COLLECTION GUIDES

ca. 1878-2000

Guide to the Photograph Collection


Collection Summary

Abstract

This collection contains photographs collected and taken by Lieutenant-Colonel Ruby Winslow Linn, U.S. Army dietician. These photographs span the years ca. 1878-2000 and depict many subjects including Ruby's travels around the world, her family, and her work as a dietician in various places and hospitals in the United States.

Biographical Sketch

Lieut. Col. Ruby Zillah Winslow Linn, dietician with the U.S. Army Medical Specialist Corps (AMSC), was born in 1910 in Berkeley, Mass., the daughter of Lena Borden Macomber (1883-1970) and Edward Williams Winslow (1875-1966), stationmaster at the Myricks, Mass. depot for the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad. Ruby graduated with a B.S. in Home Economics from Simmons College in Boston in 1932. She continued her studies at Walter Reed General Hospital, Washington, D.C., in the Dietetic Internship Program, 1932-1933. After graduating, she served there as a civilian staff dietician, 1933-1936. Her career continued at the Fort Sheridan Station Hospital in Chicago, 1936-37, and at the Veterans' Administration Hospital in the Bronx, 1937-1941. From the Bronx she traveled to Puerto Rico, serving at Rodriguez General Hospital in San Juan and the Station Hospital, 1941-1944. In the meantime, civilian dieticians were offered military status in Dec. 1942, and Ruby was sworn into the Army as a second lieutenant in April 1943. From Puerto Rico, she moved to the Dietician Branch of the Office of the Surgeon General, 1945-1946, and to Brooke General Hospital, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, 1947-1950. Ruby obtained her Master's Degree in Institutional Management from Columbia University in June 1951, and served as Hospital Food Supervisor and Chief of the Food Service Division, Tripler Army Hospital, Honolulu, 1951-1954. After stints at Murphy Army Hospital, Waltham, Mass. (1954-56), and the U.S. Army Hospital, Fort Benning, Georgia (1956-58), Ruby returned to Walter Reed General Hospital as Chief of the Food Service Division and Director of the Dietetic Internship Program, 1958-1963. She was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in May 1959 and retired in Dec. 1963.

Ruby Z. Winslow married Col. LaVon Parker Linn (1911-1985) in 1966, and the couple made their home in Arlington, Virginia. LaVon Parker Linn retired from the military shortly before his marriage to Ruby in 1966, after a career of service that included tours of duty in World War II and the Korean War, as well as work with the North American Defense Command, NATO, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. LaVon was an active member of the National Sojourners, a fraternal organization of Masons who were also members of the military, and served as the organization's president in 1975. Upon the death of her mother in 1970, Ruby and LaVon inherited a considerable estate and established a second career as noted philanthropists.

Ruby had one brother, Gilbert Williams Winslow, born in 1915, a safety engineer and graduate of M.I.T. He and his wife Betty Lee (Moment) died in the tragic Coconut Grove Fire in Boston, 28 Nov. 1942.

Collection Description

This collection contains 4,144 photographs and 52 postcards collected by Ruby Winslow Linn. These photographs span the years ca. 1878-2000 and consist of loose photographs and photos arranged in volumes (including 1 oversize volume).

15 volumes of photographs date from ca. 1916-1981. Most contain photographs that depict Ruby Winslow Linn's travels to the Caribbean, Mexico, Africa, South America, Antarctica, the Arctic Sea, and the Galapagos, among other places, as well as various locations in the United States, from ca. 1940-1976. Other volumes contain photographs that depict Ruby Winslow Linn's childhood and family in Myricks, Mass.; her life and work in the Bronx, N.Y., ca. 1938-1944; and her and Lavon Parker Linn's involvement with the National Sojourners in 1972-1976 and with the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1980-1982. Most of the photographs in these volumes were taken by either Ruby Winslow Linn or LaVon Parker Linn. Please note that many of these volumes have been disbound due to preservation concerns and have been foldered and boxed in their original order.

There are also 4 boxes of loose photographs in this collection. These photos consist mainly of individual and group portraits (both formal and informal) of various Linn, Winslow, Macomber, and Pierce family members, among others. These portraits include many photos of Ruby Winslow Linn, taken between ca. 1911-2000. There are also a number of views of various places, including the Winslow family home in Myricks, Mass., as well as photographs pertaining to Ruby's professional work as a dietician with the U.S. Army, 1953-1964; her travels in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, the Middle East, and Europe, among other places; the organizations to which she and LaVon Parker Linn belonged; her philanthropic work; her life at the Fairfax in Fort Belvoir, Va. in the 1990s; and LaVon's service with the U.S. Army during World War II.

Photographers represented in this collection include Ruby Winslow Linn, LaVon Parker Linn, J. Frank Choicener of Taunton, Mass., and James E. Purdy & Co. of Boston, Mass., among many others. Many of the photographers in this collection are unidentified.

There are also 52 postcards collected by Ruby Winslow Linn in this collection, which are stored apart from the collection by format (Ruby Winslow Linn postcards, Postcard Coll. 16.2).

This collection includes cartes de visite, cabinet cards, tintypes, film negatives, and postcards. Includes both black-and-white and color photographs.

Acquisition Information

The Ruby Winslow Linn photographs were removed from the Ruby Winslow Linn papers (stored offsite), which were given by Col. Linn to the Massachusetts Historical Society in November 2000, with additions in May 2003.

Detailed Description of the Collection

I. Photographs in albums

Vols. 1-14 are arranged in chronological order. Vol. 15 is Oversize. Vols. 3-14 were disbound in Mar. 2004 due to preservation concerns; the album pages are stored in boxes in the order in which they originally appeared in the albums.

A. Myricks, Mass., ca. 1916-1920

This album contains snapshot photographs of Ruby Winslow Linn as a child at her home in Myricks, Mass., as well as photos of friends and family. The photographer is unknown.

Vol. 1#38.1-44

B. Camp Fire Girls, 1923-1925

This album contains snapshot photographs of Ruby Winslow Linn as a Camp Fire Girl in Myricks, Mass. from 1923-1925. Most of the photographs were taken by Ruby; the others were probably taken by friends.

Vol. 2#38.45-70

C. Bronx, N.Y., ca. 1938-1943

This disbound album mostly contains snapshot photographs of Ruby Winslow Linn's time spent living in the Bronx, New York, ca. 1940-1944. Subjects of these photographs include views of the Bronx, as well as snapshots of attorney Alfred Holmes, Ruby's boyfriend at the time, in New York during 1940-1942 and as an Army private at Camp Roberts, Calif. in 1943. There are also a number of photographs of Lena Borden Macomber Winslow, Edward Williams Winslow, Gilbert Williams Winslow, and Betty Lee Moment Winslow at the Winslow family home in Myricks, Mass. Most of the photographs were taken by Ruby; other photographers are unknown.

Box 1Vol. 3#38.71-129
Disbound volume.

D. Scrapbook of travels, ca. 1940-1944

This disbound scrapbook contains snapshot photographs taken by Ruby Winslow Linn while traveling in St. Thomas and St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as Haiti. These may have been taken while Ruby was working at the Veterans' Administration Hospital in the Bronx, New York, ca. 1940, or during her work at Rodriguez General Hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico, ca. 1941-1944. Also includes postcards and photocopies of the original album pages before the album was disbound.

Box 2Vol. 4#38.130-204
Disbound volume.

E. Travels, 1944-1950

This disbound album contains both black-and-white and color snapshots of Ruby Winslow Linn's travels and work as a dietician around the United States and Mexico, 1944-1950. Among the subjects are photographs of dieticians and patients at the Pentagon in 1945; other views of Washington, D.C., Virginia, Maryland, South Carolina, and Mexico City. There are also photographs of Ruby at a dude ranch in Banderas, Texas, at Simmons College in Boston, Mass., at Gardner General Hospital in Chicago, Ill., at Brooke General Hospital at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas, and visiting the Winslow family home in Myricks, Mass.

Box 2Vol. 5#38.205-485
Disbound volume.

F. Africa, 1972

Disbound volumes.

Two disbound albums contain color snapshot photographs, mostly taken by Ruby Winslow Linn and LaVon Parker Linn, of their travels in Africa from Mar.-Apr. 1972. Most of the photographs depict African animals that they saw while on safaris in Nairobi, Kenya, Uganda, the Serengeti, Tanzania, and around the area of the Nile River.

Box 3Vol. 6#38.486-730
Africa, 1972Disbound volume.
Box 4-5Vol. 7#38.731-1028
Africa, 1972Disbound volume.

G. Travel, 1972-1974

This disbound album contains color snapshot photographs, mostly taken by Ruby Winslow Linn and LaVon Parker Linn, of their travels around the United States from 1972-1974. Among the destinations they visited and photographed in this album were Florida; Georgia; Iowa; Colorado; Utah; Plimoth Plantation, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Simmons College in Massachusetts; New Hampshire; and Chicago, Ill. Many of the photographs of the Western U.S. were taken by the Linns while they were participating in organized bus tours. There are also a number of photographs of the Linns' home in Arlington, Va.

Box 6-7Vol. 8#38.1029-1426
Disbound volume.

H. National Sojourners meetings, 1972-1976

This disbound album contains color snapshot photographs taken by Ruby Winslow Linn and LaVon Parker Linn of their travels to attend National Sojourners meetings at various places across the United States from 1972-1976, as well as in Jerusalem in 1973. There are also several photographs of the Linns attending the dedication of the Alabama Medal of Honor Grove at Valley Forge National Historic Park in Pennsylvania in 1975.

Box 8Vol. 9#38.1427-1646
Disbound volume.

I. Travels, 1973-1974

This disbound album contains color snapshot photographs taken by Ruby Winslow Linn and LaVon Parker Linn during 1973 and 1974 of their travels to Israel and New York City, as well as of a voyage on the expedition cruising ship, Lindblad Explorer, to Argentina, Antarctica, Tierra del Fuego, and the Falkland Islands.

Box 9Vol. 10#38.1647-1932
Disbound volume.

J. Travels, 1974-1975

This disbound album contains color snapshot photographs taken by Ruby Winslow Linn and LaVon Parker Linn while traveling through the United States and abroad from 1974-1975. Subjects include Bermuda; Panama; Hawaii; Alaska; Washington; Michigan; Florida; North Carolina; Maryland; Pennsylvania; Missouri; Massachusetts; and Nebraska. Many of these photographs are of visits and celebrations with friends and family, as well as photos of National Sojourners meetings across the country and of Walter Reed General Hospital in Washington, D.C. The Linns also visited and photographed a number of historic sites in the United States, including Old Mystick Village in Mystic, Conn.; Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, Mass.; Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, N.H.; and The Hermitage in Nashville, Tenn. There are also a number of photographs of the Linns' home in Arlington, Va.

Box 10-11Vol. 11#38.1933-2335
Disbound volume.

K. Travels, 1975-1976

This disbound album contains color snapshot photographs taken by Ruby Winslow Linn and LaVon Parker Linn during their travels around the world on the expedition cruising ship, Lindblad Explorer, between Aug. 1975 and May 1976. On this trip, the Linns visited and photographed Iceland, Norway, Greenland, the Arctic Sea, the Galapagos, Ecuador, and Columbia.

Box 12-13Vol. 12#38.2236-2838
Disbound volume.

L. Travels, 1976

This disbound album contains color snapshot photographs taken by Ruby Winslow Linn and LaVon Parker Linn while traveling in the expedition cruising ship, Lindblad Explorer, along the eastern and southern coasts of Africa in 1976. Among the places they visited and photographed were the Seychelles Islands, Glorioso Islands, Madagascar, and South Africa. Some of these photographs were also taken by Thelma McDonald, a friend of the Linns.

Box 14Vol. 13#38.2839-3009
Disbound volume.

M. Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.) scrapbook, 1980-1982

This disbound scrapbook contains color snapshot photographs taken by Ruby Winslow Linn and LaVon Parker Linn of Ruby's involvement with various Washington, D.C.-area chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.) during 1980-1982. Also includes programs and memorabilia from various D.A.R. meetings, as well as letters to the Linns regarding the D.A.R. Also includes photocopies of the original album pages before the scrapbook was disbound.

Box 15Vol. 14#38.3010-3305
Disbound volume.

N. Honeymoon scrapbook, 1966

This oversize scrapbook contains photographs, postcards, and clippings relating to Ruby Winslow Linn and LaVon Parker Linn's honeymoon in October 1966. The pair began their honeymoon in Washington, D.C. and New York and then sailed on the cruise ship, SS Homeric, to the Caribbean, visiting Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Martinique, Curaçao, and Jamaica. Most of the photographs appear to have been taken by Ruby and LaVon, as well as by other travelers on the SS Homeric.

OS Vol. 15#38.3306-3368
Stored in OVERSIZE.

II. Loose photographs

A. Portraits, ca. 1878-1998

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

This subseries contains individual and group portraits, mostly of various Linn, Winslow, Macomber, and Pierce family members, as well as friends and family, taken between ca. 1878-1998. Subjects include Ruby Winslow Linn, LaVon Parker Linn, Edward Williams Winslow, Lena Borden Macomber Winslow, and Gilbert Williams Winslow, among others. Photographers include J. Frank Choicener (Taunton, Mass.), James E. Purdy & Co. of Boston, Mass., Gay's Gallery of Art of Fall, River, Mass., and the U.S. Army Signal Corps. Most of the photographers are unidentified. Includes both color and black-and-white photographs.

Individuals

Box 16#38.3369
Barrows, Clara A., 1910. Taken by J. Frank Choicener (Taunton, Mass.).
#38.3370Box 16
Bellocchio, Holly, 15 Sept. 1993. Photographer unknown.
#38.3371Box 16
Dauphinee, Ruth, n.d. Photographer unknown.
#38.3372Box 16
Dean, Sue A., 1901. Taken by J. Frank Choicener (Taunton, Mass.).
Box 16#38.3373
Holmes, Alfred A., ca. 1943. Photographer unknown.
Box 16#38.3374
Holmes, Bill with dog, Sept. 1996.Photographer unknown.
Box 16#38.3375
Holmes, Bill with dog, Apr. 1997.Photographer unknown.
Box 16#38.3376
Holmes, Mary, Dec. 1991.Photographer unknown.
Box 16#38.3377
Linn, LaVon Parker (1911-1985), ca. 1912.Photographer unknown.Copy photograph.
Box 16#38.3378
Linn, LaVon Parker (1911-1985), Mar. 1981.Taken by Arin B. [Sarrie?].
Box 16#38.3379
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), ca. 1911. Photographer unknown.
Box 16#38.3380
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), 1912. Taken by J. Frank Choicener (Taunton, Mass.).

Includes 5 copy photographs.

Box 16#38.3381
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), in wagon at Myricks, Mass. farm, ca. 1916. Photographer unknown.
Box 16#38.3382-3384
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), 1928. Taken by Lu Churchill (Taunton, Mass.).

Same sitting as 38.3383-3384.

Box 16#38.3385
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), 1932. Taken by James E. Purdy & Co. (Boston, Mass.).

Taken at Linn's graduation from Simmons College in 1932, but inscription on front of photograph reads, "1931."

Includes 2 duplicate photographs.

Box 16#38.3386
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), 1932. Taken by James E. Purdy & Co. (Boston, Mass.).

Taken at Linn's graduation from Simmons College in 1932.

Includes 2 duplicate photographs.

Box 16#38.3387
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), in cap and gown, 1932. Taken by James E. Purdy & Co. (Boston, Mass.).

Taken at Linn's graduation from Simmons College in 1932.

Includes 2 duplicate photographs.

Box 16#38.3388-3389
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), ca. 1932-1933 . Taken by Brooks Studio (Washington, D.C.).
Box 16#38.3390-3392
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), ca. 1937-1938. Taken by Mayfair Studio (New York, N.Y.).
Box 16#38.3393-3394
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), ca. Dec. 1938. Taken by Mayfair Studio (New York, N.Y.).

2 photograph Christmas cards.

Box 16#38.3395-3396
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), on camel in Egypt, 27 Feb. 1939. Photographer unknown.
Box 16#38.3397-3400
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), in nurse's uniform in San Juan, Puerto Rico, ca. 1941-1944. Photographer unknown.
Box 16#38.3401
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), with oxen and cart in Puerto Rico, ca. 1941-1944. Photographer unknown.
Box 16#38.3402-3403
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), 1943. Taken by the U.S. Army Signal Corps.

Army identification photo (Linn in second lieutenant's uniform).

Box 16#38.3404-3405
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), in Army second lieutenant's uniform, 1943. ca. 1943. Photographer unknown.2 snapshot photographs.
Box 16#38.3407-3408
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), in Army second lieutenant's uniform, ca. 1943. Taken by Harris & Ewing (Washington, D.C.).
Box 16#38.3409
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), 1944. Taken by the U.S. Army Signal Corps.

Army identification photo (RWL in first lieutenant's uniform).

Box 16#38.3410
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), in uniform in San Juan, Puerto Rico, ca. 1944. Photographer unknown.
Box 16#38.3411
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), in uniform, ca. 1944-1946. Taken by the U.S. Army Signal Corps.
Box 16#38.3412
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), in uniform, ca. 1946-1950. Photographer unknown.
Box 16#38.3413-3416
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), in uniform and at work, ca. 1946-1947.Photographer(s) unknown.4 Kodachrome snapshots.
Box 16#38.3417-3418
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), in uniform, ca. 1947.Photographer(s) unknown. 2 snapshot photographs.
Box 16#38.3419
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), passport photograph, ca. 1950. Photographer unknown.

Includes 2 duplicate photographs.

Box 16#38.3420
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), in uniform, ca. 1960s.Photographer unknown.

Includes 2 manuscript notes.

Box 16#38.3421-3422
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), in uniform, 1963. Taken by Harris & Ewing (Washington, D.C.).
Box 16#38.3423
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), 1963. Photographer unknown.
Box 16#38.3424
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), ca. 1966. Photographer unknown.

Includes 4 duplicate photographs.

Box 16#38.3425-3433
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), in unidentified locationsca. 1990s. Photographer unknown.
Box 16#38.3434-3437
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), at the Ruby Winslow Linn Home Management Cottage, ca. 1990s. Photographer unknown.
Box 16#38.3438-3441
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), ca. June 1993. Photographer(s) unknown.
Box 16#38.3442-3450
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), 1995. Photographer unknown.

Includes some duplicate photographs.

Box 16#38.3451
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), Oct. 1998. Photographer unknown.

Inscription on back of photograph: "Ruby Linn donor [Huddlesn?] / How I looked Oct. 1998."

Includes 2 duplicate photographs.

Box 16#38.3452
Linn, Sean (b. 1969), Dec. 1982. Photographer unknown.
Box 16#38.3453
Linn, Sean (b. 1969), Dec. 1986. Photographer unknown.
Box 16#38.3454
Linn, Shannon (b. 1972), Mar. 1982. Photographer unknown.
Box 16#38.3455
Linn, Shannon (b. 1972), Dec. 1982. Photographer unknown.
Box 16#38.3456
Linn, Shannon (b. 1972), Dec. 1983. Photographer unknown.
Box 16#38.3457
Linn, Shannon (b. 1972), 1986. Photographer unknown.
Box 16#38.3458-3459
Macomber, Florence Emma, 1899. Taken by J. Frank Choicener (Taunton, Mass.).
Box 16#38.3460-3461
Macomber, Florence Emma, ca. 1901. Taken by Albert L. Ward (Taunton, Mass.).
Box 16#38.3462
Macomber, Florence Emma, in auto, June 1940. Photographer unknown.
Box 16#38.3463
Macomber, Florence Emma, Sept. 1947. Photographer unknown.
Box 16#38.3464
Macomber, George Waterman (b. 1843), ca. 1880s. Photographer unknown.

Includes 2 duplicate photographs.

Box 16#38.3465
Macomber, John, ca. 1866-1869. Taken by George M. Carlisle (Fall River, Mass.).
Box 16#38.3466
Macomber, Mary Thayer Pierce (b. 1854), ca. 1878. Taken by Gay's Gallery of Art (Fall River, Mass.).
Box 16#38.3467
Pierce, Caroline, ca. 1880-1885. Taken by A. N. Hardy (Boston, Mass.).
Box 16#38.3468
Pierce, Caroline, ca. 1892-1899. Taken by Albert L. Ward (Taunton, Mass.).
Box 16#38.3469
Pierce, Edith, ca. 1890s. Taken by Cottage Studio (Middleboro, Mass.).
Box 16#38.3470
Pierce, Joseph, ca. 1878. Taken by Gay's Gallery of Art (Fall River, Mass.).
Box 16#38.3471
Pierce, Zillah Borden, ca. 1878.Taken by Gay's Gallery of Art (Fall River, Mass.).
Box 16#38.3472
Perry, Miriam E. in uniform, ca. 1950. Photographer unknown.
Box 16#38.3473
Rhoads, Linda Smith (b. 1949), ca. 1990s.Taken by Ruby Winslow Linn.
Box 16#38.3474
Standish, Mary Carver, 1910. Taken by J. Frank Choicener (Taunton, Mass.).
Box 16#38.3474a
Tritsch, Sophie, Dec. 1956. Photographer unknown.
Box 16#38.3475
Whitehouse, Ashley Aiken (b. 1964), 1964. Photographer unknown.
Box 16#38.3476
Whitehouse, Persis, 1964. Photographer unknown.
Box 16#38.3477
Winslow, Edward Williams (1875-1966), ca. 1900. Taken by the Irving Studio (Taunton, Mass.).
Box 16#38.3478
Winslow, Gilbert Williams (1915-1942), 19 Apr. 1929.Photographer unknown.

Includes 2 duplicate photographs.

Box 16#38.3479
Winslow, Lena Borden Macomber (1883-1970), 1895. Taken by Albert L. Ward (Taunton, Mass.).
Box 16#38.3480-3481
Winslow, Lena Borden Macomber (1883-1970), 1901. Taken by J. Frank Choicener (Taunton, Mass.).
Box 16#38.3482
Winslow, Lena Borden Macomber (1883-1970), with cat at Myricks, Mass. farm, ca. 1902. Photographer unknown.
Box 16#38.3483-3484
Winslow, Lena Borden Macomber (1883-1970), at Myricks, Mass. farm, 3 July 1952. Photographer unknown.
Box 16#38.3485-3491
Portraits of Ruby Winslow Linn's classmates at Simmons College, 1931-1932. Various photographers.
Box 16#38.3492-3530
Unidentified people, ca. 1895-1990s.

Groups

Box 17#38.3531
Brown, Kathryn and Charles, wedding photo in La Quinta, Calif., Feb. 1995. Photographer unknown.
#38.3532Box 17
Dauphinee, Ruth Lawton and mother, n.d. Photographer unknown.
Box 17#38.3533
Holmes, [ ], Bill, and Mary, ca. 1990s. Photographer unknown.
Box 17#38.3534
Holmes, Ann and husband David on wedding day, Spring 1992. Photographer unknown.
Box 17#38.3535
Linn, LaVon Parker (1911-1985) and sibling, ca. 1912. Photographer unknown.
Box 17#38.3536-3537
Linn, LaVon Parker (1911-1985), and unidentified people, ca. 1960s. Photographer unknown.
Box 17#38.3538-3539
Linn, LaVon Parker (1911-1985), with Ruby Winslow Linn (b. 1910), receiving award from unidentified people, 1984.Photographer unknown.
Box 17#38.3540-3556
Linn, LaVon Parker (1911-1985), with Ruby Winslow Linn (b. 1910) and unidentified others at his 73rd birthday celebration, Apr. 1984. Photographer(s) unknown.Includes film photongegatives.
Box 17#38.3557
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910) and Edward Williams Winslow (1875-1966) at Myricks, Mass. farm, ca. 1911. Possibly taken by Lena Borden Macomber Winslow.
Box 17#38.3558-2559
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), and Lena Borden Macomber Winslow (1883-1870) at Myricks, Mass. farm, ca. 1911. Possibly taken by Edward Williams Winslow.

Includes some duplicate photographs.

Box 17#38.3560
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), and classmates at the Myricks School, Berkley, Mass., ca. 1919-1920. Photographer unknown.Copy photograph.
Box 17#38.3561
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), and colleagues at Brooke General Hospital, Brooke Army Medical Center, Ft. Sam Houston, Texas, Mar. 1947.Photographer unknown.Copy photograph.
Box 17#38.3562
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), with Capt. Elsie K. Miller and Capt. [ ] Beard, riding horses to Horsetail Falls, Monterey, Mexico, Feb. 1950. Photographer unknown.
Box 17#38.3563
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), with Virgie [ ] and Ray [ ] at Hotel Lexington, New York, N.Y., June 1951. Photographer unknown.
Box 17#38.3564
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), and unidentified man in uniform, 1956 . Photographer unknown.
Box 17#38.3565
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), and unidentified woman at a Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.) convention, ca. 1970.Taken by Convention Photographers Int'l. (Minneapolis, Minn.).
Box 17#38.3566
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), and LaVon Parker Linn (1911-1985), ca. 1970s.Photographer unknown.
Box 17#38.3567-3569
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), and LaVon Parker Linn (1911-1985), ca. 1975. Photographer unknown.

Photograph of framed photo in Linn home.

See also Photo. #38.4143.

Box 17#38.3570
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), and LaVon Parker Linn (1911-1985) with Arthur W. Roach, 17 Mar. 1977. Photographer unknown.

Clipping enclosed.

Box 17#38.3571
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), and LaVon Parker Linn (1911-1985) with other unidentified people at Chardvelt Farm, Thanksgiving, Nov. 1981.Photographer unknown.
Box 17#38.3571a
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), with Helen Lyon at a birthday celebration for Ruby, 6 Nov. 1983. Photographer unknown.
Box 17#38.3572-3575
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), with members of the Tom Linn family, 1987. Taken by members of the Linn family.
Box 17#38.3576-3578
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), and unidentified people, ca. 1980s. Photographer unknown.
Box 17#38.3579
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), and unidentified people at Belvoir Woods Health Care Center, ca. 1990s.Photographer unknown.
Box 17#38.3580
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), with Nancy Brennan, Sam Stewart, and Steve Pekok, ca. 1990s.Photographer unknown.
Box 17#38.3581-3621
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), and unidentified people, ca. 1990s.Photographer unknown.
Box 17#38.3622
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), and Virginia Ray with two unidentified men at Plimoth Plantation, Mass., July 1991.Photographer unknown.
Box 17#38.3623
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), and Tom Linn, 1993.Photographer unknown.
Box 17#38.3624-3626
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), with Bill Holmes and wife, Apr. 1997.Photographer unknown.
Box 17#38.3627
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), with Liza [ ] and Victor [ ], 14 Mar. 1998.Taken by M. D. Taylor.
Box 17#38.3628
Linn, Ruby Winslow (b. 1910), and Hazel Wallace, Thanksgiving, Nov. 2000. Photographer unknown.
Box 17#38.3629-3630
Linn, Tom and wife, 1993. Possibly taken by Ruby Winslow Linn.
Box 17#38.3631
Macomber, Mary T. Pierce (b. 1854), and George Waterman Macomber (b. 1843), ca. 1890-1900. Photographer unknown.
Box 17#38.3632
Pasell family, Dec. 1956. Photographer unknown.
Box 17#38.3633
Pasell family, 12 June 1966. Photographer unknown.
Box 17#38.3634
Pierce, Zillah Borden and Mary T. Pierce (later Macomber) (b. 1854), ca. 1878. Taken by Gay's Gallery of Art (Fall River, Mass.).From a daguerreotype taken ca. 1856 by an unknown photographer.
Box 17#38.3635
Winslow, Edward Williams (1875-1966) and Lena Borden Macomber Winslow (1883-1970) in Myricks, Mass., 1950. Photographer unknown.Color Kodachrome print.
Box 17#38.3636
Winslow, Edward Williams (1875-1966) and Lena Borden Macomber Winslow (1883-1970) in Myricks, Mass., 1956. Photographer unknown.Color Kodachrome print.
Box 17#38.3637
Winslow, Gilbert (1915-1942) and Betty Lee Moment Winslow (d. 1942), 1940. Taken by Bachrach (Boston, Mass.).
Box 17#38.3638
Winslow, Lena Borden Macomber (1883-1970) and Florence Emma Macomber, May 1937. Photographer unknown.
Box 17#38.3639-3640
Winslow, Lena Borden Macomber (1883-1970) Edward Williams Winslow (1875-1966), and Florence Emma Macomber in Myricks, Mass., ca. 1940s. Photographer unknown.
Box 17#38.3641-3642
Unidentified people at clambake at Myricks, Mass., ca. 1910-1920. Photographer unknown.
Box 17#38.3643-3675
Unidentified people, ca. 1890-1990s. Photographers unknown.Includes one tintype and color photographs.

B. Views, ca. 1880-1995

Arranged alphabetically by place.

This subseries contains views of various places in the United States of importance to Ruby Winslow Linn and LaVon Parker Linn. Subjects include Simmons College in Boston, Mass.; the Winslow family home in Myricks, Mass.; the Collingwood Library & Museum on Americanism in Alexandria, Va.; and the Old Colony Historical Society in Taunton, Mass., among other places. Most of the photographers are unknown.

Box 17#38.3676-3677
Alexandria, Va.: Collingwood Library & Museum on Americanism, Alexandria, Va., ca. 1990-1996.
Box 17#38.3678
Arlington, Va.: Unidentified house, possibly LaVon Parker and Ruby Winslow Linn family home, ca. 1990s. Photographer unknown.
Box 17#38.3678a
Boston, Mass.: Simmons College main campus building, ca. 1990s. Photographer unknown.
Box 17#38.3679
Hawaii: Unidentified patio and gardens, Dec. 1956. Taken by Sophie Tritsch.
Box 17#38.3680
Myricks, Mass.: Railroad station, ca. 1900. Photographer unknown.Copy photograph.
Box 17#38.3681-3689
Myricks, Mass.: Winslow family home, ca. 1880-1900. Various photographers.

Includes duplicate photographs. Also includes photos of Mary T. Pierce Macomber (b. 1854) and George Waterman Macomber (b. 1843).

Box 17#38.3690
Myricks, Mass.: Winslow family home,2 Oct. 1947. Photographer unknown.
Box 17#38.3691
Myricks, Mass.: Winslow family home,ca. 1990s.. Photographer unknown.

Includes 1 duplicate photograph

Box 17#38.3692-3695
Taunton, Mass.: Construction work on basement climatization project at the Old Colony Historical Society, Oct. 1992.Photographer unknown.
Box 17#38.3696-3700
Unidentified location: LaVon Parker Linn's gravestone and view of cemetery, June 1993.Taken by Ruby Winslow Linn.
Box 17#38.3701-3703
Unidentified location: Paradise Lodge, ca. 1920. Photographer unknown.
Box 17#38.3703a-b
Unidentified location: Milestone, 1982. Photographer unknown.

Includes card from Ardis [ ] to Ruby Winslow Linn.

Box 17#38.3704-3728
Unidentified views, ca. 1910-1995. Various photographers; most unknown.

C. Professional work, 1953-1964

Arranged chronologically.

This subseries contains photographs relating to Ruby Winslow Linn's professional career as a dietician with the U.S. Army. Subjects include the American Dietetic Association's 1953 convention in Honolulu, Hawaii; Thanksgiving preparations at the Food Service Division of Walter Reed General Hospital in Washington, D.C. in Nov. 1958; the ceremonies marking Ruby's retirement from the Army in Dec. 1963; and a 1963-1964 brochure of photographs depiciting the Army Dietetic Internship at Walter Reed. Photographers include the U.S. Army Signal Corps, among others.

Box 18#38.3729-3737
American Dietetic Association post-convention tour, Honolulu, Hawaii, Aug. 1953. Photographer unknown.
Box 18#38.3738-3752
Thanksgiving preparations at the Food Service Division, Walter Reed General Hospital, Washington, D.C., ca. 1958. Taken by the U.S. Army Signal Corps.
Box 18#38.3753-3771
Ceremonies marking Ruby Winslow Linn's retirement from the U.S. Army, Dec. 1963. Taken by the U.S. Army Signal Corps.

Includes duplicate photographs.

Box 18#38.3771-3780
Brochure (disbound): Army Dietetic Internship, Water Reed General Hospital, Washington, D.C., 1963-1964.Taken by the U.S. Army Signal Corps.

Disbound; includes photocopy of original bound brochure.

D. Travel, 1922-1990

Arranged alphabetically by place.

This subseries contains snapshot photographs, mostly taken by Ruby Winslow Linn, of her travels to Nova Scotia in May-June 1938, through Puerto Rico during her work there in 1941-1944, of her travels to Turkey, Greece, Syria, and Israel in 1944, and also of Germany, Austria, and Italy in 1990. There is also one photograph of an automobile trip to Cape Cod in 1922. Most of the photographs are black-and-white; the photographs from her 1990 trip are color. Most of the photographs were taken by Ruby Winslow Linn.

Box 18#38.3780a
Cape Cod, Mass., Aug. 1922. Photographer unknown.

Automobile trip around Cape Cod from Pembroke, Mass.

Box 18#38.3781-3833
Nova Scotia, 1938. Taken by Ruby Winslow Linn.
Box 18#38.3834-3878
Puerto Rico, ca. 1941-1944. Most taken by Ruby Winslow Linn; other photographers unknown. Includes 1 film photonegative.
Box 18#38.3879-3888
Rhodes, Greece, ca. 1944. Taken by Ruby Winslow Linn.
Box 18#38.3889-3891
Damascus, Israel, ca. 1944. Taken by Ruby Winslow Linn.
Box 18#38.3892-3897
Haifa, Israel, ca. 1944. Taken by Ruby Winslow Linn.
Box 18#38.3898-3932
Jerusalem, Israel, ca. 1944. Taken by Ruby Winslow Linn.
Box 18#38.3933-3942
Istanbul, Turkey, ca. 1944. Taken by Ruby Winslow Linn.
Box 18#38.3943-3956
Germany, Austria, and Italy, 1990. Most photographs taken by Ruby Winslow Linn; other photographers unknown.

E. Organizations, 1977-ca. 1990

Arranged alphabetically by organization.

This subseries contains color snapshot photographs of the events and meetings of the Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.) and the National Sojourners, the two organizations in which Ruby Winslow Linn and LaVon Parker Linn were involved. These photographs were taken between 1977-ca. 1990s. Some of the photographs were taken by Ruby Winslow Linn and LaVon Parker Linn; most of the photographers are unknown.

Box 18#38.3957-3965
Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.): Historian's tour, Columbia Chapter/Livingston Manor Chapter meeting, Yorktown, Va., Oct. 1981. Taken by Ruby Winslow Linn and LaVon Parker Linn.
Box 18#38.3966-3976
Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.) event, Apr. 1984. Photographer unknown.
Box 18#38.3977-4005
Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.): Other events (unidentified), ca. 1980s-1990s. Photographers unknown.Includes loose 35mm film photonegative.

Most photographs are undated.

Box 18#38.4006-4031
National Sojourners events (unidentified), 1977-ca. 1990s. Some taken by Ruby Winslow Linn; most photographers unknown.

Most photographs are unidentified.

Box 18#38.4006-4031
National Sojourners events (unidentified), 1977-ca. 1990s. Some taken by Ruby Winslow Linn; most photographers unknown.

Most photographs are unidentified.

F. Philanthropy, 1986-ca. 2000

Arranged chronologically.

This subseries contains color snapshot photographs pertaining to the philanthropic work in which Ruby Winslow Linn was involved between 1986-ca. 2000. Subjects include Simmons College in Boston, Mass.; exhibitions sponsored by Ruby at the Old Colony Historical Society in Taunton, Mass. and the Berkeley Historical Society in Berkeley, Mass.: and the Ruby Winslow Linn Home Management Cottage at the Tamassee D.A.R. School in Tamasse, S.C. Photographers include David F. Gouveia, Bob Wyatt, and Gail Terry, among other unidenitified photographers.

Box 19#38.4032-4036
Winslow Luncheon, Simmons College, Boston, Mass., Oct. 1986. Taken by Molly Kinhara.

Includes letter from Molly Kinhara to Ruby Winslow Linn.

Box 19#38.4037-4048
Old Colony Historical Society, Taunton, Mass. and donations from Ruby Winslow Linn for exhibit on Taunton history, ca. 1990s. Taken by David F. Gouveia and other unknown photographer(s).

Include typewritten description of exhibit.

Box 19#38.4049-4052
Dedication of the Ruby Winslow Linn, '32 Track at Simmons College, Boston, Mass., 28 Sept. 1991. Photographer unknown.

Includes letter from Mary Ellen Collins, Office of Development, Simmons College to Ruby Winslow Linn. Also includes program for the Dedication.

Box 19#38.4053-4056
Construction of the Ruby Winslow Linn Home Management Cottage, Tamassee DAR School, Tamasse, S.C., May 1993. Possibly taken by Ruby Winslow Linn.
Box 19#38.4057-4078
Ruby Winslow Linn Home Management Cottage, Tamassee DAR School, Tamasse, S.C., May 1993.Taken by Bob Wyatt.

Includes letter from Barbara Anne Wyatt to Ruby Winslow Linn.

Box 19#38.4079-4093
Berkeley Historical Society, Berkeley, Mass.: Donations from Ruby Winslow Linn for exhibit, ca. 2000. Taken by Gail Terry.

Includes card from Gail Terry, President of the Berkeley Historical Society, to Ruby Winslow Linn.

G. The Fairfax, 1990-ca. 2000

This subseries contains color snapshots taken by Ruby Winslow Linn and other unidentified photographers of the Fairfax in Fort Belvoir, Va., a planned community developed for retired officers of the U.S. Armed Forces and their spouses. Ruby moved to the Fairfax in 1990. The photos depict the grounds of the community, as well as its residents. There are also photographs of Ruby Winslow Linn at Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations at the Fairfax in 1990, shortly after she moved in. Some of the photographs were taken by Ruby Winslow Linn and Francis May; other photographers are unidentified.

Box 19#38.4094-4127

H. LaVon Parker Linn photographs, 1933-ca. 1940

This subseries contains photographs owned by LaVon Parker Linn that relate to his service with the U.S. Army, 1933-ca. 1940. Some of the photographs depict Col. Russell Reeder's visit to Fleet Air Base in Panama in 1933, taken by an unknown photographer. These photos include attached annotations and descriptions in LaVon's hand. The rest of the photographs relate to LaVon's military service in Japan in the 1940s. These photos depict LaVon on an unidentified military base with Japanese citizens, as well as portraits of various Japanese people and unidentified views of Japan. Some of these photographs may have been taken by LaVon Parker Linn, but the photographer is unidentified.

Box 19#38.4128-4139

I. Miscellaneous copy photographs

This subseries contains two copy photographs, one of a wooden chest and the other of four family photographs belonging to Ruby Winslow Linn. The photographers are unknown.

Box 19#38.4140-4141

J. Oversize loose photographs

This subseries contains oversize loose portraits and views. Includes one portrait of Ruby Winslow Linn in her U.S. Army lieutenant's uniform, ca. 1943; one portrait of Ruby and LaVon Parker Linn, taken ca. 1975; and one photograph of the railroad depot in Myricks, Mass. ca. 1880. These photographs were taken by various photographers, some unknown.

OS Box 1#38.4142-4144
Stored in OVERSIZE.

III. Negatives

This series contains one loose safety-film photonegative of a portrait of Ruby Linn, taken ca. 1950 by an unknown photographer, as well as loose 35mm color film photonegatives taken ca. 1980s. These negatives correspond to photographs within the collection.

Box 19

IV. Postcards

NOTE: These postcards are stored apart by the collection by format, in the Ruby Linn postcard collection (Postcard Coll. 16.2).

When requesting postcards, the reader should use these call numbers, listed below in bold, NOT Photo. Coll. 38.

This series includes 52 postcards collected by Ruby Winslow Linn of various hotels and sights visited on her travels in Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Texas, and Virginia, as well as a number of postcards of the Tamassee D.A.R. School in Tamassee, S.C. and of various rooms at Memorial Continental Hall, National Society D.A.R. in Washington, D.C. There are also a number of postcards of views of Japan, probably collected by LaVon Parker Linn.

#16.2.1-4
Japan.
#16.2.5
United States: Illinois.
#16.2.6
United States: Kentucky.
#16.2.7
United States: Maryland.
#16.2.8-15
United States: Massachusetts.
#16.2.16-18
United States: Rhode Island.
#16.2.19-28
United States: Tamassee, South Carolina (Tamassee D.A.R. School).
#16.2.29
United States: Texas.
#16.2.30
United States: Virginia.
#16.2.31-51
United States: Washington, D.C. Includes postcards of Memorial Continental Hall, National Society D.A.R.
#16.2.52
United States: Unidentified.

Preferred Citation

Ruby Winslow Linn photographs, Photo. Coll. 38, 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:

Linn, LaVon Parker, 1911-1985 --Photographs.
Linn, Ruby Zillah Winslow, 1910- --Photographs.
Linn family--Photographs.
Macomber family--Photographs.
Winslow family--Photographs.
Winslow family--Homes and haunts--Massachusetts--Myricks--Photographs.
Linn, LaVon Parker, 1911-1985, photographer.

Organizations:

Daughters of the American Revolution--Photographs.
National Sojourners--Photographs.

Subjects:

Dietitians--Photographs.
Voyages and travels--Photographs.
Women in the military--Photographs.
Women photographers.
Middle East--20th century--Photographs.
Nova Scotia--20th century--Photographs.
Puerto Rico--20th century--Photographs.
United States--Armed Forces--Food service specialists--Photographs.
United States--Armed Forces--Women--Photographs.
Cabinet photographs.
Cartes de visite.
Film negatives.
Tintypes.
Photograph albums.