Blake family album, ca. 1870-1880.
Album 3#57.93-140
Blake family album, ca. 1876-1891.
Album 4#57.141-220
Glen House, Glen, N.H., ca. 1884-1886.
Album 5#57.222-336
(Oversize)Portraits, ca. 1884-1890.
Album 6#57.337-423
Keewaydin, ca. 1884-1885.
Album 7#57.424-518
Payson Farm, 1885.
Album 8#57.519-550
Keewaydin, 1893 (1).
Album 9#57.551-575
Keewaydin, 1893 (2).
Album 10#57.576-710
Compilation of photographs by Francis Blake, ca. 1893.
Box 1#57.711-725
Loose photographs removed from albums.
Box 1#57.726-825
Loose photographs from the Francis Blake papers.
Box 2#57.827-912
Portraits: Individual portraits and Group portraits, Blake.
Box 3#57.913-925
Portraits: Group portraits, Blake-Schwab.
Box 3#57.926-963
Views.
Box 4
Duplicate photographs.
Box 5
Francis Blake photo notebooks.
Oversize 1#57.964-986
Oversize portraits and views: Large.
Oversize 2#57.987-1000
Oversize portraits and views: Extra-large.
Oversize 3#57.1001-1018
Oversize portraits and views: Extra-large.

RESTRICTED ACCESS PHOTOGRAPHS

These photographs are restricted. See the Detailed Description of the Collection for more information.

Lantern slide boxes 1-16#6.3.1S-283S.#57.1019-1301.
Lantern slides.
Small glass plate negative boxes 1-9#6.3.284S-438S.#57.1302-1455.
Glass plate negatives: Small.
Small filter box 1
Stored with small glass plate negatives in Photo. Coll. 6.3Filters.
Medium glass plate negatives boxes 1-30#6.3.439M-1065M.#57.1456-2082.
Glass plate negatives: Medium.
Medium glass plate positive boxes 1-3.#6.3.1066M-1090M.#57.2083-2107.
Stored with medium glass plate negatives in Photo. Coll. 6.3.Glass plate positives.

Detailed Description of the Collection

I. Photograph Albums

10 albums (in cases).

The albums in this series are arranged chronologically. Albums 1-4 were removed from the Francis Blake papers in July of 2002. Their volume numbers correspond to those given them in the arrangement of the Francis Blake papers. Volume 37 remains stored with the Francis Blake papers (Series. Photographs, ca. 1860-1900), as it does not contain photographic material.

A. Album 1 (Vol. 33). Sewall-Hubbard family album, ca. 1860-1870.

52 cartes de visite of members of the Sewall and Hubbard families, ancestors of Elizabeth Livermore Hubbard Blake. Individuals represented include Benjamin Sewall; Elizabeth Livermore Hubbard Blake; Charles Townsend Hubbard; and the Jackson, Monroe, Cobb, and Payson families, among many others. Photographers include A. Sonrel (Boston, Mass.), Richardson (Boston, Mass.), and Sarony's (New York, NY.). Most of the photographs are identified.

Album 1#57.1-52

B. Album 2 (Vol. 34). Blake family album, ca. 1870-1880.

39 cabinet card portraits of members of the Blake family. Individuals represented include Francis Blake; Benjamin Sewall Blake; Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald, Elizabeth Livermore Hubbard Blake; Louisa Jackson; and Sophia Cobb, among many others. Photos. #57.86-88 are photos of France. Photographers include William A. Webster (Waltham, Mass.), W. Notman (Boston, Mass.), Allen & Rowell (Boston, Mass.), and Ludovici's Photographic and Crayon Studios (New York, N.Y.). None of the photographs are identified. Photos. #57.78-79 were taken by Francis Blake.

Album 2#57.53-91

C. Album 3 (Vol. 35). Blake family album, ca. 1876-1891.

48 photographs of Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald, Benjamin Sewall Blake, Elizabeth Livermore Hubbard Blake, Henry Silas Payson, and Francis Blake, among others. All photographs in this album were taken by Francis Blake, unless otherwise noted.

Album 3p. 1#57.93
Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald, 1876. Photographer unknown.
Album 3p. 1#57.94
Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Livermore Hubbard Blake, 1876. Photographer unknown.
Album 3p. 1#57.95
Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Livermore Hubbard Blake, 1876. Photographer unknown.
Album 3p. 3#57.96
Benjamin Sewall Blake and Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald, ca. 1880. Photographer unknown.
Album 3p. 4#57.97
Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Livermore Hubbard Blake, ca. 1877. Photographer unknown.
Album 3p. 5#57.98
Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Livermore Hubbard Blake, ca. 1877. Photographer unknown.
Album 3p. 6#57.99
Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald, ca. 1879-80. Photographer unknown.
Album 3p. 6#57.100
Benjamin Sewall Blake, ca. 1880. Photographer unknown.
Album 3p. 7#57.101
Benjamin Sewall Blake, 1886. Taken by Webster (Waltham, Mass.).1 loose duplicate in collection.
Album 3p. 8#57.102
Benjamin Sewall Blake, 1886.
Album 3p. 9#57.103
Benjamin Sewall Blake, ca. 1881-1882.Taken by Webster (Waltham, Mass.). 3 loose duplicates in collection.
Album 3p. 10#57.104
Portrait of Benjamin Sewall Blake,ca. 1882. Inscription: "Benjamin in dining room arm chair."
Album 3p. 11#57.105
Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald and Benjamin Sewall Blake in the conservatory at Keewaydin, 26 April 1887.
Album 3p. 12#57.106
Benjamin Sewall Blake, May 1886. Inscription: "Agnes says this look as he does when he is just going to get up + kiss his Momma."
Album 3p. 13#57.107
Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald, n.d.
Album 3p. 14#57.108
Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald, n.d.
Album 3p. 15#57.109
Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald, Benjamin Sewall Blake, and their dogs, n.d.
Album 3p. 16#57.110
Benjamin Sewall Blake and Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald jumping, n.d.
Album 3p. 16#57.111
Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald jumping, n.d.
Album 3p. 17#57.112
Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald and two dogs, Oct. 1884.1 loose duplicate in collection.
Album 3p. 18#57.113
Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald pulling Benjamin Sewall Blake in a cart, 1884. 2 loose duplicates in collection.
Album 3p. 19#57.114
Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald and three dogs, n.d.
Album 3p. 20#57.115
Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald and three dogs, Nov. 1884. 2 loose duplicates in collection.
Album 3p. 21#57.116
Portrait of Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald, 1885. 1 loose duplicate in collection.
Album 3p. 22#57.117
Benjamin Sewall Blake, 2 June 1886.
Album 3p. 23#57.118
Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald in chair, n.d.
Album 3p. 24#57.119
Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald in chair, n.d.
Album 3p. 25#57.120
Benjamin Sewall Blake sitting in chair, n.d.
Album 3p. 26#57.121
Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald, 11 May 1890. 2 loose duplicates in collection.

See also Photo. #57.331.

Album 3p. 26#57.122
Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald, 11 May 1890.
Album 3p. 27#57.123
Agnes and Benjamin Sewall Blake, n.d.
Album 3p. 27#57.124
Benjamin Sewall Blake, n.d.
Album 3p. 28#57.125
Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald on horse at Keewaydin, n.d.
Album 3p. 29#57.126
Benjamin Sewall Blake in armchair, n.d.
Album 3p. 30#57.127
Benjamin Sewall Blake, n.d.
Album 3p. 30#57.128
Benjamin Sewall Blake, n.d.
Album 3p. 31#57.129
Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald sitting in chair, 1885.
Album 3p. 32#57.130
Benjamin Sewall Blake, July 1891.
Album 3p. 33#57.131
Benjamin Sewall Blake, n.d.
Album 3p. 34#57.132
Agnes and Benjamin Sewall Blake in conservatory at Keewaydin, 26 April 1887.
Album 3p. 35#57.133
Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald, 11 May 1890. 1 loose duplicate in collection.

See also Photo. #57.332.

Album 3p. 36#57.134
Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald, July or August 1889. Inscription: "Agnes by an urn on the terrace." 1 loose duplicate in collection.
Album 3p. 37#57.135
Benjamin Sewall Blake and Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald standing in the trees, winter 1890?.
Album 3p. 38#57.136
Benjamin Sewall Blake and Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald, July 1891.
Album 3p. 39#57.137
Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald on horse, n.d.
Album 3p. 40#57.138
Benjamin Sewall Blake, Elizabeth Livermore Hubbard Blake, and Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald, winter ca. 1889-1890.
Album 3p. 41#57.139
Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald and dog, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.518.

Album 3p. 42#57.140
Henry Silas Payson, Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald, Elizabeth Livermore Hubbard Blake, Benjamin Sewall Blake, and Francis Blake, n.d. Inscription: "Cy Payson Agnes E.L.H. Blake Benj. Francis Blake on the grass tennis courts."

D. Album 4 (Vol. 36). Glen House, ca. 1884-1886.

78 photographs taken by Francis Blake of the Glen House hotel in Glen, N.H., ca. 1884-1886. The photographs include views of the interior of the hotel and forest, river, and landscape views of the White Mountains. Also represented in the photographs are Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald; Elizabeth Livermore Hubbard Blake; Benjamin Sewall Blake; Henry Silas Payson; George S. Swasey; Franklin Leavitt; and Henry Clay Barnabee, among others.

Album 4p. 1#57.141Blake Negative #: 36
Approach to Glen House, 1884.
Album 4p. 1#57.142Blake Negative #: 37
Approach to Glen House, 1884.

See also Photo. #57.682.

Album 4p. 2
[Clipping regarding fire at the Glen House]
Album 4p. 3#57.143Blake Negative #: 38
Glen House, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.683.

Album 4p. 5#57.144Blake Negative #: 39
Glen House desk, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.684.

Album 4p. 7#57.145Blake Negative #: 40
Glen House fireplace, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.685.

Album 4p. 9#57.146Blake Negative #: 41
Glen House private parlor, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.686.

Album 4p. 9#57.147Blake Negative #: 42
Glen House private parlor, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.687.

Album 4p. 10#57.148Blake Negative #: 43
George S. Swasey at the bar of Glen House, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.689.

Album 4p. 11#57.149Blake Negative #: 44
George S. Swasey at the bar of Glen House, n.d.
Album 4p. 13#57.150Blake Negative #: 45
Leo the dog at Glen House, n.d.
Album 4p. 15#57.151Blake Negative #: 46
Cattle at Glen House, n.d.
Album 4p. 17#57.152Blake Negative #: 47
Carriage and horses, Glen House, n.d.
Album 4p. 18
[Notes regarding distances up summit; 9 Sept. 1884]
Album 4p. 19#57.153Blake Negative #: 48
Thayer's summit team, [1884].
Album 4p. 21#57.154Blake Negative #: 49
Organ grinder at Glen House, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.694.

Album 4p. 23#57.155Blake Negative #: 50
View of the White Mountains from Glen House, n.d.
Album 4p. 23#57.156Blake Negative #: 51
View of the White Mountains from Glen House, n.d.
Album 4p. 25#57.157Blake Negative #: 52
View at Glen House, n.d.
Album 4p. 27#57.158Blake Negative #: 53
Glen House view, n.d.
Album 4p. 29#57.159Blake Negative #: 54
River at Glen House, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.701.

Album 4p. 29#57.160Blake Negative #: 55
River at Glen House, n.d.
Album 4p. 31#57.161Blake Negative #: 56
"'Castle' at Crystal Cascade. B. F. Osgood," n.d.

See also Photo. #57.680.

Album 4p. 33#57.162Blake Negative #: 57
Wooded path, n.d.
Album 4p. 33#57.163Blake Negative #: 58
Wooded path, n.d.

[There is no Photo. 57.164 in this collection.]

Album 4p. 35#57.165Blake Negative #: 59
Unidentified river at Glen, n.d.
Album 4p. 37#57.166Blake Negative #: 60
Unidentified river at Glen, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.681.

Album 4p. 37#57.167Blake Negative #: 61
Thompson's Falls, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.705.

Album 4p. 39#57.168Blake Negative #: 62
Crystal Cascade, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.706.

Album 4p. 39#57.169Blake Negative #: 63
Glen Ellis Falls, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.707.

Album 4p. 41#57.170Blake Negative #: 64
Unidentified river, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.702.

Album 4p. 43#57.171Blake Negative #: 65
View of woods, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.703.

Album 4p. 43#57.172Blake Negative #: 66
View of woods, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.704.

Album 4p. 45#57.173Blake Negative #: 67
View of ferns in the woods, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.708.

Album 4p. 47#57.174Blake Negative #: 68
View of woods, n.d.
Album 4p. 47#57.175Blake Negative #: 69
View of woods, n.d.
Album 4p. 48#57.176Blake Negative #: 70
Unidentified river at Glen, n.d.
Album 4p. 49#57.177Blake Negative #: 71
Unidentified river at Glen, n.d.
Album 4p. 49#57.178Blake Negative #: 72
Emerald Pool, n.d.
Album 4p. 51#57.179Blake Negative #: 73
Unidentified river at Glen, n.d.
Album 4p. 53#57.180Blake Negative #: 74
Unidentified river at Glen, n.d.
Album 4p. 53#57.181Blake Negative #: 75
Unidentified river at Glen, n.d.
Album 4p. 55#57.182Blake Negative #: 76
Unidentified river at Glen, n.d.
Album 4p. 57#57.183Blake Negative #: 77
Unidentified river at Glen, n.d.
Album 4p. 57#57.184Blake Negative #: 78
Unidentified river at Glen, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.709.

Album 4p. 59#57.185Blake Negative #: 79
Unidentified river at Glen, n.d.
Album 4p. 61#57.186Blake Negative #: 80
Benjamin Sewall Blake, unidentified woman, Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald, Elizabeth Livermore Hubbard Blake, and Silas Payson on bridge, n.d.
Album 4p. 61#57.187Blake Negative #: 81
Benjamin Sewall Blake, Elizabeth Livermore Hubbard Blake, Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald, and Silas Payson sitting on rock, n.d.
Album 4p. 63#57.188Blake Negative #: 82
Unidentified river, n.d.
Album 4p. 65#57.189Blake Negative #: 83
Boulders, n.d.
Album 4p. 67#57.190Blake Negative #: 84
Group portrait of 10 men on a porch, n.d.
Album 4p. 69#57.191Blake Negative #: 85
Group portrait of 7 men (Francis Blake sitting second from right), n.d.
Album 4p. 71#57.192Blake Negative #: 249
New Glen House, 1885.
Album 4p. 73#57.193Blake Negative #: 250
New Glen House, 1885.

See also Photo. #57.690.

Album 4p. 75#57.194Blake Negative #: 251
New Glen House bar (George S. Swasey asleep in chair), 1885.

See also Photo. #57.691.

Album 4p. 77#57.195Blake Negative #: 244
George S. Swasey at the Glen House bar, 1885.
Album 4p. 79#57.196Blake Negative #: 252
Private parlor, New Glen House, 1885.
Album 4p. 81#57.197Blake Negative #: 253
Private parlor, New Glen House, 1885.
Album 4p. 83#57.198Blake Negative #: 254
Interior of room, 1885.
Album 4p. 85#57.199Blake Negative #: 255
Benjamin Sewall Blake sleeping in a chair by a window, 1885.
Album 4p. 87#57.200Blake Negative #: 256
Fireplace, 1885.
Album 4p. 89#57.201Blake Negative #: 257
Bookcase, 1885.
Album 4p. 91#57.202Blake Negative #: 258
Toll house at Glen, n.d.

See also Album 10, p.100.

Album 4p. 93#57.203Blake Negative #: 259
Toll house at Glen, n.d.
Album 4p. 95#57.204Blake Negative #: 260
Landscape at Glen, n.d.
Album 4p. 97#57.205Blake Negative #: 261
View of the White Mountains from Glen House, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.698.

Album 4p. 99#57.206Blake Negative #: 262
View of the White Mountains from Glen House, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.699.

Album 4p. 101#57.207Blake Negative #: 263
View of the White Mountains, n.d.
Album 4p. 103#57.208Blake Negative #: 264
Nedy's [F.A. Kennedy's] 4-horse carriage (Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald in front seat, facing camera), Glen House, n.d.
Album 4p. 104
[Two sheets of Leavitt's Poems of the White and Franconia Mountains, N.H., by Franklin Leavitt.]
Album 4p. 105#57.209Blake Negative #: 247
Franklin Leavitt, 1886.
Album 4p. 105#57.210Blake Negative #: 248
Franklin Leavitt, 1886.

See also Photo. #57.688.

Album 4p. 107#57.211Blake Negative #: 245
Henry Clay Barnabee, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.692.

Album 4p. 107#57.212Blake Negative #: 246
Henry Clay Barnabee, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.693.

Album 4p. 109#57.213Blake Negative #: 265
Silas Payson, Francis Blake, Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald, and Benjamin Sewall Blake, n.d.
Album 4p. 111#57.214Blake Negative #: 266
Francis Blake, Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald, Silas Payson, and Benjamin Sewall Blake sitting on rock, n.d.
Album 4p. 113#57.215Blake Negative #: 267
Francis Blake, Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald, Silas Payson, and Benjamin Sewall Blake sitting on rock, n.d.
Album 4p. 115#57.216Blake Negative #: 241
"The Cowboys' at Glen House, Sept. 1885." Mr. James Whittemore at right.

See letter from May Whittemore, 17 Jan 1886. See also Photo. #57.695.

Album 4p. 117#57.217Blake Negative #: 268
Cattle at Glen, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.696

Album 4p. 119#57.218Blake Negative #: 269
Cattle at Glen, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.697

Album 4p. 121#57.219Blake Negative #: 270
Cow at Glen, n.d.
Album 4p. 123#57.220Blake Negative #: 271
Cow at Glen, n.d.

[There is no Photo. #57.221 in this collection.]

E. Album 5. Portraits, ca. 1884-1890.

115 portraits taken by Francis Blake of family and friends. Subjects include Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald; Benajmin Sewall Blake; Charles Towsend Hubbard; Louisa Sewall Jackson (later Dyer); Margaret Young (later Emmons); Charlotte Young (later Tudor); John P. Lyman; T.R. (Thomas Russell) Sullivan; William A. Whitwell; Frederick Thomas Bush; Charles Green Bush; William Dean Howells; and Henry Silas Payson, among others.

Album 5p.1#57.222
Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald, n.d. 8 loose duplicates in collection.

See also Photo. #57.116 and 57.616.

Album 5p. 1#57.223
Benjamin Sewall Blake, n.d.
Album 5p. 1#57.224
Charles Townsend Hubbard, n.d.
Album 5p. 1#57.225
Louisa Sewall Jackson (later Dyer), n.d.

See also Photo. #57.637.

Album 5p. 2#57.226
Louisa Sewall Jackson (later Dyer) and S.M. Lawrence [?], n.d.
Album 5p. 2#57.227
Louisa Sewall Jackson (later Dyer), n.d.
Album 5p. 2#57.228
Francis Blake, n.d. Signed by himself.
Album 5p. 2#57.229
Unidentified man, n.d.
Album 5p. 3#57.230-231
Louisa Sewall Jackson (later Dyer), n.d..

See also Photo. #57.632

Album 5p. 3#57.232
Unidentified man, n.d.
Album 5p. 3#57.233
Louisa Sewall Jackson (later Dyer), n.d.

See also Photo. #57.652.

Album 5p. 4#57.234
Margaret Young (later Emmons), n.d.

See also Photo. #57.621.

Album 5p. 4#57.235-236
Charlotte Young (later Tudor), n.d.

See also Photo. #57.622 and Photo. #57.624.

Album 5p. 4#57.237
Unidentified infant, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.623.

Album 5p. 5#57.238
Benjamin Loring Young [?], n.d. May also be William Tudor.

See also Photo. #57.625.

Album 5p. 5#57.239
Unidentified woman, n.d.
Album 5p. 5#57.240-241
Mabel Davis [?], n.d.

See also Photo. #57.626.

Album 5p. 6#57.242-243
Julia Wells [?], n.d.
Album 5p. 6#57.244
Unidentified woman, n.d.
Album 5p. 6#57.245
Julia Wells, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.635.

Album 5p. 7#57.246
Kate Hubbard, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.638.

Album 5p. 7#57.247
Sophie Smith, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.640.

Album 5p.7#57.248
Unidentified woman, n.d.
Album 5p. 8#57.249-250
Unidentified man, n.d.
Album 5p. 8#57.251-252
John P. Lyman, n.d.
Album 5p. 9#57.253
Unidentified man, n.d.
Album 5p.9#57.254
Sophie Cobb, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.639.

Album 5p. 9#57.255-256
Thomas Russell Sullivan, n.d.
Album 5p. 10#57.257-258
William A. Whitwell, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.63 and Photo. #57.633.

Album 5p. 10#57.259
S.M. Lawrence, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.631.

Album 5p. 10#57.260
Unidentified woman, n.d.
Album 5p. 11#57.261-264
Frederick Thomas Rush, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.646

Album 5p. 12#57.265
Unidentified man, n.d.
Album 5p. 12#57.266
Charles Townsend Hubbard, n.d.
Album 5p. 12#57.267
Unidentified man, n.d.
Album 5p. 12#57.268
Unidentified woman, n.d.
Album 5p. 13#57.269
Unidentified man, n.d.
Album 5p. 13#57.270
C.G. Bush, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.648.

Album 5p. 13#57.271
Unidentified man, n.d.
Album 5p. 13#57.272
C.G. Bush, n.d.
Album 5p. 14#57.273-274
William Dean Howells, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.644 and Photo. #57.645

Album 5p. 14#57.275-276
William deYoung Field, Benjamin F. Field, Jr., and C.G. Bush in costume, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.602.

Album 5p. 16#57.277
C. G. Bush in costume, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.603.

Album 5p. 16#57.278
William deYoung Field in costume, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.604.

Album 5p. 17#57.279-280
Aletta [Payson?], n.d.

See also Photo. #57.479 and Photo. #57.480.

Album 5p. 18#57.281
Unidentified man reading, n.d.
Album 5p. 19#57.282
Mrs. [ ] Payson, n.d.
Album 5p. 19#57.283
S.M. Lawrence, n.d.
Album 5p. 19#57.284
Silas Payson, n.d.
Album 5p. 19#57.285
S.M. Lawrence, n.d.
Album 5p. 20#57.286
Dog on stool, n.d.
Album 5p. 20#57.287-289
Unidentified girls, n.d.
Album 5p. 21#57.290-291
Unidentified men, n.d.
Album 5p. 21#57.292
Frederick Thomas Bush and undientified young girl, n.d.
Album 5p. 22#57.293
Unidentified man, n.d.
Album 5p. 22#57.294
Frederick Thomas Bush, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.650.

Album 5p. 22#57.295-296
B. Loring Young [?], n.d. May also be William Tudor.
Album 5p. 23#57.297
John P. Lyman, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.642.

Album 5p. 23#57.298
Russell Sullivan, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.641.

Album 5p. 23#57.299
Unidentified man, n.d.
Album 5p. 23#57.300
Henry Silas Payson, n.d.
Album 5p. 24-25#57.301-308
Henry Clay Barnabee, n.d.
Album 5p. 26#57.309
Benjamin Sewall Blake jumping, n.d.
Album 5p. 26#57.310
Henry Clay Barnabee, n.d.
Album 5p. 26#57.311-328
Unidentified people, n.d.
Album 5#57.329
Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald, n.d.
Album 5#57.330
Francis Blake, n.d.
Album 5#57.331
Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald, n.d. 2 loose duplicates in collection.

See also Photo. #57.121.

Album 5p. 31#57.332
Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald, n.d. 1 loose duplicate in collection.

See also Photo. #57.133.

Album 5p. 32#57.333
Unidentified woman, n.d.
Album 5p.32#57.334
Charlotte Young, n.d.
Album 5p.32#57.335
Unidentified boy, n.d.
Album 5p.32#57.336
S.M. Lawrence, n.d.

F. Album 6. Keewaydin, ca. 1875-1880.

87 photographs taken by Francis Blake of the Blake family estate, Keewaydin, in Weston, Mass. from 1884-1885, just after the first renovations by the architectural firm of Cabot & Chandler had been completed on the house in July of 1884. The photographs are mostly of the interior rooms, artwork, fixtures, and furniture of the house, including views of Blake's machine shop, photography laboratory, and the Blake family wall telephone, featuring Francis Blake's invention, the Blake transmitter. There are also views of the grounds of Keewaydin, one portrait of Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald, and three high-speed photographs of the Boston & Albany train passing along the edge of the Keewaydin property.

Most of the photographs are undated.

Album 6p. 3-5#57.337-340Blake Negative #: 1-4
Front hall.
Album 6p. 7#57.341Blake Negative #: 5
Mantelpiece in morning room.
Album 6p. 7#57.342Blake Negative #: 6
Fireplace in library.
Album 6p. 9#57.343Blake Negative #: 7
Dining room (taken from hall).
Album 6p. 9#57.344Blake Negative #: 8
Stained glass window in main hall.
Album 6p. 11#57.345Blake Negative #: 9
Fireplace in dining room (taken from library).
Album 6p. 13#57.346Blake Negative #: 10
Dining room (taken from window seat).
Album 6p. 15#57.347Blake Negative #: 11
Dining room (taken from hall).
Album 6p. 17#57.348Blake Negative #: 12
Portrait of Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald hanging in hallway of second story.
Album 6p. 19#57.349Blake Negative #: 13
Painted panel in library ceiling.

See also Photo. #57.585.

Album 6p. 21#57.350Blake Negative #: 14
Detail of painted panel in dining room ceiling.
Album 6p. 23#57.351Blake Negative #: 15
Parlor (taken from front hall).

See also Photo. #57.585.

Album 6p. 23#57.352Blake Negative #: 16
Fireplace in parlor.
Album 6p. 25Blake Negative #: 17
[missing]
Album 6p. 27-31#57.353-356Blake Negative #: 18-21
Artwork from Keewaydin.
Album 6p. 33Blake Negative #: 23
[missing: Clocks in library]
Album 6p. 33Blake Negative #: 24
[missing: Clocks in library]
Album 6p. 35#57.357Blake Negative #: 25
Wall anemometer.
Album 6p. 35#57.358Blake Negative #: 26
L. Casella recording clock.

See also Photo. #57.592.

Album 6p. 37#57.359Blake Negative #: 27
Theater.

See also Photo. #57.600.

Album 6p. 39#57.360Blake Negative #: 28
Bowling alley.

See also Photo. #57.559.

Album 6p. 43#57.361Blake Negative #: 30
Machine shop.
Album 6p. 45#57.362Blake Negative #: 31
Conservatory.

See also Photo. #57.595.

Album 6p. 45#57.363Blake Negative #: 32
View out the west driveway.

See also Photo. #57.594.

Album 6p. 47#57.364Blake Negative #: 33
Sundial in sunken garden.

See also Photo. #57.593.

Album 6p. 47Blake Negative #: 34
[missing]
Album 6p. 49#57.365Blake Negative #: 35
Horse-drawn carriage on the grounds of Keewaydin.
Album 6p. 51#57.366Blake Negative #: 102
Library interior.
Album 6p. 51#57.367Blake Negative #: 103
Library ("tobacco corner").

See also Photo. #57.585.

Album 6p. 53#57.368Blake Negative #: 104
Horse-drawn wagon ("Pluta's cart").
Album 6p. 55#57.369Blake Negative #: 105
Lake.
Album 6p. 57#57.370Blake Negative #: 106
Wall telephones in main hall.
Album 6p. 58Blake Negative #: 107
[missing]
Album 6p. 59#57.371Blake Negative #: 108
Cow (at Payson Farm, Peoria County, Ill.).
Album 6p. 61-67#57.372-378Blake Negative #: 109-115
Sculpture from Keewaydin.
Album 6p. 69#57.379Blake Negative #: 212
Photograph of program for "A Very Odd Trick," play performed at Keewaydin theater, 1885.

See also Photo. #57.649.

Album 6p. 71#57.380Blake Negative #: 233
Stage setting in the theater: "Les Deux Timides" scene.

See also Photo. #57.601.

Album 6p. 73#57.381Blake Negative #: 234
Theater.
Album 6p. 75#57.382Blake Negative #: 235
Keewaydin before bricks (looking north).
Album 6p. 77Blake Negative #: 236
[missing: Keewaydin, looking southwest]

See glass plate negative 6.3.545M.

Album 6p. 79Blake Negative #: 237
[missing: Morning-room mantle]

See glass plate negative 6.3.546M.

Album 6p. 81#57.383Blake Negative #: 288
Silver punch bowl and ladle in shape of cattail.

See also Photo. #57.590.

Album 6p. 83#57.384Blake Negative #: 289
Silver object.
Album 6p. 85#57.385Blake Negative #: 290
Bust of Joshua [?] Blake.
Album 6p. 87Blake Negative #: 291
[missing].
Album 6p. 89Blake Negative #: 292
[missing: Grounds of Keewaydin in winter, looking towards reservoir]
Album 6p. 91Blake Negative #: 293
[missing: "Snow scene" from library window]
Album 6p. 93#57.386-387Blake Negative #: 294
"Down the hill in the snow."

Caption taken from duplicate print in Album 10.

See also Photo. #57.605.

Album 6p. 95#57.388Blake Negative #: 295
Keewaydin in winter.

See also Photo. #57.577.

Album 6p. 97#57.389Blake Negative #: 333
Painted crest with the motto, "Pour bien desirer."
Album 6p. 99#57.390Blake Negative #: 334
"Diagram for Combination Rheostat & Galvanometer made for Francis Blake by Charles William, Jr. Boston, 1885."
Album 6p. 101#57.391Blake Negative #: 335
Keewaydin from the bottom of the hill.
Album 6p. 103#57.392Blake Negative #: 336
Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald on Dolly, the pony. 1 loose duplicate in collection.
Album 6p. 105#57.393-394Blake Negative #: 337-338
Vases.
Album 6p. 107#57.395Blake Negative #: 339
Skeleton of horse.
Album 6p. 109-113#57.396-398Blake Negative #: 340-342
Machine shop.

See also Photo. #57.606-608.

Album 6p. 115Blake Negative #: 343
[missing]
Album 6p. 117-121#57.399-401Blake Negative #: 344-346
Machine shop.

See also Photo. #57.609-611.

Album 6p. 123-125#57.402-403Blake Negative #: 347-348
Photography room.

See also Photo. #57.612-613.

Album 6p. 127#57.404Blake Negative #: 349
Artwork.
Album 6p. 127#57.405Blake Negative #: 317
"Portrait of Fuki."
Album 6p. 129#57.406Blake Negative #: 351
Clock in library.

See also Photo. #57.691.

Album 6p. 131#57.407Blake Negative #: 352
Boiler room.

See also Photo. #57.610.

Album 6p. 133#57.408Blake Negative #: 353
Balustrade looking towards the Charles River in winter (taken from library window).1 loose duplicate in collection.

See also Photo. #57.597.

Album 6p. 135#57.409Blake Negative #: 354
Looking out the Conservatory window to sunken garden.

See also Photo. #57.596.

Album 6p. 137#57.410Blake Negative #: 10,009
Keewaydin from the sunken garden.

See also Photo. #57.579.

Album 6p. 139#57.411Blake Negative #: 10,001
Keewaydin from the sunken garden. Conservatory on left.

See also Photo. #57.580.

Album 6p. 141#57.412Blake Negative #: 10,002
Cottage. Theater on left.

See also Photo. #57.581.

Album 6p. 143#57.413Blake Negative #: 10,003
Cottage. Theater, boiler room, shop.

See also Album 10, p.6.

Album 6p. 145#57.414Blake Negative #: 10,004
Sunken garden.
Album 6p. 147#57.415Blake Negative #: 10,005
View from the balustrade.
Album 6p. 149#57.416Blake Negative #: 10,006
Mantelpiece in morning room. Crest carved by Italian cutters.

See also Photo. #57.584.

Album 6p. 150
[Clipping regarding Francis Blake's photographs of the Boston & Albany train.]
Album 6p. 151#57.417-418Blake Negative #: 369,368
"48 miles per hour." Views of the Boston & Albany passenger train.
Album 6p. 153#57.419
View of passenger train in motion.
Album 6p. 157#57.420
Man in horse-drawn carriage.
Album 6p. 159#57.421Blake Negative #: 370
Friday the dog.
Album 6p. 161#57.422
Keewaydin in winter.

See also Photo. #57.388 and 57.577.

Album 6p. 161#57.423
View of passenger train in motion.

G. Album 7. Payson Farm, 1885.

87 photographs taken by Francis Blake of the Payson family farm in Peoria County, Ill. Subjects include views of the farm, outbuildings, fields, and environs; cattle; sheep-shearing; farm-hands; Henry Silas Payson; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Robey Payson; Elizabeth Livermore Hubbard Blake; Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald; Benjamin Sewall Blake; and Francis Blake.

Album 7p. 1-4#57.424-427Blake Negative #: 116-119
Views of farm.
Album 7p. 5-9#57.428-432Blake Negative #: 120-124
Views of farmhouse.
Album 7p. 10#57.433
Pump in the farmhouse yard.

[There are no Photos 57.434-443 in this collection.]

Album 7p. 11-13#57.444-449Blake Negative #: 126-131
Views of interior of house.
Album 7p. 14#57.450Blake Negative #: 132
Indian relics found on Payson Farm.
Album 7p. 15-16#57.451-452Blake Negative #: 133-134
Artwork from Payson Farm house.
Album 7p. 17#57.453Blake Negative #: 135
Sewing machine.
Album 7p. 18#57.454Blake Negative #: 133
Wood stove.
Album 7p. 19#57.455-456Blake Negative #: 137-138
Flowers in a jar.
Album 7p. 20#57.457Blake Negative #: 139
Windmill
Album 7p. 21#57.458Blake Negative #: 140
Apiary.
Album 7p. 22-31#57.459-468Blake Negative #: 141-150
Views of out-buildings on farm.
Album 7p. 32#57.469Blake Negative #: 151
Sandy the dog.
Album 7p. 33#57.470Blake Negative #: 152
Unidentified man with horse and foal.
Album 7p. 34#57.471Blake Negative #: 153
Unidentified man in a horse-drawn cart.
Album 7p. 35#57.472Blake Negative #: 154
Unidentified man in a horse-drawn cart.
Album 7p. 36#57.473Blake Negative #: 155
Unidentified White family member riding a mule-drawn plow.
Album 7p. 37#57.474Blake Negative #: 156
Two horses in yoke and harnesses, belonging to the Whites.
Album 7p. 38#57.475Blake Negative #: 157
Cows.
Album 7p. 39-40#57.476-477Blake Negative #: 158-159
Sheep grazing on the hillside.
Album 7p. 41#57.478Blake Negative #: 160
Sheep-shearing.
Album 7p. 42#57.479-479aBlake Negative #: 161-162
Aletta [ ] (maid for the Payson family at Payson Farm).
Album 7p. 43#57.480Blake Negative #: 163
Three musicians.
Album 7p. 44#57.481Blake Negative #: 164
Fritz [ ] hoeing (workman on the Payson Farm).
Album 7p. 44#57.482Blake Negative #: 165
Louis [ ] standing at the pump (workman on the Payson Farm).
Album 7p. 45#57.483Blake Negative #: 166
Fritz [ ].
Album 7p. 46#57.484Blake Negative #: 167
White family children.
Album 7p. 47#57.485Blake Negative #: 168
Unidentified man leading horse.
Album 7p. 48#57.486Blake Negative #: 169
Farm-hands on Payson Farm.
Album 7p. 49#57.487Blake Negative #: 170
James White.
Album 7p. 49#57.488Blake Negative #: 171
Mrs. James White.
Album 7p. 50#57.489Blake Negative #: 172
Aletta [ ] (married to Louis [ ]).
Album 7p. 50#57.490Blake Negative #: 173
Louis [ ].
Album 7p. 51#57.491Blake Negative #: 174
Fritz [ ].
Album 7p. 51#57.492Blake Negative #: 175
Fredericka [ ].
Album 7p. 52#57.493-494Blake Negative #: 176-177
Gus [ ].
Album 7p. 53#57.495Blake Negative #: 178
August [ ].
Album 7p. 53#57.496Blake Negative #: 179
John White.
Album 7p. 54#57.497Blake Negative #: 180
Dave [ ].
Album 7p. 54#57.498Blake Negative #: 181
Rob [ ].
Album 7p. 55-61#57.499-506Blake Negative #: 182-189
Landscape photographs of farm and environs.
Album 7p. 62#57.506aBlake Negative #: 190
Henry Silas Payson in farm costume.
Album 7p. 63#57.507Blake Negative #: 191
Henry Silas Payson.
Album 7p. 63#57.508Blake Negative #: 192
Henry Robey Payson.
Album 7p. 64#57.509Blake Negative #: 193
Henry Robey Payson.
Album 7p. 64#57.510Blake Negative #: 194
Mrs. Henry Robey Payson.
Album 7p. 65#57.511Blake Negative #: 195
Mrs. Henry Robey Payson.
Album 7p. 66#57.512Blake Negative #: 196
Elizabeth Livermore Hubbard Blake, 1885. 1 loose duplicate in collection.

See also Photo. #57.614.

Album 7p. 66#57.513Blake Negative #: 197
Francis Blake.
Album 7p. 67#57.514Blake Negative #: 198
Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald.
Album 7p. 67#57.515Blake Negative #: 89
Benjamin Sewall Blake. 8 loose duplicates in collection.

See also Photo. #57.616.

Album 7p. 68#57.516Blake Negative #: 199
Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald, 1885.
Album 7p. 69#57.517Blake Negative #: 200
Henry Robey Payson, Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald, Elizabeth Livermore Hubbard Blake, and Henry Silas Payson.
Album 7p. 70#57.518Blake Negative #: 201
Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald with Romeo.

See also Photo. #57.139.

H. Album 8. Keewaydin, 1893 (1).

Two duplicate albums of photographs taken by Francis Blake of Keewaydin, ca. 1893, after the complete bricking of the exterior of the house was finished in 1893. The images include both interior and exterior views of the house and grounds. Album 8 contains 32 photographs. Album 9 contains 25 photographs.

Album 8p. 1#57.519
Keewaydin estate.
Album 8p. 3#57.520
Keewaydin from a distance.
Album 8p. 5#57.521
Keewaydin from the lake.
Album 8p. 6-11#57.522-527
Keewaydin from the lake.
Album 8p. 13#57.528
Keewaydin from the sunken garden.
Album 8p. 15#57.529
The sunken garden at Keewaydin.
Album 8p. 16#57.530
Waterworks reservoir and fountain at Keewaydin.
Album 8p. 17#57.531
Sundial in the garden.
Album 8p. 18-27#57.532-537
Views of the terraced gardens and greenhouse at Keewaydin.
Album 8p. 28-29#57.538-539
Views from the Balustrade looking over the Charles River.
Album 8p. 31-35#57.540-534
Cottage.
Album 8p. 37#57.544
Theater at Cottage.
Album 8p. 39#57.545
Stage backdrop in theater at Cottage.
Album 8p. 41#57.546
Bowling alley at Cottage.
Album 8p. 43-45#57.547-548
Greenhouse (interior).
Album 8p. 47#57.549
Plants and lanterns.
Album 8p. 49#57.550
Barn.

I. Album 9. Keewaydin, 1893 (2).

Duplicate of Album 8, without photo #s 57.522, 57.524, 57.526, 57.530, 57.532, 57.533, and 57.542.

Album 9#57.551-575

J. Album 10. Compilation of photographs by Francis Blake, ca. 1893.

A compilation of 135 photographs by Francis Blake that were featured in earlier albums and reprinted here. Subjects include portraits of Blake family and friends, Keewaydin, Glen House, and Payson Farm. There are some photographs which are not printed elsewhere; these include portraits of Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald, Henry Silas Payson, Louisa Sewall Jackson (later Dyer), and William Dean Howells, among others.

None of the images are dated.

Album 10p. 1#57.576
Keewaydin before bricks.
Album 10p. 2-22#57.577-601
Reprints of selected photos from Album 6.
Album 10p. 23-24#57.602-604
Reprints of selected photos from Album 5.
Album 10p. 25-32#57.605-613
Reprints of selected photos from Album 6.
Album 10p. 33#57.614
Reprint of 57.512, Album 7. 1 loose duplicate in collection.

See also Photo. #57.512.

Album 10p. 34#57.615
Reprint of 57.222, Album 5; 57.516, Album 7; and 57.116, Album 3. 1 loose duplicate in collection.
Album 10p. 34#57.616
Reprint of 57.515, Album 7. 8 loose duplicates in collection.
Album 10p. 35#57.617
Reprint of 57.107, Album 3.
Album 10p. 35#57.618
Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald.
Album 10p. 36#57.619
Henry Silas Payson.
Album 10p. 36-40#57.620-626
Reprints of selected photos from Album 5.
Album 10p. 41-43#57.627-629
Reprints of selected photos from Album 6.
Album 10p. 44#57.630
Friday on a dining room chair.
Album 10p. 45-47#57.631-633
Reprints of selected photos from Album 5.
Album 10p. 48#57.634
Louise Jackson (later Dyer).
Album 10p. 49#57.635
Reprint of 57.245, Album 5.
Album 10p. 49#57.636
C.L. Flint.
Album 10p. 50-53#57.637-642
Reprints of selected photos from Album 5.
Album 10p. 54#57.643
William Dean Howells.
Album 10p. 55-57#57.644-647
Reprints of selected photos from Album 5.
Album 10p. 57#57.648
Reprint of 57.270, Album 5.
Album 10p. 58#57.649
Reprint of 57.379, Album 6.
Album 10p. 59#57.650
Reprint of 57.294, Album 5.
Album 10p. 60#57.651
Benjamin Sewall Blake.
Album 10p. 61#57.652
Louisa Sewall Jackson (later Dyer).
Album 10p. 61#57.653
Henry Silas Payson.
Album 10p. 62#57.654-655
Reprint of selected photos from Album 5.
Album 10p. 63#57.656
Richard Sewall.
Album 10p. 63#57.657
John G. Hubbard.
Album 10p. 64#57.658
William deYoung Field.
Album 10p. 65-83#57.659-679
Reprints of selected photos from Album 7.
Album 10p. 84-107#57.680-710
Reprints of selected photos from Album 4 (Vol. 36).

II. LOOSE PHOTOGRAPHS

3 regular boxes and 3 oversize boxes.

This series contains loose photographs by Francis Blake and other photographers. It is arranged into five sections: loose photographs removed from albums (A); loose photographs from the Francis Blake papers (B); Portraits (C); Views (D); and oversize Portraits and Views (E).

A. Loose photographs removed from albums.

15 photographs that were originally in Albums 2, 3, 6, and 10. Includes photographs of the grounds of Keewaydin, among other subjects. Photographers include Francis Blake, Daguay-Géran (Tours, France), Albert E. Coe (Norwich, England), and Webster (Waltham, Mass.).

Box 1#57.711
Removed from Album 2 (vol. 34)W. Sewall table used in Keewaydin Servants' Hall, n.d.. Photographer unknown.
Box 1#57.712
Removed from Album 3 (vol. 35)Dog sitting on chair, n.d. Photographer unknown.
Box 1#57.713
Removed from Album 3 (vol. 35)Unidentified boy, n.d. Taken by Daguay-Geran (Tours, France).
Box 1#57.714
Removed from Album 3 (vol. 35)Unidentified woman and two young girls, March 1894. Taken by Roessinger-Jeanneret (Montreal).
Box 1#57.715
Removed from Album 3 (vol. 35)Unidentified child, n.d. Taken by Albert E. Coe (Norwich, England).
Box 1#57.716
Removed from Album 3 (vol. 35)Unidentified group of three women and three men on the steps of the Canda Realty Co., n.d. Photographer unknown.
Box 1#57.717-722
Removed from Album 6Damaged photographs of unidentified subject], n.d. Photographer unknown.
Box 1#57.723
Removed from Album 6Two vases on table, n.d. Taken by Webster (Waltham, Mass.).
Box 1#57.724
Removed from Album 10Road under the driveway from the cottage going down toward the sawmill & railroad tracks, ca. 1896. Probably taken by Francis Blake.
Box 1#57.725
Removed from Album 10 Shop & entrance to the stable showing the dovecote above, ca. 1880-1890. Probably taken by Francis Blake.

B. Loose photographs from the Francis Blake papers.

72 photographs and 28 cartes de visite that were formerly housed in Box 78 of the Francis Blake papers. These photographs relate to letters in the Francis Blake papers. The subjects of the photographs include electrical experiments; the Blake family ancestral home and gravesites in England; views of Keewaydin taken by Francis Blake; portraits of Benjamin Sewall Blake and Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald taken by Francis Bla ke; portraits of Benjamin Sewall Blake and Francis Blake taken by William A. Webster (Waltham, Mass.); and a collection of photographs by William deYoung Field of his home and family in Telluride, Colo. The cartes de visite are of artwork and various places in Europe; photographers include E. Morier (Paris), among others.

Photographs 57.726-797 were formerly housed in Box 78 of the Francis Blake papers. The "original folder #"s below correspond to the folder numbers in the arrangement of that collection.

Box 1#57.726
Original folder #: 78.1114Unidentified house, n.d. Cyanotype.Photographer unknown.
Box 1#57.727-729
Original folder #: 78.1115Electrical experiments, n.d. Cyanotype.Taken by John Trowbridge.
Box 1#57.730-731
Original folder #: 78.1116Two photos of Roger Williams Park, Providence, 25 April 1896. Photographer unknown.
Box 1#57.732-744
Original folder #: 78.1117-1118 William deYoung Field's family in Telluride, Colorado, Sept.-Oct. 1906.Cyanotype.Possibly taken by William deYoung Field.
Box 1#57.745
Original folder #: 78.1119 Wallace, Dorothy, and Stanley Robinson, ca. 1895. Taken by Furman (San Diego).
Box 1#57.746
Original folder #: 78.1120 Photo of silhouette of the first Francis Blake. Taken by Francis Blake.
Box 1#57.747
Original folder #: 78.1120 Old Blake House, Dorchester, Mass., ca. 1890s. Photographer unknown.
Box 1#57.748-772
Original folder #: 78.1121-1125 Photographs of the Blake family ancestral homes and graves in England, 1891. Taken by C.A. Gandy (London).
Box 1#57.773
Original folder #: 78.1126 Photo of portion of the 1636 articles of association at Agawam, Mass. (now Springfield), showing the signature of William Blake, among others. Photographer unknown.
Box 1#57.774-776
Original folder #: 78.1126 Photographs of the parlor of the Trumbull house, showing paintings by and of various Trumbull family members, n.d. Taken by Charles P. Trumbull.
Box 1#57.777-780
Original folder #: 78.1127 Panoramic views of Keewaydin and grounds, n.d. Taken by Francis Blake.
Box 1#57.781
Original folder #: 78.1127Keewaydin, 1884. Taken by Francis Blake.
Box 1#57.782
Original folder #: 78.1127Keewaydin parlor, n.d. Taken by Francis Blake.
Box 1#57.783
Original folder #: 78.1127Keewaydin, Nov. 1964.Photographer unknown.
Box 1#57.784-786
Original folder #: 78.1128 Photographs of groups in horse-drawn wagons, n.d. and 1880. Taken by Webster (Waltham, Mass.) and unknown.
Box 1#57.787
Original folder #: 78.1129 Benjamin Sewall Blake, Elizabeth Livermore Hubbard Blake, Francis Blake, and Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald on lawn of Keewaydin, 24 June 1898. Inscription on verso in unidentified hand: "Badly placed to give impression of heights."Photographer unknown.
Box 1#57.788
Original folder #: 78.1129Elizabeth Livermore Hubbard Blake and Francis Blake on lawn of Keewaydin, 24 June 1898. Photographer unknown.
Box 1#57.789
Original folder #: 78.1129Photo of sketch of Francis Blake, n.d.
Box 1#57.790
Original folder #: 78.1129 Elizabeth Livermore Hubbard Blake, 1872.Photographer unknown.
Box 1#57.791
Original folder #: 78.1129 Benjamin Sewall Blake in hammock at Keewaydin, n.d. Probably taken by Francis Blake.
Box 1#57.792
Original folder #: 78.1129Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald at door of Keewaydin, n.d. Probably taken by Francis Blake.
Box 1#57.793
Original folder #: 78.1130 Francis Blake seated in sofa in morning room at Keewaydin, 1901.Taken by William A. Webster (Waltham, Mass.)
Box 1#57.794-796
Original folder #: 78.1131 Benjamin Sewall Blake in morning room of Keewaydin, 1901. Taken by William A. Webster (Waltham, Mass.)
Box 1#57.797
Original folder #: 78.1132View of Boston & Albany passenger train from grounds of Keewaydin, ca. 1884-1890. Inscription on verso in the hand of Francis Blake: "Building the terraces and greenhouses at Keewaydin, late 1880s." Taken by Francis Blake.
Box 1#57.798-825
Original folder #: [none] Twenty-eight cartes de visite of artwork; Switzerland, Italy, and Brest, France; and one portrait of an unidentified man, n.d. Photographers include E. Morier (Paris), among others.

C. Portraits

98 individual and group portraits, including one daguerreotype, of various members of the Blake family and friends, ca. 1864-1910. Represented in the portraits are Benjamin Sewall Blake, Elizabeth Livermore Hubbard Blake, Francis Blake, Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald, Benjamin Sewall, and Henry Silas Payson, among others.

Individual portraits.

#1.411#57.826
Unidentified woman, [ca. 1850-1855]. Taken by Lorenzo G. Chase (Boston, Mass.). Sixth-plate daguerreotype in brass frame.Please note that daguerreotypes are stored in a separate collection: Daguerreotypes (Photo. Coll. 1). When requesting this photograph, please use the call number listed in bold.
Box 2#57.827
Blake, Benjamin Sewall, n.d. Taken by Francis Blake.
Box 2#57.828
Blake, Benjamin Sewall, n.d. Taken by Francis Blake.
Box 2#57.829
Blake, Benjamin Sewall, 1890. Taken by Francis Blake.
Box 2#57.830
Blake, Benjamin Sewall, n.d.Taken by William A. Webster (Waltham, Mass.). 2 duplicate photos.
Box 2#57.831
Blake, Benjamin Sewall, n.d. Photographer unknown. Damaged photograph.
Box 2#57.832
Blake, Benjamin Sewall, n.d. Photographer unknown.2 duplicate photos, both damaged.
Box 2#57.833
Blake, Benjamin Sewall, n.d. Damaged photograph.Photographer unknown.
Box 2#57.834-836
Blake, Benjamin Sewall, 25 Sept. 1895. Taken by [Rich?] St. Ampersand (Saranac Lake).
Box 2#57.837
Blake, Benjamin Sewall, March 1903. Taken by [ ] Pinder (Nassau).
Box 2#57.838-839
Blake, Benjamin Sewall, in his cap and gown, n.d. Probably taken by Francis Blake.
Box 2#57.840
Blake, Elizabeth Livermore Hubbard, [1861?]. Taken by James Wallace Black (Boston, Mass.).
Box 2#57.841
Blake, Elizabeth Livermore Hubbard, 1864. Taken by A. Sonrel (Boston, Mass.).
Box 2#57.842
Blake, Elizabeth Livermore Hubbard, ca. 1872-1874. Taken by Warren, Heald (Boston, Mass.).
Box 2#57.843
Blake, Elizabeth Livermore Hubbard, 1881. Taken by Webster (Waltham, Mass.).2 duplicate cartes de visite.
Box 2#57.844
Blake, Elizabeth Livermore Hubbard, 1882. Taken by Webster (Waltham, Mass.).2 duplicate cartes de visite.
Box 2#57.845
Blake, Elizabeth Livermore Hubbard, at Bretton Woods, 1910. Taken by Lottie [ ].
Box 2#57.846
Blake, Elizabeth Livermore Hubbard, n.d. Taken by Wm. A. Webster (Waltham, Mass.).
Box 2#57.847
Blake, Francis, n.d. Photographer unknown.
Box 2#57.848
Blake, Francis, on horse at Glen House, New Hampshire. Photographer unknown.
Box 2#57.849
Bowles, Annie, n.d. Inscription on verso of photo: "Nursery maid for Agnes & Benjamin nearly 5 years, till June 28, 1885." Photographer unknown.2 duplicate cartes de visite.
Box 2#57.850
Dickens, Charles, 1867 [?]. Taken by J. Gurney & Son (New York, N.Y.).
Box 2#57.851
Hubbard, John G., running at Keewaydin, n.d. Probably taken by Francis Blake.

[There is no Photo 57.852 in this collection.]

Box 2#57.853
Fitzgerald, Agnes (Blake), n.d. Taken by [ ] (Newton Lower Falls, Mass.). 2 tintypes, hand-tinted.
Box 2#57.854
Fitzgerald, Agnes (Blake), reading in chair, n.d. Probably taken by Francis Blake.
Box 2#57.855
Fitzgerald, Agnes (Blake), n.d. Probably taken by Francis Blake.
Box 2#57.856
Fitzgerald, Agnes (Blake), n.d. Probably taken by Francis Blake.
Box 2#57.857
Fitzgerald, Agnes (Blake), n.d. Probably taken by Francis Blake.
Box 2#57.858
Fitzgerald, Agnes (Blake), sitting in chair, n.d. Probably taken by Francis Blake.
Box 2#57.859
Fitzgerald, Agnes (Blake), with Friday, n.d. Probably taken by Francis Blake.
Box 2#57.860-861
Fitzgerald, Agnes (Blake), and Friday outside the conservatory at Keewaydin, n.d. Taken by Francis Blake.
Box 2#57.862-863
Fitzgerald, Agnes (Blake), 1888. Probably taken by Francis Blake.
Box 2#57.864
Fitzgerald, Agnes (Blake), 1891. Taken by Wm. A Webster (Waltham, Mass.).
Box 2#57.865
Fitzgerald, Agnes (Blake), May 1894. Taken by Webster (Waltham, Mass.).6 duplicate copies in folder.
Box 2#57.866
Fitzgerald, Agnes (Blake), May 1894. Taken by Webster (Waltham, Mass.).
Box 2#57.867
Fitzgerald, Agnes (Blake), n.d. Taken by W.A. Webster (Waltham, Mass.).3 duplicate photos in folder.
Box 2#57.868
Fitzgerald, Agnes (Blake), 1898. Photographer unknown.8 duplicate photos in folder.
Box 2#57.869-871
Fitzgerald, Agnes (Blake), Feb. 1904. Photographer unknown.
Box 2#57.872
Fitzgerald, Agnes (Blake), n.d. Photographer unknown.4 duplicate photos in folder.
Box 2#57.873
Fitzgerald, Agnes (Blake), with unidentified man and woman, n.d. Photographer unknown.
Box 2#57.874
Fitzgerald, Agnes (Blake), n.d. Photographer unknown.
Box 2#57.875
Fitzgerald, Agnes (Blake), Jan. 1904.Photographer unknown. Stereograph.
Box 2#57.876
Lane, Betty (later Whittemore), ca. 1890. Taken by A. Marshall (Boston, Mass.).

[There is no Photo 57.877 in this collection.]

Box 2#57.878
Leslie, Elsie, 1888. Inscription on verso: "In Little Lord Fontleroy."Taken by Napoleon Sarony (New York, N.Y.).
Box 2#57.879
McLean, Julie, 1878. Inscription on verso: "lived with us 13 months."Taken by L.W. Cook (Boston, Mass.).
Box 2#57.880
Payson, Henry Silas, n.d. Probably taken by Francis Blake.
Box 2#57.881
Payson, Henry Silas, n.d. Probably taken by Francis Blake.
Box 2#57.882-887
Payson, Henry Silas, Oct. 1884.Probably taken by Francis Blake.
Box 2#57.888
Payson, Henry Silas, Aug. 1884. Probably taken by Francis Blake.
Box 2#57.889
Payson, Henry Silas, n.d. Taken by Wm. A. Webster (Waltham, Mass.).
Box 2#57.890
Schwab, [ ], n.d. Inscription on verso: "daughter of Sophie Schwab." Taken by McCormick (Boston, Mass.).
Box 2#57.891
Sewall, Benjamin, n.d. Taken by Metcalf & Welldon (Boston, Mass.).
Box 2#57.892-893
Sewall, Benjamin, n.d. Taken by Whipple (Boston, Mass.).
Box 2#57.894
[ ] Stanley, n.d. Taken by Gurney.
Box 2#57.895-898
Unidentified individuals, n.d.

Group portraits

Box 2#57.895-899
Blake, Benjamin Sewall and Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald, 1880. Taken by Webster (Waltham, Mass.).
Box 2#57.900
Blake, Benjamin Sewall and Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald, 1881. Taken by [ ] (North Conway, New Hampshire).2 tintypes, hand-tinted.
Box 2#57.901
Blake, Benjamin Sewall and Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald, Nov. 1884. Taken by Francis Blake.
Box 2#57.902
Blake, Benjamin Sewall and Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald, n.d. Probably taken by Francis Blake.
Box 2#57.903
Blake, Benjamin Sewall and Billy [ ], Feb. 1889. Photographer unknown.
Box 2#57.904
Blake, Benjamin Sewall, Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald, and Annie Bowles, 1881.Taken by [ ] (North Conway, N.H.). 1 tintype, hand-tinted.
Box 2#57.905
Blake, Benjamin Sewall, Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald, and Elizabeth Livermore Hubbard Blake, 1881. Taken by [ ] (North Conway, N.H.). 4 tintypes, hand-tinted.
Box 2#57.906-908
Blake, Benjamin Sewall, Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald, and Elizabeth Livermore Hubbard Blake, 1887. Taken by Francis Blake.
Box 2#57.909
Blake, Benjamin Sewall, Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald, Elizabeth Livermore Hubbard Blake, and H. Silas Payson, n.d. Taken by Francis Blake.
Box 2#57.910-911
Blake, Benjamin Sewall, Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald, Elizabeth Livermore Hubbard Blake, Henry Silas Payson, and Mrs. Henry Silas Payson, 1887. Taken by Francis Blake.
Box 2#57.912
Blake, Elizabeth Livermore Hubbard and Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald, n.d. Taken by Allen & Rowell (Boston, Mass.).
Box 3#57.913-918
Blake, Elizabeth Livermore Hubbard and Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald, 1887. Taken by Francis Blake.
Box 3#57.919
Blake, Elizabeth Livermore Hubbard and Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald, 27 July 1891. Taken by William A. Webster (Waltham, Mass.).
Box 3#57.920
Blake, Elizabeth Livermore Hubbard and Mrs. Geo. B. Carpenter, ca. 1871-1972. Taken by Holton & Richardson (Boston, Mass.).1 tintype, hand-tinted.
Box 3#57.921
Fitzgerald, Agnes (Blake) and Henry Silas Payson, 1891. Taken by W. A. Webster (Waltham, Mass.).
Box 3#57.922
Fitzgerald, Agnes (Blake) and Ruth and Betty Blake at Keewaydin, n.d. Photographer unknown.
Box 3#57.923
Hubbard sisters: Lottie Hubbard (later Mrs. Benjamin Loring Young), Elise (later Elizabeth Livermore Hubbard Blake), Louise (later Mrs. Ferdinand Canda), n.d. Taken by Whipple (Boston, Mass.).
Box 3#57.924
Lane, Philip, Robert, and Betty, n.d. Taken by A. Marshall (Boston, Mass.).
Box 3#57.925
Schwab, Caroline and Sophie, n.d. Taken by McCormick (Boston, Mass.).

D. Views

37 photographs of views of Keewaydin and trains, taken by Francis Blake, as well as views of Franconia Notch, N.H., the Skidmore House in Morristown, N.J., Monaco, France, and other locations, taken by C.P. Hibbard (Lisbon, N.H.) and C.N. Parker Photo, among others. Includes stereographs.

Box 3#57.926-927
Train passing on the tracks below Keewaydin, n.d. Taken by Francis Blake.
Box 3#57.928
Two dogs on wooden bench, Keewaydin. Taken by Francis Blake. Stereograph. 2 duplicate photos.
Box 3#57.929
Conservatory at Keewaydin. Stereograph. Inscription on verso: "By Electric light ( 9 16 cp lamps) Exposure 52m; f16."Taken by Francis Blake.
Box 3#57.930
Front hall of Keewaydin. Taken by Frances Blake.Stereograph. 2 duplicate photos.
Box 3#57.931
View from top of hill at Keewaydin, pond covered with ice & snow, n.d. Taken by Francis Blake.
Box 3#57.932-963
Views from Franconia Notch, New Hampshire; the Skidmore House in Morristown, N.J.; Monaco; France; and numerous unidentified locations. Photographers include C.P. Hibbard (Lisbon, N.H.) and C.N. Parker Photo.

E. Oversize portraits and views.

45 oversize photographs, mostly taken by Francis Blake, of Blake family and friends and views of cattle, sheep, and the White Mountains near Glen, N.H. Many of these photographs are enlargements of photographs that appear elsewhere in the collection. Most of the images are mounted.

All photographs taken by Francis Blake except where noted.

Large

OS Box 1#57.964
Blake, Francis, n.d.. Photographer unknown.
OS Box 1#57.965-966
Blake, Francis and unidentified woman standing in woods, n.d. Photographer unknown.
OS Box 1#57.967
Cobb, Sophie, 1886. 2 duplicate photos.

See also Photo. #57.254.

OS Box 1#57.968
Davis, Mabel, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.241.

OS Box 1#57.969
Fitzgerald, Agnes (Blake), April 1887. 3 duplicate photos.
OS Box 1#57.970
Fitzgerald, Agnes (Blake), n.d.

See also Photo. #57.107 and 57.617.

OS Box 1#57.971
Flint, C.L., n.d.

See also Photo. #57.636.

OS Box 1#57.972
Hubbard, Charles Townsend, n.d. 2 duplicate photos.

See also Photo. #57.224.

OS Box 1#57.973
Lyman, John P., n.d.

See also Photo. #57.297.

OS Box 1#57.974
Payson, Henry Robey, n.d.
OS Box 1#57.975
Payson, Henry Silas, n.d. 3 duplicate photos.

See also Photo. #57.285.

OS Box 1#57.976
Commodore George S. Blake, n.d. 3 duplicate photos.
OS Box 1#57.977
Whitwell, William A., n.d.

See also Photo. #57.257.

OS Box 1#57.978
Young, Charlotte (later Tudor), n.d.
OS Box 1#57.979
Young, B. Loring [?], n.d. May also be William Tudor.
OS Box 1#57.980
Unidentified man, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.293.

OS Box 1#57.981
Unidentified man, n.d.
OS Box 1#57.982
Unidentified man, n.d.
OS Box 1#57.983
Unidentified man, n.d. Possibly John G. Hubbard [?].
OS Box 1#57.984
Unidentified river at Glen, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.166.

OS Box 1#57.985
Photo of painting of unidentified woman, n.d.
OS Box 1#57.986
Photo of painting of unidentified man, n.d.

Extra-large

OS Box 2#57.987
Blake, Benjamin Sewall, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.117.

OS Box 2#57.988
Blake, Elizabeth Livermore Hubbard, n.d.
OS Box 2#57.989
Blake, Francis and unidentified woman in woods, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.964-965.

OS Box 2#57.990
Fitzgerald, Agnes Blake, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.615.

OS Box 2#57.991
Fitzgerald, Agnes Blake, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.617.

OS Box 2#57.992
Fitzgerald, Agnes Blake, April 1887. 2 duplicate photos.

See also Photo. #57.968.

OS Box 2#57.993
Howells, William Dean, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.273.

OS Box 2#57.994
Hubbard, Charles Townsend, n.d.
OS Box 2#57.995
Hubbard, Charles Townsend, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.224.

OS Box 2#57.996
Hubbard, Charles Townsend, n.d. 5 duplicate photos.

See also Photo. #57.266.

OS Box 2#57.997
Payson, Henry Silas, n.d. 3 duplicate photos.

See also Photo. #57.300.

OS Box 2#57.998
Sullivan, Russell, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.298.

OS Box 2#57.999
Young, Charlotte, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.235.

OS Box 2#57.1000
Young, Margaret, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.234.

OS Box 3#57.1001
Young, Margaret, n.d.
OS Box 3#57.1002
Unidentified man, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.315.

OS Box 3#57.1003
Unidentified man, n.d. 2 duplicate photos.
OS Box 3#57.1004
Two unidentified boys, n.d.
OS Box 3#57.1005
Unidentified woman, n.d. 2 duplicate photos.

See also Photo. #57.239.

OS Box 3#57.1006
Unidentified woman, n.d.
OS Box 3#57.1007
Unidentified woman, n.d.
OS Box 3#57.1008
Unidentified man, n.d. Possibly John G. Hubbard [?].
OS Box 3#57.1009
Unidentified man, n.d.
OS Box 3#57.1010
Unidentified man, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.290.

OS Box 3#57.1011
Unidentified man, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.312.

OS Box 3#57.1012
Unidentified girl, n.d.
OS Box 3#57.1013
Photo of silhouette of the first Francis Blake, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.746.

OS Box 3#57.1014
Unidentified infant, n.d.

See also Photo. #57.237.

OS Box 3#57.1015
Cows, n.d.2 duplicate photos.

See also Photo. #57.475.

OS Box 3#57.1016
Sheep, n.d. 2 duplicate photos.
OS Box 3#57.1017
View of White Mountains near Glen, N.H., n.d.
OS Box 3#57.1018
Photo of painting of an unidentified woman, n.d.

III. DUPLICATE PHOTOGRAPHS.

Duplicates of loose photographs are stored with their originals. Duplicates of photographs in albums are stored separately in Box 4.

Box 4
1 box.

IV. LANTERN SLIDES.

283 lantern slides in 16 boxes.

This series includes 283 lantern slides, most of which were taken by Francis Blake. Subjects inclu de the history of the United States Civil War and Reconstruction in the South, 1860-1910; early European history and warfare; views of European and American landmarks; and slides of Keewaydin and Glen House. Other photographers in this series include T.H. McAllister (New York, N.Y.) and J. Lévy (Paris, France).

Also includes 1 small glass plate negative box containing thirteen camera filters used by Francis Blake.

THESE PHOTOGRAPHS ARE RESTRICTED.

Please note that glass plate negatives are stored in a separate collection: Glass plates/lantern slides--collections (Photo. Coll. 6).

Glass plate negatives, glass plate positives, and lantern slides of any size are not available for research use. Copy photographs or scans may be available for alternative viewing. Consult the Reference Librarian for more information.

#57.1019-1123#6.3.1S-105S.
Lantern slides of maps and battle campaigns of the Civil War, as well as maps and tables of economic and agricultural production in the North and the South from 1860 to 1910. Probably taken by Francis Blake.
#57.1124-1136#6.3.106S-118S.
Lantern slides depicting maps of early Europe, as well as early European battles and battle techniques. Photographer(s) unknown.
#57.1137-1247#6.3.119S-229S.
Lantern slides of photos by Francis Blake of Keewaydin, Payson Farm, and Glen House, as well as portraits of various people. Most are duplicates of images from Albums 4-10.
#57.1248-1262#6.3.230S-244S.
Lanterns slides of Rome, Italy; France; Yosemite; and New Hampshire, among other places. Photographers include T.H. McAllister (New York, N.Y.) and J. Lévy (Paris, France).
#57.1263-1301#6.3.245S-283S.
Lantern slides of photos by Francis Blake of Keewaydin and Glen House, as well as portraits of various people. Most are duplicates of images from Albums 4-10.

V. GLASS PLATE NEGATIVES.

154 small glass plate negatives in 9 boxes; 627 medium glass plate negatives in 30 boxes; 1 small box filters.

This series features many of Francis Blake's unprinted high-speed photographs. Subjects in both the small and medium glass plate negatives include tennis players; golfers; horseback riders; bicyclists; birds; and trains in motion. The medium glass plate negatives also include negatives from Blake's "shutter experiments" with high-speed photography. Additionally, the medium glass plate negatives contain a number of negatives that correspond to the photographs in Albums 4-6 and 8-10, as well as many unprinted negatives of Keewaydin, Payson Farm, and Glen House. Consult the Glass Plate Negative Index to correspond some of the negatives in this series to prints found elsewhere in the collection. Included in the medium glass plate negatives are also thirty-four negatives of the Blake family ancestral home in England, ca. 1891, that were probably taken by C.A. Gandy (London, England).

Also includes one small box of tinted light filters belonging to Francis Blake.

Consult the "Glass Plate Negative Index" for some cross-referencing between these negatives and the prints in this collection.

THESE PHOTOGRAPHS ARE RESTRICTED.

Please note that glass plate negatives are stored in a separate collection: Glass plates/lantern slides--collections (Photo. Coll. 6).

Glass plate negatives, glass plate positives, and lantern slides of any size are not available for research use. Copy photographs or scans may be available for alternative viewing. Consult the Reference Librarian for more information.

#57.1302-1371#6.3.284S-353S.
Tennis players in motion, 1891.

Subjects include Thomas Pettit and Richard D. Sears.

#57.1372-1389#6.3.354S-371S.
Golfers in motion, 1898.
#57.1390-1401#6.3.372S-383S.
Tennis players in motion, 1891.
#57.1402-1413#6.3.384S-395S.
Horseback riders in motion, n.d.

[There is no glass plate negative 6.3.396S in this collection.]

#57.1414-1417#6.3.397S-400S.
Tennis players in motion, 1891.
#57.1418-1423#6.3.401S-406S.
Walking man in motion, n.d.
#57.1424-1437#6.3.401S-406S.
Pigeons flying, 1889.
#57.1438#6.3.421S.
Horse-drawn carriage, n.d.
#57.1439-1442#6.3.422S-425S.
Portraits, n.d.
#57.1443-1448#6.3.426S-431S.
Bicycle rider in motion, n.d.
#57.1449-1450#6.3.432S-433S.
Birds, n.d.
#57.1451-1455#6.3.434S-438S.
Train in motion, n.d.
#57.1456-1539#6.3.439M-522M.
Glen House, ca. 1884-1886.

Includes negatives from the photographs in Album 4, as well as other unprinted negatives of Glen House and environs.

Consult the Glass Plate Negative Index to cross-reference the negatives to their respective prints.

#57.1540-1682#6.3.523M-665M.
Keewaydin, ca. 1884-1893.

Includes negatives from the photographs in Albums 6, 8, and 9, as well as other unprinted negatives of Keewaydin and environs.

Consult the Glass Plate Negative Index to cross-reference the negatives to their respective prints.

#57.1683-1784#6.3.666M-767M.
Payson Farm, 1885.

Includes negatives from the photographs in Album 7, as well as other unprinted negatives of Payson Farm and environs.

Consult the Glass Plate Negative Index to cross-reference the negatives to their respective prints.

#57.1785-1994#6.3.768M-977M.
Portraits, ca. 1884-1893.

Includes negatives from the photographs in Albums 5, 10, and Loose portraits. Many are negatives for which no prints exist in the collection.

Consult the Glass Plate Negative Index to cross-reference the negatives to their respective prints.

#57.1995-2025#6.3.978M-1008M.
High speed photographs, ca. 1888-1898.

Includes negatives of Blake's photographs of trains in motion, people jumping, tennis players in motion, and various "shutter experiments" (taken in 1888).

Consult the Glass Plate Negative Index to cross-reference the negatives to their respective prints.

#57.2026-2059#6.3.1009M-1042M.
Blake family ancestral home, England, ca. 1891. Probably taken by C.A. Gandy (London).

Includes negatives of Plainfield Manor, the Blake family ancestral home, as well as its church and gravesites.

Many of the negatives correspond to Photos. #57.748-772.

#57.2060-2082 #6.3.1043M-1065M.
Miscellaneous glass plate negatives.

Includes miscellaneous portraits, silhouettes, damaged negatives, and negatives with no image.

#57.2083-2107 #6.3.1066M-1090M.
VI. GLASS PLATE POSITIVES.25 glass plate positives in 3 boxes.

This series includes twenty-five glass plate positive images of Glen House, the woods around Glen, N.H., the grounds of Keewaydin, trains, Agnes (Blake) Fitzgerald, and Francis Blake's high-speed photographs of bicyclists and horseback riders in motion. All positives were taken by Francis Blake.

THESE PHOTOGRAPHS ARE RESTRICTED.

Please note that glass plate positives are stored in a separate collection: Glass plates/lantern slides--collections (Photo. Coll. 6).

Glass plate negatives, glass plate positives, and lantern slides of any size are not available for research use. Copy photographs or scans may be available for alternative viewing. Consult the Reference Librarian for more information.

VII. FRANCIS BLAKE PHOTO NOTEBOOKS.

Three photo notebooks kept by Francis Blake. One large notebook is dated from May 1886 to November 1898 and contains notations in Francis Blake's handwriting about shutter speeds, light conditions, weather, and the development of his photographs. Two small black notebooks contain indexes to some of Blake's numbered negatives; they are arranged alphabetically by the subject's name or the object of the photograph.

Box 5
3 notebooks in one pamphlet box.

Glass Plate Negative Index

This Index matches some of the prints in this collection to their respective glass plate negatives. The "Blake negative #" indicates a number written by Blake on some of the prints in the albums to identify the corresponding negative. Some of these numbers and their subjects are recorded in the Francis Blake photo notebooks.

Photo. # Blake negative # Glass plate negative #
57.141 36 6.3.439M
57.142 37 6.3.440M
57.143 38 6.3.441M
57.144 39 6.3.442M
57.145 40 6.3.443M
57.146 41 6.3.444M
57.147 42 6.3.445M
57.148 43 6.3.446M
57.149 44 6.3.447M
57.150 45 6.3.448M
57.151 46 6.3.449M
57.152 47 6.3.450M
57.153 48 6.3.451M
57.154 49 6.3.452M
57.155 50 6.3.453M and 6.3.454M
57.156 51 6.3.455M
57.157 52 6.3.456M
57.158 53 6.3.457M
57.159 54 6.3.458M
57.160 55 6.3.459M
57.161 56 6.3.460M
57.162 57 6.3.461M
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57.165 59 6.3.463M
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57.167 61 6.3.465M
57.168 62 6.3.466M
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57.180 74 6.3.478M
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57.192 249 6.2.494M
57.193 250 6.3.495M
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57.195 244 6.3.489M
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57.206 262 6.3.506M
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57.209 247 6.3.492M
57.210 248 6.3.493M
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57.216 241 6.3.488M
57.217 268 6.3.509M
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57.406 351 6.3.569M
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57.457 139 6.3.689M
57.458 140 6.3.690M
57.459 141 6.3.691M
57.460 142 6.3.692M
57.461 143 6.3.693M
57.462 144 6.3.694M
57.463 145 6.3.695M
57.464 146 6.3.696M
57.465 147 6.3.697M
57.466 148 6.3.698M
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57.475 157 6.3.707M
57.476 158 6.3.708M
57.477 159 6.3.709M
57.478 160 6.3.710M
57.479 161 6.3.711M
57.479a 162 6.3.712M
57.480 163 6.3.713M
57.481 164 6.3.714M
57.482 165 6.3.715M
57.483 166 6.3.716M
57.484 167 6.3.717M
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57.502 185 6.3.689M
57.503 186 6.3.690M
57.504 187 6.3.691M
57.505 188 6.3.692M
57.506 189 6.3.693M
57.506a 190 6.3.694M
57.507 191 6.3.695M
57.508 192 6.3.696M
57.509 193 6.3.697M
57.512 196 6.3.698M
57.513 197 6.3.699M

List of Francis Blake photographs with reproductions in the Massachusetts Historical Society

This list represents photographs and glass plate negatives from the Francis Blake photographs for which reproductions have been made by the Massachusetts Historical Society. These reproductions may include negatives and digital images. Consult the Reference Librarian to order reproductions of photographs.

RESEARCHERS MAY REQUEST TO VIEW REPRODUCTIONS IN THE PLACE OF GLASS PHOTOGRAPHS. GLASS PLATE NEGATIVES, LANTERN SLIDES, AND GLASS PLATE POSITIVES ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR USE BY RESEARCHERS.

57.343
57.59
57.61
57.68
57.105
57.110
57.134
57.137
57.140
57.148
57.154
57.162
57.201
57.262
57.274
57.275
57.284
57.301-308
57.302
57.305
57.306
57.310
57.337
57.338
57.339
57.340
57.341
57.342
57.344
57.345
57.346
57.348
57.352
57.359
57.360
57.361
57.365
57.523
57.366
57.367
57.368
57.370
57.380
57.382
57.389
57.392
37.395
57.396
57.397
57.399-401
57.402
57.403
57.406
57.417-418
57.420
57.426
57.457
57.475
57.478
57.506a
57.507
57.513
57.518
57.519
57.521
57.527
57.528
57.529
57.532
57.533
57.540
57.544
57.545
57.546
6.3.326S
57.657
57.691
57.788
57.793
57.794
57.797
57.829
57.834-836
57.841
57.842
57.854
57.865
57.893
57.906-908
57.912
57.930
57.1004
57.1016
6.3.285S
6.3.304S
6.3.306S
6.3.308S
6.3.309S
6.3.313S
6.3.320S
6.3.325S
6.3.328S
6.3.331S
6.3.354S
6.3.355S
6.3.356S
6.3.364S
6.3.381S
6.3.384S
6.3.386S
6.3.389S
6.3.390S
6.3.392S
6.3.415S
6.3.417S
6.3.419S
6.3.983M
6.3.984M
6.3.986M
6.3.992
6.3.999M
6.3.1055M

Preferred Citation

Francis Blake photographs, Photo. Coll. 57, 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:

Blake, Benjamin Sewall, b. 1877 --Photographs.
Blake, Elizabeth Livermore Hubbard, 1849-1941 --Photographs.
Blake, Francis, 1850-1913 --Photographs.
Bush, Charles Green, 1842-1909 --Photographs
Bush, Frederick Thomas--Photographs.
Barnabee, Henry Clay, 1833-1917 --Photographs.
Field, William deYoung--Photographs.
Fitzgerald, Agnes Blake, b. 1876 --Photographs.
Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920 --Photographs.
Lyman, John P.--Photographs.
Payson, Henry Silas--Photographs.
Sullivan, T.R. (Thomas Russell), 1849-1916 --Photographs.
Whitwell, William A.--Photographs.
Blake family--Photograph collections.
Cobb family--Photograph collections.
Hubbard family--Photograph collections.
Jackson family--Photograph collections.
Payson family--Photograph collections.
Sewall family--Photograph collections.
Young family--Photograph collections.
Gandy, C .A., photographer.
Notman, William A., 1826-1891, photographer.
Sonrel, Antoine, d. 1879, photographer.
Webster, William A., photographer.

Organizations:

Allen & Rowell (Boston, Mass.), photographers.
Ludovici's Photographic and Crayon Studios (New York, N.Y.), photographers.

Subjects:

Chronophotography--Specimens.
Inventors--19th century--Photographs.
Photography, High-Speed--19th century--Specimens.
Photography, Instantaneous--19th century--Specimens.
Portrait photographers--United States
England--19th century--Photographs.
Europe--19th century--Photographs.
Glen (N.H.)--Photographs.
Glen House Hotel (Glen, N.H.)--Photographs.
Keewaydin (Weston, Mass.)--Photographs.
Peoria County (Ill.)--Photographs.
Daguerreotypes.
Cabinet photographs.
Cartes de visite.
Collodion transparencies.
Glass negatives.
Lantern slides.
Tintypes.
Card photograph albums.
Photograph albums.