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Association of Officers of the 55th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment Carte de Visite Album

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ca. 1863-1875

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Restrictions on Access

Use of the originals is restricted. This collection is available as color digital facsimiles (see links below).


Collection Summary

Abstract

This collection consists of carte de visite portraits of members of the Association of Officers of the 55th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, one of Massachusetts' two black infantry regiments during the Civil War.

Collection Description

This collection consists of one album containing 29 cartes de visite of members of the Association of Officers of the 55th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, one of Massachusetts' two black infantry regiments during the Civil War. The association was a veterans' organization for officers who served with that regiment, and the photographs are mostly of white officers from the 55th, as well as one carte de visite of an unidentified black soldier. Many of the photographs are identified and were taken both during and after the Civil War. Photographers include H. C. Foster (Charlestown and Morris Island, S.C.), Amos H. Locke (Plymouth, Mass.), and John Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.), among others.

Arrangement

The photographs in this collection are arranged in the order in which they appear in the album.

Acquisition Information

Donated by the estate of Allen D. Russell, through Mrs. Paul Aldrich, Nov. 1989.

Restrictions on Access

Use of the originals is restricted. This collection is available as color digital facsimiles (see links below).

Detailed Description of the Collection

Vol. 1p. 1#59.1 digitized
[Lieutenant
John O. Mowry
], n.d.
Photographer unknown.
Vol. 1p. 2#59.2 digitized
[Captain
William Nutt
], ca. 1870.
Taken by
Augustus Marshall
(Boston, Mass.).
Vol. 1p. 3#59.3 digitized
[Captain
George Frederick McKay
], n.d.
Photographer unknown.
Vol. 1p. 4#59.4 digitized
Unidentified black soldier, n.d.Photographer unknown.
Vol. 1p. 5#59.5 digitized
Unidentified man, ca. 1863-1875.Taken by
John P. Soule
(Boston, Mass.).
Vol. 1p. 6#59.6 digitized
[Lieutenant
William Nutt
], ca. 1863-1864.
Taken by
G. W. Beal
(Natick, Mass.).
Vol. 1p. 7#59.7 digitized
[Lieutenant
Marshall E. Hunter
], n.d.
Taken by
H. C. Foster
(Charlestown, S.C.).
Vol. 1p. 8#59.8 digitized
Lieutenant
Peter N. Sprague
, Company A, n.d.
Taken by
H. C. Foster
(Morris Island, S.C.).
Vol. 1p. 9#59.9 digitized
[Captain
Frank Goodwin
], n.d.
Taken by
Foss
(Boston, Mass.).
Vol. 1p. 10#59.10 digitized
Captain
Charles B. Grant
, Company B, ca. 1863-1868.
Taken by
S. Masury
(Boston, Mass.).
Vol. 1p. 11#59.11 digitized
Captain
Charles C. Soule
, Company K, n.d.
Taken by
H. C. Foster
(Charlestown, S.C.).
Vol. 1p. 12#59.12 digitized
[Lieutenant
Charles F. Lee
], 1867.
Taken by
J. C. Spooner's Picture Palace (Springfield, Mass.)
.
Vol. 1p. 13#59.13 digitized
Lieutenant
E. Harris Jewett
, Company E, n.d.
Photographer unknown.
Vol. 1p. 14#59.14 digitized
[Captain
James D. Thurber
], ca. 1864-1866.
Taken by
A. H. Locke
(Plymouth, Mass.).
Vol. 1p. 15#59.15 digitized
Captain
Thomas F. Ellsworth
, Company I, n.d.
Taken by
H. C. Foster
(Charlestown, S.C.).
Vol. 1p. 16
Blank.
Vol. 1p. 17#59.16 digitized
Unidentified lieutenant, n.d.Taken by
H. C. Foster
(Morris Island, S.C.).
Vol. 1p. 18#59.17 digitized
Surgeon
Burt G. Wilder
, ca. 1865.
Taken by
John Adams Whipple
(Boston, Mass.).
Vol. 1p. 19#59.18 digitized
Colonel
Charles B. Fox
, ca. 1865.
Taken by
John Adams Whipple
(Boston, Mass.).
Vol. 1p. 20#59.19 digitized
Lieutenant
Thomas S. Harmon
, Company E, n.d.
Taken by
H. C. Foster
(Morris Island, S.C.).
Vol. 1p. 21#59.20 digitized
Lieutenant
Wylly Gannett
, Company E, n.d.
Photographer unknown.
Vol. 1p. 22#59.21 digitized
[Lieutenant
William C. Roberts
], 1865.
Taken by
W. Fred Carpenter
(Foxboro, Mass.).
Vol. 1p. 23#59.22 digitized
[Lieutenant
Winthrop Perkins Boynton
], ca. 1868-1874.
Taken by
George Kendall Warren
(Cambridge, Mass.).
Vol. 1p. 24#59.23 digitized
Colonel
Alfred S. Hartwell
, ca. 1863-1869.
Taken by
A. Sonrel
(Boston, Mass.).
Vol. 1p. 25#59.24 digitized
[Colonel
Norwood Penrose Hallowell
], ca. 1864-1866.
Taken by
A. H. Locke
(Plymouth, Mass.).
Vol. 1p. 26#59.25 digitized
Unidentified man., n.d.Taken by
S. Measury
(Boston, Mass.).
[Probably taken by
Samuel Masury
of Boston, Mass.]
Vol. 1p. 27#59.26 digitized
[Lieutenant
Nathaniel Eustis Ladd
], n.d.
Taken by
John Adams Whipple
(Boston, Mass.).
Vol. 1p. 28#59.27 digitized
[Lieutenant
George T. Garrison
], ca. 1864-1866.
Taken by
A. H. Locke
(Plymouth, Mass.).
Vol. 1p. 29#59.28 digitized
[Surgeon
William Symington Brown
], n.d.
Taken by
Black & Case (Boston, Mass. and Newport, R.I.)
.
Vol. 1p.30#59.29 digitized
Captain
George M. Woodward
, Company D, ca. 1864-1875.
Taken by
Claflin's Photographic Gallery (Worcester, Mass.)
.

Preferred Citation

Association of Officers of the 55th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment carte de visite album, Photo. Coll. 59, 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:

Foster, H. C., photographer.
Locke, Amos H., photographer.
Whipple, John Adams, 1822-1891, photographer.

Organizations:

Association of Officers of the 55th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry--Photographs.
United States. Army--African American troops--Photographs.
United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 55th (1863-1865)--Photographs.

Subjects:

Card photograph albums.
Cartes de visite.
Soldiers--Massachusetts--Photographs.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Participation, African American--Photographs.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Photographs.
Veterans--Massachusetts--Photographs.
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