Guide to the Photograph Collection
This collection consists of 174 cartes de visite portraits of various members of the Amory, Appleton, Copley, Greene, and Lawrence families, taken between 1860-1864.
One album containing 174 cartes de visite portraits of various members of the Amory, Appleton, Copley, Greene, and Lawrence families, taken between 1860-1864. Those depicted in the album include Arthur Amory, Augustine Heard Amory, Frederic Amory, Harcourt Amory, James Appleton Amory, and James Sullivan Amory, among many others. Photographers include George Kendall Warren of Cambridgeport, Mass. and James Wallace Black, Antoine Sonrel, John Adams Whipple, and Black & Batchelder, all of Boston, Mass. The album is embossed in gold with the initials "M. G. A.," and an inscription in an unknown hand in the front of the album reads, "Mary Amory. From her Affectionate Mother Oct 13th 1862." Most of the photographs are identified, and all are black and white.
This album was a gift of Frederic Amory to the Massachusetts Historical Society in May 1921.
The photographs in this collection are arranged in the order in which they appear in the album.
Detailed Description of the Collection
One volume in a case. Inscription in front of album reads, "Mary Amory. From her Affectionate Mother Oct 13th 1862." All of the photographs are cartes de visite. Most of the cartes de visite are identified by inscriptions in three different, unidentified hands.
Amory family carte de visite album, Photo. Coll. 82, Massachusetts Historical Society Photo Archives.
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.