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Polly Thayer (Starr) papers, 1846-2008, bulk 1921-2008

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Series 13: Photographs , 1898-2006
2.1 Linear feet
Box 19-21, 24

Photographs include four disbound binders of photographs of artwork such as portraits of women, portraits of men, landscapes, and "mystical,flowers,animals." The portrait photographs include a label with the sitter's name and sometimes the date and the name of the owner/buyer of the portrait. The other photographs of works of art also have labels with identification information.
Also found are several folders of personal photographs which include portraits of Polly Thayer and family members, houses and properties, social events, pets, and friends. There is also one small disbound photograph album with images of houses and properties.
The four disbound binders are at the start of the series and are arranged by subject (the original binder titles were retained): portraits of women, portraits of men, landscapes, and "mystical, flowers, animals." The personal photographs are organized by subject, then chronologically within each grouping. Photographs of Polly Thayer are first, followed by photographs of family members arranged alphabetically, and then other subjects. Miscellaneous photographs are grouped together at the end of the series.
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Portraits of Women Disbound Binder, circa 1930-2000
Oversized material housed in Box 24, Folder 1.
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Portraits of Women Disbound Binder, circa 1930-2000
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Portraits of Women Disbound Binder, circa 1930-2000
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Portraits of Men Disbound Binder, circa 1930-2001
Oversized material housed in Box 24, Folder 1.
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Portraits of Men Disbound Binder, circa 1930-2001
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2
Portraits of Men Disbound Binder, circa 1930-2001
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Landscape Disbound Binder, 1936-1992
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Landscape Disbound Binder, 1936-1992
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Landscape Disbound Binder, 1936-1992
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Landscape Disbound Binder, 1936-1992
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"Mystical, Flowers, Animals" Disbound Binder, circa 1925-1996
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"Mystical, Flowers, Animals" Disbound Binder, circa 1925-1996
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"Mystical, Flowers, Animals" Disbound Binder, circa 1925-1996
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"Mystical, Flowers, Animals" Disbound Binder, circa 1925-1996
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"Mystical, Flowers, Animals" Disbound Binder, circa 1925-1996
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12
Photographs of Polly Thayer
Photographs Album of Polly Thayer in Agamemnon, 1953
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13
Childhood Photographs, 1905-circa 1913
Oversized material housed in Box 24, Folder 2.
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14
Portraits of Polly Thayer, circa 1925-circa 1950
Oversized material housed in Box 24, Folder 3.
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Photographs of Polly Thayer, 1964-1978
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Portraits of Polly Thayer taken by Steven Trefonides, circa 1985
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Photographs of Polly Thayer, 1980-1999
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Photographs of Polly Thayer, 2000-2006
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Family Photographs, circa 1910-1987
This folder contains group photographs of Starr and Thayer family members and relatives. Polly Thayer is in some of the photographs.
Oversized material housed in Box 24, Folder 4.
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Cercle Francais Group Portrait, 1924
Oversized material housed in Box 20, Folder 21.
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Starr, Dinah, 1954-1995
Oversized material housed in Box 24, Folder 6.
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Starr, Donald Carter
Childhood and Family Photographs, 1898-circa 1925
Photographs of Donald Starr with his parents and siblings.
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Solo Photographs and Portraits, 1932-1984
Oversized material housed in Box 24, Folder 7.
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24
Photographs with Others, 1934-1984
Photographs of Donald Starr with Polly Thayer and friends.
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25
Starr, Victoria Thayer, circa 1945-circa 1960
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Thayer, Eleanor Arnold, circa 1916-circa 1921
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Thayer, Ezra Ripley, circa 1910
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Thayer, James Bradley, The Younger, 1905
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Friends and Colleagues, circa 1931-2004
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Pets, circa 1964-2005
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"Painting Sites", circa 1963-1990
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"Elsinore" House, 1928
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Weir River Farm, circa 1929-1996
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77 Bay State Road, circa 1960
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West Chop Summer House, circa 1970-1988
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198 Beacon Street, circa 1985
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Dismantled Album of Several Houses, 1988
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Hingham House, 1936-1996
Oversized material housed in Box 24, Folder 8.
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Bust of Polly Thayer by Agnes Yarnall, 1937-2001
Oversized material housed in Box 24, Folder 8.
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Miscellaneous, circa 1940-1960
Oversized material housed in Box 24, Folder 8.
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Oversized Binder Cover of Portraits of Women from Box 19, Folder 30, circa 1995
The original binder cover was retained b/c there are extensive annotations on the verso with the names of portrait subjects and the names and addresses of the portraits' owners.
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Oversized Binder Cover of Portraits of Men from Box 20, Folder 1
The original binder cover was retained b/c there are extensive annotations on the verso with the names of portrait subjects and the names and addresses of the portraits' owners.
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Oversized Childhood Photograph of Polly Thayer from Box 20, Folder 14, circa 1913
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Oversized Portraits of Polly Thayer from Box 20, Folder 15, circa 1925-circa 1950
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Oversized Photograph of Cousin's Wedding from Box 20, Folder 20, circa 1920
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Oversized Cercle Francais Portrait from Box 20, Folder 21, 1924
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Oversized Dinah Starr Photograph from Box 20, Folder 22, 1954
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Oversized Donald Starr Portrait from Box 20, Folder 24, circa 1980
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Oversized Photograph of Hingham House from Box 21, Folder 10, circa 1950
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Oversized Photo of Bust from Box 21, Folder 11, circa 1937
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Oversized Photograph of Carving from Box 21, Folder 12, 1970
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