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Photograph album related to Celia Thaxter and her circle on Appledore Island, Isle of Shoals, circa 1898-1900

Photograph album related to Celia Thaxter and her circle on Appledore Island, Isle of Shoals, circa 1898-1900

John, Hutchinson

Collection Information

Size: Partial microfilm reel (11 frames)

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. Celia Thaxter, a painter, poet and writer of children's books had a cottage there and Childe Hassam made numerous paintings of her and her garden.

Provenance

Lent for microfilming by John Hutchinson, 1991, who purchased the album at a Portsmouth, N.H. flea market in 1980s. Hutchinson subsequently donated the album to the Boston Public Library.

Location of Originals

  • Original album in the Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reel 4543 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Photograph album related to Celia Thaxter and her circle on Appledore Island, Isle of Shoals, circa 1898-1900. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.