COLLECTION GUIDES

ca. 1845-1983; bulk: 1850-1897

Guide to the Photograph Collection


Collection Summary

Abstract

This collection contains 153 photographs in one box and one cased volume, most dating from 1850-1867. The bulk of the collection consists of loose formal portrait photographs and informal snapshots of various members of the Emerson, Haven, Forbes, Mott, and Tompkins families.

Biographical Sketches

William Emerson (WmE I) (1769-1811) was the son of William Emerson (1743-1776) and Phebe Bliss (1741-1825). He graduated from Harvard College in 1789, and in 1792 became minister of the First Congregational Church at Harvard, MA. From 1799 until his death he preached at the First Church (Old Brick) in Boston. WmE I was a member of the Massachusetts Historical Society. He was married to Ruth Haskins (1768-1853) of Boston in 1796, and they had eight children: Phebe Ripley (1798-1800), John Clarke (1799-1807), William (WmE II) (1801-1868), Ralph Waldo (RWE) (1803-1882), Edward Bliss (1805-1834), Robert Bulkeley (1807-1859), Charles Chauncy (1808-1836), and Mary Caroline (1811-1814).

William Emerson (WmE II) (1801-1868), the son of William Emerson and Ruth Haskins, married Susan Woodward Haven (1807-1868), daughter of John Haven (1766-1849) and Ann Woodward (1771-1859), in 1833. He graduated from Harvard College in 1818, received his A.M. degree from Harvard University in 1821, and studied theology and philosophy at the University of Göttingen, Germany from 1824 to 1825. He was appointed attorney and counselor in the state of New York, and was named First Judge of the County Courts in the county of Richmond, NY in 1841. He and his wife lived on Staten Island, NY, with their three children, William (WmE III) (1835-1864), John Haven (1840-1913), and Charles (1841-1916).

Ralph Waldo Emerson (RWE) (1803-1882) was the son of William Emerson (WmE I) and Ruth Haskins. The well-known poet, preacher and man of American letters married Ellen Louisa Tucker (d. 1831) in 1829, and Lidian Jackson (1802-1892) in 1835. This second marriage produced four children: Waldo (1836-1841), Ellen Tucker (1839-1909), Edith (b. 1841), and Edward Waldo (1844-1930). RWE was a member of the Massachusetts Historical Society.

Charles Chauncy Emerson (1808-1836) was the son of William Emerson (WmE I) and Ruth Haskins. He graduated with the Harvard class of 1828, and received his A.M. and L.L.B. degrees there in 1832. He served as a lawyer in Boston, and was engaged to Elizabeth Hoar (1814-1878) at his death in 1836.

William Emerson (WmE III) (1835-1864) was the son of William Emerson (WmE II) and Susan (Haven). He graduated from Columbia College in 1853, and Harvard Law School in 1856. He was married to Sarah Hopper Gibbons (b. 1835) in 1863. They resided in New York, where he was a member of the bar.

John Haven Emerson (1840-1913) was the son of William Emerson (WmE II) and Susan Woodward Haven. He graduated from Columbia College in 1860, and earned his M.D. degree at the New York college of Physicians and Surgeons in 1864. A successful New York physician, he was published widely in medical journals. He married Susan Titus Tompkins (b. 1840) of Somers, NY in 1868, and they had six children: Ruth (b. 1870), William (b. 1873), Haven (b. 1874), Helena Titus (1877-1967), Elizabeth Hoar (1877-1882), and Julia Titus (b. 1877).

Charles Emerson (1841-1916) was the son of William Emerson (WmE II) and Susan Woodward Haven. He graduated with the class of 1863 at Harvard College, and beginning in 1862, he served in the Civil War. He was married to Theresia ("Terche") Keveschi (b. 1847) of Hungary in 1871, and they settled in Concord, Mass.

Ellen Tucker Emerson (b. 1839) was the daughter of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Lidian Jackson. She resided in Concord.

Edith Emerson Forbes (b. 1841) was the daughter of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Lidian Jackson. She was married to William Hathaway Forbes (1840-1897) in 1865, and they resided in Milton, Mass. Their children were: Ralph Emerson (b. 1866), Edith (b. 1867), William Cameron (b. 1871), John Murray (1871-1888), Edward Waldo (b. 1874), Waldo Emerson (b. 1879), Ellen Randolph (1880-1881), and Alexander (b. 1882).

Edward Waldo Emerson (1844-1930) was the son of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Lidian Jackson. He married Annie Shepherd Keyes (b. 1847) in 1874. Their children were: William (b./d. 1875), Charles Lowell (1876-1880), John (1878-1879), Ellen Tucker (b. 1880), Florence (b. 1882), William Forbes (b. 1884), and Raymond (b. 1886).

For more biographical and genealogical information on the Emerson family, see Benjamin Kendall Emerson, The Ipswich Emersons (Boston: David Clapp & Son), 1900.

Collection Description

The Emerson family photographs consist of one box of loose photographs and one cased volume, as well as glass photographs stored separately from the collection. The collection spans the years ca. 1845 to 1983, with the bulk of the photographs dating from 1850-1897.

Most of the collection consists of formal and informal portraits of Emerson family members. One box contains loose tintype, carte de visite portraits, cabinet cards, and other paper-based portraits of various Emerson, Haven, Forbes, Mott, and Tompkins family members. Subjects include William Emerson II; John Haven Emerson; Ralph Waldo Emerson, Lidian Jackson Emerson, and their children; Annie Shepherd Keyes Emerson and her children; and Edith Emerson Forbes and her children, among others. One album also contains carte de visite and tintype portraits of various Emerson family members. There are also a small number of loose photographs of various Emerson and Haven family homes in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

The Emerson family photographs also include a number of daguerreotypes and one ambrotype stored separately apart from the collection by format in the Daguerreotype collection (Photo. Coll. 1) and Ambrotype collection (Photo. Coll. 2). These cased, glass photographs include portraits of various Emerson, Haven, Mott, and Tompkins family members. See the Photograph List for details and request these photographs based on the call numbers listed in bold there.

Photographers represented in this collection include Edward Waldo Emerson, Jeremiah Gurney and Rockwood (both of New York, N.Y.), and James Wallace Black, John Adams Whipple, and Southworth & Hawes (all of Boston, Mass.).

Acquisition Information

This collection was removed from the Emerson family papers, which were deposited at the Massachusetts Historical Society in May 1993 by Dr. Michael Wortis, great-great-grandson of William Emerson. The papers were given to the Society by Dr. Wortis in Aug. 2003.

Detailed Description of the Collection

I. Glass photographs

Arranged alphabetically.

Note: Daguerreotypes and ambrotypes are stored apart from the collection by format: Daguerreotype collection (Photo. Coll. 1) and Ambrotype collection (Photo. Coll. 2). When requesting glass photographs, the reader should use these call numbers, listed below in bold, NOT Photo. Coll. 152.

#2.15#152.1
Emerson, Charles , 31 Mar. 1860. Taken by Davis & Company (Boston, Mass.).Ninth-plate ambrotype.
#1.333#152.2
Emerson, Ellen Tucker (1839-1909), ca. 1850. Photographer unknown. Sixth-plate daguerreotype in leather case.
#1.334#152.3
Emerson, Ellen Tucker (1839-1909), 1860.Photographer unknown. Sixth-plate daguerreotype in leather case.
#1.335-336#152.4
Emerson, Ellen Tucker (1839-1909), ca. 1853-1860.Taken by Rufus Anson (New York, N.Y.). 2 identical hand-colored, sixth-plate daguerreotype in one leather case.
#1.337#152.5
Emerson, John Haven (1840-1913), ca. 1849. Photographer unknown. Sixth-plate daguerreotype in leather case.
#1.338#152.6
Emerson, Ruth Haskins (1768-1853), ca. 1845-1850. Photographer unknown. Sixth-plate daguerreotype in leather case.
#1.339#152.7
Emerson, Susan Woodward Haven (1807-1886), ca. 1852-1854. Taken by Jeremiah Gurney (New York, N.Y.). Hand-colored, quarter-plate daguerreotype in leather case.
#1.340#152.8
Emerson, Susan Woodward Haven (1807-1886), ca. 1854-1855. Taken by Charles R. Rees (New York, N.Y.). Hand-colored, ninth-plate daguerreotype in brass preserver.
#1.332#152.9
Emerson, Susan Woodward Haven (1807-1886) and Charles Emerson (1841-1816), ca. 1850. Photographer unknown. Hand-colored, sixth-plate daguerreotype in leather case.
#1.341#152.10
Emerson, William (1801-1868), ca. 1851-1853. Taken by Samuel Root (New York, N.Y.). Hand-colored, half-plate daguerreotype in leather case.
#1.342#152.10a
Emerson, William (1801-1868), ca. 1851-1853. Taken by Marcus Aurelius Root and Samuel Root (New York, N.Y.).Hand-colored, quarter-plate daguerreotype in leather case.
#1.343#152.11
Emerson, William (1801-1868), ca. 1858. Taken by Charles DeForest Fredricks (New York, N.Y.). Sixth-plate daguerreotype in leather case.
#1.344#152.12
Gordon, Sarah, ca. 1850-1854. Photographer unknown. Sixth-plate daguerreotype in leather case of a portrait painting by an unknown artist.

Inscription: "Sarah Gordon, elder sister of Ray, daughter of David."

#1.345#152.13
Haven, Ann Woodward (1771-1849), ca. 1849. Photographer unknown. Sixth-plate daguerreotype in leather case.
#1.346#152.14
Haven, John (1766-1849), ca. 1850-1854. Photographer unknown. Quarter-plate daguerreotype in leather case of an 1824 portrait painting by Gilbert Stuart.
#1.347#152.15
Haven, Joseph Woodward (b. 1803), ca. 1851-1853. Taken by Marcus Aurelius Root and Samuel Root (New York). Hand-colored half-plate daguerreotype in leather case.
#1.348#152.16
Mott, Marianna Pelham (1825-1872), ca. 1850-1854. Hand-colored, quarter-plate daguerreotype in leather case. Photographer unknown.
#1.349#152.17
Mott, Marianna Pelham (1825-1872), ca. 1850-1854. Photographer unknown. Hand-colored, sixth-plate daguerreotype in leather case.
#1.350#152.18
Mott, Marianna Pelham (1825-1872) with Isabel Mott Parish (b. 1846), and Emily Mott Shaw (b. 1848), ca. 1852. Photographer unknown. Hand-colored, half-plate daguerreotype in leather case.
#1.351#152.19
Parrish, Joseph, ca. 1856-1857. Taken by Charles M. Ising (Philadelphia, Penn.). Hand-colored, sixth-plate daguerreotype in leather case.
#1.352-353#152.20
Tompkins, Helena Titus (1839-1924), ca. 1853-1860. Taken by Rufus Anson (New York, N.Y.). 2 identical hand-colored, ninth-plate daguerreotypes in leather cases.
#1.354#152.21
Tompkins, Susan Titus (1840-1926), ca. 1854. Taken by Rufus Anson (New York, N.Y.). Hand-colored, sixth-plate daguerreotype.
#1.355#152.22
Unidentified boy, ca. 1850-1860. Photographer unknown. Hand-colored, ninth-plate daguerreotype in brass preserver.
#1.356#152.23
Unidentified man, ca. 1854-1860. Photographer unknown. Hand-colored, sixth-plate daguerreotype in leather case.
#1.357#152.24
Unidentified woman, ca. 1850-1860. Photographer unknown. Quarter-plate daguerreotype in brass preserver.

II. Loose photographs

A. Individual portraits

Arranged alphabetically.

#152.25
Cheever, Daniel, ca. 1880-1890. Photographer unknown.
#152.26
Emerson, Annie Shepherd Keyes (b. 1847), Nov. 1897. Taken by James E. Purdy (Boston, Mass.).
#152.27
Emerson, Charles Chauncy (1808-1836), July 1983. Taken by David Chase (Concord, Mass.).

Photograph of plaster medallion of CCE on the mantelpiece of the northeast bedroom of the Emerson House, Concord, Mass. Note enclosed describing the origins of the photograph.

#152.28
Emerson, Charles (1841-1916), Summer 1861. Taken by Rockwood (New York, N.Y.).
#152.29
Emerson, Charles (1841-1916), 15 Apr. 1862.Photographer unknown.
#152.30
Emerson, Charles (1841-1916), ca. 1863-1865.Taken by Antoine Sonrel (Boston, Mass.).
#152.31
Emerson, Ellen Tucker (1839-1909), ca. 1870s.Photographer unknown.
#152.32
Emerson, Ellen Tucker (1839-1909), ca. 1870s.Taken by Elliott & Fry (London, England).
#152.33
Emerson, Ellen Tucker (1839-1909), ca. 1900.Photographer unknown.
#152.34
Emerson, Ellen Tucker (b. 1880), May 1891. Taken by Allen & Rowell (Boston, Mass.).
#152.35
Emerson, Haven (b. 1874) [?], ca. 1874.Taken by S. A. Thomas.
#152.36-37
Emerson, John Haven (1840-1913), June 1863. Taken by Duchochois & Klauser (New York, N.Y.).2 cartes de visite (one cropped).
#152.38-39
Emerson, John Haven (1840-1913), ca. 1890.Taken by Hargrave & Gubelman (New York, N.Y.).2 cabinet cards (one cropped).
#152.40
Emerson, John Haven (1840-1913), ca. 1897.Photographer unknown.

[ There is no photo 152.41]

#152.42
Emerson, Lidian (1802-1892), ca. 1860-1862. Taken by James Wallace Black (Boston, Mass.).
#152.43
Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882), ca. 1860-1862. Taken by James Wallace Black.
#152.44
Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882), ca. 1870s. Taken by Elliott & Fry (London, England).2 duplicate cabinet cards.
#152.45
Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882), 1879. Taken by Horatio G. Smith (Boston, Mass.).3 duplicate cabinet cards of Daniel Chester French's portrait bust of RWE.
#152.46
Emerson, Ruth Haskins (1768-1853), Dec. 1946. Photographer unknown.2 duplicate photographs of portrait painting by [Francis?] Alexander.
#152.47
Emerson, Ruth (b. 1870), ca. 1871. Taken by Bogardus & Bendann Brothers (New York, N.Y.).
#152.48
Emerson, Ruth (b. 1870), ca. 1880s. Photographer unknown.Tintype.
#152.49
Emerson, Sarah Hopper Gibbons (b. 1835), ca. 1860s. Taken by J. Gurney & Son (New York, N.Y.).
#152.50
Emerson, Susan Titus Tompkins (b. 1840), ca. 1860. Taken by Rockwood (New York, N.Y.).
#152.51
Emerson, Susan Titus Tompkins (b. 1840), ca. 1880s. Taken by L. Alman & Co. (New York, N.Y.).
#152.51a
Emerson, Susan Woodward Haven (1807-1868), n.d. Photographer unknown.Photograph of miniature portrait by Thomas Cummings Seir, 1833.
#152.52
Emerson, Susan Woodward Haven (1807-1868), Sept. 1861. Taken by J. Gurney & Son (New York, N.Y.).
#152.53
Emerson, Theresia ("Terche") Keveschi (b. 1847), ca. 1860s. Taken by J. Tourtin (Paris, France).
#152.54
Emerson, Theresia ("Terche") Keveschi (b. 1847), May 1874. Taken by J. Tourtin (Paris, France).
#152.55
Emerson, Theresia ("Terche") Keveschi (b. 1847), July 1882. Taken by Elliott & Fry (London, England).
#152.56
Emerson, William (1769-1811), ca. 1860-1862. Taken by James Wallace Black (Boston, Mass.)Photograph of silhouette made ca. 1800.
#152.57
Emerson, William (1801-1868), ca. 1860s. Photographer unknown.
#152.58
Emerson, William (1801-1868), Apr. 1862. Taken by A. A. Turner (New York, N.Y.). 2 duplicate cartes de visite.
#152.59
Emerson, William (1801-1868), 1863. Taken by A. A. Turner (New York, N.Y.).
#152.60
Emerson, William (1801-1868), ca. 1980s. Photographer unknown.Photograph of miniature portrait by Thomas Seir Cummings, ca. 1833.
#152.61
Emerson, William (1835-1864), ca. 1860s. Taken by either Duchochois & Klauser (New York, NY.) or J. Gurney & Son (New York, N.Y.).2 duplicate cartes de visite.
#152.62
Emerson, William (b. 1873), ca. 1874. Taken by Folsom (Katonah, N.Y.).

Inscription on back of photo: "Wm Emerson of 159 Brattle St. Architect."

#152.63
Forbes, Edith Emerson (b. 1841), 1861. Photographer unknown.Hand-colored tintype.
#152.64
Forbes, Edith Emerson (b. 1841), Mar. 1865. Taken by Brady's National Photographic Portrait Gallery (Washington, D.C.).
#152.65
Forbes, Edith Emerson (b. 1841), 1870. Taken by John Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.).
#152.66
Gordon, Sarah Ann (1805-1856), ca. 1892. Taken by Strauss (St. Louis, Mo.).Photograph of portrait painting.
#152.67
Haven, Ann Woodward (1771-1849), n.d. Photographer unknown.Photograph of portrait painting by Gilbert Stuart, 1824.
#152.68-69
Haven, John (1766-1845), n.d. Photographers unknown.Two photographs of portrait paintings by unknown artists.
#152.70
Haven, John (1766-1845), n.d. Photographer unknown.Photograph of portrait painting by Gilbert Stuart, 1824.
#152.70a
Haven, Joseph (1698-1776), June 1933. Taken by Edward Waldo Forbes.Photograph of miniature portrait. 3 duplicate copies.
#152.71
Haven, Samuel (1727-1806), n.d. Photographer unknown.Photograph of portrait drawing by unknown artist.
#152.72
Mott, Marian and her dogs, ca. 1900-1910. Photographer unknown.
#152.73
Mott, Thomas, ca. 1860s. Taken by Walery (Paris, France).
#152.74
Parish, Isabel Mott (b. 1846), ca. 1860s. Taken by Broadbent & Co. (Philadelphia, Penn.).
#152.75
Titus, John (1783-1861), n.d. Taken by O'Neil (New York, N.Y.).Photograph of portrait painting by Charles Freeman.
#152.76
Tompkins, [unidentified woman], ca. 1870s. Taken by Morse (San Francisco, Calif.).
#152.77
Tompkins, Daniel D., n.d. Taken by Rockwood (New York, N.Y.).Photograph of portrait painting by unknown artist.
#152.78
Tompkins, Ethel, n.d. Photographer unknown.

Inscription on back of photo: "Ethel Tompkins Calif."

#152.79
Tompkins, Hannah Minthorne, n.d. Taken by Rockwood (New York, N.Y.).Photograph of portrait painting by unknown artist.
#152.80
Tompkins, Jonathan Griffin, n.d. Taken by Charles DeForest Fredricks (New York, N.Y.).Photograph of a portrait painting by an unknown artist.
#152.81
Tompkins, Julia, ca. 1870-1880. Taken by John A. Todd (San Francisco, Calif.).
#152.82
Webster, Edith Forbes (b. 1867), ca. 1890s. Photographer unknown.
#152.83
Unidentified man, n.d. Taken by Willet Studios (New York, N.Y.). Photograph of portrait painting by unknown artist.

Typescript note from William Cameron Forbes to John Murray Forbes regarding photograph is included.

#152.84
Unidentified man, ca. 1860s. Taken by Erwin Hanfstaengl (Paris, France).
#152.85
Unidentified man, ca. 1860s. Taken by Hanns Hanfstaengl (Dresden, Germany).
#152.86
Unidentified man, ca. 1860s. Taken by Rockwood (New York, N.Y.).
#152.87
Unidentified woman, ca. 1857-1861. Taken by Southworth & Hawes (Boston, Mass.).
#152.88
Unidentified woman, ca. 1857-1861. Taken by Southworth & Hawes (Boston, Mass.).

Inscription on back of photograph: "Charles Emerson - December 15, 1853."

B. Group portraits

Arranged alphabetically.

#152.89
Appleton, Sophia Haven (1808-1896) with her children, Sarah Fayerweather Appleton (b. 1839), Augusta Isabella Appleton (1841-1910), and Sophia Louisa Appleton (b. 1836), ca. 1880s. Photographer unknown.From a daguerreotype by an unknown photographer taken ca. 1846.
#152.90
Emerson, Annie Shepherd Keyes (b. 1847) with Raymond Emerson (b. 1886), Aug. 1887. Taken by Edward Waldo Emerson.

Inscription on back of photograph in hand of Edward Waldo Emerson: "Annie & Raymond Coffin Beach August 1887 / For Susy; this the best result of my camera with wishes for a Merry Christmas - EWE"

#152.91
Emerson, Annie Shepherd Keyes (b. 1847) with Raymond Emerson (b. 1886) and William Forbes Emerson (b. 1884), Aug. 1887. Taken by Edward Waldo Emerson.

Inscription on back of photograph in hand of Edward Waldo Emerson: "For Helena - William, aged 3 yrs. Raymond, aged 9 months Coffin Beach Aug. 1887."

#152.92
Emerson, Ellen Tucker (b. 1880), Florence Emerson (later Forbes) (b. 1882), Raymond Emerson (b. 1886) and [William Forbes Emerson (b. 1884)?], 1905. Taken by James [H. Johnson?].

Inscription on back of photograph: "A.S.E. July 1905"

#152.93
Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882) with Samuel Bradford (1803-188?), and William Henry Furness (1802-1896), ca. 1860s. Taken by F. Gutekunst (Philadelphia, Penn.).
#152.94
Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882) with Ralph Emerson Forbes (b. 1866), 30 May 1868. Taken by John Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.).
#152.95
Emerson, Susan Titus Tompkins (b. 1840) with Ruth Emerson (b. 1870), ca. 1900. Photographer unknown.
#152.96
Forbes, Edith Emerson (b. 1841) with William Hathaway Forbes (1840-1897), ca. 1865. Taken by Brady's National Photographic Galleries (Washington, D.C.).
#152.97
Forbes, Edith Emerson (b. 1841) with Ralph Emerson Forbes (b. 1866), Mar. 1867. Taken by John Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.).
#152.98
Forbes, Edith Emerson (b. 1841) with her children, Apr. 1877. Taken by Metcalf & Welldon (Boston, Mass.).
#152.99
Tompkins, Minthorne (1836-1919) with two of his children, ca. 1866-1874. Taken by Bradley & Rulofson (San Francisco, Calif.).
#152.100
Two unidentified girls, ca. 1900-1910. Photographer unknown.
#152.101
Unidentified woman and child, ca. 1930. Photographer unknown.

C. Family homes

Arranged alphabetically by place name.

#152.102
Concord, Mass.: "Old Manse," Emerson family home, ca. 1880. Originally taken by A. W. Hosmer.2 duplicate photomechanicals.
#152.103
Ipswich, Mass.: Thomas Emerson house, n.d. Photographer unknown.
#152.104
Portsmouth, N.H.: Dr. Samuel Haven house, ca. 1880s. Taken by L. V. Newell & Co. (Portsmouth, N.H.).
#152.105
Portsmouth, N.H.: William Haven house (the Walden Inn), n.d. Photographer unknown.

III. Emerson family carte de visite album

Arranged and numbered in the order in which the pages appear in the album.

p. 1#152.106
Emerson, William (1801-1868), 1863. Taken by A. A. Turner (New York, N.Y.).
p. 2#152.107
Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882), ca. 1860-1862. Taken by James Wallace Black (Boston, Mass.).
p. 3#152.108
Emerson, Lidian Jackson (1802-1892), ca. 1860-1862. Taken by James Wallace Black (Boston, Mass.).
p. 4#152.109
Emerson, William (1769-1811), ca. 1860-1862. Taken by James Wallace Black (Boston, Mass.)Photograph of silhouette made ca. 1800.
p. 5#152.110
Unidentified man, n.d. Taken by A. Gregory (Portsmouth, N.H.).
p. 6#152.111
Emerson, John Haven (1840-1913), June 1863. Taken by Duchochois & Klauser (New York, N.Y.).
p. 7#152.112
Emerson, Susan Titus Tompkins (b. 1840), ca. 1860. Taken by Rockwood (New York, N.Y.).
p. 8#152.113
Emerson, Sarah Hopper Gibbons (b. 1835), ca. 1860s. Taken by J. Gurney & Son (New York, N.Y.).
p. 9#152.114
Emerson, William (1835-1864), ca. 1860s. Taken by either Duchochois & Klauser (New York, NY.) or J. Gurney & Son (New York, N.Y.).2 duplicate cartes de visite.
p. 10#152.115
Unidentified woman, ca. 1857-1861. Taken by Southworth & Hawes (Boston, Mass.).
p. 11#152.116
Unidentified woman, ca. 1863-1860. Taken by Antoine Sonrel (Boston, Mass.).
p. 12#152.117
Unidentified man (possibly John Haven), ca. 1860s. Photographer unknown.
p. 13#152.118
Unidentified woman, ca. 1860-1861. Taken by Black & Batchelder (Boston, Mass.).
p. 14#152.119
Unidentified man, ca. 1860s. Photographer unknown.
p. 15#152.120
Unidentified woman, ca. 1860s. Taken by J. Gurney & Son (New York, N.Y.).
p. 16#152.121
Unidentified boy, ca. 1860s. Photographer unknown.
p. 17#152.122
Unidentified child, ca. 1860s. Photographer unknown.
p. 18#152.123
Unidentified child, ca. 1860s. Photographer unknown.
p. 19#152.124
Unidentified child, ca. 1860s. Photographer unknown.
p. 20#152.125
Dubois, [Mrs. Cornelius], ca. 1860s. Photographer unknown.Hand-colored tintype.
p. 21#152.126
Washington, George (1732-1799), n.d. Taken by David Nichols (Boston, Mass.). Photograph of a drawing by an unknown artist.

Inscription on back of photograph: "This was done in New York 1790 and is acknowledged by all to be a very strong likeness / B Goodhue"

p. 22#152.127
Emerson, Charles (1841-1916) in military uniform, 1863. Taken by Anderson & Blessing (New Orleans, La.).
p. 23#152.128
Unidentified woman, ca. 1858-1862. Taken by Silsbee, Case & Co. (Boston, Mass.).
p. 24#152.129
Emerson, Susan Woodward Haven (1807-1868), Sept. 1861. Taken by J. Gurney & Son (New York, N.Y.).
p. 25#152.130
Unidentified woman, ca. 1860s. Taken by Gihon & Rixon (Philadelphia, Penn.).
p. 26#152.131
Unidentified man, ca. 1860-1864. Taken by John Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.).
p. 27#152.132
Unidentified woman, ca. 1860s. Taken by Rintoul & Rockwood.
p. 28#152.133
Unidentified woman, ca. 1860s. Taken by Rockwood (New York, N.Y.).
p. 29#152.134
Unidentified woman, ca. 1860s. Taken by Levitsky (Paris, France).
p. 30#152.135
Unidentified child, ca. 1863-1869. Taken by Antoine Sonrel (Boston, Mass.).
p. 31
[No photograph on this page.]
p. 32#152.136
Forbes, Edith Emerson (b. 1841), Mar. 1865. Taken by Brady's National Photographic Portrait Gallery (Washington, D.C.).
p. 33#152.137
Two unidentified children, ca. 1860s. Photographer unknown.Hand-colored tintype.
p. 34
[No photograph on this page.]
p. 35#152.138
Emerson, John Haven (1840-1913) and two unidentified men, ca. 1860. Taken by Bogardus (New York, N.Y.).
p. 36#152.139
Unidentified woman, ca. 1860s. Taken by M. H. Kimball (New York, N.Y.).
p. 37#152.140
Unidentified woman, n.d. Taken by Gurney & Son (New York, N.Y.).Hand-colored carte de visite of a portrait painting by an unknown artist.
p. 38#152.141
Unidentified girl, ca. 1860s. Taken by Gurney & Son (New York, N.Y.).Hand-colored.
p. 39#152.142
Unidentified child, n.d. Photographer unknown.
p. 40#152.143
Unidentified woman, ca. 1860s. Photographer unknown.
p. 41#152.144
Unidentified man, ca. 1860s. Photographer unknown.
p. 42#152.145
Unidentified man, ca. 1863-1869. Taken by Antoine Sonrel (Boston, Mass.).
p. 43#152.146
May, Samuel Joseph (1797-1871) and unidentified man, ca. 1863-1869. Taken by Antoine Sonrel (Boston, Mass.).

Inscription on back of photograph: "Condemned -"

p. 44#152.147
Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882), ca. 1858-1862. Taken by Silsbee, Case & Co. (Boston, Mass.).
p. 45#152.148
Unidentified girl, ca. 1860s. Taken by Hinckley & Meske (Sharon Springs, N.Y.).
p. 46#152.149
Emerson, Susan Woodward Haven (1807-1868), Sept. 1861. Taken by J. Gurney & Son (New York, N.Y.).
p. 47#152.150
Emerson, William (1801-1868), ca. 1860s. Photographer unknown.
p. 48
[No photograph on this page.]
p. 49#152.151
Unidentified African-American man, ca. 1860-1870. Taken by John Loeffler (Staten Island, N.Y.).
p. 50
[No photograph on this page.]

Preferred Citation

Emerson family photographs, Photo. Coll. 152, 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:

Emerson, Annie Shepherd Keyes, b. 1847 --Photographs.
Emerson, John Haven, 1840-1913 --Photographs.
Emerson, Lidian Jackson, 1802-1892 --Photographs.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882 --Photographs.
Emerson, William, 1801-1868 --Photographs.
Forbes, Edith Emerson, 1841-1929 --Photographs.
Emerson family--Photographs.
Haven family--Photographs.
Forbes family--Photographs.
Mott family--Photographs.
Tompkins family--Photographs.
Emerson family--Homes and haunts--Massachusetts--Photographs.
Emerson family--Homes and haunts--New Hampshire--Photographs.
Haven family--Homes and haunts--Massachusetts--Photographs.
Haven family--Homes and haunts--New Hampshire--Photographs.
Black, James Wallace, 1825-1896, photographer.
Emerson, Edward Waldo, 1844-1930, photographer.
Gurney, Jeremiah, 18122-1895, photographer.
Whipple, John Adams, 1822-1891, photographer.

Organizations:

Rockwood, photographer.
Southworth & Hawes, photographers.

Subjects:

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