Lois Lilley Howe Photographic Collection, 1884-1912 A Finding Aid

Administrative Information

Biographical Sketch

Related Collections

Scope and Content Note

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Series Description and Folder Listing

 

8  boxes; 1 book

2.5 linear feet                      
Processor: Christopher J. Lenney
Date: August 2005:
Revised: February 2006

Acquisition:  Formal accession records for the collection are lacking, but it is believed to have been the gift of Lois Lilley Howe.

Access: Access to the negatives is restricted. Access to the collection is primarily through the prints, the sleeve notes, and the item list in the finding aid. The finding aid is located in Box 6, Folder 1.

Permission to Publish: Requests for permission to publish from the collection should be made to the Executive Director.

Copyright: The Cambridge Historical Society does hold copyright on the materials in the collection. 

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Biographical Sketch:

Lois Lilley Howe, architect, was born in Cambridge, Mass. on 25 September 1864, the daughter of Estes Howe, a physician turned real estate speculator, and Lois Lilly [sic] White. The Howe family was socially well-connected, and active in civic, abolitionist, and literary circles. This background not only contributed to Lois Lilley Howe’s intellectual development, but it also introduced her into a well-heeled society whose patronage would later prove critical to her entry into the male-dominated architectural profession. Her earliest exposure to that profession came purely by geographical accident. She grew up at one Oxford Street, where she could witness firsthand the construction of Harvard’s Memorial Hall (1870-78), an event which left an indelible impression on her imagination.

Howe received her equivalency certificate from Cambridge High School, and then studied design at the Museum of Fine Arts School (1882-1886). At about this time, a cousin who was a chemist visited the Howes, bringing along his camera and tripod: this was LLH’s first introduction to dry plate photography. Upon her father’s death in 1887, the family home at one Oxford Street was sold to the Reverend Francis Peabody. Peabody’s brother, the architect Robert Swain Peabody, was retained to remodel the house, and Howe so impressed him with her suggestions for the redesign of an awkward stairway that he encouraged her talent and became her mentor. The Howe family meanwhile purchased land at 2 Appleton Street and asked a family friend, Francis Chandler, of Cabot and Chandler, to design them a new house (destined to become LLH’s lifelong home). Howe’s exposure to architectural work at close quarters dispelled whatever doubts she may have entertained as to her choice of career. She was admitted to the “Harvard Annex” (later renamed Radcliffe), but opted instead to enroll in the two-year “partial course” offered by the MIT School of Architecture. The only woman in a class of 65 males, she completed the program in 1890. In 1892, while employed as a draftsman and librarian, she garnered her first public recognition with an honorable mention for her design for the Women’s Pavilion at the World’s Columbian Exhibition. The $500 prize money paid for her and her family’s passage to Europe, where they toured for 15 months. After her return home, in 1893 she opened what would soon become the only all-female architectural firm in Boston, and one of the earliest in America. In 1894 she designed her first house, the Alfred C. Potter residence at 1 Kennedy Road, Cambridge. Photographs of both the Potter house and the Potter family are found in this collection.

As Howe’s practice grew, her firm expanded: becoming successively Lois Lilley Howe&Manning in 1913, and then Howe, Manning & Almy in 1926, as draftsmen Eleanor Manning and Mary Almy were taken on a partners. The firm is best known for its largely Colonial Revival domestic architecture, with its emphasis on “comfort, convenience and practicality.” The general economic downturn, and Howe’s own advancing age (then 73) led the firm to disband in 1937, with her partners launching separate practices. Over its forty-three year history, the Howe firm executed some 426 commissions, about a fifth of which were located in Cambridge, many in the Brattle Street area.

Howe was the first woman to be elected a fellow of the American Institute of Architects; among her numerous other professional and social affiliations, two are of local note. She was second Vice President of the Cambridge Historical Society and contributed many articles to its Proceedings. Howe also served as President of the Cambridge Plant Club from 1938 to 1947.

Related Collections:

The Howe, Manning & Almy Papers, 1883-1972, are held at the MIT Institute Archives and Special Collections, and include photographs as well as Howe’s early personal papers, scrapbooks, sketches, and watercolors. 

A few letters written by Lois Lilley Howe figure in the E.E. Cummings Papers and the Arthur Stanley Pease Correspondence held at Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Cambridge Plant and Garden Club, Records, 1889-1991 are held at Schlesinger Library, Harvard University.

Sources:

Cole, Doris and Karen Cord Taylor. The Lady Architects: Lois Lilley Howe, Eleanor Manning and Mary Almy: 1893-1937. New York: Midmarch Arts Press, 1990.

Garraty, John A. and Mark C. Carnes, eds., American National Biography, New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Harkness. Marjory Gane. The Tamworth Narrative (New Hampshire). Freeport, Maine: Bond Wheelwright, 1958.

Howe, Lois Lilley. “Memories of Nineteenth Century Cambridge,” Proceedings of the Cambridge Historical Society, 34: 59-76, 1952.

Howe, Lois Lilley. Last Will and Testament, 1960.

Julyan, Robert, and Mary Julyan. Place Names of the White Mountains (rev. ed). Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England, 1993.

Nathanson, Larry. “Lois Lilley Howe: 1864-1964. The Woman, Her Time, and Accomplishments.” (His notes for a talk presented to the Cambridge Historical Society, October 15, 2000.)

Who Was Who in America, with World Notables, vol. 4, Chicago: Marquis-Who’s Who, Inc., 1968.

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Scope and Content Note:

(Due to length and the distinctive nature of the materials described, this note has been divided into two sections, one for Series I-III, and a second for Series IV-VI.)

Series I-III

Series IV-VI

 

Series I-III. The bulk of the collection consists of a total of 282 glass photographic negatives taken, with only a few known exceptions, by Lois Lilley Howe between 1892 and 1912. Most measure either 4”x5” (159) or 5”x7” (110), with a few large-format 8”x10” plates (12). (A small number were misleadingly labeled “glass positives” or “lantern slides.”) There is also one celluloid negative sandwiched in glass. (An earlier CHS inventory refers to “10 celluloid negatives” and “2 batches of 5x7 celluloid negatives, stuck together,”  which no longer appear to exist.)

About 135 of the negatives have associated prints, apparently made when the collection was first processed by the Cambridge Historical Society. At that time, the negatives were also resleeved in paper or glassine envelopes, but documentation of the date and work plan of that procedure is lacking. The disintegrating text of the original sleeves was retained, which is fortunate as Howe’s florid script led to many poor transcriptions. These sleeve labels, on highly acidic paper, are variously annotated with date, subject, place, and technical details of equipment, exposure, and development.

According to the terms of Howe’s will, materials relating to her architectural firm were bequeathed to her former partners, and these ultimately made their way to the Institute Archives at MIT, Howe’s alma mater. The 1912 cut-off date of this photographic collection may relate to the 1913 incorporation of her firm, to her abandonment of dry plate photography, or to some other unknown cause. 

The negatives are sufficiently dated and annotated to chronicle Howe’s developing skills as a photographer, as well as her expanding range in subject matter. Her themes reflect her personal, artistic, and professional interests. Her early artistic themes are typical of the period. These include several studies of a laurel-wreathed young man, Lydiard Horton (listed in the city directory as a Latin High School student), as well as others of a young woman in colonial dress, a biblically robed maiden with a jug, and a naked child in a woodland setting. Howe’s interest in gardening is reflected in some twenty studies of flowers: Japanese Iris, Hollyhocks, Cinnamon Roses, Lilacs, etc. taken indoors and out. Throughout the collection, fire and fireplaces, whether in the form of an autumn bonfire, campfire, or the household hearth, are a recurrent theme, and may relate to Colonial Revival ideas of hearth-centered domesticity.

Howe’s professional, personal, and photographic life were deeply intertwined, and the client list to be found in The Lady Architects is the single most useful source in identifying the people and places depicted in the collection. For example, the photograph labeled “Primroses—Schoonerhead—August 1898” may correlate with renovations undertaken for Robert W. Hale at Schooner Head, Bar Harbor, Me. in 1897. Howe’s friends were also her clients, and she often both photographed them and designed their homes, as was the case of the Alfred C. Potter family.

While some pictures of people have a casual quality, others are carefully staged portraits. Sleeve annotations such as “Roger Twitchell in his crib… 4 platinum prints Mrs.…Twitchell” suggest that her talents were recognized by her social circle, but there is no evidence that she pursued photography commercially. At least three negatives (5.037a, 5.037.1a, 5.037.2a) appear to depict Howe herself.

About three dozen photographs document, often highly repetitively, scenes of holidays spent ca. 1895-1906 in Tamworth, N.H., where a summer colony of Harvard faculty had grown up around Mount Chocorua. Dates indicate visits as early April and possibly as late as December, but most were taken in July and September. Howe appears to have been a frequent house guest of the Dr. Edward and Elizabeth Twitchell family, as many of the photographs depict their four children: Paul S., Helen, Roger T., and Margaret (all of whom were named as beneficiaries in Howe’s will). Among these are the consciously artistic studies of the naked child Roger Twitchell, and the idyllic group “Going to the Spring,” with Mount Chocorua in the background. The Twitchell’s rustic summer home, a “rough house built in the nineties,” was also much photographed, inside and out. While little is known of Howe’s relation to the Twitchells, there is a listing for a Mrs. Elizabeth Twitchell on Bond Street in the Cambridge Blue Book (1928). Howe’s architectural interests are further reflected in several scenes of weather-beaten New Hampshire farmhouses and of a new, shingle-style summer home named “Knollcroft.” The portraits of “Mr. Crothers” are believed to be of Dr. Samuel McChord Crothers, longtime minister of the First Parish in Cambridge (1894-1927), who summered in nearby Madison, N.H. “Mr. Liberty sawing wood” may depict the local woodsman James Liberty, who was the namesake of Liberty Trail and Jim Liberty Cabin on Mount Chocorua.

Another thirty-three negatives depict rural and urban landscapes along and near the Charles River from Dover to East Cambridge, Mass. (ca. 1896-1900), and are of considerable documentary value. Two are labeled as having been “exhibited in competition November 9, 1898.” Of particular local interest is  “Coolidge Farm: Men, with City in the Distance,” which shows the distant steepled skyline of Harvard Square viewed across field and river.
A third (about 100) of the negatives are of purely architectural subjects. A few of these are of exceptional historical interest, such as early views of the oldest house in Cambridge, the Cooper-Frost-Austin House. Several of the house photographs have been reproduced by the Cambridge Historical Commission, and many have been annotated and identified by later researchers in terms different from Howe’s own captions.  The studies of domestic interiors often bear the names of known architectural clients (as Alfred C. Potter, Mrs. A. M. Griswold, Thomas Mott Osborne), but no obviously labeled  “before” and “after” views were noted. The photograph of the Longfellow Barn appears to be related to her Colonial Revival design for the carriage house at Elmwood (now owned by Harvard University). Howe was a strong advocate of the use of photography and measured drawings in the design work of her firm.

 

Series IV-VISeries IV consists of approximately 100 photographs either created or collected by Lois Lilley Howe. An additional 31 photographs, most of them clearly taken by Howe, have been transferred from the Cambridge Image Collection and incorporated here in folders 2-3, as more properly belonging to the Howe Collection. With few exceptions (mainly the exhibition prints), the images in Series IV do not appear to derive from negatives found elsewhere in the collection.

This series represents a wide variety of sizes and print types, from mounted prints to simple snapshots, and even post cards. The arrangement adopted here reflects Howe’s familiar subject matter: Houses, Interiors, Landscapes, and People. Houses consist of some 89 images of houses, buildings, and architectural details, including a few commercial postcards. Many are mounted on pages torn from albums, or show glue traces on the reverse side. These album pages give evidence of having been methodically organized by Howe according to the architectural style of the house, doorway, fence, etc., depicted. The only captioned Interior views depict “Elmwood,” birthplace of James Russell Lowell, and the home office of Dr. C. C. Foster. Landscapes include 17 Charles River views, several depicting the working waterfront of tugboats, gasworks, and factories as it existed before the damming of the Charles River Basin. Also in this folder are bucolic and woodlands scenes. People include portraits of Cambridge Photographic Club members and possibly some Howe relatives. A cabinet card depicts an unidentified young man in elaborate uniform with a horsehair-plumed helmet (under magnification, the coat buttons are dated 1886).

The majority of Series IV is believed to be the work of Lois Lilley Howe, either alone, or in a few clearly labeled cases, in collaboration with James A. Wells. However, it seems probable that some of the material (particularly the Charles River views) was collected by Howe, but created by members of the Cambridge Photographic Club. Howe’s membership in this club, and her longstanding ties to C.H.S., make provenance difficult to determine. The problem is further aggravated by the lack of labeling and formal accession records. One large format (13”x20”) carbon print of 12 members of the Vaughan and Abbot families in theatrical costumes has been stored separately in drawer 4 of the map case due to size. This photograph is of uncertain provenance, but bears an Old Cambridge Photographic Club label and presumably came to C.H.S. through Howe.

Several Harvard yearbook photographs were removed from Series IV to the Cambridge Image Collection, Portrait Series. Also transferred to the Cambridge Image Collection was one woodland scene marked Gift of Miss Margaret Norton, which had no obvious connection to Los Lilley Howe.

Series V consists of drawings and plans, published and unpublished. The manuscript drawings of the Hastings-Holmes house (birthplace of Oliver Wendell Holmes), and of an old house that stood on the site of Hastings Hall, Harvard Law School, were done in 1884-85. They represent  Howe’s earliest dated work in the collection, and were done several years before she began her formal architectural training at M.I.T. These drawings document significant Cambridge structures no longer standing, and were made at a time when making records of threatened Colonial buildings was still relatively novel. Also in this series is a signed copy of Details from Old New England Houses, measured and drawn by Lois L. Howe and Constance Fuller (1913). While this does not appear to have been Howe’s personal copy, it was incorporated into the collection some time ago by the Cambridge Historical Society.

Two photographs and one postcard of old doorways were glued to the back of architectural drawings of doorways in Kennebunkport, Maine and are found in Box 8, folder 4. Traced drawings of stairway details are filed in an oversized folder in drawer 4 of the map case.

Series VI consists of a folder of genealogical materials.  Included is a partially completed pedigree chart, assorted genealogical notes regarding the Pomeroy and Spelman families, a newspaper clipping regarding the Spelman coat of arms, one bond of a Samuel Pomeroy dated 1797, and two copies of  a biographical sketch of Lois Lilley Howe written for her M.I.T. Fiftieth Class Reunion in 1890.

Arrangement of Series I-III

Maintaining the context of the interrelated glass negative and print material, while also providing for both preservation and access has necessitated a fairly elaborate arrangement, which requires a word of explanation. When processing began in February 2005, corresponding negatives, prints, and original sleeve notes were interfiled together, but otherwise in no discernible order. Some items bore evidence of an earlier, but unfinished, numbering scheme, probably imposed by C.H.S. This scheme is exemplified by P-1.1 to P-1.71 for pictures of people, and P-3.1 to P-3.31 for pictures of  houses. Other portions of the collection bore simpler numbers (nos. 1-50), or were unnumbered. These earlier numbers  have been recorded in square brackets in the item descriptions.

In the present arrangement, the interfiled sets of related negatives, annotated sleeves, and prints were separated, assigned corresponding control numbers, and placed in parallel series. Each control number is followed by a suffix that indicates negative and print size (a= 4”x5”; b=5”x7”; c=8”x10”). In a few instances, inadvertent gaps occurred in the control number sequence; these have been indicated in the finding aid by the note “Number Not Used.”

Series I consists of glass negatives arranged in five subseries: Flowers (nos. 1.01-1.31), Houses (nos. 2.01-2.61), Interiors (nos. 3.01-3.46), Landscapes (nos. 4.01-4.38), and People (nos. 5.001-5.106). Within each subseries, arrangement is alphabetical by subject. Physical arrangement of the negatives in the storage containers is first by size (a, b, or c), then by number. Thus, negative 2.01a is filed in the 4”x5” box, while negative 2.02c is in the 8”x10” box. Access to this series is restricted.

Series II consists of silver gelatin prints. These are filed in the archival binder box first by size (a, b, c) and then by number. The control numbers appear on the back of each print and are enclosed in a rectangle to distinguish them from earlier numbering schemes. In the item list, the abbreviations P and NP are used to indicate whether a “Print” or “No Print” exists for the negative.

Series III consists of photocopies of the annotated negative sleeves. Acidic sleeves were photocopied on archival quality paper and filed by control number in folders. Notes by Howe herself  were generally written on old fashioned, pre-printed Kraft paper envelopes, and are distinguishable by her florid script. Later notations by others were generally on newer glassine envelopes. A  sample of the best-preserved original sleeves was kept, but most were discarded after photocopying, as too brittle for preservation.

Library of Congress Subject Headings:

Howe, Lois Lilley, 1864-1964.
Twitchell family —Photographs.
Architecture — Massachusetts — Cambridge — Photographs.
Historic buildings — Massachusetts — Cambridge — Photographs.
Cambridge (Mass.) — Photographs.
Cambridge (Mass.) —Buildings, structures, etc. —Photographs.
Tamworth Region (N.H.) —Photographs.                                         

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Series Description and Folder Listing:

                                            Series I. Negatives

Identification of subjects, titles, and data for the negatives were derived from Howe’s sleeve notes, later researchers’ annotations, and published sources. Material in quotation marks was taken from the sleeve notes; text in brackets was supplied by the processor. Names have been standardized: R. Twitchell, R.T.T., and Roger Twitchell have all been rendered as Roger T. Twitchell. Sleeve notes were not fully transcribed, and these should be consulted to confirm conjectural readings and for fuller information. As noted above, earlier item numbers have been recorded in square brackets, e.g., [P-3.32] or [47].

Box 1      Size a (4”x5”) negatives
Box 2-3   Size b (5”x7”) negatives
Box 4      Size c (8”x10”) negatives

Negative Number
and Size (a,b,c)

 

Print/
No Print

Scan

 

 Subseries A. Flowers

 

 

1.01a

Arrowhead [flower] [1]
East Billerica, Mass., August 1898

NP

view

 

1.02a

Cinnamon Roses on Whittemore Wall [10]
Chocorua, N.H., 3 July 1906

NP

view

 

1.03a

Cinnamon Roses by Miss [Walling’s?] Barn [11]
Chocorua, N.H., 3 July 1906

NP

view

1.04b

5.7 Dandelions
[Broken corner on negative]
Wood’s Hole, Mass., May 1910

NP

view

 

1.05a

[Flowers and Picket Fence] [4]

NP

view

1.06a

Flowers
[Broken corner on negative]

NP

 

1.07a

Hollyhock- large [8]
1895?

NP

view

1.08a

Hollyhocks I [12]
7 July 1895

NP

view

1.09a

Hollyhocks [13]

NP

view

1.10a

Hollyhocks [14]
July 1896

NP

view

1.11a

 [Lay’s?] Hollyhock [15]
“Probably taken with the Euryscope Lens & Hawkeye Camera in July ’95”
Developed May 1898

NP

view

 

1.12a

Hollyhocks [20]
“Probably taken with the Euryscope Lens & Hawkeye Camera in July ’95”
Developed May 1898

NP

view

 

1.13a

[Japanese Iris?] [3]
[July 1898?]

NP

view

1.14a

Japanese Iris I [5]
July 1898

NP

view

1.15a

Japanese Iris II [9]
July 1898

NP

view

1.16a

Japanese Iris II [6]
July 1898

NP

view

1.17a

Joe Pye Weed [2]
East Billerica, Mass., August 1898

NP

view

1.18a

Lilies [17]
Cambridge, Mass., 1898

NP

view

1.19a

Miss Swan’s Lilies I. Best [16]
July 1898

NP

view

1.20a

Mullein [7]
Berkshire County, Mass, 1898

NP

view

1.21a

Mullein [21]
“Glass positive”

NP

view

1.22a

Mullein [19]
“Glass positive”
1899

NP

view

1.23b

[Horsford’s?]
[narcissus or daffodils]

NP

view

1.24b

Poet’s Narcissus
April 1910

NP

view

1.25a

Primroses [18]
Schooner Head, Maine, August 1898

NP

view

1.26b

Couronne d’[Or?] Tulips
“in cream colored bowl”
27 March 1910

NP

view

1.27b

Gold [Finch] Tulips in Yellow Pot—closed
Cambridge, Mass., 27 March 1910

NP

view

1.28b

Gold [Finch] Tulips in Yellow Pot—wide open
Cambridge, Mass., 27 March 1910

NP

view

1.29b

[Pot of Tulips]
27 March 1910

NP

view

1.30b

[Tulip]
Cambridge, Mass., March 1910

NP

view

1.31b

Yellow Tulips—wide open
“Gold Finch”

NP

view

 

 

Subseries B. Houses

 

2.01a

Arsenal Gate [P-12.5]
Watertown, Mass.

P

view

2.02c

House, exterior side view [P-3.15]
128 Brattle Street, Cambridge, Mass.

P

view

2.03c

House, exterior rear view [P-3.16]
128 Brattle Street, Cambridge, Mass.

P

view

2.04b

Brewster Gate, 1 of 2 [P-3.4]
20 May 1906

P

view

2.05b

Brewster Gate, 2 of 2 [P-3.5]
20 May 1906

P

view

2.06a

Astor Cary barn door   [P-3.32]
June 1892

P

view

2.07a

Old Cottage—front [P-3.12]
[Watson House, now 30 Elmwood]
[Cook-Lerned House; formerly at 2463 Massachusetts Avenue.] “Printed by CHC 1980”
North Cambridge, Mass., c.1900

P

view

2.08a

Old Cottage—back [P-3.13]
Cook-Lerned House, 2463 Massachusetts Avenue.
North Cambridge, Mass., c.1900

P

view

2.09a

Cooper-Frost-Austin House [P-3.7]
21 Linnean Street, Cambridge, Mass.

P

view

2.10a

Cooper-Frost-Austin House [P-3.8]
21 Linnean Street, Cambridge, Mass.

P

view

2.11a

Cooper-Frost-Austin House, 1901 [P-3.9]
“Print 1911.”
21 Linnean Street, Cambridge, Mass.

P

view

2.12b

Crothers’ [rustic summer home, exterior]
Chocorua, N. H., September 1909

NP

view

2.13a

C. W. Eliot House—Porch [P-3.3]
25 Reservoir Street, Cambridge, Mass., c.1902

P

view

2.14a

C. W. Eliot House—South [P-3.19]
25 Reservoir Street, Cambridge, Mass., May 1902

P

view

2.15a

C. W. Eliot House—South West [P-3.18]
25 Reservoir Street, Cambridge, Mass., May 1902

P

view

2.16a

Mrs. A. M. Griswold’s House [P-3.26]
“Wrong side of plate”
25 Craigie Street, Cambridge, Mass., 190[1?]

P

view

2.17c

 Mrs. A. M. Griswold’s  house—exterior front view
[P-3.17]
25 Craigie Street, Cambridge, Mass. — April 1902

P

view

2.18a

Mrs. A. M. Griswold’s House [P-3.27]
“Printed by CHC”
25 Craigie Street, Cambridge, Mass., 1903

P

view

2.22a

Howe House—front [P-3.6]
11 Fayerweather Street, Cambridge, Mass., 30 April 1900

P

view

2.23a

Howe House—front [P-3.30]
11 Fayerweather Street, Cambridge, Mass., 30 April 1900

P

view

2.24b

L. L. Howe House? [P-3.2]
[2 Appleton Street, Cambridge, Mass.?] 1910

P

view

2.25a

House on James Street—“Approx. 79  1/ 2 Brattle”
[P-3.14]
“After 1818, Demolished by 1904.” “Printed by CHC”
Celluloid negative sandwiched in glass.

P

view

2.26b

 “Jaundice Hall” [P-3.1]
[A house, presumably yellow]
Elmwood [Avenue, Cambridge, Mass.?]

NP

view

2.27a

 “Knollcroft” [house] [44]
“Side view, near to”
Wonalancet, N.H., September 1897

NP

view

2.28a

Longfellow Barn I [P-3.31]
Cambridge, Mass., 10 July 1895

P

view

2.29a

3.36 Longfellow Barn II [P-3.10]
Cambridge, Mass., 10 July 1895

P

view

2.30a

Nutting Place—Front Gate, open [P-3.22]
Cambridge, Mass., 25 May 1905

P

view

2.31a

Nutting Place—Back Gate, large [P-3.23]
Cambridge, Mass., 25 May 1905

P

view

2.32a

Nutting Place—Back Gate, small [P-3.24]
Cambridge, Mass., 1905 May 25

P

view

2.33a

Nutting Place—Front Gate, closed [P-3.25]
Cambridge, Mass., 25 May 1905

P

view

2.34a

 [Farmhouse with barn on a rise] [46]

NP

view

2.35a

View of Country House [42]
[Chocorua, N.H.?]

NP

view

2.36a

House and Cornfield on Butler’s Bridge Road [47]
Chocorua, N.H., September 1900

NP

view

2.37a

House on Butler’s Bridge Road [48]
[Picturesque farmhouse with lean-to and ell]
Chocorua, N.H., September 1900

NP

view

2.38a

View of Country House [43]
“Distant front”
Wonalancet, N.H.

NP

view

2.39a

Wonalancet- First View in Winter of April 1895 [45]
April 1895

NP

view

2.40a

Alfred C. Potter House [P-3.20]
1897

P

view

2.41a

Alfred C. Potter House —exterior [P-3.11]

P

view

2.42a

Alfred C. Potter House [P-3.21]
“Taken, I think, by the Potters.”

P

view

2.43b

Twitchell’s House
Chocorua, N. H.

NP

view

2.44a

Twitchell’s House—approach
Chocorua, N.H.

NP

view

2.45a

Twitchell’s House—back
Chocorua, N.H.,  [May?] 1901

NP

view

2.46b

Twitchell’s House—from southeast
Chocorua, N. H., September 1904

NP

view

2.47a

Twitchell’s House—appletree porch
“fogged”
Chocorua, N.H., 1 July 1906

NP

view

2.48b

Twitchell’s House—appletree porch
Chocorua, N. H.

NP

view

2.49b

Twitchell Porch
“cracked”
Chocorua, N. H.

NP

view

2.50a

Twitchell’s House—appletree porch [50]
“Teddy in Tree” [cat?]
Chocorua, N.H., 1 July 1900

NP

view

2.51a

Twitchell’s House—appletree porch, P.M.
Chocorua, N.H., 3 July 1906

NP

view

2.52b

Twitchell’s House—appletree porch
Chocorua, N. H.

NP

view

2.53a

Twitchell’s House—porch, P.M.
Chocorua, N.H., 3 July 1906

NP

view

2.54a

Twitchell’s House—porch, A.M.
“Slipped slide partly out of holder before taking photograph”
Chocorua, N.H., 3 July 1906

NP

view

 

2.55b

Twitchell’s House—porch [rustic arbor]
Chocorua, N. H., 14 September 1906

NP

view

2.56b

Twitchell’s House—appletree porch, P.M.
Chocorua, N.H., 14 September 1906

NP

view

2.57b

 “Roger [Twitchell]’s house” [shingled hut in woods]
Chocorua, N. H., 6 September 1906

NP

view

2.58a

Wadsworth House—rear [P-3.28]
Cambridge, Mass., 4 April 1900

P

view

2.59a

Wadsworth House—east side [P-3.29]
Cambridge, Mass., 4 April 1900

P

view

2.60b

Unidentified House—side view
[Photograph of a photograph?]

NP

view

2.61b

Miss Howe
Chocorua, N. H., 1910

NP

view

 

 

Subseries C. Interiors

 

3.01b

Booth House—bedroom, 6 [P-4.1]
19 Berkeley Street, Cambridge, Mass.

P

view

3.02b

Booth House—dining room, 4 [P-4.2]
19 Berkeley Street, Cambridge, Mass., 6 May 1906

NP

view

3.03b

Booth House—“Study for Miss Howe” [P-4.3]
19 Berkeley Street, Cambridge, Mass., 1906

NP

view

3.04b

Booth House—parlor, 1 [P-4.4]
19 Berkeley Street, Cambridge, Mass., 1906

P

view

3.05b

Booth House—from hall, 3 [P-4.5]
19 Berkeley Street, Cambridge, Mass., 1906

P

view

 

3.06b

Booth House—hall from parlor, 2 [P-4.6]
19 Berkeley Street, Cambridge, Mass., 1906

P

view

3.07b

Crothers’[rustic interior]
Chocorua, N. H., September 1909

NP

view

3.08b

Crothers’ [rustic interior with fireplace]
Chocorua, N. H., 1910

NP

view

3.09a

Mrs. A. M. Griswold’s  parlor [P-4.30]
25 Craigie Street, Cambridge, Mass. April 1902

P

view

3.10a

Mrs. A. M. Griswold’s parlor [P-4.31]
April 1902

P

view

3.11a

Mrs. A. M. Griswold’s parlor (upright) [P-4.32]
Cambridge, Mass. — May 1902

P

view

 

3.11.1b

Mrs. A. M. Griswold’s House [P-4.16]
25 Craigie Street, Cambridge, Mass., 1903

P

view

3.11.2b

Mrs. A. M. Griswold’s House [P-4.17]
25 Craigie Street, Cambridge, Mass., 1903

P

view

3.11.3b

Mrs. A. M. Griswold’s House [P-4.18]
25 Craigie Street, Cambridge, Mass., 1903

P

view

3.12a

Clara’s Room [P-4.33]
[possibly Clara Howe, half-sister to LLH]
[Cambridge, Mass.], January 1895

P

view

3.13b

G. B. Maynadier House—dining room with hall, 2  [P-4.10]
49 Hawthorne Street, Cambridge, Mass, 1903

NP

view

3.14b

G. B. Maynadier House—dining room, 1  [P-4.11]
49 Hawthorne Street, Cambridge, Mass., 1903

NP

view

3.15b

G. B. Maynadier House—dining room, 3  [P-4.9]
49 Hawthorne Street, Cambridge, Mass., 1903

P

view

3.16a

Thomas Mott Osborne House—hall and parlor [P-4.34]
November 1893

P

view

3.17a

Thomas Mott Osborne House—library [P-4.29]
November 1893

P

view

3.18a

Alfred C. Potter House—hall [P-4.35]
Fayerweather St., Cambridge, Mass. [Kennedy St per directory?]

P

view

3.19b

Alfred C. Potter House—hall [P-4.7]
“Negative by Mr. Hutchinson”
55 Fayerweather Street, Cambridge, Mass.

P

view

3.20b

Alfred C. Potter House—hall [P-4.8]
“Negative by Mr. Hutchinson”
55 Fayerweather Street, Cambridge, Mass.

P

view

3.21a

Twitchell’s House—interior
Chocorua, N.H.,  May 1901

NP

view

3.22b

Twitchell’s House—cot corner, oblong
Chocorua, N. H., September 1904

NP

view

3.23b

Twitchell’s House—cot [i.e., hammock] corner
Chocorua, N. H., September 1904

NP

view

3.24b

Twitchell’s House—dining room
Chocorua, N. H., 7 September 1903

NP

view

3.25b

Twitchell’s House—dining-room corner
Chocorua, N. H., September 1903

NP

view

3.26b

Number Not Use

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3.27b

Twitchell’s living room, with fireplace and cot
Chocorua, N. H., September 1906

NP

view

3.28b

Twitchell’s living room, with fireplace and stairs
“very dark rainy day”
Chocorua, N. H., 13 September 1906

NP

view

3.29b

Twitchell’s House—sitting room corner
Chocorua, N. H., September 1903

NP

view

3.30b

Twitchell’s House—stairs
Chocorua, N. H., September 190[?]

NP

view

3.31b

Twitchell’s House—with stairway and fireplace
Chocorua, N. H.

NP

view

3.32b

Twitchell’s house—staircase
Chocorua, N. H., September 1904

NP

view

3.33b

Interior with fireplace [P-4.12]

P

view

3.34b

Interior with fireplace [P-4.13]

P

view

3.35b

Interior [P-4.14]

P

view

3.36b

Interior with stairs [P-4.15]

P

view

3.37c

Parlor with fireplace [P-4.19]

P

view

3.38c

Parlor with fireplace [P-4.20]               

P

view

3.39c

Parlor with fireplace [P-4.21]               

P

view

3.40c

Victorian parlor with gas lamp [P-4.22]

P

view

3.41c

Victorian parlor with gas lamp [P-4.25]

P

view

3.42c

Victorian parlor with tea setting [P-4.23]

P

view

3.43c

Victorian parlor with tea setting [P-4.24]

P

view

3.44c

Hallway to stairs [P-4.26]

P

view

3.45c

Stairs [P-4.27]

P

view

3.46c

Dining room with fireplace [P-4.28]

P

view

 

 

Subseries D. Landscapes

 

4.01a

Charles River—1896 [P-7.18]

P

view

4.02a

Charles River—1896 [P-7.36]

P

view

4.03a

Charles River with Trees [P-7.37]
[Apparently mismatched sleeve says Telegraph Pole]

P

view

4.04a

 [Charles River?] [P-7.41]

P

view

4.05a

Charles River—East Cambridge [P-7.17]

P

view

4.06a

Entrance to Coolidge Farm, Willis [Court?] [P-7.34]

P

view

4.07a

Coolidge Farm—Apple Trees, Haystacks [P-7.39]
“Exhibited in competition November 9, 1898”
September 1898

P

view

4.08a

Coolidge Farm—Apple Tree [P-7.40]
“Exhibited in competition 11-9-1898”
September 1898

P

view

4.09a

Coolidge Farm—Looking Back at Sunset [P-7.42]
“Exhibited in competition 11-9-1898”
September 1898

P

view

4.10a

Coolidge Farm—Men, with City in Distance [P-7.43]
“Exhibited in competition 11-9-1898”
September 1898

P

view

4.11a

Coolidge Farm—Stacks and Outhouses [P-7.43]
“[Exhibited?] 11-9-1898”
September 1898

P

view

4.12a

Glacialis in Winter, 1 of 2 [P-7.23]
[Former ice pond near Fresh Pond]
Cambridge, Mass.

P

view

4.13a

Glacialis in Winter, 2 of 2 [P-7.24]
[Former ice pond near Fresh Pond]
Cambridge, Mass.

P

view

4.14a

Class B—Willows [P-7.16]
[Longfellow Park, Cambridge, Mass.]

S

view

4.15a

 [Longfellow Park]  [P-7.35]
Cambridge, Mass.

P

view

4.16a

Willows at Canton [P-7.25]
Canton, Mass., 2 April 1896

P

view

4.17a

Hoar Farm—Pond [P-7.31]
Dover, Mass. 25 February 1900

P

view

4.18

Number Not Used

 

4.19a

Cotton Mill, Waltham [P-12.3]

P

view

4.20a

[Cows grazing near dam and mill] [P-7.22]
[Waltham, Mass.?]

NP

view

4.21a

Charles River—View outside Arsenal [P-7.32]
Watertown, Mass., 1896

P

view

4.22a

Charles River—Above Arsenal [P-7.19]

P

view

4.23a

Charles River—Above Arsenal [P-7.20]

P

view

4.24a

Charles River North—Marshes by Arsenal [P-7.21]

P

view

4.25a

Arsenal Bridge and [Long K—?] Boiler [P-7.26]

P

view

4.26a

Charles River—1896 [P-7.30]
[shows what appear to be African-American road menders]

P

view

4.27a

Watertown Bridge [P-12.4]

P

view

4.28a

View from Watertown Bridge [P-7.27]

P

view

4.29a

Charles River between Bemis and Watertown [P-7.28]

P

view

4.30a

Charles River north from Bemis Bridge [P-7.29]
October 1896

P

view

4.31a

Charles River North—Meadows below Watertown Dump
[P-7.38]

P

view

4.32a

Charles River near West Watertown Station [P-7.33] Watertown, Mass.

P

view

4.33b

“View 7.” [Title illegible]
[View of pasture and mountains]

NP

view

4.34b

Panorama I
Chocorua, N. H.

NP

view

4.35b

 “Looking Through The Barn”
[View to mountain from inside barn, boy feeding hens to one side]
Chocorua, N. H., September 1903

NP

view

4.36a

Twitchell Bonfire [25]

NP

no scan

4.36.1a

Twitchell Bonfire [P-1.61]
1896

P

no scan

4.37a

Bonfire [32]
Chocorua, N.H., May 1901

NP

view

4.38b

[Twitchell’s?] Brush Fire
Chocorua, N.H., September [?]

NP

view

 

 

Subseries E. People

 

5.001a

The Ladies Bellier? from “The Amazon” [P-1.34]
December 1900

P

view

5.002b

The Twins Playing Cards [P-1.6]
[older women in front of fireplace]
Canton, Mass., 22 February 1903

NP

view

5.003b

Canton Twins [P-1.7]

NP

view

5.004b

Canton Twins [P-1.8]

NP

view

5.004.1b

Canton Twins [P-1.4]

NP

view

5.004.2b

Canton Twins [P-1.5]

NP

view

5.005a

Chapman [P-1.56]
1898

P

view

5.006a

Chapman [P-1.57]
1898

P

view

5.007a

Chapman [P-1.58]
1898

P

view

5.008b

Helen Crothers in her [?]
[woman in plaid dress in attic doorway]
[3 July 1910?]

NP

view

5.009b

Mr. [Samuel McChord?] Crothers in his Study
Chocorua, N. H., 1909

NP

view

5.010b

Mr. [Samuel McChord?] Crothers in his Study II
Chocorua, N. H., [1909?]

NP

view

5.011a

Betty Devens [P-1.38]
1897

P

view

5.012a

Betty Devens [P-1.39]
1897

P

view

5.013b

Betty and Geraldine [Dropper?] P-1.28]

NP

view

5.014b

The Droppers [P-1.29]

NP

view

5.015b

[another study of  the Droppers] [P-1.30]

NP

view

5.016a

S[arah] McK[eane] Folsom (head looking down) [P-1.35]
March 1898

P

view

5.017a

S[arah] McK[eane] Folsom (head) [P-1.36]
“scratched”
March 1898

P

view

5.018a

S[arah] McK[eane] Folsom [P-1.37]
March 1898

P

view

5.019a

A. L. G. (intensified) [P-1.67]

P

view

5.020a

A. L. G. and Rick [P-1.68]

P

view

5.021a

A. L. G. (sitting down) [P-1.69]

P

view

5.022a

A. L. G. (intensified) [P-1.70]

P

view

5.023a

A. L. G. [P-1.71]

P

view

5.024a

[seated woman]

P

view

5.025a

M. H., & Prince [P-1.40]

P

view

5.026a

Helen & Carl (standing up) [P-1.42]

P

view

5.027a

Helen & Carl (sitting down) [P-1.43]

P

view

5.028a

E. H. Horton [P-1.59]
1896

P

view

5.029a

E. H. Horton [P-1.60]
1898

P

view

5.030a

Lydiard Horton, reading, with laurel wreath [P-1.44]
[February 1898]

P

view

5.031a

Lydiard Horton with laurel wreath [P-1.45]
February 1898

P

view

5.032a

Lydiard Horton, reading, with white fillet [P-1.46]
[February 1898]

P

view

5.033a

Lydiard Horton, as a saint [P-1.47]
[February 1898]

P

view

5.034a

Lydiard Horton, with wreath and book [P-1.48]
February 1898

P

view

5.035a

Lydiard Horton, with ruff collar [P-1.49]
February 1898

P

view

5.036a

Lydiard Horton, with ruff collar (no. 2) [P-1.50]
[February 1898]

P

view

5.037a

Lois? in gig  [P-1.62]
[Lois Lilley Howe?]
Westport

P

view

5.037.1a

 [Lois Lilley Howe?]
[taken by?] R. P. Rogers [P-1.32]
1898

P

no scan

5.037.2a

 [Lois Lilley Howe?]
[taken by?] E. H. Horton [P-1.33]
1896

P

no scan

5.038b

Helen Twitchell Feeding Hens
Chocorua, N. H., 14 September 1906

NP

view

5.039b

Helen Twitchell Feeding Hens
Chocorua, N. H., 14 September 1906

NP

view

5.040b

Mr. [Liberty] sawing wood
March 1905

NP

view

5.041b

Mr. [Liberty] and the wheelbarrow
Chocorua, N. H.,  March 1905

NP

view

5.042b

Potters and Dog—small [P-1.24]
Cambridge, Mass., 7 September 1912

NP

view

5.043

Number Not Used

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5.044b

The Whole Potter Family [P-1.25]
Cambridge, Mass., 14 September 1912

NP

view

5.045b

Potters and Dog—bad [P-1.26]
Cambridge, Mass., 7 September 1912

NP

view

5.046a

Mr. [Alfred C.?] Potter and Delano [P-1.51]
October 1897

P

view

5.047a

Mr. Potter and Delano (Delano with a cap) [P-1.52]
October 1897

P

view

5.048a

Betty and  Delano Potter (Delano in carriage) (no. 2) [P-1.53]
October 1897

P

view

5.049b

 [Betty Potter and Dog on Steps] [P-1.19]
Cambridge, Mass., 14 September 1912

NP

view

5.050b

Betty Potter and Dog on Steps [P-1.22]
Cambridge, Mass., 7 September 1912

NP

view

5.051b

Betty Potter and Dog on Steps II [P-1.21]
Sitting Down
Cambridge, Mass., 14 September 1912

NP

view

5.052b

Betty Potter and Dog on Steps III [P-1.20]
“wrong side of plate”
Cambridge, Mass., 14 September 1912

NP

view

5.053a

Betty and  Delano Potter (Delano in carriage) [P-1.54]
October 1897

P

view

5.054b

Delano Potter and Dog on Steps [P-1.27]
Cambridge, Mass., 7 September 1912

NP

view

5.055b

Edith, Alfred and Delano Potter [P-1.18]
(outdoor group portrait with dog)
Cambridge, Mass., 7 September 1912

NP

view

5.056b

Edith, Alfred and Delano Potter and Dog—large [P-1.23]
Cambridge, Mass., 7 September 1912

NP

view

5.057a

untitled

------------

view

5.058a

Mrs. J. B. Russell, at window [P-1.31]
Cambridge, Mass. — 10 November 1901

P

view

5.059b

Mrs. J. B. Russell [profile] [P-1.1]
Cambridge, Mass.?

NP

view

5.060b

Mrs. J. B. Russell [three-quarter figure] [P-1.2]
Cambridge, Mass.

NP

view

5.061b

Mrs. J. B. Russell [playing with cat] [P-1.3]
Cambridge, Mass.

NP

view

5.062a

untitled

---------------

view

5.063b

 [Twitchell? Woman Feeding Chickens]

NP

view

5.064b

[Twitchell? Woman and Three Children]
Chocorua, N. H.

NP

view

5.065a

Helen and Margaret Twitchell [28]

NP

view

5.066a

Helen and Roger Twitchell [30]

NP

view

5.067a

Helen and Margaret Twitchell by the Fire [38]
[Two children, one holding doll, look into fireplace]
Chocorua, N.H., September 1900

NP

view

5.068b

Helen Twitchell Feeding Hens—upright
Chocorua, N. H., 13 September 1906

NP

view

5.069b

Helen Twitchell Feeding Hens
Chocorua, N. H., 8 September 1906

NP

view

5.070b

Helen Twitchell Feeding Hens
Chocorua, N. H., 8 September 1906

NP

view

5.071b

Helen Twitchell Feeding Hens
Chocorua, N. H., 14 September 1906

NP

view

5.072a

Margaret, Helen and Roger Twitchell [23]
“My lantern slide”

NP

view

5.073a

Margaret, Helen and Roger Twitchell [34]
10 December 1898

NP

view

5.074a

Margaret Twitchell and Cat [49]
[Seated girl, stroking cat in lap]
Chocorua, N.H., September 1900

NP

view

5.075a

Paul, Helen, Roger Twitchell, and Rooster [22]
“My lantern slides”

NP

view

5.076a

Paul, Helen, and Roger Twitchell and Mary [29]
“My lantern slide”
[three seated children and older woman]

NP

view

5.077a

Roger Twitchell [24]

NP

view

5.078a

Roger Twitchell in his Crib [31]
“Flashlight”
9 November 1898

NP

view

5.079a

Roger Twitchell on his Sled—“best” [33]
10 November 1898

NP

view

5.080a

Roger Twitchell on his Sled—[35]
10 December 1898

NP

view

5.081a

Roger Twitchell in Woods [36]
[Naked boy in woods]
“streaky”
Chocorua, N.H., September 1900

NP

view

5.082a

Roger Twitchell in Woods—“worst” [37]
[Naked boy in woods]
Chocorua, N.H., September 1900

NP

view

5.083a

Roger Twitchell in Boat [39]
[Naked boy in row boat]
Chocorua, N.H., September 1900

NP

view

5.084a

Roger Twitchell in Woods [40]
[Naked boy in woods]
Chocorua, N.H., September 1900

NP

view

5.085a

Roger Twitchell in Woods [41]
[Naked boy in woods]
Chocorua, N.H., September 1900

NP

view

5.086b

Roger Twitchell and Rain Barrel
Chocorua, N. H., 13 September 1906

NP

view

5.087b

Roger Twitchell and Paul Wainwright by Campfire I
Chocorua, N. H., 5 September 1906

NP

view

5.088b

Roger Twitchell and Paul Wainwright by Campfire [II]
Chocorua, N. H., 5 September 1906

NP

view

5.089b

Roger Twitchell and Paul Wainwright by Campfire [III]
[Chocorua, N. H., 5 September 1906]

NP

view

5.090a

E. F. W. and children [P-1.64]
Salem, 21 May 1899

P

view

5.091a

E. F. W. and children [P-1.65]
Salem, 21 May 1899

P

view

5.092a

E. F. W. and children [P-1.66]
Salem, 21 May 1899

P

view

5.093b

Mr. Watson and Two Babies 3 [P-1.9]
Cambridge, Mass., 6 December 1903

NP

view

5.094b

Mr. Watson and Two Babies 4 [P-1.10]
Cambridge, Mass., 6 December 1903

NP

view

5.095b

Mr. Watson and Two Babies 1 [P-1.11]
Cambridge, Mass., 6 December 1903

NP

view

5.096b

Mr. Watson and Two Babies 2 [P-1.12]
Cambridge, Mass., 6 December 1903

NP

view

5.096.1b

Mr. Watson and His Babies [P-1.13]

NP

view

5.097b

Mr. Watson and Eleanor [P-1.14]

NP

view

5.098b

Mr. Watson and Eleanor [P-1.15]

NP

view

5.099b

Mr. Watson and Eleanor [P-1.16]

NP

view

5.100b

Mr. Watson and Eleanor [P-1.17]

NP

view

5.101b

Paul Wainwright playing mandolin
Chocorua, N. H., 14 September 1906

NP

view

5.102b

Paul [Wainwright] in Barn [Man sawing wood in doorway]
[Chocorua, N. H.?]

NP

view

5.103b

Paul [Wainwright?]
Chocorua, N. H., 14 September [1906?]

NP

view

5.104a

Fourth of July gathering [P-1.63]
Brookline, 4 July 1897

P

view

5.105a

 “Going to the Spring” [26]
[Girls with pails, Mt. Chocorua in background]
Chocorua, N.H., 1900 September

NP

view

5.106a

2.27 “Coming from the Spring” [27]
[Girls with pails, Mt. Chocorua in background]
Chocorua, N.H., 1900 September

NP

view

5.107b

Unidentified Woman
[Betty Devens?]

NP

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Series II. Prints

The item list for this series is the same as that for corresponding negatives in Series I above. The abbreviations P and NP are used to indicate whether a “Print” or “No Print” exists for the negative. Prints are filed in the archival binder box first by size (a,b,c), and then by number.

Series III. Sleeve Notes
Box 5

The item list for this series is the same as that for the corresponding negatives in Series I. Sleeve notes are filed in order by control number. Sleeve notes exist for most, but not all, negatives. Notes by Howe herself were generally written on old fashioned, pre-printed Kraft paper envelopes, and are distinguishable by her florid script. Later notations made by others were generally on newer, glassine envelopes. A sample of the best-preserved original sleeves was kept, but most were too brittle for preservation and discarded after photocopying.

Box    Folder 

6 1 Finding Aid
6 2 Subseries A. Flowers
6 3 Subseries B. Houses
6 4 Subseries C. Interiors
6 5 Subseries D. Landscapes
6 6 Subseries E. People (nos. 5.001-5.050)
6 7 Subseries E. People (nos. 5.051-5.107)
6 8 Subseries F. Samples of Original Sleeves

Series IV. Other Photographs

Box Folder  
7 1 Houses (55 images).  
   
7.108 LLH East Jaffrey view
7.109 LLH William Worth Pease Doorway, Edgartown view
7.110 LLH Unidentified view

7.111 LLH

26 Fayerweather St., Samuel Henshaw House, Cambridge view
7.112 LLH Weymouth, 1907 view
7.113 LLH New London, N.H., 1907 view
7.114 LLH Ipswich view
7.115 LLH Heard House – Ipswich view
7.116 LLH [Heard House – Ipswich] view
7.117 LLH Medfield, Mass.

view

7.118 LLH Follen Street, Cambridge, Bowen House? view
7.119 LLH Appian Way, Cambridge, now on Coolidge Hill view
7.120 LLH Thomas Lee House, 153 Brattle Street, Cambridge view
7.121 LLH Thomas Lee House, Cambridge (from upper window of 2 Appleton Street.) view
7.122 LLH Vassal House, Cambridge 1882-3 view
7.123 LLH Lattice view
7.124 LLH Salem, Nov. 1908 view
7.125 LLH Peterboro, N.H., Feb. 1905 view
7.126 LLH Little Boar’s Head, N.H. view
7.127 LLH Jamaica Plain view
7.128 LLH Cambridge view
7.129 LLH Longfellow House view
7.130 LLH Little Boar’s Head, N.H. view
7.131 LLH John C. Grey House, Cambridge, Mrs. Tudor’s House.  “The Larches” before morning view
7.132 LLH Mrs. John Hay, Portsmouth, N.H., 364 Middle Street view
7.133 LLH Mrs. John Hay, Portsmouth, N.H., 364 Middle Street view
7.134 LLH Garden of Mrs. John Hay, Portsmouth, N.H. view
7.135 LLH Garden of Mrs. John Hay, Portsmouth, N.H. view
7.136 LLH Delano Barns, New Bedford view
7.137 LLH Delano Barns, New Bedford view
7.138 LLH Belchertown, Mass. view
7.139 LLH George M. Whipple House, Salem, 1804 (postcard) view
7.140 LLH Worcester, Salisbury House view
7.141 LLH Cooperstown, N.Y. view
7.142 LLH A Good Doorway of the Transitional Period, Norwich, Conn. Date, About 1840. view
7.143 LLH Weymouth, Mass. view
7.144 LLH York, Maine view
7.145 LLH Andover, Mass. view
7.146 LLH Milford, N.H. view
7.147 LLH Milford, N.H. [doorway] view
7.148 LLH Unidentified view
7.149 LLH Unidentified view
7.150 LLH now Mrs. Tudor’s House – in its original position view
7.151 LLH Scituate, Mass. view
7.152 LLH near Hopkinton view
7.153 LLH Santuit, Mass. view
7.154 LLH Andrew Hussey – Liberty St., Nantucket view
7.155 LLH Hatfield or Deerfield view
7.156 LLH Marblehead view
7.157 LLH Marblehead      view
7.158 LLH Brookline view
7.159 LLH Waquoit view
7.160 LLH Lincoln view
7.161 LLH Mrs. Tyson’s So. Berwick, Me. view
7.162 LLH Castine, Me. view
7 2 Houses and Interiors (22 images transferred from Cambridge Image Collection).
   
7.163 LLH Elmwood, Lowell’s Study [Amee Brothers, Booksellers, Cambridge] view
7.164 LLH Ante-Revolutionary Furniture, Mahogany & Oak.  James R. Lowell, Cambridge 1896. view
7.165 LLH The entry, Elmwood view
7.166 LLH Elmwood          view
7.167 LLH Farlow-Quincy Street, Cambridge
Trellis by Lois Lilley Howe, View from Faculty Club
view
7.168 LLH Dr. C. C. Foster [7 Kirkland Street?] view
7.169 LLH Peabody-Palmer House, Cambridge, Site of Lamont Library view
7.170 LLH Cambridge, Felton-Peabody-Palmer House on Quincy Street, Site of Lamont Library view
7.171 LLH Cambridge, Felton-Peabody-Palmer House on Quincy Street, Site of Lamont Library view
7.172 LLH Cambridge, Felton-Peabody-Palmer House on Quincy Street, Site of Lamont Library view
7.173 LLH Appian Way, Cambridge – Now on Coolidge Hill view
7.174 LLH J.C. Gray House, Cambridge, Mass. April 5, 1908 view
7.175 LLH Unidentified, 1922 view
7.176 LLH Lois Howe’s House view
7.177 LLH Lois Howe’s House view
7.178 LLH Lois Howe’s House view

7.179 LLH

Lois Howe’s House view

7.180 LLH

L.L. Howe’s Porch, Duplicate, Tip table is left to CHS view

7.181 LLH

Dining-room Queen Anne chairs (6) to CHS 1970 view
7.182 LLH Lois Howe’s Porch, Duplicate view

7.183 LLH

Terrace across front may also have been planned with Miss Lois Howe, certainly was built at time of added porch, 1922. view
7.184 LLH Lois Howe’s House view
    [NOTE:  7.175 LLH – 7.184 LLH May be mistakenly identified as Lois Howe’s house, but possibly may be connected with the Grace Treadwell family since the tilt-top table and Queen Anne chairs seem to objects donated by her in 1970.]
     
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Houses (15 images transferred from CHS Image Collection).
   
7.185 LLH Bates House, 1926 – other side of the house was on the line of Church St. (site of Sages) [corner of Brattle Street]. view
7.186 LLH Bates House – Back door, site of Sage Shop view
7.187 LLH Bates House – Back door view
7.188 LLH Unidentified view
7.189 LLH 1909, Bates House, Brattle Street view
7.190 LLH Front door of Miss Lilian E. Bates, June 1905 (fence is on Brattle Street) view
7.191 LLH Holmes House, Cambridge view
7.192 LLH Holmes House, Cambridge view
7.193 LLH Holmes House view
7.194 LLH Holmes House, Cambridge (now destroyed) view
7.195 LLH [Marblehead] view
7.196 LLH Waquoit       view
7.197 LLH Bates House view
7.198 LLH Bates House, Brattle St. entrance, Site of Sages shop view
7.199 LLH Bates House after fence was removed, House on left is Francis Dana House  view
     
7 4 Interiors (3 images).
   
7.200 LLH Unidentified view
7.201 LLH Dr. Foster (from Window) Cambridge,
Directory has C.C. Foster at 8 Elmwood Ave. [possibly 7 Kirkland Street?]
view
7.202 LLH Unidentified [possibly Dr. Foster?] view
     
8 1 Landscapes (10 images).
   
8.203 LLH Just off the Beaten Track, Platinotype view
8.204 LLH Unidentified view
8.205 LLH The Millwheel at Waverly view
8.206 LLH Charles River? view
8.207 LLH Unidentified view
8.208 LLH [Charles River] view
8.209 LLH [Charles River] view
8.210 LLH Charles River, Broad Canal, Third Street from above [James A. Wells, Lois L. Howe] view
8.211 LLH Charles River, Broad Canal from First Street Bridge [James A. Wells, Lois L. Howe] view
8.212 LLH Charles River, Harvard Bridge from above [James A. Wells] view
     
8 2 Landscapes (14 images).
   
8.213 LLH Charles River, Boston from Harvard Bridge [James A. Wells] view
8.214 LLH Charles River, Warren Bridge [James A. Wells] view
8.215 LLH Charles River, Broad Canal from Third Street Bridge, looking up.  [James A. Wells, Lois L. Howe] view
8.216 LLH Unidentified view
8.217 LLH [Charles River?] view
8.218 LLH [Charles River?] view
8.219 LLH Charles River, Watertown Bridge [L.L. Howe] view
8.220 LLH Charles River, View of River below Newton Street Bridge, Waltham [L.L. Howe] view
8.221 LLH Charles River, View of Bleachery from Farwell
Street Bridge, Waltham. [L.L. Howe]
view

8.222 LLH

Charles River, Bend in river near West Watertown Station. [L.L. Howe] view

8.223 LLH

Charles River, Meadows below Watertown Dump.  [L.L. Howe] view
8.224 LLH Charles River, View from Watertown Bridge.  [L.L. Howe] view
8.225 LLH Unidentified view
8.226 LLH Waverly Oaks [J.G. Kemp] view
8.227 LLH [Charles River][Map Case, Drawer 4] view
     
8 3 People (5 images).           
   
8.228 LLH Unidentified view
8.229 LLH Unidentified man in uniform view
8.230 LLH Sturgis Thorndike view
8.231 LLH Sturgis Thorndike view
8.232 LLH James A. Wells view
8.233 LLH James A. Wells who took these pictures view
[Map Case Drawer 4]

8.234 LLH
 

“Two’s Company” – Mrs. Thomas Watson,
Sturgis Thorndike, May Thorndike (Mrs.
Charles Fisk)
view
8.235 LLH Caroline E. Peabody view

8.236 LLH
 

Helen Peabody – Photograph by James A. Wells view
8.237 LLH James A. Wells view

8.238 LLH
 

“A bit of Ancient B---.” – Dr. Charles Everett Vaughan, Emily Everett Abbot, Ezra Abbot D.D., Francis Wales Vaughan, William Abbot Everett, Benjamin Vaughan, Abiel Abbot Vaughan, Emily Francis Vaughan, Miss M.W. Bowen.

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Series V. Architectural Drawings

Box Folder  
4 Manuscript Drawings (10 drawings).
   
8.239 LLH Jaffrey, N.H. view
8.240 LLH Orford, N.H. view
8.241 LLH "Entrance on drive, Arnold Mansion "Mt. Pleasant" Built in 1761, Philadelphia view
8.242 LLH Old doorways at ? port ? view
8.243 LLH The Holmes House, Cambridge, Built before 1750, demolished in 1884, drawn by Lois Lilley Howe view
8.244 LLH Homes House continued view
8.245 LLH Details of the Holmes House, Cambridge, sketched by Lois Lilley Howe, 1884 view
8.246 LLH House which stood on North (Now Massachusetts) Avenue on the site of Walter Hastings Hall - View taken from Holmes Field, drawn by Lois Lilley Howe view
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Howe, Lois Lilley.  Details from Old New England Houses, Measured and Drawn by Lois L. Howe and Constance Fuller New York: The Architectural BookPublishing Co., 1913. 

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Series VI. Genealogical Information

8 5 Genealogy  

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