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MS Thr 845

Photographs of 19th-century folk costumes, ca. 1870-1891: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University

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Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Thr 845
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Photographs of 19th-century folk costumes,
Date(s): 1870-1891.
Quantity: 1 collection (2 boxes (.4 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Collection of photographs, cartes-de-visite (card photographs), cabinet photographs, and copy prints of regional folk costumes.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2010MT-11. Gift of Thomas Garrett; received: 2010 October 9.
Forms part of the Fredric Woodbridge Wilson Collection of Theater, Dance and Music (Harvard Theatre Collection).

Processing Information:

Processed by: Alison Harris

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Photographs of 19th-Century Folk Costumes, ca. 1870-1891 (MS Thr 845). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by geographic location of subject of image.

Scope and Contents

Collection of 19th-century photographs primarily of people in regional folk costumes with many depicting tasks and chores typical to the time period along with a few portraits. Most of the photographs are from European countries with one from Russia. Includes cartes-de-visite (card photographs), cabinet photographs, and copy prints with most of them hand colored. Many photographs are undated.

General

This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

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