COLLECTION GUIDES

ca. 1860-ca. 1960

Guide to the Photograph Collection


Collection Summary

Abstract

Portraits of members of the Saturday Club.

Historical Sketch

The Saturday Club of Boston began in 1855 as an informal organization of Boston's authors, scholars, and statesmen. Its eleven original members were Louis Agassiz, Richard Henry Dana, Jr., John Sullivan Dwight, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar, James Russell Lowell, John Lothrop Motley, Benjamin Peirce, Samuel Gray Ward, Edwin Percy Whipple, and Horatio Woodman. For many years, the Club met at 3 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month at the Parker House for a meal and discussions that lasted well into the evening. The club formally incorporated in 1886, for the purpose of "having conversation and discussion upon historical, literary, scientific, and artistic subjects." The monthly meal was changed to a 1:30 pm lunch in 1898, and the club changed its primary meeting location to the Union Club in 1902. Besides conversation and club business such as the nomination of members, meetings included occasional guests, lectures, readings, and polls on current events. The Saturday Club is still in existence today.

Sources

Emerson, Edward Waldo. The Early Years of the Saturday Club (Boston: Houghton-Mifflin, 1918).

Howe, M. A. de Wolfe. Later Years of the Saturday Club (Boston: Houghton-Mifflin, 1927).

Forbes, Edward W. and John H. Finley, Jr. Saturday Club: A Century Completed (Boston: Houghton-Mifflin, 1958).

Engel, James and Michael Shinagel. The Saturday Club: The 150-Year Milestone (Hollis, N.H.: Puritan Press, 2007).

Collection Description

Photographs from life and of portraits of members of the Saturday Club of Boston, most used to illustrate memoirs of the men in publications of the club. The collection is arranged alphabetically.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by the Saturday Club, 1929, 1977.

Detailed Description of the Collection

I. Portraits

Arranged alphabetically.

Box 1Folder 1#388.01a-b
Adams, Charles Francis (1866-1954)Photograph of a portrait by C. Hopkinson (1945).
Box 1Folder 2#388.02
Agassiz, George Russell (1862-1951)Photograph of a drawing by an unknown artist.
Box 1Folder 2#388.03
Agassiz, George Russell (1862-1951)Taken by Notman.
Box 1Folder 3#388.04
Agassiz, Louis (1807-1873)Photograph of a painting by William Morris Hunt.
Box 1Folder 3#388.05
Agassiz, Louis (1807-1873)Photograph of a drawing by William Morris Hunt.
Box 1Folder 4#388.06a-b
Barbour, Thomas (1884-1946)Taken by Richard Tucker, Boston.
Box 1Folder 5#388.07a-c
Boyden, Roland William (1863-1931)Photographer unidentified.
Box 1Folder 6#388.08
Bradford, Gamaliel (1863-1932)Photographer unidentified.
Box 1Folder 7#388.09
Brinton, Clarence Crane (1898-1968)Taken by Bachrach.
Box 1Folder 8#388.10
Bundy, McGeorge (1919-1996)Photographer unidentified.
Box 1Folder 9#388.11
Canham, Erwin D. (1904-1982)Photograph of a portrait.
Box 1Folder 10#388.12
Chafee, Zechariah, Jr. (1885-1957)Taken by Walter R. Fleischer, Harvard University News Office.
Box 1Folder 11#388.13
Compton, Karl Taylor (1887-1954)Taken by Karsh, Ottawa, Canada.
Box 1Folder 12#388.14
Conant, James B. (1893-1978)Photograph of a portrait by Charles Hopkinson.
Box 1Folder 13#388.15
Constable, William G. (1887-1976)Taken by Elliott & Fry.
Box 1Folder 14#388.16a-b
Coolidge, Archibald Cary (1866-1928)Photographer unidentified.
Box 1Folder 15#388.17
Coolidge, Charles Allerton (1858-1936)Photographer unidentified.
Box 1Folder 15#388.18a-b
Coolidge, Charles Allerton (1858-1936)Photograph of a portrait by Charles S. Hopkinson.
Box 1Folder 16#388.19
Coolidge, Charles A.U.S. Army photograph.
Box 1Folder 17#388.20a-b
Councilman, William Thomas (1854-1933)Photographer unidentified.
Box 1Folder 18#388.21a-b
Crothers, Samuel McChord (1857-1927)Photographer unidentified.
Box 1Folder 19#388.22
Curtis, Charles Pelham (1891-1959)Photographer unidentified.
Box 1Folder 20#388.23
Cushing, Harvey (1869-1939)Photograph of a portrait by W. James.
Box 1Folder 20#388.24
Cushing, Harvey (1869-1939)Photograph of a portrait.
Box 1Folder 20#388.25a-b
Cushing, Harvey (1869-1939), Sep. 1929Photographer unidentified.
Box 1Folder 20#388.26a-b
Cushing, Harvey (1869-1939)Photograph of a drawing by an unknown artist.
Box 1Folder 21#388.27
Edgell, George Harold (1887-1954)Photographer unidentified.
Box 1Folder 21#388.28a-b
Cushing, Harvey (1869-1939)Taken by Blackstone Studios, New York.
Box 1Folder 22#388.29
Eliot, Charles William (1834-1926)Photograph of an engraving by Sidney Lawton Smith.
Box 1Folder 22#388.30
Eliot, Charles William (1834-1926)Photograph of a portrait by Charles S. Hopkinson.
Box 1Folder 23#388.31a-d
Emerson, Edward Waldo (1844-1930)Photographer unidentified.
Box 1Folder 24#388.32a-b
Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882), 1874Photographer unidentified.
Box 1Folder 24#388.33a-b
Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882)Photograph of a portrait by Rowse.
Box 1Folder 24#388.34a-b
Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882)Photographer unidentified.
Box 1Folder 25#388.35a-b
Endicott, William Crowninshield (1860-1936)Photographer unidentified.
Box 1Folder 26#388.36
Farlow, William G. (1844-1914)Photograph of a portrait by William James.
Box 1Folder 27#388.37
Ferris, Theodore Parker (1908-1972)Taken by Lenscraft Photos, Inc., Boston.
Box 1Folder 28#388.38
Finley, John H. (1905-1995)Taken by the Harvard University News Office.
Box 1Folder 29#388.39
Forbes, Edward Waldo (1873-1969)Photograph of a drawing by an unidentified artist.
Box 1Folder 30#388.40
Forbes, John Murray (1813-1898)Photographer unidentified.
Box 1Folder 31#388.41
Forbes, William Cameron (1870-1959)Photograph of a plaque to Forbes, Naushon Island, July 1930. Photographer unidentified.
Box 1Folder 31#388.42
Forbes, William Cameron (1870-1959), Mar. 1942Taken by Blackstone Studios, Inc., New York.
Box 1Folder 32#388.43a-b
Gordon, George Angier (1853-1929)Photographer unidentified.
Box 1Folder 33#388.44a-b
Grandgent, Charles Hall (1862-1939)Photographer unidentified.
Box 1Folder 34#388.45a-b
Grant, Robert (1852-1940)Photographer unidentified.
Box 1Folder 35#388.46
Harrison, George Russell (1898-1979)Taken by Lester Kierstead Henderson.
Box 1Folder 36#388.47a-b
Haskins, Charles Homer (1870-1937)Photographer unidentified.
Box 1Folder 37#388.48
Hawthorne, Nathaniel (1804-1864)Photograph of a portrait by an unknown artist taken by Frank Cousins, Salem.
Box 1Folder 38#388.49a-b
Henderson, Lawrence Joseph (1878-1942)Photographer unidentified.
Box 1Folder 39#388.50
Herter, Christian (1895-1966)Photographer unidentified.
Box 1Folder 40#388.51
Higginson, Henry Lee (1834-1919)Photograph of a portrait by John Singer Sargent.
Box 1Folder 41#388.52
Holmes, Oliver Wendell (1809-1894), 1893Photographer unidentified.
Box 1Folder 42#388.53
Holmes, Oliver Wendell (1841-1935)Photograph of a detail of a portrait by Charles S. Hopkinson.
Box 1Folder 42#388.54a-b
Holmes, Oliver Wendell (1841-1935)Photograph of a portrait by Charles S. Hopkinson.
Box 1Folder 42#388.55a-b
Holmes, Oliver Wendell (1841-1935)Photographer unidentified.
Box 1Folder 43#388.56
Hopkinson, Charles S. (1869-1962), Apr. 1950Photographer unidentified.
Box 1Folder 44#388.57
Howe, Mark Antony DeWolfe (1864-1960)Photograph of a 1933 painting by Polly Thayer taken by George H. Davis, Boston.
Box 1Folder 45#388.58
Hunsaker, Jerome C. (1886-1984)Photographer unidentified.
Box 1Folder 46#388.59
Hunt, William Morris (1824-1879)Photograph of a self-portrait.
Box 1Folder 46#388.60
Hunt, William Morris (1824-1879)Photograph of a drawing by Rose Lamb.
Box 1Folder 47#388.61
Jaeger, Warner W (1888-1961)Taken by Walter R. Fleischer, Harvard University News Office.
Box 1Folder 48#388.62
James, Henry (1843-1916)Photograph of a portrait by William James.
Box 1Folder 49#388.63
Kidder, Alfred V. (1885-1963)Photographer unidentified.
Box 1Folder 50#388.64
Killian, James R. (1904-1988)Taken by Fabian Bachrach.
Box 1Folder 51#388.65a-b
Lawrence, William (1850-1941)Photograph of a portrait by Charles S. Hopkinson.
Box 1Folder 51#388.66
Lawrence, William (1850-1941)Taken by Lester Kierstead Henderson.
Box 1Folder 52#388.67a-b
Lee, Joseph (1862-1937)Photographer unidentified.
Box 1Folder 53#388.68a-c
Loring, William Caleb (1851-1930)Taken by Lester Kierstead Henderson.
Box 1Folder 54#388.69
Lowell, Abbott Lawrence (1856-1943)Photograph of a full-length portrait by Charles S. Hopkinson.
Box 1Folder 54#388.70
Lowell, Abbott Lawrence (1856-1943)Detail of a portrait by Charles S. Hopkinson.
Box 1Folder 54#388.71a-b
Lowell, Abbott Lawrence (1856-1943)Photograph of a portrait by John Singer Sargent.
Box 1Folder 55#388.72
Lowell, James Russell (1819-1891)Photograph of a portrait by Rowse.
Box 1Folder 55#388.73-388.74
Lowell, James Russell (1819-1891)Photograph of a bust.
Box 1Folder 56#388.75
Lowes, John Livingston (1867-1945)Photographer unidentified.
Box 1Folder 56#388.76a-d
Lowes, John Livingston (1867-1945)Photograph of a portrait by an unidentified artist taken by G. M. Cushing, Boston.
Box 1Folder 57#388.77
Lyman, Theodore (1874-1957)Photographer unidentified.
Box 1Folder 57#388.78a-b
Lyman, Theodore (1874-1957)Photographer unidentified.
Box 1Folder 58#388.79
MacLeish, Archibald (1892-1982)Photographer unidentified.
Box 1Folder 59#388.80a-b
Maginnis, Charles D. (1867-1955)Taken by Winn Studio, Boston.
Box 1Folder 60#388.81
Minot, George Richards (1885-1950)Taken by Bachrach.
Box 1Folder 60#388.82a-c
Minot, George Richards (1885-1950)Photograph of a portrait by an unknown artist.
Box 1Folder 61#388.83a-b
Moore, George Foot (1851-1931)Photographer unidentified.
Box 1Folder 62#388.84a-b
Moreland, Edward Leyburn (1885-1951)Photographer unidentified.
Box 1Folder 63#388.85
Morison, Samuel Eliot (1887-1976)Photographer unidentified.
Box 1Folder 64#388.86
Norton, Charles Eliot (1827-1908)Photograph of a portrait by Charles S. Hopkinson.
Box 1Folder 65#388.87
Park, Charles E. (1873-1962)Taken by Pach Bros., New York.
Box 1Folder 66#388.88
Parkman, Henry (1894-1958)Taken by L. E. Edwards.
Box 1Folder 67#388.89
Perkins, Charles C. (1823-1886)Photograph of a painting.
Box 1Folder 68#388.90a-b
Perkins, Thomas Nelson, (1870-1937)Taken by Kaiden Kazanjian, New York.
Box 1Folder 69#388.91a-b
Perry, Bliss (1860-1954)Photograph of a portrait by an unidentified artist.
Box 1Folder 70#388.92
Perry, Lewis (1877-1970)Photographer unidentified.
Box 1Folder 71#388.93
Pickman, Edward M. (1886-1959)Taken by Bachrach.
Box 1Folder 72#388.94
Price, Lucien (1883-1964)Taken by Gainsboro Studio, Salem, Mass.
Box 1Folder 73#388.95
Pritchett, Henry Smith (1857-1939)Photographer unidentified.
Box 1Folder 74#388.96
Pusey, Nathan M. (1907-2001)Taken by Fabian Bachrach.
Box 1Folder 75#388.97
Rand, Edward Kennard (1871-1945)Photographer unidentified.
Box 1Folder 76#388.98a-b
Rhinelander, Philip H. (1908-1987)Taken by Boris.
Box 1Folder 77#388.99
Richards, Theodore William (1868-1928)Photograph of a portrait by Charles S. Hopkinson.
Box 1Folder 77#388.100a-b
Richards, Theodore William (1868-1928)Photographer unidentified.
Box 1Folder 78#388.101
Shapley, Harlow (1885-1972)Photographer unidentified.
Box 1Folder 79#388.102a-b
Smith, Jeremiah (1870-1975)Photographer unidentified.
Box 1Folder 80#388.103a-b
Storey, Moorfield (1845-1929)Photographer unidentified.
Box 1Folder 80#388.104
Storey, Moorfield (1845-1929)Photograph of a drawing by John Singer Sargent.
Box 1Folder 81#388.105a-b
Stratton, Julius A. (1901-1994)Photographer unidentified.
Box 1Folder 82#388.106a-b
Strong, Richard Pearson (1872-1948)Photographer unidentified.
Box 1Folder 83#388.107a-b
Taylor, Charles Henry (1867-1941)Taken by Garo.
Box 1Folder 84#388.108
Walcott, Henry Pickering (1838-1932)Photograph of a portrait by Charles S. Hopkinson.
Box 1Folder 84#388.109a-b
Walcott, Henry Pickering (1838-1932)Photographer unidentified.
Box 1Folder 85#388.110
Ward, Samuel Gray (1817-1907)Photographer unidentified.
Box 1Folder 86#388.111
Warner, Joseph B. (1848-1923)Photograph of a portrait by John Singer Sargent.
Box 1Folder 87#388.112
Warner, Langdon (1882-1955)Photograph of a drawing by Arthur Pope.
Box 1Folder 87#388.113a-b
Warner, Langdon (1882-1955)Photograph of a portrait by an unidentified artist.
Box 1Folder 87#388.114
Warner, Langdon (1882-1955)Photograph of a portrait by Arthur Pope.
Box 1Folder 87#388.115a-d
Warner, Langdon (1882-1955)Photograph of a portrait by Charles S. Hopkinson.
Box 1Folder 88#388.116a-b
Warren, Bentley Wirt (1864-1947)Photograph of a portrait by Polly Thayer, taken by Cushing-Gellatly, Boston.
Box 1Folder 89#388.117a-b
Warren, Joseph (1876-1942)Taken by Purdy & Co., Boston.
Box 1Folder 90#388.118
White, Paul D. (1886-1973)Taken by White Star Illustrated Photo Service, Boston.
Box 1Folder 91#388.119
Whitehead, Alfred N. (1861-1947)Photographer unidentified.
Box 1Folder 92#388.120
Whittier, John Greenleaf (1807-1892)Photographer unidentified.
Box 1Folder 93#388.121
Wyzanski, Charles E. (1906-1986)Photographer unidentified.
Box 1Folder 94#388.122
Zinsser, Hans (1878-1940)Taken by Purdy & Co., Boston.
Box 1Folder 95
Film negatives

II. Oversize portraits

OS Box 1Folder 1#388.123
Bigelow, William Sturgis (1850-1926)Photograph of a drawing by an unknown artist.
OS Box 1Folder 2#388.124
Bradford, Gamaliel (1863-1932)Taken by J. E. Purdy & Co., Boston.
OS Box 1Folder 3#388.125
Claflin, William H. (1893-1982)Taken by Blackstone Studios, New York.
OS Box 1Folder 4#388.126
Compton, Karl Taylor (1887-1954)Taken by Karsh, Ottawa.
OS Box 1Folder 5#388.127
Conant, James B. (1893-1978)Taken by Harris & Ewing, Washington, D.C.
OS Box 1Folder 6#388.128
Cushing, Harvey (1869-1939)Photograph of a drawing by John Singer Sargent, taken by Copley Galleries, Boston.
OS Box 1Folder 7#388.129
Forbes, Edward W. (1873-1969)Photographer unidentified.
OS Box 1Folder 8#388.130
Hawthorne, Nathaniel (1804-1864)"The Bennoch-Hawthorne portrait" taken by the London Stereoscopie & Photographic Co. Ltd.
OS Box 1Folder 9#388.131
Henderson, Lawrence Joseph (1878-1942)Photographer unidentified.
OS Box 1Folder 10#388.132
Hoar, Ebenezer Rockwood (1816-1895)Photograph of a portrait by Frank H. Tompkins.
OS Box 1Folder 11#388.133
Hunt, William Morris (1824-1879)Photograph of self portrait.
OS Box 1Folder 12#388.134
James, Henry (1843-1916)Photograph of a portrait by John Singer Sargent.
OS Box 1Folder 13#388.135
James, William (1882-1961)Taken by Peter A. Juley & Son, New York.
OS Box 1Folder 14#388.136
James, William (1842-1910)Photograph of a drawing by Alexander James.
OS Box 1Folder 15#388.137
Lawrence, William (1850-1941)Photographer unidentified.
OS Box 1Folder 16#388.138
Lawrence, Abbott Lowell (1856-1943)Photographer unidentified
OS Box 1Folder 17#388.139
Lawrence, Abbott Lowell (1856-1943)Taken by Notman, Boston.
OS Box 1Folder 18#388.140a-b
Minot, George Richards (1885-1950)Photograph of a portrait by Charles S. Hopkinson.
OS Box 1Folder 19#388.141
Sedgwick, Ellery (1872-1960)Taken by Doris Ulmann.
OS Box 1Folder 20#388.142
Perry, Bliss (1860-1954)Photograph of portrait by Charles S. Hopkinson.
OS Box 1Folder 21#388.143
Phillips, William (1878-1968)Taken by Bachrach.

Preferred Citation

Saturday Club photographs, Massachusetts Historical Society.

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.

Organizations:

Saturday Club (Boston, Mass.)--Membership--Photographs.

Subjects:

Boston (Mass.)--Social life and customs--Photographs.
Clubs--Massachusetts--Boston--Photographs.
Men--Societies and clubs--Photographs.