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Emil Carlsen and Carlsen family photographs, circa 1885-circa 1930, bulk 1910-1930

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Series 1: Photographs of People , circa 1890s-circa 1920s
31 Folders
Box 1

Included here are photographs of Emil Carlsen and his wife, Luella May Carlsen, and son, Dines Carlsen, though the bulk of the series contains photographs of Luella May and Dines, together and individually. Several photographs capture Emil with Dines as a baby; posed in his studio; painting on a rocky seaside using a travel easel/painting kit; and sitting on or near several trees in open fields.
Luella May Carlsen has been photographed over the course of about 30 years, and is depicted sitting and standing in the woods and indoors, both alone and with Dines. One candid photograph shows Dines and Luella May lost to smiles and laughter. There are also several portrait shots of Luella May wrapped in a blanket and robe, some with a small bird perched on her shoulder. The earliest image of Luella May is noted as "Mrs. C, dark corner," in which she appears to be about to walk away while casting a sideways glance at the camera, standing in a living or dining room.
Photographs of Emil Carlsen's son, Dines Carlsen, have been taken over the span of 15 to 20 years, from a baby to a young man, both with his mother and alone, playing, painting, and laughing. Only two photographs circa 1915 (taken from damaged glass plate negatives) show the whole family together indoors next to a large framed painting, with Emil sitting in an overstuffed chair, looking at the painting, and Dines and Luella May standing behind him --the photograph appears to have been taken from just outside a doorway. Also included are three images of an unidentified boy, possibly Dines Carlsen, as well as an unidentified man.
Researchers should note that descriptive annotations taken verbatim from glass plate sleeves are in quotes. Also, photographs are described largely by groups, and some photograph descriptions have been added for clarity.
Photographs are arranged by subject. Cross reference numbers have been provided to match copy prints with with their respective glass plate negative originals housed separately in Series 6.
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Emil Carlsen, circa 1905-circa 1908
3 copy prints
  • "E. C. in field"
  • "E. C. under apple tree, Port Washington"
  • In front of tree
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1
Emil Carlsen Posed in Studio, circa 1920
4 copy prints
1
2
Emil Carlsen, circa 1920s
3 copy prints
Prints taken from nitrate negatives
  • Sitting on tree
  • Painting at seaside
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3
Emil Carlsen Painting at Seaside, circa 1920s
1 negatives (photographic)
Safety negative taken from nitrate negatives
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4
Emil and Dines Carlsen, circa 1902
3 copy prints
  • "E. C. and D. C."
  • "E. C. and D. C. with ball"
1
5
Emil, Luella May, and Dines Carlsen, circa 1915
2 copy prints
1
6
Luella May and Dines Carlsen, circa 1901
1 copy print
1
7
Luella May and Dines Carlsen, Port Washington, circa 1902
2 copy prints
  • "M. C. and D. C."
  • "D. C. and M. C., blurred, Port Washington"
1
8
Luella May and Dines Carlsen, Windham, circa 1906
1 copy print
  • "M. C. and D. C., Windham"
1
9
Luella May and Dines Carlsen Laughing, circa 1909
1 copy print
Prints taken from nitrate negatives
1
10
Luella May and Dines Carlsen in Woods, circa 1909
2 copy prints
Prints taken from nitrate negatives
1
11
Luella May and Dines Carlsen, circa 1909
2 copy prints
Prints taken from nitrate negatives
  • With boats
  • Looking in window
1
12
Luella May and Dines Carlsen with Boats, circa 1909
1 negatives (photographic)
Safety negative taken from nitrate negatives
1
13
Luella May and Dines Carlsen at Seaside, circa 1917
1 copy print
Prints taken from nitrate negatives
1
14
Dines Carlsen, with Dah, circa 1901
2 copy prints
  • "Dah and D. C."
  • "Dah and D. C., Port Washington"
1
15
Dines Carlsen, circa 1902-circa 1904
2 copy prints
  • "D. C. in long clothes"
  • "D. C. sitting on wall, Windham"
1
16
Dines Carlsen Portrait, circa 1909
2 copy prints
Prints taken from nitrate negatives
1
17
Dines Carlsen in City Feeding Pigeons, circa 1909
1 copy print
1
18
Dines Carlsen in City Playing Tennis, circa 1910
2 copy prints
Prints taken from nitrate negatives
1
19
Dines Carlsen Indoors, circa 1917
3 copy prints
Prints taken from nitrate negatives
  • In front of screen
  • With camera
1
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Dines Carlsen Indoors with Camera, circa 1917
1 negatives (photographic)
Safety negative taken from nitrate negatives
1
21
Luella May Carlsen, circa 1890s
2 copy prints
  • "Mrs. C. dark corner"
  • "Mrs. C. in field, Port Washington"
1
22
Luella May Carlsen in Woods, circa 1904
2 copy prints
  • "M. C. in wood interior, Port Washington"
  • "M. C. in woods"
1
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Luella May Carlsen, circa 1906
1 copy print
  • "M. C., full length, Port Washington"
1
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Luella May Carlsen, circa 1906
2 copy prints
  • "M. C. in grass under oak, Port Washington"
  • "M. C. under oak"
1
25
Luella May Carlsen in Woods, circa 1912
4 copy prints
1
26
Luella May Carlsen, circa 1920s
6 copy prints
  • Portrait in studio with bird
  • With car
  • At seaside
1
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Luella May Carlsen, circa 1920s
6 copy prints
Prints taken from nitrate negatives
  • In robe and blanket, indoors
1
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Luella May Carlsen, circa 1920s
2 copy prints
Prints taken from nitrate negatives
  • Sitting in the woods
1
29
Unidentified Boy, circa 1910s
3 copy prints
  • "Boy on horse, Port Washington"
  • "Oak in wood with boy"
1
30
Unidentified Man, circa 1910s
1 copy print
Prints taken from nitrate negatives
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  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
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