Guide to the Photograph Collection
This collection consists of 37 portrait photographs of prominent American and British authors and statesmen, collected by Benjamin Whitwell to accompany his autograph collection.
This collection consists of 37 portrait photographs of prominent American and British authors and statesmen, collected by Benjamin Whitwell to accompany his autograph collection. The photographs, primarily cartes de visite, were taken ca. 1858-1892, and photographers include James Wallace Black of Boston, Mass., among others. Also included is an engraving of Ulysses S. Grant.
The collection is arranged alphabetically.
These photographs were removed from the Benjamin Whitwell autograph collection, which was given to the Massachusetts Historical Society by Miss Gertrude Townsend, Oct. 1962.
Detailed Description of the Collection
Benjamin Whitwell photograph collection, Photo. Coll. 115, 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.