Collection size: Partial microfilm reel (11 frames)
Collection Summary: 23 photographs from an album of photographs taken on the Isles of Shoales, New Hampshire, compiled and captioned by an unidentified woman pictured in the album. Included are Childe Hassam painting, Mrs. Hassam, Celia Thaxter's house and garden, and J. Appleton Brown and his studio.
Biographical/Historical Note: The Isles of Shoals are a summer resort area off the coast of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, popular as a summer haven for artists and writers in the mid-late 1800s, among them Childe Hassam and J. Appleton Brown. Celia Thaxter, a painter, poet and writer of children's books had a cottage there; Hassam made numerous paintings of her and her garden.
Lent for microfilming by John Hutchinson, 1991, who purchased the album at a Portsmouth, N.H. flea market in 1980s.