COLLECTION GUIDES

Unidentified Portraits by Known Photographers

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1869-ca. 1930

Guide to the Photograph Collection


Collection Summary

Abstract

This collection consists of portraits of unidentified sitters by American and foreign photographers and photograph studios.

Collection Description

This collection consists of portraits of unidentified sitters by American and foreign photographers and photograph studios. Included are cabinet card photographs, albumen prints, black-and-white prints, and studio mounts of various sizes, dating from 1869 through the early 20th century. Among the photographers and studios represented in the collection are Allen & Rowell, Elmer Chickering, Fred Green, Jose Maria Mora, Notman Photograph Company, James Notman, and James E. Purdy. Photographs include individual and group portraits of men, women, and children.

Arrangement

The photographs in this collection are arranged alphabetically by photographer or photograph studio. The collection will continue to grow as new photographs are added. New photographs will be listed under the name of the photographer or studio in the Detailed Description of the Collection below, but numbered with the next number in the sequence and filed in the last box of the collection.

Active dates for photographers and studios are taken from A Directory of Massachusetts Photographers, 1839-1900, by Chris Steele and Ronald Polito (Camden, Me.: Picton Press, ca. 1993), or from the cards themselves when dated or dateable by clothing.

Box List

Box 1
Photo #18.1-18.61
Box 2
Photo # 18.62-18.143
Box 3
Photo #18.144-18.190

Detailed Description of the Collection

#18.1-7
Allen & Rowell

Edward L. Allen, Frank Rowell, photographers. 25 Winter St., Boston, Mass., USA.
Active 1874-1892.

#18.8
American Studios

123 Leverett St., Boston, Mass., USA.

#18.9, 18.179
Aram

74 and 88 Boylston St., Boston, Mass., USA.

#18.10
Balch

W. Balch, photographer. 313 Washington St., Boston, Mass., USA.
Active 1873-1878.

#18.11
Baxter & Company

Oliver F. Baxter, photographer. 517 Washington St., Boston, Mass., USA.
Active 1865-1879.

#18.12
Beckford Photo

David C. Beckford, photographer. 43 Winter St., Boston, Mass., USA.
Active 1891-1909.

#18.13
Bell

Hiram E. Bell, photographer. 483 Broadway, Everett, Mass., USA.
Active 1895-1899.

#18.14
Bates

L. F. Bates, photographer. 259 Weybossett St., Providence, R.I., USA.

#18.15-17
Bellin

L. H. Bellin, photographer. 103 Westminster St., Providence, R.I., USA.
Active 1897, also in Pawtucket.

#18.18-20
Bertherman Studio

R. E. Bertherman, photographer. Barre, Vt., USA.
Active 1898.

#18.186
Bond

Rockland, Mass.

#18.21
Bradley Photographic Studio

William L. Bradley, photographer. 14 Hanover St., Boston, Mass., USA.
Active 1866-1892.

#18.22-23
Buchholz

Herman Buchholz, photographer. 365 Main St., Springfield, Mass., USA.
Active 1869-1896.

#18.184
Champlain Studio

161 and 164A Tremont St., Boston, Mass., USA.
Active 1920s.

#18.24-30
Chickering Photographic Studio

Elmer Chickering, photographer. 21 West St., Boston, Mass., USA.
Active 1884-1904.

#18.31
Cutler

H. E. Cutler, photographer. Barre, Vt., USA.
Active 1880s.

#18.32
Dansereau

J. A. Dansereau, photographer. 84-88 Main St., Woonsocket, R.I., USA.
Active 1900s.

#18.33
Fratelli D'Alessandri

Antonio D'Alessandri (1818-1893), Paolo Francesco D'Alessandri (1824-1889), photographers. 12 Via del Corso, Rome, Italy.
Active 1870s-1880s.

The brothers D'Alessandri were known for their views of classical buildings and ruins. Their studio was located first in via del Babuino, then in via del Corso, and lastly in via Condotti.

#18.34-35
Darley Studio

56 Pleasant St., Malden, Mass., USA.
Active 1900.

#18.36
Davis & Howard

Fred L. Davis, Everett E. Howard, photographers. 352 Washington St., Boston, Mass., USA.
Active 1893-1895.

#18.37-41
Deslauriers

A. Deslauriers, photographer. 186 Main St., Woonsocket, R.I., USA.
Active 1890s.

#18.42-50
Desmarais

Woonsocket, R.I., USA.
Active 1900.

#18.51, 18.187
Dunshee & Hill

Fred F. Dunshee, Alfred E. Hill, photographers. 22 Winter St., Boston, Mass., USA.
Active 1893-1905.

#18.52-57
Anthony Feola

Anthony Feola, photographer. 164 Leverett St., Boston, Mass., USA.
Active 1896-1903.

#18.180
F. Filamondo

Boston, Mass., USA.
Active ca. 1910.

#18.185
W. A. Flannery

Milford, Mass., USA.
Active 1890s.

#18.181
Gardner's Art Gallery

Lucius L. Gardner, photographer. 3 Tremont Row, Boston, Mass., USA.
Active 1898-1901.

#18.58
Glines Portraits

Arthur A. Glines, photographer. 6 Winter St., Boston, Mass., USA.
Active 1888-1923.

#18.59-60
Goldsmith & Company

Edwin C. Goldsmith, photographer. 374 Main St., Springfield, Mass., USA.
Active 1880-1900.

#18.61-77, 18.177-178
Green

Frederick Green, photographer. 140 Court St., Boston, Mass., USA.
Active 1889-1940 under "Green," "Fred Green," and "Green Studios."

#18.78-88
Green's Studio

[Fred Green], photographer. 37 Tremont St., Boston, Mass., USA.
[Active 1889-1940.]

#18.89
Friese-Greene Electric Light Studio

William Edward Friese-Greene, photographer. 92 Piccadilly, London, W., England.
Active 1888.

William Edward Green (later Friese-Greene) (1855-1921) was a British photographer and inventor, sometimes credited with the invention of cinematography.

#18.90
Hardy Artist Photographer

A. N. Hardy, photographer. 493 Washington St., Boston, Mass., USA.
Active 1865-1903.

#18.91-93
Hayden

Marshall M. Hayden, photographer. Lowell, Mass., USA.
Active 1867-1900. To 1887 no address given; 1887-1893 at 122 Merrimack St.; 1894-1900 at 196 Merrimack St.

#18.94
Hoffman's Studio

125 Leverett St., Boston, Mass., USA.
Active ca. 1900.

#18.188
J. Hofstrum & Co.

John Hofstrum, photographer. 13 Tremont Row, Boston, Mass.
Active 1873-1876.

#18.95
Homer & Co.

George H. Homer, photographer. 58 Temple Place, Boston, Mass., USA.
Active 1883-1885.

#18.96
Horner

11 Winter St., Boston, Mass., USA.
Active 1890s.

#18.97
W. C. Hosford Photographic Art Studio

Winthrop C. Hosford, photographer. West Rutland, Vt., USA.
Active 1880s-1890s.

#18.98
The Imperial Photo Studio

22 Tremont Row, Boston, Mass., USA.
Active 1895-1915.

#18.99
Martin Jacobette Studios

Martin Jacobette, photographer. Queens Gate Hall, Harrington Rd., South Kensington, England.
Active 1894.

#18.100-101
Katz

Isaac Katz, photographer. 7 Tremont Row, Boston, Mass., USA.
Active 1894-1933.

#18.102-103
W. Kurtz

872 Broadway, New York, N.Y., USA.
Active 1870s on.

#18.104
Litchfield

Charles M. Litchfield, photographer. 352 Washington St., Boston, Mass., USA.
Active 1881-1912.

#18.105
J. Ludovici's Studio & Portrait Gallery

Thomas Lord, [principal]; A. Gillin, photographer. 889 Broadway, New York, N.Y., USA.
Active ca. 1880s.

#18.106
[McKeen]

[A.S. McKeen], photographer. Haverhill, Mass., USA.
Active ca. 1900.

#18.107-108
A. Marshall

Augustus Marshall, photographer. 147 Tremont St. and 53 Boylston St., Boston, Mass., USA.
Active ca. 1867-1882 on Tremont St.; ca. 1890-1891 on Boylston St.

#18.109-111
A. L. Merrill

A. L. Merrill, photographer. Woonsocket, R.I., USA.
Active 1912.

#18.112
The Chauncey L. Moore Studio

Chauncey L. Moore, photographer. 419 Main St., Springfield, Mass., USA.
Active 1859-1899.

#18.113-115
Mora

José Maria Mora, photographer. 707 Broadway, New York, N.Y., USA.
Active 1870-1893.

José Maria Mora (1849-1926) emigrated to New York in 1868. He studied under Sarony, then opened his own studio at 707 Broadway in 1870. Mora's portraits are identified by his extensive collection of over 150 painted backdrops, many of which he designed himself.

#18.116
Nathan Studio

Melrose, Mass., USA.
Active ca. 1900.

#18.117
[National Studio]

114 Court St., Boston, Mass., USA.
Active 1900.

#18.118-119
National Portrait Studio

503 Washington St., Boston, Mass., USA.

#18.120-121
Notman & Campbell

William Notman, Thomas Campbell, photographers. 4 Park St., Boston, Mass., USA.
Active 1877-1879 in Boston and Montréal.

#18.122-126
Notman Photo Company

William Notman, William F. Notman, photographers. 184 Boylston St. and 3 Park St., Boston, Mass., USA.
Active 1880-1930.

#18.127-130
J. Notman

James Notman, photographer. 99 Boylston St., Boston, Mass., USA.
Active 1879-1890.

#18.131-132
Ober Artist

Clara F. Ober, photographer. 425 Washington St., Boston, Mass., USA.
Active 1892-1893.

#18.133-143
Oppenheim, The Photographer

Julius M. Oppenheim, photographer. 49 Temple Place and 28 Tremont St., Boston, Mass., USA.
Active 1900-1941; first at Temple Place, then as "J. M. Oppenheim" on Tremont St.

#18.144
Pach Bro's

Gustavus W. Pach, Gothelef Pach, A. Pach, photographers. Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, Mass., USA.
Active 1891-1900.

#18.145-150
Page Studio

Woonsocket, R.I., USA.
Active 1900s.

#18.182-183
Morris Burke Parkinson

Morris Burke Parkinson, photographer. Boylston, State, and Milk Sts., Boston, Mass., USA.
Active 1900-1915 in Boston.
Both photographs signed in graphite.

#18.189
G. H. Plimpton

George H. Plimpton, photographer. Foxboro, Mass.
Active 1865-1870.

#18.151-159
Purdy & Company

James E. Purdy, photographer. 146 Tremont St., Boston, Mass., USA.
Active 1896-1930; at 146 Tremont 1896-1908, at 145 and 390 Tremont later.

#18.160
T. Rice Studio

322 Blue Hill Ave., Roxbury, Mass., USA.

#18.190
G. C. Robinson

George C. Robinson, photographer. Stevens Building, Lynn, Mass.
Active 1878-1883.

#18.161
Rution & Werbalsky

James L. Rution, Albert Werbalsky, photographers. 120 Court St., Boston, Mass., USA.
Active 1895-1905.

#18.162-163
Samarjians

Charles Samarjians, photographer. 98 Court St., Boston, Mass., USA.
Active 1895-1910.

#18.164
Sarony

Napoleon Sarony (1821-1896), photographer. 630 Broadway, New York, N.Y., USA.
Active 1866-1896.

#18.165
Sherman

385 Broadway, Milwaukee, Wis., USA.
Active 1875.

#18.166
The Siegal Studio

Boston, Mass., USA.
Active 1900.

#18.167
H. G. Smith

Horatio G. Smith, photographer. Studio Building, Boston, Mass., USA.
Active 1862-1909.

#18.168
L. Suscipj

Lorenzo Suscipj, photographer. 48 Via Condotti, Rome, Italy.
Active 1875.

#18.169
J. L. Sweet

John L. Sweet, photographer. Hollis St., South Framingham, Mass., USA.
Active 1884-1893; at this S. Framingham address 1887-1891.

#18.170
Tennant

Polaski W. Tennant, photographer. 69 Merrimack St., Haverhill, Mass., USA.
Active 1892-1889 at this address.

#18.171
Thompson

William Cushing Thompson, photographer. Market and Main Streets, Amesbury, Mass., USA.
Active 1869-1893.

#18.172
S. Towle

Simon Towle, photographer. 92 Merrimack St., Lowell, Mass., USA.
Active 1855-1899 and 1874-1893 at this address; 1860-1867 at 88 Merrimack St.

#18.173
Linwood O. Towne

Linwood O. Towne, photographer. Haverhill, Mass., USA.
Active 1900.

#18.174
Van Norman

George H. Van Norman, photographer. 347 and 645 Main St., Waltham, Mass., USA.
Active 1884-1901; up to 1890 in Waltham, then removed to Springfield.

#18.175
Warren's Portraits

George Kendall Warren, photographer. 465 Washington St., Boston, Mass., USA.
Active 1870-1882.

#18.176
Woodside

William E. Woodside, photographer. 65 Merrimack St., Lowell, Mass., USA.
Active 1883-1900; at this address 1887-1893.

Preferred Citation

Unidentified portraits by known photographers, Photo. Coll. 18, 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:

Chickering, Elmer, photographer.
Green, Fred, photographer.
Mora, b. 1849, photographer.
Notman, James, 1849-1932, photographer.
Purdy, James E, photographer.

Organizations:

Allen & Rowell (Boston, Mass.), photographers.
Notman Photograph Company (Boston, Mass.), photographers.

Subjects:

Cabinet photographs.
Children--Photographs.
Women--Portraits--Photographs.