Administrative Information

Biographical Sketch

Related Collections

Sources

Scope and Content Note

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Series Description and Folder Listing


8 boxes; 1 book, 1 OS
2.5 linear feet
Processor: Christopher J. Lenney
Date: August 2005;
Revised: February 2006

Acquisition: Formal accession records for the collection are lacking, but it is believed to have been the gift of Lois Lilley Howe.

Access: Access to the negatives is restricted. Access to the collection is primarily through the prints, the sleeve notes, and the item list in the finding aid. The finding aid is located in Box 6, Folder 1.

Permission to Publish: Requests for permission to publish from the collection should be made to the Executive Director.

Copyright: The Cambridge Historical Society does not hold copyright on the materials in the collection.


Biographical Sketch

Lois Lilley Howe, architect, was born in Cambridge, Mass. on 25 September 1864, the daughter of Estes Howe, a physician turned real estate speculator, and Lois Lilly [sic] White. The Howe family was socially well-connected, and active in civic, abolitionist, and literary circles. This background not only contributed to Lois Lilley Howe’s intellectual development, but it also introduced her into a well-heeled society whose patronage would later prove critical to her entry into the male-dominated architectural profession. Her earliest exposure to that profession came purely by geographical accident. She grew up at one Oxford Street, where she could witness firsthand the construction of Harvard’s Memorial Hall (1870-78), an event which left an indelible impression on her imagination.

Howe received her equivalency certificate from Cambridge High School, and then studied design at the Museum of Fine Arts School (1882-1886). At about this time, a cousin who was a chemist visited the Howes, bringing along his camera and tripod: this was LLH’s first introduction to dry plate photography. Upon her father’s death in 1887, the family home at one Oxford Street was sold to the Reverend Francis Peabody. Peabody’s brother, the architect Robert Swain Peabody, was retained to remodel the house, and Howe so impressed him with her suggestions for the redesign of an awkward stairway that he encouraged her talent and became her mentor. The Howe family meanwhile purchased land at 2 Appleton Street and asked a family friend, Francis Chandler, of Cabot and Chandler, to design them a new house (destined to become LLH’s lifelong home). Howe’s exposure to architectural work at close quarters dispelled whatever doubts she may have entertained as to her choice of career. She was admitted to the “Harvard Annex” (later renamed Radcliffe), but opted instead to enroll in the two-year “partial course” offered by the MIT School of Architecture. The only woman in a class of 65 males, she completed the program in 1890. In 1892, while employed as a draftsman and librarian, she garnered her first public recognition with an honorable mention for her design for the Women’s Pavilion at the World’s Columbian Exhibition. The $500 prize money paid for her and her family’s passage to Europe, where they toured for 15 months. After her return home, in 1893 she opened what would soon become the only all-female architectural firm in Boston, and one of the earliest in America. In 1894 she designed her first house, the Alfred C. Potter residence at 1 Kennedy Road, Cambridge. Photographs of both the Potter house and the Potter family are found in this collection.

As Howe’s practice grew, her firm expanded: becoming successively Lois Lilley Howe & Manning in 1913, and then Howe, Manning & Almy in 1926, as draftsmen Eleanor Manning and Mary Almy were taken on a partners. The firm is best known for its largely Colonial Revival domestic architecture, with its emphasis on “comfort, convenience and practicality.” The general economic downturn, and Howe’s own advancing age (then 73) led the firm to disband in 1937, with her partners launching separate practices. Over its forty-three year history, the Howe firm executed some 426 commissions, about a fifth of which were located in Cambridge, many in the Brattle Street area.

Howe was the first woman to be elected a fellow of the American Institute of Architects; among her numerous other professional and social affiliations, two are of local note. She was second Vice President of the Cambridge Historical Society and contributed many articles to its Proceedings. Howe also served as President of the Cambridge Plant Club from 1938 to 1947.


Related Collections:

The Howe, Manning & Almy Papers, 1883-1972, are held at the MIT Institute Archives and Special Collections, and include photographs as well as Howe’s early personal papers, scrapbooks, sketches, and watercolors.

A few letters written by Lois Lilley Howe figure in the E.E. Cummings Papers and the Arthur Stanley Pease Correspondence held at Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Cambridge Plant and Garden Club, Records, 1889-1991 are held at Schlesinger Library, Harvard University.


Sources:

Cole, Doris and Karen Cord Taylor. The Lady Architects: Lois Lilley Howe, Eleanor Manning and Mary Almy: 1893-1937. New York: Midmarch Arts Press, 1990.

Garraty, John A. and Mark C. Carnes, eds., American National Biography, New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Harkness. Marjory Gane. The Tamworth Narrative (New Hampshire). Freeport, Maine: Bond Wheelwright, 1958.

Howe, Lois Lilley. “Memories of Nineteenth Century Cambridge,” Proceedings of the Cambridge Historical Society, 34: 59-76, 1952.

Howe, Lois Lilley. Last Will and Testament, 1960.

Julyan, Robert, and Mary Julyan. Place Names of the White Mountains (rev. ed). Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England, 1993.

Nathanson, Larry. “Lois Lilley Howe: 1864-1964. The Woman, Her Time, and Accomplishments.” (His notes for a talk presented to the Cambridge Historical Society, October 15, 2000.)

Who Was Who in America, with World Notables, vol. 4, Chicago: Marquis-Who’s Who, Inc., 1968.


Scope and Content Note:

(Due to length and the distinctive nature of the materials described, this note has been divided into two sections, one for Series I-III, and a second for Series IV-V.)

Series I-III. The bulk of the collection consists of a total of 282 glass photographic negatives taken, with only a few known exceptions, by Lois Lilley Howe between 1892 and 1912. Most measure either 4”x5” (159) or 5”x7” (110), with a few large-format 8”x10” plates (12). (A small number were misleadingly labeled “glass positives” or “lantern slides.”) There is also one celluloid negative sandwiched in glass. (An earlier CHS inventory refers to “10 celluloid negatives” and “2 batches of 5×7 celluloid negatives, stuck together,” which no longer appear to exist.)

About 135 of the negatives have associated prints, apparently made when the collection was first processed by the Cambridge Historical Society. At that time, the negatives were also resleeved in paper or glassine envelopes, but documentation of the date and work plan of that procedure is lacking. The disintegrating text of the original sleeves was retained, which is fortunate as Howe’s florid script led to many poor transcriptions. These sleeve labels, on highly acidic paper, are variously annotated with date, subject, place, and technical details of equipment, exposure, and development.

According to the terms of Howe’s will, materials relating to her architectural firm were bequeathed to her former partners, and these ultimately made their way to the Institute Archives at MIT, Howe’s alma mater. The 1912 cut-off date of this photographic collection may relate to the 1913 incorporation of her firm, to her abandonment of dry plate photography, or to some other unknown cause.

The negatives are sufficiently dated and annotated to chronicle Howe’s developing skills as a photographer, as well as her expanding range in subject matter. Her themes reflect her personal, artistic, and professional interests. Her early artistic themes are typical of the period. These include several studies of a laurel-wreathed young man, Lydiard Horton (listed in the city directory as a Latin High School student), as well as others of a young woman in colonial dress, a biblically robed maiden with a jug, and a naked child in a woodland setting. Howe’s interest in gardening is reflected in some twenty studies of flowers: Japanese Iris, Hollyhocks, Cinnamon Roses, Lilacs, etc. taken indoors and out. Throughout the collection, fire and fireplaces, whether in the form of an autumn bonfire, campfire, or the household hearth, are a recurrent theme, and may relate to Colonial Revival ideas of hearth-centered domesticity.

Howe’s professional, personal, and photographic life were deeply intertwined, and the client list to be found in The Lady Architects is the single most useful source in identifying the people and places depicted in the collection. For example, the photograph labeled “Primroses—Schoonerhead—August 1898” may correlate with renovations undertaken for Robert W. Hale at Schooner Head, Bar Harbor, Me. in 1897. Howe’s friends were also her clients, and she often both photographed them and designed their homes, as was the case of the Alfred C. Potter family.

While some pictures of people have a casual quality, others are carefully staged portraits. Sleeve annotations such as “Roger Twitchell in his crib… 4 platinum prints Mrs.…Twitchell” suggest that her talents were recognized by her social circle, but there is no evidence that she pursued photography commercially. At least three negatives (5.037a, 5.037.1a, 5.037.2a) appear to depict Howe herself.

About three dozen photographs document, often highly repetitively, scenes of holidays spent ca. 1895-1906 in Tamworth, N.H., where a summer colony of Harvard faculty had grown up around Mount Chocorua. Dates indicate visits as early April and possibly as late as December, but most were taken in July and September. Howe appears to have been a frequent house guest of the Dr. Edward and Elizabeth Twitchell family, as many of the photographs depict their four children: Paul S., Helen, Roger T., and Margaret (all of whom were named as beneficiaries in Howe’s will). Among these are the consciously artistic studies of the naked child Roger Twitchell, and the idyllic group “Going to the Spring,” with Mount Chocorua in the background. The Twitchell’s rustic summer home, a “rough house built in the nineties,” was also much photographed, inside and out. While little is known of Howe’s relation to the Twitchells, there is a listing for a Mrs. Elizabeth Twitchell on Bond Street in the Cambridge Blue Book (1928). Howe’s architectural interests are further reflected in several scenes of weather-beaten New Hampshire farmhouses and of a new, shingle-style summer home named “Knollcroft.” The portraits of “Mr. Crothers” are believed to be of Dr. Samuel McChord Crothers, longtime minister of the First Parish in Cambridge (1894-1927), who summered in nearby Madison, N.H. “Mr. Liberty sawing wood” may depict the local woodsman James Liberty, who was the namesake of Liberty Trail and Jim Liberty Cabin on Mount Chocorua.

Another thirty-three negatives depict rural and urban landscapes along and near the Charles River from Dover to East Cambridge, Mass. (ca. 1896-1900), and are of considerable documentary value. Two are labeled as having been “exhibited in competition November 9, 1898.” Of particular local interest is “Coolidge Farm: Men, with City in the Distance,” which shows the distant steepled skyline of Harvard Square viewed across field and river.

A third (about 100) of the negatives are of purely architectural subjects. A few of these are of exceptional historical interest, such as early views of the oldest house in Cambridge, the Cooper-Frost-Austin House. Several of the house photographs have been reproduced by the Cambridge Historical Commission, and many have been annotated and identified by later researchers in terms different from Howe’s own captions. The studies of domestic interiors often bear the names of known architectural clients (as Alfred C. Potter, Mrs. A. M. Griswold, Thomas Mott Osborne), but no obviously labeled “before” and “after” views were noted. The photograph of the Longfellow Barn appears to be related to her Colonial Revival design for the carriage house at Elmwood (now owned by Harvard University). Howe was a strong advocate of the use of photography and measured drawings in the design work of her firm.

Series IV-V. Series IV consists of approximately 100 photographs either created or collected by Lois Lilley Howe. An additional 31 photographs, most of them clearly taken by Howe, have been transferred from the Cambridge Image Collection and incorporated here in folders 2-3, as more properly belonging to the Howe Collection. With few exceptions (mainly the exhibition prints), the images in Series IV do not appear to derive from negatives found elsewhere in the collection.

This series represents a wide variety of sizes and print types, from mounted prints to simple snapshots, and even post cards. The arrangement adopted here reflects Howe’s familiar subject matter: Houses, Interiors, Landscapes, and People. Houses consist of some 89 images of houses, buildings, and architectural details, including a few commercial postcards. Many are mounted on pages torn from albums, or show glue traces on the reverse side. These album pages give evidence of having been methodically organized by Howe according to the architectural style of the house, doorway, fence, etc., depicted. The only captioned Interior views depict “Elmwood,” birthplace of James Russell Lowell, and the home office of Dr. C. C. Foster. Landscapes include 17 Charles River views, several depicting the working waterfront of tugboats, gasworks, and factories as it existed before the damming of the Charles River Basin. Also in this folder are bucolic and woodlands scenes. People include portraits of Cambridge Photographic Club members and possibly some Howe relatives. A cabinet card depicts an unidentified young man in elaborate uniform with a horsehair-plumed helmet (under magnification, the coat buttons are dated 1886).

The majority of Series IV is believed to be the work of Lois Lilley Howe, either alone, or in a few clearly labeled cases, in collaboration with James A. Wells. However, it seems probable that some of the material (particularly the Charles River views) was collected by Howe, but created by members of the Cambridge Photographic Club. Howe’s membership in this club, and her longstanding ties to C.H.S., make provenance difficult to determine. The problem is further aggravated by the lack of labeling and formal accession records. One large format (13”x20”) carbon print of 12 members of the Vaughan and Abbot families in theatrical costumes has been stored separately in drawer 4 of the map case due to size. This photograph is of uncertain provenance, but bears an Old Cambridge Photographic Club label and presumably came to C.H.S. through Howe.

Several Harvard yearbook photographs were removed from Series IV to the Cambridge Image Collection, Portrait Series. Also transferred to the Cambridge Image Collection was one woodland scene marked Gift of Miss Margaret Norton, which had no obvious connection to Los Lilley Howe.

Series V consists of drawings and plans, published and unpublished. The manuscript drawings of the Hastings-Holmes house (birthplace of Oliver Wendell Holmes), and of an old house that stood on the site of Hastings Hall, Harvard Law School, were done in 1884-85. They represent Howe’s earliest dated work in the collection, and were done several years before she began her formal architectural training at M.I.T. These drawings document significant Cambridge structures no longer standing, and were made at a time when making records of threatened Colonial buildings was still relatively novel. Also in this series is a signed copy of Details from Old New England Houses, measured and drawn by Lois L. Howe and Constance Fuller (1913). While this does not appear to have been Howe’s personal copy, it was incorporated into the collection some time ago by the Cambridge Historical Society.

Two photographs and one postcard of old doorways were glued to the back of architectural drawings of doorways in Kennebunkport, Maine and are found in Box 8, folder 4. Traced drawings of stairway details are filed in an oversized folder in drawer 4 of the map case.

Series VI consists of a folder of genealogical materials. Included is a partially completed pedigree chart, assorted genealogical notes regarding the Pomeroy and Spelman families, a newspaper clipping regarding the Spelman coat of arms, one bond of a Samuel Pomeroy dated 1797, and two copies of a biographical sketch of Lois Lilley Howe written for her M.I.T. Fiftieth Class Reunion in 1890.

Arrangement of Series I-III

Maintaining the context of the interrelated glass negative and print material, while also providing for both preservation and access has necessitated a fairly elaborate arrangement, which requires a word of explanation. When processing began in February 2005, corresponding negatives, prints, and original sleeve notes were interfiled together, but otherwise in no discernible order. Some items bore evidence of an earlier, but unfinished, numbering scheme, probably imposed by C.H.S. This scheme is exemplified by P-1.1 to P-1.71 for pictures of people, and P-3.1 to P-3.31 for pictures of houses. Other portions of the collection bore simpler numbers (nos. 1-50), or were unnumbered. These earlier numbers have been recorded in square brackets in the item descriptions.

In the present arrangement, the interfiled sets of related negatives, annotated sleeves, and prints were separated, assigned corresponding control numbers, and placed in parallel series. Each control number is followed by a suffix that indicates negative and print size (a= 4”x5”; b=5”x7”; c=8”x10”). In a few instances, inadvertent gaps occurred in the control number sequence; these have been indicated in the finding aid by the note “Number Not Used.”

Series I consists of glass negatives arranged in five subseries: Flowers (nos. 1.01-1.31), Houses (nos. 2.01-2.61), Interiors (nos. 3.01-3.46), Landscapes (nos. 4.01-4.38), and People (nos. 5.001-5.106). Within each subseries, arrangement is alphabetical by subject. Physical arrangement of the negatives in the storage containers is first by size (a, b, or c), then by number. Thus, negative 2.01a is filed in the 4”x5” box, while negative 2.02c is in the 8”x10” box. Access to this series is restricted.

Series II consists of silver gelatin prints. These are filed in the archival binder box first by size (a, b, c) and then by number. The control numbers appear on the back of each print and are enclosed in a rectangle to distinguish them from earlier numbering schemes. In the item list, the abbreviations P and NP are used to indicate whether a “Print” or “No Print” exists for the negative.

Series III consists of photocopies of the annotated negative sleeves. Acidic sleeves were photocopied on archival quality paper and filed by control number in folders. Notes by Howe herself were generally written on old fashioned, pre-printed Kraft paper envelopes, and are distinguishable by her florid script. Later notations by others were generally on newer glassine envelopes. A sample of the best-preserved original sleeves was kept, but most were discarded after photocopying, as too brittle for preservation.


Library of Congress Subject Headings

  • Howe, Lois Lilley, 1864-1964.
  • Twitchell family —Photographs.
  • Architecture — Massachusetts — Cambridge — Photographs.
  • Historic buildings — Massachusetts — Cambridge — Photographs.
  • Cambridge (Mass.) — Photographs.
  • Cambridge (Mass.) —Buildings, structures, etc. —Photographs.
  • Tamworth Region (N.H.) —Photographs.

 


Howe, Lois Lilley, 1864-1964. Photographic Collection, 1884-1912
Series Description and Folder Listing

Series I. Negatives

Identification of subjects, titles, and data for the negatives were derived from Howe’s sleeve notes, later researchers’ annotations, and published sources. Material in quotation marks was taken from the sleeve notes; text in brackets was supplied by the processor. Names have been standardized: R. Twitchell, R.T.T., and Roger Twitchell have all been rendered as Roger T. Twitchell. Sleeve notes were not fully transcribed, and these should be consulted to confirm conjectural readings and for fuller information. As noted above, earlier item numbers have been recorded in square brackets, e.g., [P-3.32] or [47].

Box 1 Size a (4”x5”) negatives
Box 2-3 Size b (5”x7”) negatives
Box 4 Size c (8”x10”) negatives

Negative Number and Size (a,b,c) Subseries A. Flowers Print/No Print
1.01a Arrowhead [flower] [1] East Billerica, Mass., August 1898 NP
1.02a Cinnamon Roses on Whittemore Wall [10] Chocorua, N.H., 3 July 1906 NP
1.03a Cinnamon Roses by Miss [Walling’s?] Barn [11] Chocorua, N.H., 3 July 1906 NP
1.04b 5.7 Dandelions [Broken corner on negative] Wood’s Hole, Mass., May 1910 NP
1.05a [Flowers and Picket Fence] [4] NP
1.06a Flowers [Broken corner on negative] NP
1.07a Hollyhock- large [8] 1895? NP
1.08a Hollyhocks I [12] 7 July 1895 NP
1.09a Hollyhocks [13] NP
1.10a Hollyhocks [14] July 1896 NP
1.11a [Lay’s?] Hollyhock [15] “Probably taken with the Euryscope Lens & Hawkeye Camera in July ’95” Developed May 1898 NP
1.12a Hollyhocks [20] “Probably taken with the Euryscope Lens & Hawkeye Camera in July ’95” Developed May 1898 NP
1.13a [Japanese Iris?] [3] [July 1898?] NP
1.14a Japanese Iris I [5] July 1898 NP
1.15a Japanese Iris II [9] July 1898 NP
1.16a Japanese Iris II [6] July 1898 NP
1.17a Joe Pye Weed [2] East Billerica, Mass., August 1898 NP
1.18a Lilies [17] Cambridge, Mass., 1898 NP
1.19a Miss Swan’s Lilies I. Best [16] July 1898 NP
1.20a Mullein [7] Berkshire County, Mass, 1898 NP
1.21a Mullein [21] “Glass positive” NP
1.22a Mullein [19] “Glass positive” 1899 NP
1.23b [Horsford’s?] [narcissus or daffodils] NP
1.24b Poet’s Narcissus April 1910 NP
1.25a Primroses [18] Schooner Head, Maine, August 1898 NP
1.26b Couronne d’[Or?] Tulips “in cream colored bowl” 27 March 1910 NP
1.27b Gold [Finch] Tulips in Yellow Pot—closed Cambridge, Mass., 27 March 1910 NP
1.28b Gold [Finch] Tulips in Yellow Pot—wide open Cambridge, Mass., 27 March 1910 NP
1.29b [Pot of Tulips] 27 March 1910 NP
1.30b [Tulip] Cambridge, Mass., March 1910 NP
1.31b Yellow Tulips—wide open “Gold Finch” NP
Subseries B. Houses
2.01a Arsenal Gate [P 12.5] Watertown, Mass. P
2.02c House, exterior side view [P-3.15] 128 Brattle Street, Cambridge, Mass. P
2.03c House, exterior rear view [P-3.16] 128 Brattle Street, Cambridge, Mass. P
2.04b Brewster Gate, 1 of 2 [P-3.4] 20 May 1906 P
2.05b Brewster Gate, 2 of 2 [P-3.5] 20 May 1906 P
2.06a Astor Cary barn door [P-3.32] June 1892 P
2.07a Old Cottage—front [P 3.12] [Watson House, now 30 Elmwood] [Cook-Lerned House; formerly at 2463 Massachusetts Avenue.] “Printed by CHC 1980” North Cambridge, Mass., c.1900 P
2.08a Old Cottage—back [P 3.13] Cook-Lerned House, 2463 Massachusetts Avenue. North Cambridge, Mass., c.1900 P
2.09a Cooper-Frost-Austin House [P 3.7] 21 Linnean Street, Cambridge, Mass. P
2.10a Cooper-Frost-Austin House [P 3.8] 21 Linnean Street, Cambridge, Mass. P
2.11a Cooper-Frost-Austin House, 1901 [P 3.9] “Print 1911.” 21 Linnean Street, Cambridge, Mass. P
2.12b Crothers’ [rustic summer home, exterior] Chocorua, N. H., September 1909 NP
2.13a C. W. Eliot House—Porch [P-3.3] 25 Reservoir Street, Cambridge, Mass., c.1902 P
2.14a C. W. Eliot House—South [P 3.19] 25 Reservoir Street, Cambridge, Mass., May 1902 P
2.15a C. W. Eliot House—South West [P 3.18] 25 Reservoir Street, Cambridge, Mass., May 1902 P
2.16a Mrs. A. M. Griswold’s House [P 3.26] “Wrong side of plate” 25 Craigie Street, Cambridge, Mass., 190[1?] P
2.17c Mrs. A. M. Griswold’s house—exterior front view [P-3.17] 25 Craigie Street, Cambridge, Mass. — April 1902 P
2.18a Mrs. A. M. Griswold’s House [P 3.27] “Printed by CHC” 25 Craigie Street, Cambridge, Mass., 1903 P
2.22a Howe House—front [P 3.6] 11 Fayerweather Street, Cambridge, Mass., 30 April 1900 P
2.23a Howe House—front [P 3.30] 11 Fayerweather Street, Cambridge, Mass., 30 April 1900 P
2.24b L. L. Howe House? [P-3.2] [2 Appleton Street, Cambridge, Mass.?] 1910 P
2.25a House on James Street—“Approx. 79 1/ 2 Brattle” [P 3.14] “After 1818, Demolished by 1904.” “Printed by CHC” Celluloid negative sandwiched in glass. P
2.26b “Jaundice Hall” [P-3.1] [A house, presumably yellow] Elmwood [Avenue, Cambridge, Mass.?] NP
2.27a “Knollcroft” [house] [44] “Side view, near to” Wonalancet, N.H., September 1897 NP
2.28a Longfellow Barn I [P 3.31] Cambridge, Mass., 10 July 1895 P
2.29a 3.36 Longfellow Barn II [P 3.10] Cambridge, Mass., 10 July 1895 P
2.30a Nutting Place—Front Gate, open [P 3.22] Cambridge, Mass., 25 May 1905 P
2.31a Nutting Place—Back Gate, large [P 3.23] Cambridge, Mass., 25 May 1905 P
2.32a Nutting Place—Back Gate, small [P 3.24] Cambridge, Mass., 1905 May 25 P
2.33a Nutting Place—Front Gate, closed [P 3.25] Cambridge, Mass., 25 May 1905 P
2.34a [Farmhouse with barn on a rise] [46] NP
2.35a View of Country House [42] [Chocorua, N.H.?] NP
2.36a House and Cornfield on Butler’s Bridge Road [47] Chocorua, N.H., September 1900 NP
2.37a House on Butler’s Bridge Road [48] [Picturesque farmhouse with lean-to and ell] Chocorua, N.H., September 1900 NP
2.38a View of Country House [43] “Distant front” Wonalancet, N.H. NP
2.39a Wonalancet- First View in Winter of April 1895 [45] April 1895 NP
2.40a Alfred C. Potter House [P 3.20] 1897 P
2.41a Alfred C. Potter House —exterior [P 3.11] P
2.42a Alfred C. Potter House [P 3.21] “Taken, I think, by the Potters.” P
2.43b Twitchell’s House Chocorua, N. H. NP
2.44a Twitchell’s House—approach Chocorua, N.H. NP
2.45a Twitchell’s House—back Chocorua, N.H., [May?] 1901 NP
2.46b Twitchell’s House—from southeast Chocorua, N. H., September 1904 NP
2.47a Twitchell’s House—appletree porch “fogged” Chocorua, N.H., 1 July 1906 NP
2.48b Twitchell’s House—appletree porch Chocorua, N. H. NP
2.49b Twitchell Porch “cracked” Chocorua, N. H. NP
2.50a Twitchell’s House—appletree porch [50] “Teddy in Tree” [cat?] Chocorua, N.H., 1 July 1900 NP
2.51a Twitchell’s House—appletree porch, P.M. Chocorua, N.H., 3 July 1906 NP
2.52b Twitchell’s House—appletree porch Chocorua, N. H. NP
2.53a Twitchell’s House—porch, P.M. Chocorua, N.H., 3 July 1906 NP
2.54a Twitchell’s House—porch, A.M. “Slipped slide partly out of holder before taking photograph” Chocorua, N.H., 3 July 1906 NP
2.55b Twitchell’s House—porch [rustic arbor] Chocorua, N. H., 14 September 1906 NP
2.56b Twitchell’s House—appletree porch, P.M. Chocorua, N.H., 14 September 1906 NP
2.57b “Roger [Twitchell]’s house” [shingled hut in woods] Chocorua, N. H., 6 September 1906 NP
2.58a Wadsworth House—rear [P 3.28] Cambridge, Mass., 4 April 1900 P
2.59a Wadsworth House—east side [P 3.29] Cambridge, Mass., 4 April 1900 P
2.60b Unidentified House—side view [Photograph of a photograph?] NP
2.61b Miss Howe Chocorua, N. H., 1910 NP
Subseries C. Interiors
3.01b Booth House—bedroom, 6 [P-4.1] 19 Berkeley Street, Cambridge, Mass. P
3.02b Booth House—dining room, 4 [P-4.2] 19 Berkeley Street, Cambridge, Mass., 6 May 1906 NP
3.03b Booth House—“Study for Miss Howe” [P-4.3] 19 Berkeley Street, Cambridge, Mass., 1906 NP
3.04b Booth House—parlor, 1 [P-4.4] 19 Berkeley Street, Cambridge, Mass., 1906 P
3.05b Booth House—from hall, 3 [P-4.5] 19 Berkeley Street, Cambridge, Mass., 1906 P
3.06b Booth House—hall from parlor, 2 [P-4.6] 19 Berkeley Street, Cambridge, Mass., 1906 P
3.07b Crothers’[rustic interior] Chocorua, N. H., September 1909 NP
3.08b Crothers’ [rustic interior with fireplace] Chocorua, N. H., 1910 NP
3.09a Mrs. A. M. Griswold’s parlor [P-4.30] 25 Craigie Street, Cambridge, Mass. April 1902 P
3.10a Mrs. A. M. Griswold’s parlor [P-4.31] April 1902 P
3.11a Mrs. A. M. Griswold’s parlor (upright) [P-4.32] Cambridge, Mass. — May 1902 P
3.11.1b Mrs. A. M. Griswold’s House [P-4.16] 25 Craigie Street, Cambridge, Mass., 1903 P
3.11.2b Mrs. A. M. Griswold’s House [P-4.17] 25 Craigie Street, Cambridge, Mass., 1903 P
3.11.3b Mrs. A. M. Griswold’s House [P-4.18] 25 Craigie Street, Cambridge, Mass., 1903 P
3.12a Clara’s Room [P-4.33] [possibly Clara Howe, half-sister to LLH] [Cambridge, Mass.], January 1895 P
3.13b G. B. Maynadier House—dining room with hall, 2 [P-4.10] 49 Hawthorne Street, Cambridge, Mass, 1903 NP
3.14b G. B. Maynadier House—dining room, 1 [P-4.11] 49 Hawthorne Street, Cambridge, Mass., 1903 NP
3.15b G. B. Maynadier House—dining room, 3 [P-4.9] 49 Hawthorne Street, Cambridge, Mass., 1903 P
3.16a Thomas Mott Osborne House—hall and parlor [P-4.34] November 1893 P
3.17a Thomas Mott Osborne House—library [P-4.29] November 1893 P
3.18a Alfred C. Potter House—hall [P-4.35] Fayerweather St., Cambridge, Mass. [Kennedy St per directory?] P
3.19b Alfred C. Potter House—hall [P-4.7] “Negative by Mr. Hutchinson” 55 Fayerweather Street, Cambridge, Mass. P
3.20b Alfred C. Potter House—hall [P-4.8] “Negative by Mr. Hutchinson” 55 Fayerweather Street, Cambridge, Mass. P
3.21a Twitchell’s House—interior Chocorua, N.H., May 1901 NP
3.22b Twitchell’s House—cot corner, oblong Chocorua, N. H., September 1904 NP
3.23b Twitchell’s House—cot [i.e., hammock] corner Chocorua, N. H., September 1904 NP
3.24b Twitchell’s House—dining room Chocorua, N. H., 7 September 1903 NP
3.25b Twitchell’s House—dining-room corner Chocorua, N. H., September 1903 NP
3.26b Number Not Used NP
3.27b Twitchell’s living room, with fireplace and cot Chocorua, N. H., September 1906 NP
3.28b Twitchell’s living room, with fireplace and stairs “very dark rainy day” Chocorua, N. H., 13 September 1906 NP
3.29b Twitchell’s House—sitting room corner Chocorua, N. H., September 1903 NP
3.30b Twitchell’s House—stairs Chocorua, N. H., September 190[?] NP
3.31b Twitchell’s House—with stairway and fireplace Chocorua, N. H. NP
3.32b Twitchell’s house—staircase Chocorua, N. H., September 1904 NP
3.33b Interior with fireplace [P-4.12] P
3.34b Interior with fireplace [P-4.13] P
3.35b Interior [P-4.14] P
3.36b Interior with stairs [P-4.15] P
3.37c Parlor with fireplace [P-4.19] P
3.38c Parlor with fireplace [P-4.20] P
3.39c Parlor with fireplace [P-4.21] P
3.40c Victorian parlor with gas lamp [P-4.22] P
3.41c Victorian parlor with gas lamp [P-4.25] P
3.42c Victorian parlor with tea setting [P-4.23] P
3.43c Victorian parlor with tea setting [P-4.24] P
3.44c Hallway to stairs [P-4.26] P
3.45c Stairs [P-4.27] P
3.46c Dining room with fireplace [4.28] P
Subseries D. Landscapes
4.01a Charles River—1896 [P 7.18] P
4.02a Charles River—1896 [P 7.36] P
4.03a Charles River with Trees [P 7.37] [Apparently mismatched sleeve says Telegraph Pole] P
4.04a [Charles River?] [P 7.41] P
4.05a Charles River—East Cambridge [P 7.17] P
4.06a Entrance to Coolidge Farm, Willis [Court?] [P 7.34] P
4.07a Coolidge Farm—Apple Trees, Haystacks [P 7.39] “Exhibited in competition November 9, 1898” September 1898 P
4.08a Coolidge Farm—Apple Tree [P 7.40] “Exhibited in competition 11-9-1898” September 1898 P
4.09a Coolidge Farm—Looking Back at Sunset [P 7.42] “Exhibited in competition 11-9-1898” September 1898 P
4.10a Coolidge Farm—Men, with City in Distance [P 7.43] “Exhibited in competition 11-9-1898” September 1898 P
4.11a Coolidge Farm—Stacks and Outhouses [P 7.43] “[Exhibited?] 11-9-1898” September 1898 P
4.12a Glacialis in Winter, 1 of 2 [P 7.23] [Former ice pond near Fresh Pond] Cambridge, Mass. P
4.13a Glacialis in Winter, 2 of 2 [P 7.24] [Former ice pond near Fresh Pond] Cambridge, Mass. P
4.14a Class B—Willows [P 7.16] [Longfellow Park, Cambridge, Mass.] S
4.15a [Longfellow Park] [P 7.35] Cambridge, Mass. P
4.16a Willows at Canton [P 7.25] Canton, Mass., 2 April 1896 P
4.17a Hoar Farm—Pond [P 7.31] Dover, Mass. 25 February 1900 P
4.18 Number Not Used
4.19a Cotton Mill, Waltham [P 12.3] P
4.20a [Cows grazing near dam and mill] [P 7.22] [Waltham, Mass.?] NP
4.21a Charles River—View outside Arsenal [P7.32] Watertown, Mass., 1896 P
4.22a Charles River—Above Arsenal [P 7.19] P
4.23a Charles River—Above Arsenal [P 7.20] P
4.24a Charles River North—Marshes by Arsenal [P 7.21] P
4.25a Arsenal Bridge and [Long K—?] Boiler [P 7.26] P
4.26a Charles River—1896 [P 7.30] [shows what appear to be African-American road menders] P
4.27a Watertown Bridge [12.4] P
4.28a View from Watertown Bridge [P 7.27] P
4.29a Charles River between Bemis and Watertown [P 7.28] P
4.30a Charles River north from Bemis Bridge [P 7.29] October 1896 P
4.31a Charles River North—Meadows below Watertown Dump [P 7.38] P
4.32a Charles River near West Watertown Station [P7.33] Watertown, Mass. P
4.33b “View 7.” [Title illegible] [View of pasture and mountains] NP
4.34b Panorama I, Chocorua, N. H. NP
4.35b “Looking Through The Barn” [View to mountain from inside barn, boy feeding hens to one side] Chocorua, N. H., September 1903 NP
4.36a Twitchell Bonfire [25] NP
4.36.1a Twitchell Bonfire [P-1.61] 1896 P
4.37a Bonfire [32] Chocorua, N.H., May 1901 NP
4.38b [Twitchell’s?] Brush Fire Chocorua, N.H., September [?] NP
Subseries E. People
5.001a The Ladies Bellier? from “The Amazon” [P-1.34] December 1900 P
5.002b The Twins Playing Cards [P-1.6] [older women in front of fireplace] Canton, Mass., 22 February 1903 NP
5.003b Canton Twins [P-1.7] NP
5.004b Canton Twins [P-1.8] NP
5.004.1b Canton Twins [P-1.4] NP
5.004.2b Canton Twins [P-1.5] NP
5.005a Chapman [P-1.56] 1898 P
5.006a Chapman [P-1.57] 1898 P
5.007a Chapman [P-1.58] 1898 P
5.008b Helen Crothers in her [?] [woman in plaid dress in attic doorway] [3 July 1910?] NP
5.009b Mr. [Samuel McChord?] Crothers in his Study Chocorua, N. H., 1909 NP
5.010b Mr. [Samuel McChord?] Crothers in his Study II Chocorua, N. H., [1909?] NP
5.011a Betty Devens [P-1.38] 1897 P
5.012a Betty Devens [P-1.39] 1897 P
5.013b Betty and Geraldine [Dropper?] P-1.28] NP
5.014b The Droppers [P-1.29] NP
5.015b [another study of the Droppers] [P-1.30] NP
5.016a S[arah] McK[eane] Folsom (head looking down) [P-1.35] March 1898 P
5.017a S[arah] McK[eane] Folsom (head) [P-1.36] “scratched” March 1898 P
5.018a S[arah] McK[eane] Folsom [P-1.37] March 1898 P
5.019a A. L. G. (intensified) [P-1.67] P
5.020a A. L. G. and Rick [P-1.68] P
5.021a A. L. G. (sitting down) [P-1.69] P
5.022a A. L. G. (intensified) [P-1.70] P
5.023a A. L. G. [P-1.71] P
5.025a M. H., & Prince [P-1.40] P
5.026a Helen & Carl (standing up) [P-1.42] P
5.027a Helen & Carl (sitting down) [P-1.43] P
5.028a E. H. Horton [P-1.59] 1896 P
5.029a E. H. Horton [P-1.60] 1898 P
5.030a Lydiard Horton, reading, with laurel wreath [P-1.44] [February 1898] P
5.031a Lydiard Horton with laurel wreath [P-1.45] February 1898 P
5.032a Lydiard Horton, reading, with white fillet [P-1.46] [February 1898] P
5.033a Lydiard Horton, as a saint [P-1.47] [February 1898] P
5.034a Lydiard Horton, with wreath and book [P-1.48] February 1898 P
5.035a Lydiard Horton, with ruff collar [P-1.49] February 1898 P
5.036a Lydiard Horton, with ruff collar (no. 2) [P-1.50] [February 1898] P
5.037a Lois? in gig [P-1.62] [Lois Lilley Howe?] Westport P
5.037.1a [Lois Lilley Howe?] [taken by?] R. P. Rogers [P-1.32] 1898 P
5.037.2a [Lois Lilley Howe?] [taken by?] E. H. Horton [P-1.33] 1896 P
5.038b Helen Twitchell Feeding Hens Chocorua, N. H., 14 September 1906 NP
5.039b Helen Twitchell Feeding Hens Chocorua, N. H., 14 September 1906 NP
5.040b Mr. [Liberty] sawing wood March 1905 NP
5.041b Mr. [Liberty] and the wheelbarrow Chocorua, N. H., March 1905 NP
5.042b Potters and Dog—small [P-1.24] Cambridge, Mass., 7 September 1912 NP
5.043 Number Not Used NP
5.044b The Whole Potter Family [P-1.25] Cambridge, Mass., 14 September 1912 NP
5.045b Potters and Dog—bad [P-1.26] Cambridge, Mass., 7 September 1912 NP
5.046a Mr. [Alfred C.?] Potter and Delano [P-1.51] October 1897 P
5.047a Mr. Potter and Delano (Delano with a cap) [P-1.52] October 1897 P
5.048a Betty and Delano Potter (Delano in carriage) (no. 2) [P-1.53] October 1897 P
5.049b [Betty Potter and Dog on Steps] [P-1.19] Cambridge, Mass., 14 September 1912 NP
5.050b Betty Potter and Dog on Steps [P-1.22] Cambridge, Mass., 7 September 1912 NP
5.051b Betty Potter and Dog on Steps II [P-1.21] Sitting Down Cambridge, Mass., 14 September 1912 NP
5.052b Betty Potter and Dog on Steps III [P-1.20] “wrong side of plate” Cambridge, Mass., 14 September 1912 NP
5.053a Betty and Delano Potter (Delano in carriage) [P-1.54] October 1897 P
5.054b Delano Potter and Dog on Steps [P-1.27] Cambridge, Mass., 7 September 1912 NP
5.055b Edith, Alfred and Delano Potter [P-1.18] (outdoor group portrait with dog) Cambridge, Mass., 7 September 1912 NP
5.056b Edith, Alfred and Delano Potter and Dog—large [P-1.23] Cambridge, Mass., 7 September 1912 NP
5.058a Mrs. J. B. Russell, at window [P-1.31] Cambridge, Mass. — 10 November 1901 P
5.059b Mrs. J. B. Russell [profile] [P-1.1] Cambridge, Mass.? NP
5.060b Mrs. J. B. Russell [three-quarter figure] [P-1.2] Cambridge, Mass. NP
5.061b Mrs. J. B. Russell [playing with cat] [P-1.3] Cambridge, Mass. NP
5.063b [Twitchell? Woman Feeding Chickens] NP
5.064b [Twitchell? Woman and Three Children] Chocorua, N. H. NP
5.065a Helen and Margaret Twitchell [28] NP
5.066a Helen and Roger Twitchell [30] NP
5.067a Helen and Margaret Twitchell by the Fire [38] [Two children, one holding doll, look into fireplace] Chocorua, N.H., September 1900 NP
5.068b Helen Twitchell Feeding Hens—upright Chocorua, N. H., 13 September 1906 NP
5.069b Helen Twitchell Feeding Hens Chocorua, N. H., 8 September 1906 NP
5.070b Helen Twitchell Feeding Hens Chocorua, N. H., 8 September 1906 NP
5.071b Helen Twitchell Feeding Hens Chocorua, N. H., 14 September 1906 NP
5.072a Margaret, Helen and Roger Twitchell [23] “My lantern slide” NP
5.073a Margaret, Helen and Roger Twitchell [34] 10 December 1898 NP
5.074a Margaret Twitchell and Cat [49] [Seated girl, stroking cat in lap] Chocorua, N.H., September 1900 NP
5.075a Paul, Helen, Roger Twitchell, and Rooster [22] “My lantern slides” NP
5.076a Paul, Helen, and Roger Twitchell and Mary [29] “My lantern slide” [three seated children and older woman] NP
5.077a Roger Twitchell [24] NP
5.078a Roger Twitchell in his Crib [31] “Flashlight” 9 November 1898 NP
5.079a Roger Twitchell on his Sled—“best” [33] 10 November 1898 NP
5.080a Roger Twitchell on his Sled—[35] 10 December 1898 NP
5.081a Roger Twitchell in Woods [36] [Naked boy in woods] “streaky” Chocorua, N.H., September 1900 NP
5.082a Roger Twitchell in Woods—“worst” [37] [Naked boy in woods] Chocorua, N.H., September 1900 NP
5.083a Roger Twitchell in Boat [39] [Naked boy in row boat] Chocorua, N.H., September 1900 NP
5.084a Roger Twitchell in Woods [40] [Naked boy in woods] Chocorua, N.H., September 1900 NP
5.085a Roger Twitchell in Woods [41] [Naked boy in woods] Chocorua, N.H., September 1900 NP
5.086b Roger Twitchell and Rain Barrel Chocorua, N. H., 13 September 1906 NP
5.087b Roger Twitchell and Paul Wainwright by Campfire I Chocorua, N. H., 5 September 1906 NP
5.088b Roger Twitchell and Paul Wainwright by Campfire [II] Chocorua, N. H., 5 September 1906 NP
5.089b Roger Twitchell and Paul Wainwright by Campfire [III] [Chocorua, N. H., 5 September 1906] NP
5.090a E. F. W. and children [P-1.64] Salem, 21 May 1899 P
5.091a E. F. W. and children [P-1.65] Salem, 21 May 1899 P
5.092a E. F. W. and children [P-1.66] Salem, 21 May 1899 P
5.093b Mr. Watson and Two Babies 3 [P-1.9] Cambridge, Mass., 6 December 1903 NP
5.094b Mr. Watson and Two Babies 4 [P-1.10] Cambridge, Mass., 6 December 1903 NP
5.095b Mr. Watson and Two Babies 1 [P-1.11] Cambridge, Mass., 6 December 1903 NP
5.096b Mr. Watson and Two Babies 2 [P-1.12] Cambridge, Mass., 6 December 1903 NP
5.096.1b Mr. Watson and His Babies [P-1.13] NP
5.097b Mr. Watson and Eleanor [P-1.14] NP
5.098b Mr. Watson and Eleanor [P-1.15] NP
5.099b Mr. Watson and Eleanor [P-1.16] NP
5.100b Mr. Watson and Eleanor [P-1.17] NP
5.101b Paul Wainwright playing mandolin Chocorua, N. H., 14 September 1906 NP
5.102b Paul [Wainwright] in Barn [Man sawing wood in doorway] [Chocorua, N. H.?] NP
5.103b Paul [Wainwright?] Chocorua, N. H., 14 September [1906?] NP
5.104a Fourth of July gathering [P-1.63] Brookline, 4 July 1897 P
5.105a “Going to the Spring” [26] [Girls with pails, Mt. Chocorua in background] Chocorua, N.H., 1900 September NP
5.106a 2.27 “Coming from the Spring” [27] [Girls with pails, Mt. Chocorua in background] Chocorua, N.H., 1900 September NP
5.107b Unidentified Woman [Betty Devens?] NP

Series II. Prints

The item list for this series is the same as that for corresponding negatives in Series I above. The abbreviations P and NP are used to indicate whether a “Print” or “No Print” exists for the negative. Prints are filed in the archival binder box first by size (a,b,c), and then by number.

Series III. Sleeve Notes
Box 5

The item list for this series is the same as that for the corresponding negatives in Series I. Sleeve notes are filed in order by control number. Sleeve notes exist for most, but not all, negatives. Notes by Howe herself were generally written on old fashioned, pre-printed Kraft paper envelopes, and are distinguishable by her florid script. Later notations made by others were generally on newer, glassine envelopes. A sample of the best-preserved original sleeves was kept, but most were too brittle for preservation and discarded after photocopying.

Box Folder
6 1 Finding Aid
6 2 Subseries A. Flowers
6 3 Subseries B. Houses
6 4 Subseries C. Interiors
6 5 Subseries D. Landscapes
6 6 Subseries E. People (nos. 5.001-5.050)
6 7 Subseries E. People (nos. 5.051-5.107)
6 8 Subseries F. Samples of Original Sleeves
6 9 Copies of Sleeves

Series IV. Other Photographs

Box Folder
7 1 Houses (55 images).
7.108 LLH – East Jaffrey
7.109 LLH – William Worth Pease Doorway, Edgartown
7.110 LLH – Unidentified
7.111 LLH – 26 Fayerweather St., Samuel Henshaw House, Cambridge
7.112 LLH – Weymouth, 1907
7.113 LLH – New London, N.H., 1907
7.114 LLH – Ipswich
7.115 LLH – Heard House – Ipswich
7.116 LLH – [Heard House – Ipswich]
7.117 LLH – Medfield, Mass.
7.118 LLH – Follen Street, Cambridge, Bowen House?
7.119 LLH – Appian Way, Cambridge, now on Coolidge Hill
7.120 LLH – Thomas Lee House, 153 Brattle Street, Cambridge
7.121 LLH – Thomas Lee House, Cambridge (from upper window of 2 Appleton Street.)
7.122 LLH – Vassal House, Cambridge 1882-3
7.123 LLH – Lattice
7.124 LLH – Salem, Nov. 1908
7.125 LLH – Peterboro, N.H., Feb. 1905
7.126 LLH – Litle Boar’s Head, N.H.
7.127 LLH – Jamaica Plain
7.128 LLH – Cambridge
7.129 LLH – Longfellow House
7.130 LLH – Little Boar’s Head, N.H.
7.131 LLH – John C. Grey House, Cambridge, Mrs. Tudor’s House. “The Larches” before morning
7.132 LLH – Mrs. John Hay, Portsmouth, N.H., 364 Middle Street
7.133 LLH – Mrs. John Hay, Portsmouth, N.H., 364 Middle Street
7.134 LLH – Garden of Mrs. John Hay, Portsmouth, N.H.
7.135 LLH – Garden of Mrs. John Hay, Portsmouth, N.H.
7.136 LLH – Delano Barns, New Bedford
7.137 LLH – Delano Barns, New Bedford
7.138 LLH – Belchertown, Mass.
7.139 LLH – George M. Whipple House, Salem, 1804 (postcard)
7.140 LLH – Worcester, Salisbury House
7.141 LLH – Cooperstown, N.Y.
7.142 LLH – A Good Doorway of the Transitional Period, Norwich, Conn. Date, About 1840.
7.143 LLH – Weymouth, Mass.
7.144 LLH – York, Maine
7.145 LLH – Andover, Mass.
7.146 LLH – Milford, N.H.
7.147 LLH – Milford, N.H. [doorway]
7.148 LLH – Unidentified
7.149 LLH – Unidentified
7.150 LLH – now Mrs. Tudor’s House – in its original position
7.151 LLH – Scituate, Mass.
7.152 LLH – near Hopkinton
7.153 LLH – Santuit, Mass.
7.154 LLH – Andrew Hussey – Liberty St., Nantucket
7.155 LLH – Hatfield or Deerfield
7.156 LLH – Marblehead
7.157 LLH – Marblehead
7.158 LLH – Brookline
7.159 LLH – Waquoit
7.160 LLH – Lincoln
7.161 LLH – Mrs. Tyson’s So. Berwick, Me.
7.162 LLH – Castine, Me.
7 2 Houses and Interiors (22 images transferred from Cambridge Image Collection).
7.163 LLH – Elmwood, Lowell’s Study [Amee Brothers, Booksellers, Cambridge]
7.164 LLH – Ante-Revolutionary Furniture, Mahogany & Oak. James R. Lowell, Cambridge 1896.
7.165 LLH – The entry, Elmwood
7.166 LLH – Elmwood
7.167 LLH – Farlow-Quincy Street, Cambridge Trellis by Lois Lilley Howe, View from Faculty Club
7.168 LLH – Dr. C. C. Foster [7 Kirkland Street?]
7.169 LLH – Peabody-Palmer House, Cambridge, Site of Lamont Library
7.170 LLH – Cambridge, Felton-Peabody-Palmer House on Quincy Street, Site of Lamont Library
7.171 LLH – Cambridge, Felton-Peabody-Palmer House on Quincy Street, Site of Lamont Library
7.172 LLH – Cambridge, Felton-Peabody-Palmer House on Quincy Street, Site of Lamont Library
7.173 LLH – Appian Way, Cambridge – Now on Coolidge Hill
7.174 LLH – J.C. Gray House, Cambridge, Mass. April 5, 1908
7.175 LLH – Unidentified, 1922
7.176 LLH – Lois Howe’s House
7.177 LLH – Lois Howe’s House
7.178 LLH – Lois Howe’s House
7.179 LLH – Lois Howe’s House
7.180 LLH – L.L. Howe’s Porch, Duplicate, Tip table is left to CHS
7.181 LLH – Dining-room Queen Anne chairs (6) to CHS 1970
7.182 LLH – Lois Howe’s Porch, Duplicate
7.183 LLH – Terrace across front may also have been planned with Miss Lois Howe, certainly was built at time of added porch, 1922.
7.184 LLH – Lois Howe’s House
[NOTE: 7.175 LLH – 7.184 LLH May be mistakenly identified as Lois Howe’s house, but possibly may be connected with the Grace Treadwell family since the tilt-top table and Queen Anne chairs seem to objects donated by her in 1970.]

Box Folder
7 3 Houses (15 images transferred from CHS Image Collection).
7.185 LLH – Bates House, 1926 – other side of the house was on the line of Church St. (site of Sages) [corner of Brattle Street].
7.186 LLH – Bates House – Back door, site of Sage Shop
7.187 LLH – Bates House – Back door
7.188 LLH – Unidentified
7.189 LLH – 1909, Bates House, Brattle Street
7.190 LLH – Front door of Miss Lilian E. Bates, June 1905 (fence is on Brattle Street)
7.191 LLH – Holmes House, Cambridge
7.192 LLH – Holmes House, Cambridge
7.193 LLH – Holmes House
7.194 LLH – Holmes House, Cambridge (now destroyed)
7.195 LLH – [Marblehead]
7.196 LLH – Waquoit
7.197 LLH – Bates House
7.198 LLH – Bates House, Brattle St. entrance, Site of Sages shop
7.199 LLH – Bates House after fence was removed, House on left is Francis Dana House
7 4 Interiors (3 images).
7.200 LLH – Unidentified
7.201 LLH – Dr. Foster (from Window) Cambridge, Directory has C.C. Foster at 8 Elmwood Ave. [possibly 7 Kirkland Street?]
7.202 LLH – Unidentified [possibly Dr. Foster?]
8 1 Landscapes (10 images).
8.203 LLH – Just off the Beaten Track, Platinotype
8.204 LLH – Unidentified
8.205 LLH – The Millwheel at Waverly
8.206 LLH – Charles River?
8.207 LLH – Unidentified
8.208 LLH – [Charles River]
8.209 LLH – [Charles River]
8.210 LLH – Charles River, Broad Canal, Third Street from above [James A. Wells, Lois L. Howe]
8.211 LLH – Charles River, Broad Canal from First Street Bridge [James A. Wells, Lois L. Howe]
8.212 LLH – Charles River, Harvard Bridge from above [James A. Wells]
8 2 Landscapes (14 images).
8.213 LLH – Charles River, Boston from Harvard Bridge [James A. Wells]
8.214 LLH – Charles River, Warren Bridge [James A. Wells]
8.215 LLH – Charles River, Broad Canal from Third Street Bridge, looking up. [James A. Wells, Lois L. Howe]
8.216 LLH – Unidentified
8.217 LLH – [Charles River?]
8.218 LLH – [Charles River?]
8.219 LLH – Charles River, Watertown Bridge [L.L. Howe]
8.220 LLH – Charles River, View of River below Newton Street Bridge, Waltham [L.L. Howe]
8.221 LLH – Charles River, View of Bleachery from Farwell Street Bridge, Waltham. [L.L. Howe]
8.222 LLH – Charles River, Bend in river near West Watertown Station. [L.L. Howe]
8.223 LLH – Charles River, Meadows below Watertown Dump. [L.L. Howe]
8.224 LLH – Charles River, View from Watertown Bridge. [L.L. Howe]
8.225 LLH – Unidentified
8.226 LLH – Waverly Oaks [J.G. Kemp]
[Map Case, Drawer 4]   8.227 LLH – [Charles River]
8 3 People (5 images).
8.228 LLH – Unidentified
8.229 LLH – Unidentified man in uniform
8.230 LLH – Sturgis Thorndike
8.231 LLH – Sturgis Thorndike
8.232 LLH – James A. Wells
8.233 LLH – James A. Wells who took these pictures
[Map Case, Drawer 4] 8.234 LLH – “Two’s Company” – Mrs. Thomas Watson, Sturgis Thorndike, May Thorndike (Mrs. Charles Fisk)
8.235 LLH – Caroline E. Peabody
8.236 LLH – Helen Peabody – Photograph by James A. Wells
8.237 LLH – James A. Wells
8.238 LLH – “A bit of Ancient B—.” – Dr. Charles Everett Vaughan, Emily Everett Abbot, Ezra Abbot D.D., Francis Wales Vaughan, William Abbot Everett, Benjamin Vaughan, Abiel Abbot Vaughan, Emily Francis Vaughan, Miss M.W. Bowen.

Series V. Architectural Drawings

Box Folder
8 4 Manuscript Drawings (10 drawings).
8.239 LLH – Jaffrey, N.H.
8.240 LLH – Orford, N.H.
9 Howe, Lois Lilley. Details from Old New England Houses, Measured and Drawn by Lois L. Howe and Constance Fuller. New York: The Architectural Book Publishing Co., 1913.

Series VI. Genealogical Information

Box Folder
8 5 Genealogy

Oversize Materials

Box Folder
OS 1 House of Seven Chimneys by CH Claudy, 1908.
OS 2 Photographs ca. 1920-1930, includes portraits of Howard Elliot and Janet Algernon Elliot.
OS 3 Photographs of Family, ca. 1850-1887.
OS 4 Photographs of the Robbins Family buildings c. March 1910.