Vault B5 Unit 5

Cabinet card of 1875 version of North Bridge,printed by A.W. Hosmer from negative #VI.24
Cabinet card of 1875 version of North Bridge,
printed by A.W. Hosmer from negative #VI.24

Cabinet card from Special Collections Photofile

Image not to be reproduced without permission of the Concord Free Public Library
Finding aid copyright 1997.

807 glass plates (805 negatives, primarily gelatin dry plate, and 2 slides with positive images; 21 x 26 cm. or smaller) in 77 containers. Accompanied by 4 examples of Hosmer’s original negative storage boxes, in 1 container.

ORGANIZATION/ARRANGEMENT: Twelve series: I. Landscape views and natural features; II. Streetscapes/area views; roads and paths; III. Houses and buildings; IV. Portraits; V. Animals; VI. Monuments and historic markers; VII. Cemeteries and graves; VIII. Trees, bushes, plants, etc.; IX. Composites; X. Thoreauviana; XI. Sites related to Hawthorne; XII. Miscellaneous (primarily photographs of maps, engravings, paintings). Portraits of identified people arranged alphabetically by last name; identified buildings alphabetically by street name.

BIOGRAPHY: Photographer, naturalist, and early Thoreauvian of Concord, Mass. Born in Concord on June 4, 1851, to carpenter Nathan S. Hosmer and his second wife, Sophia Wheeler Hosmer, in the Lowell Road house that was his home throughout life. He had a younger brother (Herbert Wheeler), as well as a half-sister (Ann Eliza) and half-brother (Nathan) from his father’s first marriage.

Educated in the Concord schools, Alfred Winslow Hosmer (known as Fred) attended MIT for a year. On his return to Concord, he worked briefly at carpentry, then took a job as clerk in the Concord post office, where he remained for fifteen years. Around 1890, he became clerk in the dry goods store of Charles E. Brown on the Mill Dam, in the center of Concord. In 1898, he bought the business from Brown. He died in Concord on May 7, 1903.

Fred Hosmer was involved in the social life of Concord and participated in amateur theater. He never married.

Hosmer is remembered for his role in establishing Henry David Thoreau’s reputation as a major American author. He was one of the earliest admirers and promoters of Thoreau’s life and writings. He expressed his sympathy with and interest in Thoreau through his own first-hand observations of the flora and fauna of Concord, his Thoreau-related photography, his correspondence with other Thoreau enthusiasts, and his active collecting of Thoreauviana.

When he wasn’t working behind the counter on the Mill Dam, Fred Hosmer spent hours locating, studying, and photographing the landscape features, plants, and animals that Thoreau had known and about which he had written. Hosmer photographs were used to illustrate Annie Russell Marble’s Thoreau: His Home, Friends, and Books (1902) and Frank Sanborn’s 1917 biography of Thoreau.

Hosmer’s botanical expertise was recognized during his lifetime. He kept manuscript records of what he had observed, corresponded with others knowledgeable about the subject, and wrote articles for Rhodora on the plant life of Concord.

Fred Hosmer collected first and later printings of Thoreau’s writings, material about Thoreau, and artifacts (both Thoreau-related and Native American). He corresponded with Thoreau scholars Dr. Samuel Arthur Jones, Henry Stephens Salt, and others. His Thoreau library and some of his personal papers were presented to the Concord Free Public Library in 1949 by Herbert Buttrick Hosmer (his nephew).

Sometime in the early to mid-1880s, Fred Hosmer took up photography in a serious way. The term "amateur photographer" has been applied to him a number of times. The extent and composition of his surviving photographic work, however, indicate that this description is misleading. No doubt Fred Hosmer photographed Thoreau country out of devotion to the author. But there is strong evidence that his photographic efforts were also inspired by the developing tourist trade of the 1880s and 1890s.

It is not difficult to locate examples of Hosmer cabinet cards. Some of these bear, pasted to the verso, printed listings of available scenes, captioned "Views in Concord, Mass., Photographed by A.W. Hosmer, Concord." Fred was clearly tapping into the growing popular demand for souvenirs. Moreover, a relatively broad range of subjects is represented among his cabinet cards. The "Views" include not only photographs capturing the haunts of Thoreau but also images relating to colonial and revolutionary Concord, to the various other Concord authors, and to what was, at the time, modern Concord (the Concord Free Public Library, the Emerson and West Concord Schools, and the Massachusetts Reformatory, for example). The cabinet cards even include some non-Concord scenes--the Wayside Inn in Sudbury, Longfellow’s house in Cambridge, O.W. Holmes’s library in Boston, and several New York State views.

The verso of some Hosmer cabinet cards bear the stamped or printed label "A.W. Hosmer, Landscape Photographer, Concord, Mass." But Fred Hosmer was more than a landscape photographer. He was also a studio photographer who made portraits of individuals and groups--formal and informal, indoors and outdoors, sometimes in the homes of his subjects. He took photographs of people’s children and of their pets. Presumably commissioned by homeowners, he took photographs of recently constructed homes as well as of historic houses.

The Concord Free Public Library holds over eight hundred of Alfred Hosmer’s glass plate negatives. It is not known how many more may be found in other collections nor how many have been lost over time. The two largest categories of images among the Concord Free Public Library Hosmer negatives are portraits and photographs of houses. The volume of work for hire that Fred apparently took on makes the word professional seem more applicable than amateur. Moreover, the technical quality of his work is high.

A life-long Concord resident and an eighth generation Hosmer in the town, Alfred Hosmer intimately knew and understood Concord, its people, and its influence on history and literature. This familiarity fostered a certain trust and candor in his human subjects and allowed him entrance to family circles and social events that would have been closed to a stranger. The fact that Fred’s work was carried on from the insider’s vantage point makes his photographic legacy a valuable form of social history.

SCOPE AND CONTENT: Photographs primarily of Concord, Mass., and its residents, taken from no earlier than 1880 to 1903. Few images in the collection are dated or precisely dateable; those that are date from the late 1880s on. The collection includes some earlier images by other photographers rephotographed by Hosmer. (The date span of the collection reflects the period of Hosmer’s work, not the original date of creation of the photographs rephotographed by Hosmer.)

Most of the negatives are gelatin dry plate of a size suitable for making cabinet cards. The collection includes some smaller and some larger plates, and some wet plate collodion negatives as well. Although the use of wet plate collodion predates the introduction and widespread availability (from about 1880) of gelatin dry plate negatives, the two were used simultaneously long after the latter became popular. There is no evidence that the collodion negatives in the Hosmer Collection are earlier than the gelatin negatives. (In fact, some of Hosmer’s copying of Thoreau-related portraits using collodion can be dated through evidence in his correspondence to relatively late in his life.) It seems likely that Fred Hosmer had a technical reason to prefer collodion for certain types of images, even close to the turn of the century.

The Alfred W. Hosmer Collection includes negative images of the following subjects, each forming a separate series: landscape views and natural features; streetscapes/area views, and roads and paths; houses and buildings; portraits; animals; monuments and historic markers; cemeteries and graves; trees, bushes, plants, etc.; composites; Thoreauviana; sites related to Hawthorne; and miscellaneous (primarily photographs of maps, engravings, and paintings).


Series I. Landscape views and natural features: 112 images: landscape views of the Virginia Road area, from Nashawtuc and Brister’s Hill, of areas on Barrett’s Mill Road, College Road, Monument Street, and Strawberry Hill Road, of Conantum, Dugan Desert, and Ripley Hill; views of the Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Rivers, including boating and bridge scenes (Fairhaven Bay and Cliffs, Pleasant Meadow, Hollowell Farm, Clamshell Hill, Three Arch Bridge at Nashawtuc, the Hemlocks, Gibraltar, Egg Rock, Red Bridge, Brother Rocks in Bedford, etc.); views of Walden Pond and the surrounding area (Thoreau’s Cove, Thoreau house site, Thoreau’s path, footpath around pond, etc.); and views of various natural features (Andromeda Pond, Brister’s Spring, Nut Meadow Brook/Jennie Dugan Brook, Fairyland, Goose Pond, Spencer Brook/Angier’s Brook, White Pond).

Series II. Streetscapes/area views; roads and paths: 25 images: views down Bedford Street, Lowell Road, Main Street in Concord Center, Virginia Road, and Walden Street; views of intersections of Lexington Road and Cambridge Turnpike and of Stow and Hubbard Streets; views of Monument Square, of Middlesex Agricultural Fair/Cattle Show grounds, Muleteer Path, Old Marlboro Road, old roads leading to Bedford and to Nine Acre corner.

Series III. Houses and buildings: 285 images: exterior and some interior views of identified houses and buildings on Academy Lane, Baker Avenue, Barrett’s Mill Road, Bedford Street, Bow Street, Cambridge Turnpike, Commonwealth Avenue (West Concord), Elm Street, Hayward Court/Main Street (West Concord), Hubbard Street, Lewis Road, Lexington Road, Liberty Street, Lowell Road, Main Street (including Concord Center), Monument Square, Monument Street, Nashawtuc Road, Old Bedford Road, Powder Mill Road, River Street, Simon Willard Road, Strawberry Hill Road, Sudbury Road, Thoreau Court, Thoreau Street, Virginia Road, Walden Street, Westford Road, Williams Road, and Wood Street; views of school buildings (including images showing students) on Church Street (West Concord), Barrett’s Mill Road, Hubbard Street, Lowell Road, Stow Street, Sudbury Road, and Westford Road; views of unidentified Concord houses and buildings (exteriors and interiors); and a few views of houses and buildings outside Concord (Acton, Arlington, Cambridge, Lexington, Lincoln).

Series IV. Portraits: 247 images of identified and unidentified individuals, family groups, and recreational groups. Some of the portraits are made from earlier photographs, some from portraits in oil, busts, silhouettes, etc. Portraits of identified individuals and groups include: Mr. Angier (Daniel E.?); Richard R. Barrett; George Bradford Bartlett; Dr. Josiah Bartlett; Mary Bartlett and William B. Bartlett; Harrison Gray Otis Blake; Mary (Maidie) Brooks and Richard Barrett; Anna Burrill; Cyrus Cook; William Ellery Channing; Frank Derby family; Louisa Dunbar; Lorenzo Eaton; Annie S. Keyes Emerson; Ellen Tucker Emerson and Edith Emerson; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Phoebe (Phebe) Foster; Daniel Chester French; Percy W. Fuller; Calvin H. Greene; Alfred W. Hosmer; Edmund Hosmer; Sally Pierce Hosmer (Mrs. Edmund); Nathan S. and Sophia Wheeler Hosmer; Woodward and Bessie Keyes Hudson; Dr. Charles T. Jackson; Deacon Francis Jarvis; Alicia Keyes; George Keyes family; Grace Keyes and Charles Fay Heywood; Mr. and Mrs. John Shepard Keyes; Horace Mann, Jr.; Mr. and Mrs. Jonas Minot; Joseph Murray; Frank Sanborn (with George Bradford Bartlett and [Walton Ricketson?]); Charles Sanford; Edith Heywood Sellors; Emily Shepard; children of Mr. and Mrs. Henry F. Smith; Cynthia Dunbar Thoreau; Helen L. Thoreau; Henry David Thoreau; John Thoreau, Sr.; John Thoreau, Jr.; Maria Thoreau; Sophia E. Thoreau; Mrs. Prudence Bird Ward; Miss Prudence Ward; Maria Rice Wheeler; and Mary Wheeler. Unidentified portraits include men, women, children, and family groups. There is one death portrait of a baby among the unidentified children. Recreational groups include a group at Staples’ Camp at Fairhaven, a Grace Keyes hayride group, the Bunthorne group, the "Jolly Ten," a class party group at the Wayside (with Mrs. Lothrop), and others, both identified and unidentified.

Series V. Animals: 22 images of dogs, cats, and horses.

Series VI. Monuments and historic markers: 43 images: various monuments and markers (Soldiers’ Monument; tablets and markers on Elm Street, Lexington Road, Liberty Street, Lowell Road, Monument Square, Walden Street, the Assabet River, and at Egg Rock); monuments and sites in the North Bridge area (approach to the bridge, Battle Monument, grave of the British soldiers, 1874 "rustic" version of the North Bridge, 1888 version of the bridge, and Daniel Chester French’s Minuteman Statue).

Series VII. Cemeteries and graves: 15 images of views of the Hill Burying Ground, Main Street Burying Ground, and Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, among them individual gravestones (James Barrett, John Buttrick, Daniel Hoar, John Jack, Hannah and Ephraim Brown, Catherine Conant, Emerson, Thoreau).

Series VIII. Trees, bushes, plants, etc.: 17 images, including photographs of trees (among them the Cheney Elm and Nathan S. Hosmer’s russet apple tree), bushes, water lilies, grapevines, a bunch of prize asparagus, and a potted fuchsia.

Series IX. Composites: 13 images, including composites relating to Concord authors and history together, to Concord authors, to the Alcotts, to Louisa May Alcott and Henry David Thoreau (together in one composite), to Emerson, and to Thoreau.

Series X. Thoreauviana: 7 images of Thoreau artifacts, a Thoreau survey, opened volumes of Thoreau’s manuscript journal, and a John Thoreau pencil advertisement.

Series XI. Sites related to Hawthorne: 8 images of Hawthorne’s path, bench, and pine.

Series XII: Miscellaneous (primarily photographs of maps, engravings, paintings): 13 images, including a map of Concord, the Doolittle engravings of Concord and the Battle of Concord, Stillman’s Philosopher’s Camp, and a photograph of the U.S.S. Concord, among other items.

SOURCES OF ACQUISITION: Presented to the Library in at least two, and possibly three, accessions. Most of the plates were presented by Herbert Buttrick Hosmer. A later, smaller gift was made by Patience Hosmer MacPherson. The source of the third group of plates (if they constitute a separate accession and were not part of the Hosmer or MacPherson accessions) is unknown.

ADDITIONAL PHYSICAL FORMS AVAILABLE: Positive microfilm service copies available for use in the Library and for interlibrary loan. (The microfilm was prepared through National Historical Publications and Records Commission grant number 97-063.) The Library owns copy negatives for the provision of prints for patrons (also prepared through NHPRC grant number 97-063). Information about interlibrary loan, the provision of prints, and reproduction fees and restrictions is available from the Curator of Special Collections. Early prints, including cabinet cards, of some Hosmer images (and of others not represented in this collection of negatives) are found in boxes in the Special Collections and scattered through the Library Photofile. There are also copy prints of some images in the Photofile and modern contact prints of some in albums.

RESTRICTIONS ON ACCESS: Patron access to images in the collection is via microfilm only (no access to the original negatives).

PROCESSED BY: LPW, with assistance from JW and from volunteers Reed Anthony, Bette Aschaffenburg, Gretchen Frasier, Mary Hanley, and Toni Scribner. Several house identifications made through consultation with Anne McCarthy Forbes. Finding aid completed 12/97.


(807 plates total)


Series I. Landscape views and natural features (112 plates)
    A. Landscape views
    B. Natural features: Sudbury River (including boating and bridge scenes)
    C. Natural features: Assabet River ((including boating scenes)
    D. Natural features: Concord River (including boating and bridge scenes)
    E. Natural features: Walden Pond and surrounding area
    F. Various natural features

Series II. Streetscapes/area views; roads and paths (25 plates)
    A. Streetscapes/area views
    B. Roads and paths

Series III. Houses and buildings (285 plates)
    A. Identified (exteriors and interiors; alphabetically by street)
    B. School buildings (including images showing students)
    C. Unidentified
        1. Exteriors
        2. Interiors
    D. Houses and buildings outside Concord

Series IV. Portraits (247 plates)
    A. Identified individuals and family groups (alphabetically by last name)
    B. Unidentified individuals and groups
        1. Men
        2. Women
        3. Children
        4. Family groups
    C. Recreational groups (identified and unidentified)

Series V. Animals (22 plates)

Series VI. Monuments and historic markers (43 plates)
    A. Various monuments and markers, exclusive of North Bridge area
    B. North Bridge area
        1. Approach to bridge, Battle Monument, grave of British soldiers
        2. 1874 "rustic" version of North Bridge
        3. 1888 version of North Bridge
        4. Daniel Chester French’s Minuteman Statue

Series VII. Cemeteries and graves (15 plates)

Series VIII. Trees, bushes, plants, etc. (17 plates)

Series IX. Composites (13 plates)

Series X. Thoreauviana (7 plates)

Series XI. Sites related to Hawthorne (8 plates)

Series XII. Miscellaneous (primarily photographs of maps, engravings, paintings) (13 plates)


Vault B5 Unit 5



I.1-I.2           View across rocky pasture, north of Virginia Road
I.3                 View from Nashawtuc Hill, looking west
I.4                 View from Brister’s Hill (image masked)
I.5                 Barrett’s Mill Road: field near James Barrett House
I.6-I.8           Monument Street: landscaped grounds behind Miss Kennedy’s
I.9-I.10         Strawberry Hill Road?: Joseph Smith’s hayfield, men haying
I.11              Conantum
I.12              Conantum from the Ledges
I.13              Dugan Desert
I.14              Ripley Hill, showing pasture, stone wall, fence
I.15              Railroad cut, Fitchburg line
I.16              Scrubby area, College Road, site of Harvard College during Revolution  (emulsion peeling; image damaged)
I.17             Wooded area
I.18             Snowy meadow, buildings in distance
I.19             Old quarry (location?)
I.20             Large body of water (New York State?)


I.21             Fairhaven Bay (emulsion flaking; image damaged)
I.22             Canoeing group by boathouse, Staples Camp, Fairhaven Bay
I.23             Pork Barrel, Fairhaven, two canoes with people
I.24             Fairhaven Bay?, hill in background, boat with swimmers
I.25-I.26     Fairhaven Cliffs
I.27             Pleasant Meadow, Fairhaven Bay, view toward Conantum
I.28             Pleasant Meadow, Fairhaven
I.29             River view, meadow, hill (near Fairhaven?)
I.30             Hollowell Farm, Sudbury River from Fairhaven Cliffs (broken plate)
I.31-I.32     Clamshell Hill, Sudbury River
I.33-I.34     Canoe party on Sudbury River at Nashawtuc, 1887, Three Arch Bridge in background
I.35             George Bradford Bartlett and women in canoe on Sudbury River at Nashawtuc, Three Arch Bridge in background, canoe labelled "Redwing"
I.36             Three Arch Bridge, Nashawtuc Hill in background, man and woman in boat on Sudbury River in foreground (emulsion peeling)
I.37-I.38     Nashawtuc Bridge, Sudbury River
I.39             Two women in boat, Sudbury River at Nashawtuc
I.40             Nashawtuc Hill, Sudbury River (emulsion peeling)
I.41             Sudbury River, back of houses on Main Street (emulsion flaking)
I.42             Sudbury River, houses on Elm and Main Streets (from Nashawtuc Hill)  (emulsion flaking)
I.43             View across Sudbury River, to back of houses on Elm Street
I.44             View of Sudbury River during flood, from Nashawtuc


I.45             Hemlocks on the Assabet
I.46             Hemlocks on the Assabet, boat at shore
I.47             Hemlocks on the Assabet, man in boat at shore
I.48             Two women in canoe on the Assabet, under Hemlocks ("Redwing" carved into paddle)
I.49             Hemlocks on the Assabet, man and woman in boat at shore
I.50             Four women in canoe on shore of the Assabet, under Hemlocks
I.51-I.52     George Bradford Bartlett in canoe, with woman, on shore of the Assabet, under Hemlocks  (I.52: emulsion severely damaged)
I.53             Two canoes on the Assabet, George Bradford Bartlett in one, two women in the other
I.54-I.55      Gibraltar (Dove Rock)


I.56             Concord River from Nashawtuc Hill
I.57-I.59     Egg Rock, at the confluence of the Sudbury and Assabet Rivers to form the Concord River (I.58: spotted negative; corner broken)
I.60             Egg Rock, boat on river
I.61             Egg Rock, marker
I.62             Egg Rock, cows and elms on riverbank
I.63             Red Bridge (Lowell Road), Concord River
I.64             Canoe Club boathouse, near Lowell Road (later burned), exterior view
I.65             Canoe Club boathouse, interior view
I.66             View from Great Meadows, across Concord River to Ball’s Hill
I.67             Man and child in canoe on river (Concord River?), near riverbank  (emulsion peeling at top edge)
I.68             Concord River?, boat at shore
I.69-I.71      Brother Rocks on Concord River, Bedford


I.72             Walden Pond from the Ledges
I.73             Fairhaven Cliffs and Walden from the Ledges
I.74-I.75     Thoreau’s Cove at Walden Pond
I.76             Near Thoreau’s Cove
I.77             Footpath around Walden Pond
I.78-I.79     Thoreau house site, Walden
I.80-I.88     Cairn at Thoreau house site, Walden
I.89             Pines near Thoreau’s house site
I.90-I.91     Pines set out by Thoreau (I.90 dated May 18, 1896)
I.92             Old road in Walden Woods
I.93             Swampy area below Walden Pond
I.94-I.95     Below Walden Pond, railroad tracks in foreground


I.96            Andromeda Pond   (negative spotted)
I.97            Andromeda Pond, looking west from railroad tracks below Walden Pond
I.98-I.99    Brister’s Spring, showing ferns and other vegetation
I.100          Near Brister’s Spring
I.101-I.102 Nut Meadow Brook/Jennie Dugan Brook
I.103          Vegetation in Fairyland (now Hapgood Wright Town Forest)
I.104          Fairyland: "Sam Hoar’s Pond"
I.105          Goose Pond
I.106-I.109 Spencer Brook/Angier’s Brook (Barrett’s Mill Pond)
I.110          White Pond
I.111-I.112 Waterfall



II.I             View down Bedford Street, showing Town House and St. Bernard’s
II.2             Intersection of Lexington Road and Cambridge Turnpike
II.3             View down Lowell Road (snow scene), looking toward Monument Square
II.4             Concord Center (Mill Dam): view down Main Street, looking east , showing buildings on north side of street (emulsion flaking)
II.5             Concord Center (Mill Dam): view down Main Street, looking east, showing buildings on south side of street  (emulsion flaking; much of image lost)
II.6             Concord Center: wagons on the Mill Dam
II.7             Main Street, by Hudsons’?: stone wall along road, fruit trees
II.8             Monument Square: Memorial Day celebration, with carriages and crowd
II.9             Monument Square: view past Town House toward White Block
II.10           Intersection of Stow Street and Hubbard Street, with snow, barge, sleighs
II.11           View down Walden Street, toward Concord Bank building on Main Street, showing loaded hay cart and Ingraham-Vose-Saunders House on Walden Street
II.12           View down Walden Street, looking in direction of  Trinitarian Congregational Church
II.13           View of Middlesex Agricultural Fair/Cattle Show grounds, showing baseball game (Concord vs. Lexington, 1888), crowd, surrounding area


II.14             Muleteer Path (Baker Farm area)
II.15-II.16   Granite signpost on Old Marlboro Road
II.17             Old road leading to Bedford
II.18             Old Road to Nine Acre Corner
II.19-II.20    Old Virginia Road
II.21             Old Virginia Road: Bloody Curve
II.22             Path through woods
II.23             Road, wooded area on one side, meadow on the other, river in distance, man driving buggy down road (possibly Old Sudbury Road?)
II.24-II.25   Road off larger road or square, house at intersection, in distance (trees coming into leaf in II.24, trees in full leaf and woman driving carriage in II.25)



III.1             Academy Lane: Munroe gardener’s cottage
III.2             Baker Avenue: approach to Hosmer Farm
III.3             Baker Avenue: Hosmer Farm
III.4-III.6    Barrett’s Mill Road: Temple-Stone-Munroe-Merriam House
III.7             Barrett’s Mill Road: Col. James Barrett House
III.8             Barrett’s Mill Road: Col. James Barrett House: muster room
III.9             Barrett’s Mill Road: sawmill and grist mill (no longer standing)
III.10           Barrett’s Mill Road: James Barrett-George Barrett House (double house)
III.11           Bedford Street: Farrar-Dee funeral business
III.12-III.13 Bedford Street: Holden House (no longer standing)
III.14           Bow Street: William Munroe-Louise Kennedy House (one of three mansard-roofed houses on Bow Street owned by Munroe and later by Kennedy)
III.15           Cambridge Turnpike:  Emerson House
III.16           Cambridge Turnpike: Dr. Way House
III.17           Commonwealth Avenue (West Concord): Loring N. Fowler Store (no longer standing)
III.18-III.19 Elm Street: Harlow-Tower-Furber House
III.20-III.21 Elm Street: Episcopal rectory
III.22            Elm Street: Episcopal rectory, interior view, with two children
III.23            Elm Street: Edwin Wheeler House
III.24            Hayward Court/Main Street (West Concord): James Hayward House
III.25            Intersection of Hubbard Street and Walden Street: Ebenezer Hubbard House, from photograph (no longer standing)
III.26            Hubbard Street: Nathan Brooks House (moved from Library site, at intersection of Main Street and Sudbury Road)
III.27            Hubbard Street: Messer-Sohier-Black-Caiger House showing people on porch, horse and buggy)
III.28            Hubbard Street: John Haskell-Frank Cutler House
III.29-III.32  Lewis Road: Augustus P. Chamberlaine House (formerly considered Elm Street)
III.33             Lexington Road: Tolman-Buttrick House ("Brick Ends")
III.34             Lexington Road: Thomas Pellet-D.A.R. Chapter House (people in front)
III.35             Lexington Road: First Parish (from drawing, 1841)
III.36         Lexington Road: First Parish carriage sheds
III.37             Lexington Road: Interior of First Parish, decorated for wedding of Herbert Blanchard and Julia S. Wood, Sept. 21, 1887
III.38             Lexington Road: Richardson-Wheeler-Davis House
III.39             Lexington Road: Ball-Lee House/Concord Art Association
III.40             Lexington Road: Thomas Dane-Hunt House
III.41             Lexington Road: Heywood House
III.42             Lexington Road: Moore farmhouse, from photograph
III.43             Lexington Road: interior of Moore’s greenhouse
III.44             Lexington Road: Orchard House and Concord School of Philosophy, trees in full leaf
III.45             Lexington Road: Orchard House, viewed through trees
III.46             Lexington Road: Paine House (emulsion peeling)
III.47             Lexington Road: Asa Brooks House ("Paul Revere Farm")
III.48             Liberty Street: Simon Brown-George Keyes House ("River Cottage"), showing man and woman on horses, two women and baby in carriage
III.49             Liberty Street: Major John Buttrick House
III.50             Liberty Street: Jonas Buttrick House (later moved to Monument Street), people on front steps, wagon in drive (emulsion flaking)
III.51-III.52 Lowell Road: Ephraim Merriam/Meriam-Nehemiah Ball House (before conversion to First Church of Christ Scientist)
III.53             Lowell Road: Dr. Josiah Bartlett House and office
III.54             Lowell Road: Dr. Josiah Bartlett office
III.55-III.56  Lowell Road: Nathan S. Hosmer-Herbert Hosmer House
III.57             Lowell Road: John O’Donnell House
III.58-III.59  Lowell Road: Hunt-Hosmer House
III.60             Lowell Road: Hunt-Hosmer House, with horse and carriage
III.61         Lowell Road: Hunt-Hosmer House, with horse and carriage, woman standing next to horse
III.62             Lowell Road: interior of Hunt-Hosmer House, showing parlor with bookcase, portrait of Edmund Hosmer, and picture of house; see IV.31
III.63             Lowell Road: Samuel Hunt-Humphrey Hunt House (so-called "Winthrop House"), from painting now in Concord Free Public Library Art Collection (wet plate collodion negative; part of plate broken off)
III.64             Lowell Road: Samuel Hunt-Humphrey Hunt House, from painting (different from painting from which III.63 was photographed)
III.65-III.66  Lowell Road: F. and A.B.C. Dakin House, horse and carriage, man in front of fence
III.67             Intersection of Lowell Road and Westford Road: Middlesex School barns (emulsion peeling)
III.68             Main Street (Concord Center): Nathan Derby and John C. Friend stores
III.69             Main Street (Concord Center): Nathan Derby and John C. Friend stores, with Derby delivery wagons
III.70             Main Street (Concord Center): Concord Bank building
III.71             Main Street (Concord Center): Block House (later moved to Lowell Road), two men at front post
III.72             Main Street: Reuben N. Rice House (no longer standing)
III.73-III.74  Intersection of Main Street and Sudbury Road: Nathan Brooks House (shown standing on present CFPL site; later moved to Hubbard Street), from photograph
III.75-III.83 Intersection of Main Street and Sudbury Road:   Concord Free Public Library:

III.75             Exterior, from point of intersection
III.76             Exterior, from Main Street side of intersection
III.77             Interior, looking down from first balcony, showing Minuteman statuette (now in Concord Museum), several busts
III.78             Interior, looking down from first balcony, showing Minuteman statuette, busts, weather vane
III.79             Interior, Reading Room, showing Rowse portrait, sketch of Concord Jail
III.80             Interior, Reading Room, various pieces of art
III.81             Interior, Reading Room, various pieces of art, clock
III.82             Interior, Concord Authors alcove, showing Minuteman statuette, busts (Emerson, L.M. Alcott, William Munroe, Hawthorne), Rowse portrait
III.83             Interior, showing Minuteman statuette, busts (Emerson, L.M. Alcott, William Munroe, Hawthorne) (one corner broken off)

III.84             Main Street: Coach House, side view, looking out over intersection of Main Street and Sudbury Road in front of CFPL
III.85             Main Street: William Heywood-Cyrus Benjamin House (emulsion peeling)
III.86             Main Street: Samuel Hoar House
III.87-III.88  Main Street: Woodward Hudson House
III.89-III.90  Main Street: Thoreau-Alcott House (III.89 spotted)
III.91             Main Street: Channing House (later moved to Thoreau Street)
III.92             Main Street: Channing House (later moved to Thoreau Street) and barn
III.93-III.94  Main Street: John C. Friend House
III.95-III.96  Main Street: James B. Wood House (no longer standing) (emulsion flaking)
III.97-III.99  Main Street: Henry J. Walcott House
III.100           Main Street: Charles E. Brown House
III.101-III.103 Main Street: Geer-Chapman House
III.104           Main Street: Henry J. Hosmer House (detail of porch) (spotted negative)
III.105           Main Street: Joseph Hosmer House (in winter, with snow)
III.106           Main Street: Amos Wood House
III.107           Main Street (West Concord): Damon Mill, Col. Roger Brown House
III.108           Monument Square: Middlesex Hotel, in disrepair
III.109           Monument Square: Shattuck store (now Colonial Inn), from sketch
III.110-III.112 Monument Square: Colonial Inn (Thoreau House)
III.113           Monument Street: Benjamin-Goodnow-Jacobs House
III.114           Monument Street: Benjamin-Goodnow-Jacobs House, from side, man on porch
III.115-III.116 Monument Street: Eaton-Richardson-Kennedy House
III.117           Monument Street: Elisha Jones House (Bullet Hole House)
III.118-III.132 Monument Street: Old Manse:

III.118                      View from granite gateposts
III.119                      View from a distance, showing shed
III.120-III.125         Front view, showing bay window and shed (emulsion peeling from III.125, some loss of image)
III.126-III.127         Back view
III.128                      Screen house, north end of building , wicker furniture, two women
III.129                      Interior: large parlor
III.130-III.131         Interior: dining room
III.132                      Interior: bedroom

III.133             Monument Street: Wright-Shattuck-Barrett House, family in yard
III.134             Monument Street: one of the houses between Concord River and Liberty Street (nearer to river)
III.135             Monument Street: Humphrey Barrett House (no longer standing)
III.136-III.138 Monument Street: Barrett-Hutchins Farm (Punkatasset), pre-renovation and expansion (emulsion peeling from III.138)
III.139             Monument Street: Barrett-Hutchins Farm (Punkatasset), post-renovation and expansion
III.140             Monument Street (Punkatasset): McAllister School and W.E. Channing’s (so-called "Margaret Fuller House"; no longer standing)
III.141             Monument Street (Punkatasset): W.E. Channing’s (so-called "Margaret Fuller House"; no longer standing)
III.142-III.143 Monument Street (Punkatasset): Samuel Buttrick-Peverill O. Petersen Farm  (both formerly so identified; same house in both?)
III.144             Monument Street: David Buttrick-William Holden House
III.145             Nashawtuc Road: William Wheeler House, interior
III.146             Nashawtuc Road: William Wheeler House, interior, woman reading
III.147         Intersection of Old Bedford Road and Lexington Road (Merriam’s/Meriam’s Corner): Merriam/Meriam House and marker
III.148             Intersection of Old Bedford Road and Lexington Road (Merriam’s/Meriam’s Corner): kitchen of Merriam/Meriam House, from sketch by Mary Wheeler
III.149             Old Bedford Road: Samuel Fox House, family in front yard, horse and carriage
III.150             Old Bedford Road?: Benoni and Thomas Fox House? (possibly Monument Street instead) (identification, made through consultation with Anne McCarthy Forbes, uncertain)
III.151-III.152 Powder Mill Road (corner Sudbury Road): Parkman House and barn
III.153             Powder Mill Road (corner Sudbury Road): Parkman barn
III.154             River Street: William H. Brown-Goodwin House, woman on tricycle
III.155-III.156 Simon Willard Road (corner Musketaquid Road): Hurd Farm (emulsion flaking from III.155)
III.157             Strawberry Hill Road: Joseph Smith-Joseph A. Smith House  (emulsion peeling)
III.158             Strawberry Hill Road: Joseph Smith-Joseph A. Smith House, two men, two women, and dog in front III.159             Strawberry Hill Road: Joseph Smith-Joseph A. Smith House and barn, in winter (trees bare)
III.160             Sudbury Road: Francis E. Bigelow House (before Stow Street laid out)
III.161             Sudbury Road: Lowell Fay-Henry Benson House
III.162             Sudbury Road: Scotchford-Wheeler House
III.163             Sudbury Road: Henry Wheeler-Caleb Wheeler House, interior
III.164             Sudbury Road: Henry Wheeler-Caleb Wheeler House, interior, showing Mary Colman Wheeler portrait of three Wheeler children (now in CFPL Art Collection)
III.165             Sudbury Road: Daniel Chester French studio
III.166             Sudbury Road: Daniel Chester French studio, interior
III.167-III.174 Sudbury Road: "Dan’s studio" (so labelled by A.W.H. on old negative boxes): Daniel Chester French studio, interior, showing sculpture (emulsion flaking from III.173)
III.175-III.185 Sudbury Road: "Dan’s studio," cont.
III.186             Sudbury Road: Deacon Thomas Hubbard-Judge Henry Flagg French House
III.187             Sudbury Road: Cyrus and Darius Hubbard House, showing family
III.188-III.190 Sudbury Road*: "Carrigan’s Castle" (no longer standing; golf course area); trees in leaf, horse and carriage in drive in III.188 and III.189; trees bare, people on front steps, horse and carriage near barn in III.190; house similar to Hunt-McManus House on Wood Street (*location suggested by Anne McCarthy Forbes)
III.191          Thoreau Court: Norwegian and Danish Methodist Episcopal Church (Concord Methodist Episcopal Church; now a house)
III.192         Thoreau Street: Smith-Hudson-James House (moved from Main Street)
III.193         Thoreau Street: Osgood-Goff House
III.194         Virginia Road: original site of Thoreau birthplace (showing William Tibbets House, which was moved to the site)
III.195         Virginia Road: Thoreau birthplace, late fall or winter
III.196         Virginia Road: Thoreau birthplace, family in doorway
III.197-III.199 Virginia Road: Thoreau birthplace, from Mary Wheeler sketch (1897; emulsion peeling from III.197)
III.200-III.201 Walden Street (corner of Main and Walden, Concord Center): Jonas Hastings House (no longer standing; later site of Snow’s Pharmacy)
III.202         Walden Street: Ingraham-Vose-Saunders House (no longer standing)
III.203         Walden Street: E.L. Tuttle, Fish & Oysters; J. Kulcsar
III.204         Walden Street: wagons; Berger & Co. ("Upholsterer and Decorator")
III.205         Walden Street: A.B. Black (carriage and harness manufacture and repair); John H. Brown sleigh (emulsion peeling)
III.206-III.208 Walden Street: A.B. Black; wagons (spotted negative)
III.209         Walden Street: Tuttle’s Hack, Livery, and Boarding Stable (First Parish visible in background)
III.210         Walden Street: "Old Concord" barge, in front of Tuttle’s
III.211-III.214 Walden Street: Concord Armory (now home of F.O.P.A.C.), showing Company I, Sixth Regiment, War of 1898
III.215-III.217 Walden Street: Trinitarian Congregational Church
III.218         Walden Street: Nathan Hosmer House
III.219         Walden Street: Stow barn (now Girl Scout House)
III.220         Walden Street: Peter Wheeler-C. and N. Stow- N.B. Stow House (later First Parish parsonage)
III.221         Walden Street: Timothy Wheeler-Cyrus Stow House (Concord’s Home for the Aged), people on porch
III.222-III.223 Walden Street: Nathaniel Billings-Widow Heywood House* (much renovated since photograph), people in yard (*identification made in consultation with Anne McCarthy Forbes and through reference to Ruth Wheeler Concord Journal article, with photograph, about house)
III.224          Westford Road: Stephen Barrett House
III.225          Williams Road: Marshall Miles House, people in front
III.226          Wood Street: Hunt-McManus House


III.227-III.229 Church Street (West Concord): West Concord School (no longer standing); (emulsion peeling from III.229)
III.230             Barrett’s Mill Road: District #5 schoolhouse
III.231             Hubbard Street: Ripley School (later taken down)
III.232             Hubbard Street: Miss Worthley’s class in front of Ripley School
III.233             Lowell Road: District #6 schoolhouse, with students and teacher
III.234-III.236 Stow Street: Emerson School (lower left corner broken off of III.236)
III.237             Stow Street: school children on steps of Emerson School
III.238             Stow Street: Emerson School, showing barges and children
III.239-III.240 Stow Street: Concord High School
III.241             Stow Street: Concord High School, showing students
III.242             Stow Street: Concord High School, showing football team (emulsion bubbled)
III.243             Stow Street: view of schools, looking across Sudbury Road in direction of Ripley School
III.244             Sudbury Road: Nine Acre Corner district school
III.245             Westford and Lowell Roads: district school
III.246-III.247 Classroom scenes, showing students and teachers
III.248             Classroom (no students shown)



III.249             Unidentified saltbox farmhouse, stone wall, fruit trees, wagon
III.250             House, two chimneys, widow’s walk, porch at either end
III.251             House, stone wall, trees along road, barn behind
III.252             Farmhouse, fence, five women in front
III.253             Large house, corner lot, fence, family in front
III.254             House, stone walls, barn behind, man with horse
III.255             Large farmhouse, stone wall, trees, gate, family in front
III.256             Farmhouse, barn, horses and wagon, man standing, woman in carriage
III.257             Farmhouse
III.258             Farmhouse, barn, fence, field
III.259             House with front porch, trees
III.260             House, snow


III.261             Study, bookcases, hanging lamp, bay window in distance
III.262             Study, bookcases, hanging lamp, bay window
III.263             Elaborately furnished parlor, paintings, sculpture, vase
III.264             Parlor, heavy furniture, elaborate fireplace, bookcases, pieces of art
III.265             Parlor, wicker chair, portraits, tea service, oriental rugs
III.266             Parlor, fireplace, spinning wheel, wicker chairs, pieces of art, rugs
III.267             Parlor, heavy cupboard and table, bookcase, rug
III.268             Parlor, tea table (set), wicker chair, patterned wallpaper, stairway in background
III.269             Parlor, sofa or daybed, pillows, book-covered table, small desk, patterned wallpaper
III.270             Parlor, fireplace, portrait, book-covered table, birdcage, bookcase, patterned wallpaper
III.271             Wallpapered wall, dresser top, wall clock, framed painting or engraving, objects below on dresser
III.272             Mirror, corner cupboard
III.273             Summer room, covered with striped awning canvas, wicker furniture, oriental rug


III.274             Acton (Strawberry Hill Road): Benjamin Pope House
III.275             Arlington: "T.H. Russell, Groceries," snow
III.276             Possibly Arlington?: colonial house
III.277             Cambridge: Longfellow House
III.278             Lexington: birthplace of Theodore Parker
III.279-III.282 Lincoln (Lexington Road): Gravenstein Farm
III.283             Lincoln: James Baker House
III.284             Lincoln: William Smith House
III.285             Lincoln (south): Baker House



IV.1             Mr. Angier (Daniel E.?)
IV.2             Mr. Angier (Daniel E.?) and two grandchildren
IV.3             Richard R. Barrett (young child, front view), with long hair and hat
IV.4             Richard R. Barrett (back view)
IV.5             Richard R. Barrett, with mother Cora Belle Rice Barrett
IV.6             Richard R. Barrett (boy), mother?, dog, cat
IV.7             George Bradford Bartlett (wet plate collodion negative; masked)
IV.8             Dr. Josiah Bartlett, from painting (emulsion damaged)
IV.9             Mary Bartlett (later Davis), and brother William B. Bartlett (children)
IV.10           William B. Bartlett (child)
IV.11           Harrison Gray Otis Blake, from cabinet card photograph (wet plate collodion negative; masked)
IV.12-IV.13 Mary (Maidie) Brooks (later Buttrick) and Richard Barrett (children), in hammock, with dog (IV.13 broken, piece missing)
IV.14             Mrs. Anna Burrill and dog
IV.15             Cyrus Cook
IV.16-IV.17  Bust of William Ellery Channing
IV.18             Frank Derby family, on front porch
IV.19             Frank Derby family group, next to fence in yard
IV.20             Louisa Dunbar, from photograph (wet plate collodion negative)
IV.21-IV.22   Lorenzo Eaton
IV.23             Mrs. Edward Waldo Emerson (Annie S. Keyes Emerson) and two children
IV.24             Ellen Tucker Emerson and Edith Emerson (children), from (crayon?) portrait (masked)
IV.25             Scott oil portrait of Ralph Waldo Emerson (close-up of head and upper torso)
IV.26             Phoebe (Phebe) Foster
IV.27             Daniel Chester French on horseback, in Great Meadows (masked; plate cracked)
IV.28             Percy W. Fuller, 1898
IV.29             Calvin H. Greene, from cabinet card photograph
IV.30             Alfred W. Hosmer
IV.31             Portrait of Edmund Hosmer, displayed above sketch of Hunt-Hosmer House on Lowell Road (inside house, next to bookcase)
IV.32             Mrs. Edmund Hosmer (Sally Pierce Hosmer; d. 1890 at age 94)
Filmed as IV.90  Nathan S. and Sophia Wheeler Hosmer
IV.33-IV.34 Woodward and Bessie Keyes Hudson, Mrs. Hudson in carriage in one photograph, on
horse in the other
IV.35             Bessie Keyes Hudson, in carriage
IV.36             Bessie Keyes Hudson, in carriage, with terrier
IV.37             Dr. Charles T. Jackson, from painting
IV.38             Deacon Francis Jarvis, from oil painting
IV.39             Alicia Keyes and unidentified woman, seated on grass, meadow in background
IV.40             George Keyes family, with dog, outside home: Back row--Arthur F., Grandma Brown, Mrs. George, George S., George; Front row--Grace, Marion, dog
IV.41-IV.42  Grace Keyes and Charles Fay Heywood, on horses
IV.43             Mr. and Mrs. John Shepard Keyes at home, playing chess
IV.44             Horace Mann, Jr., from carte de visite (wet plate collodion negative)
IV.45             Mr. and Mrs. Jonas Minot: two silhouettes, described on old enclosure as owned by CAS
IV.46             Joseph Murray (child) and dog
IV.47             Frank Sanborn, with George Bradford Bartlett and Walton Ricketson (?), seated on oriental rug on porch of house (plate broken)
IV.48             Charles Sanford, with baby on knee
IV.49-IV.50  Edith Heywood Sellors, in parlor of home
IV.51             Emily Shepard, on pony (emulsion flaking; image damaged)
IV.52             Children of Mr. and Mrs. Henry F. Smith, with dog, posed outside with tennis or badminton rackets: Standing: Henry F., Jr.; B. Farnham; Seated: Theodore L.; William L.; Herbert B.; G. Kirkham (on grass, with dog)
IV.53             Cynthia Dunbar Thoreau, from silhouette (owner identified on old enclosure as granddaughter of Mrs. Leander Gage of Waterford, Maine, step-sister of Mary Moody Emerson, who gave silhouette to Mrs. Gage)
IV.54             Helen L. Thoreau, from daguerreotype (described on old enclosure as in possession of Miss Elizabeth Lowell, Bangor, Maine) (wet plate collodion negative; masked)
IV.55-IV.58 Henry David Thoreau, from 1854 Rowse crayon portrait (owned by CFPL)
IV.59-IV.64 Henry David Thoreau, from 1856 Maxham daguerreotype (all wet plate collodion negatives; four masked)
IV.65-IV.71 Henry David Thoreau, from 1856 Maxham daguerreotype
IV.72-IV.73 Henry David Thoreau, from 1861 Dunshee ambrotype  (wet plate collodion negatives; masked; emulsion flaking from IV.73)
IV.74-IV.78 Walton Ricketson’s 1898 bust of Henry David Thoreau
IV.79             Sketch of Henry David Thoreau by Edward Waldo Emerson (dated 1917 in Thoreau Iconography; actual date cannot be later than 1903, the year of Hosmer’s death)
IV.80             John Thoreau, Sr., from daguerreotype (described on old enclosure as in possession of Miss Elizabeth Lowell, Bangor, Maine) (wet plate collodion negative; masked)
IV.81             John Thoreau, Jr., from CAS oil portrait
IV.82             Maria Thoreau, from carte de visite (described on old enclosure as in possession of Miss A.J. Ward, Spencer, Mass.; wet plate collodion negative; masked)
IV.83             Sophia E. Thoreau, from daguerreotype (described on old enclosure as in possession of Miss Elizabeth Lowell, Bangor, Maine; wet plate collodion negative; masked)
IV.84             Mrs. Prudence Bird Ward (Mrs. Joseph Ward), from miniature (wet plate collodion negative)
IV.85             Miss Prudence Ward, from silhouette (masked; mask labelled: A W Hosmer / Feb 6th 1903)
IV.86          Miss Prudence Ward, from carte de visite (wet plate collodion negative)
Filmed as IV.172 Maria Rice Wheeler
Filmed as IV.173 Maria Rice Wheeler?, with glasses (spotted negative)
IV.87             Mary Wheeler (1859-1949; daughter of Edwin and Mary Rice Wheeler)
IV.88-IV.89 Mary Wheeler, in boat on river, with chain of flowers
IV.90         See under Hosmer, between IV.32 and IV.33



IV.91             Young man (wet plate collodion negative)
IV.92-IV.93  Young man with bow tie and pocket handkerchief, prominent almost-center part in hair
IV.94             Young man with bow tie, side part, top button of jacket buttoned
IV.95             Young man with bow tie, watch fob, moustache, side part, top button of jacket buttoned
IV.96             Young man with bow tie, side part
IV.97-IV.98  Young man with cravat, side part
IV.99             Young man with muttonchops, striped jacket
IV.100           Young man with bow tie, moustache, side part, top button of jacket buttoned
IV.101            Moustached man, in jacket, top button buttoned (sitting, hands folded); also IV.104
IV.102            Young man, top button of jacket buttoned
IV.103            Young man with bow tie, curly hair, side part, moustache, overcoat, derby hat
IV.104            Young man with moustache, side part, top button of jacket buttoned, posed outside with hand on chair back, in front of photographer’s background; also IV.101
IV.105            Young man with straight hair and side part, in jacket and tie
IV.106            Young man with jacket, handkerchief in pocket
IV.107             Man with moustache, bow tie, top button of jacket buttoned (emulsion bubbled and peeling)
IV.108             Moustached man with folded arms, hat in hand, from photograph (masked)
IV.109             Man in carriage, next to house
IV.110             Man (wet plate collodion negative)
IV.111             Man, from oil portrait  (masked; emulsion peeling)
IV.112             Bearded man with two horses
IV.113             Man, seated outside, with dog
IV.114             Long-haired man in western garb, with horse
IV.115             Bearded man, from photograph (wet plate collodion negative)
IV.116             Heavy-set bearded man, from photograph (wet plate collodion negative; broken plate)
IV.117             Thin bearded man, from photograph (wet plate collodion negative)
IV.118             Heavy-set bearded man in carriage, in drive of Hunt-McManus House on Wood Street (formerly identified as Frederic Hudson, incorrectly: (1) Frederic Hudson died in 1875, but negative is gelatin dry plate, which did not widely come into use until about 1880 and later; (2) comparison with Brady portrait of Frederic Hudson shows no physical similarity)
IV.119             Heavy-set bearded man, in carriage (formerly identified as Frederic Hudson, incorrectly, for reasons given under IV.118)
IV.120             Old man with full beard and moustache
IV.121-IV.122 Old man in rocking chair, outside
IV.123-IV.124 Man in women’s clothing and hat
IV.125             Man, from painting
IV.126             Man, from silhouette (full figure; wet plate collodion negative)


IV.127             Young woman, in shawl and full skirt, seated in studio setting, from carte de visite (wet plate collodion negative)
IV.128-IV.129 Heavy-set young woman
IV.130             Young woman in bonnet, from daguerreotype by Maxham
IV.131-IV.132 Dark-haired young woman
IV.133-IV.134 Heavy-set young woman in outfit of checked fabric, curly hair in ponytail, outside
IV.135             Young woman in hat and jacket, standing in conservatory
IV.136             Young woman in riding habit, with horse
IV.137             Woman in gingham dress, from photograph (wet plate collodion negative)
IV.138             Woman with headdress, scarf tie, earrings, from carte de visite (wet plate collodion negative)
IV.139             Woman with bun, from cabinet card (wet plate collodion negative; plate broken)
IV.140             Young woman with curly hair (fingerprints--A.H.’s?--visible on negative)
IV.141             Woman, standing (next to man, only half of whom is visible in image), from photograph (wet plate collodion negative)
IV.142-IV.143 Woman, with dachshund, on porch
IV.144-IV.145 Woman in riding habit, outside, with terrier on leash
IV.146             Woman in hat, on porch, with dog
IV.147             Woman with coiled braid bun, cross earrings, scarf, from carte de visite (wet plate collodion negative)
IV.148             Woman in dress with ruffled neck, seated outside, in front of garden fence
IV.149             Woman in black, with veil and necklace
IV.150             Stocky woman, seated, hands clasped
IV.151             Woman, sitting outdoors, in meadow, hat off (misidentified on mounted print as Ellen Tucker Emerson)
IV.152             Woman against a studio background drape (emulsion peeling)
IV.153             Woman with lace fichu, seated outside, against vine-covered wall
IV.154             Woman, seated, flowered wallpaper in background
IV.155             Woman sitting on window seat in sunny bay window, crocheting
IV.156-IV.157 Curly-haired woman (hair in bun)
IV.158-IV.159 Woman posed back to photographer in front of studio background, wearing sleeveless gown with tight-fitting bodice  (IV.158 chipped)
IV.160             Woman in hat, from oil portrait
IV.161             Old woman, arms crossed, seated in chair, outside, near tree
IV.162            Old woman in cap, seated inside, cupboard with dishes in background
IV.163-IV.165 Old woman in cap and fichu, seated inside, china cupboard in background (IV.165 spotted)
IV.166             Old woman in rocker, with bonnet
IV.167             Old woman with bonnet, shawl, fichu, and fan, in rocker, on porch
IV.168             Old woman, seated in chair, in bonnet (image masked)
IV.169             Old woman with cameo and shawl, seated outside (emulsion peeling; image damaged)
IV.170             Old woman with cameo and shawl, seated outside, knitting
IV.171             Old woman with glasses, ribboned shawl
IV.172-IV.173 See under Wheeler, between IV.86 and IV.87
IV.174-IV.175 Two young women in hats, seated outside on grass, holding cats (IV.175: emulsion peeling; image of one woman scratched out)
IV.176-IV.177 Two young women in costume, hiding lower faces with hats (emulsion forming ridges around edges)
IV.178             Two women, seated in woods
IV.179             Two women, seated on porch of house
IV.180             Three women, seated outside, moustached man standing behind them
IV.181             Three women, in elaborately decorated parlor (portrait of George Washington on wall)


IV.182             Baby, seated, holding doll in plaid dress, from carte de visite (wet plate collodion negative)
IV.183             Baby, propped on chair
IV.184             Baby, sitting in brocade chair
IV.185             Baby, sitting in brocade chair
IV.186             Baby, seated on chair, outside
IV.187-IV.188 Baby and dog, outside, on grass
IV.189             Baby in high chair (emulsion flaking; image damaged)
IV.190             Death portrait of baby
IV.191             Young girl, wearing cross, standing in garden, next to grapevine
IV.192             Young boy, with curls, ruff, and cuffs, seated in chair, outside, in front of vine-covered wall
IV.193             Young boy with long curls, ruff, and cuffs, seated on chair, outside
IV.194             Girl, with doll and parasol, outside
IV.195             Two girls, one with doll, both seated on tricycle, outside
IV.196             Two children on porch (the younger child on chair, the older--a girl--on step)
IV.197             Two girls, one with earrings and fichu, the other only partly shown in image (wet plate collodion negative; emulsion a yellow tint)
IV.198             Girl, seated in chair, outside
IV.199             Girl with veiled headdress, outside
IV.200-IV.201 Two girls in costume, with elaborate hats, outside, one seated in rustic chair, holding cat
IV.202             Boy on pony
IV.203             Two boys in front of vine-covered wall (one seated, one standing)
IV.204             Two boys, outside, one (the older, in polka-dotted tie) seated in chair, the other standing
IV.205             Two boys pulling young girl in cart, meadow in background (plate starting to crack)


IV.206             Woman holding baby on lap (wet plate collodion negative)
IV.207             Woman and baby in brocade chair
IV.208             Woman, seated in chair outside, with standing girl in white veil and dress
IV.209             Father and daughter (father wearing Concord Police badge)
IV.210             Mother, father, baby in carriage, in front of vine-covered wall
IV.211             Mother, father, baby in carriage, in front of vine-covered wall
IV.212             Couple in yard, near road (man seated, woman standing)
IV.213-IV.214 Couple outside, in front of vine-covered wall
IV.215             Older couple, seated outside, in front of vine-covered wall
IV.216             Family portrait: four men, four women, boy, girl, on front steps of house
IV.217             Family portrait: three women, man, three girls, boy
IV.218             Family portrait: two men, two women, little girl, baby on lap of one woman
IV.219             Portrait of extended family group
IV.220             Portrait of extended family group
IV.221             Family group (21 people total, with dog), outside, on benches and grass
IV.222             Family group (22 people, with dog), in front yard of house
IV.223             Family portrait: five women, three men, two children, dog, outdoors, with hammock, tent, horse, wagon, across road from wooden fence, barn in background


IV.224             Group, outdoors (four women, three men, including Charles Brown, Irene Wheeler, Kate Buttrick, John Hosmer, Mrs. H.W. Hosmer, Mrs. Charles Brown, H.W. Hosmer)
IV.225             Group, outdoors (Mrs. H.W. Hosmer, John Hosmer, Irene Wheeler, Charles Brown, Mrs. Charles Brown, Kate Buttrick, H.W. Hosmer)
IV.226-IV.227 Group of 20 young people, some in carriage, some standing in front of building, some seated on grass, four with tennis or badminton rackets:  Standing in front of building: William Barrett; Marion Keyes; Woodward Hudson; Third from left on grass: Prescott Keyes (IV.226: emulsion flaking; image damaged)
IV.228             Group of young women and children, with pony:  On pony: Emily Shepard; Standing (back row): Louise King; unidentified man; Elizabeth Bartlett; Margaret Blanchard; Isabelle Wheeler; Seated on grass (front row): Maude King Murphy; Grace Blanchard; Grace Keyes; unidentified; Fanny Bartlett; unidentified (emulsion peeling)
IV.229-IV.230 Three young men on bicycles (including Henry Hosmer and Harry Wheeler)
IV.231             Group at Staples’ Camp, Fairhaven
IV.232-IV.233 Picnic party, seated on grass in front of stone wall, whole watermelon on cloth (four young men, four young women)
IV.234             Grace Keyes hayride group
IV.235             Group dancing the Bunthorne
IV.236             Bunthorne group, most seated on ground, bicycle (emulsion damaged)
IV.237             "The Jolly Ten" (ten young men and women, earlier described as a group of teachers)
IV.238             First primary class party of Quincy Shaw School (Marlborough Street, Boston) at the Wayside, 1894    Standing, left to right: Constantine Hutchins; Hildegarde Allen; unidentified; Edith Pitkin; Cornelia Wolcott; Mrs. Daniel Lothrop; Margaret Lothrop; George Binney; Margaret Pitkin (Mrs. J.H. Van Alstyne); Dick Stanwood?; Arthur Harris; Sitting in chair: Mrs. Quincy Shaw; Edith Harris; Sitting on ground: Loring Preston; Alice Bowker Hutchins (Mrs. Gordon Hutchins); Helen Pitkin (Mrs. Richmond Brown); Frances Pillsbury; Stone Kent; Julia Hutchins; Helen Moore
IV.239             Tennis group (two men, two women)
IV.240             Stage set (mural of brick wall with actors’ faces showing through holes cut for the purpose; emulsion peeling; image damaged)
IV.241             Group of three young men and three young women, outside, next to two tents with flags, one man with paddle in hand, hammock in background
IV.242             Group: woman in carriage flanked by two women on horses, three men standing
IV.243             Six riders (three men, three women)
IV.244-IV.246 Group on horses, by Minuteman Statue at North Bridge, wagon  (IV.245: emulsion beginning to peel)
IV.247             Man and three women in a carriage


V.1             Dog
V.2             Dog, outdoors
V.3-V.4      Dog, outdoors
V.5-V.7      Dog, outdoors, on grass in front of net (in V.7, looking up at man, man’s head not in image)
V.8             Terrier
V.9             Dog, looking up at woman (woman’s head not in image; emulsion peeling; image damaged)
V.10           Dog, laying on porch, woman’s skirt showing in image
V.11           Dog, outside, looking at woman (skirt only in image)
V.12          Two dogs, two cats (indoors)
V.13-V.15 Cat, indoors, on draped chair
V.16          Cat, on porch
V.17          Cat and woman (showing only lower part of woman’s dress, and shoes)
V.18          Saddled horse
V.19          Saddled horse, and boy
V.20          Horse, hitched to carriage
V.21          Horse and man
V.22          Horse and man, house in background (image formerly masked)



VI.1             Soldiers’ Monument, Monument Square
VI.2             Tablet, Elm Street, marking site of Simon Willard Farm
VI.3             Tablet, Lexington Road, by Hill Burying Ground, marking site of first meeting house and of dwellings of original settlers
VI.4             Tablet, Lexington Road, commemorating First Provincial Congress held in Concord meeting house, October 11, 1774
VI.5             Tablet, Lexington Road, marking British rallying point at bluffs near Lexington town line
VI.6             Tablet, Liberty Street, marking field where Minutemen and militia gathered before marching to Battle of Concord
VI.7             Tablet, Lowell Road, marking site of house of Rev. Peter Bulkeley
VI.8             Tablet, Monument Square/Lowell Road, marking site of first town house/court house (1721-1794)
VI.9-VI.10   Grout marker, Walden Street
VI.11            Grout marker, manse, and barn (no longer standing), Walden Street
VI.12            George Bradford Bartlett tablet, Assabet River
VI.13            Tablet, Egg Rock, marking Native American settlement on Nashawtuc, at confluence of Sudbury and Assabet Rivers, and on banks of Concord River



VI.14-VI.16 Path through pines to Battle Monument, 1874 "rustic" version of North Bridge beyond (VI.16 shows snow)
VI.17-VI.19 Battle Monument
VI.20           Grave of British soldiers


VI.21-VI.22 Two glass slides of 1874 "rustic" version of North Bridge
               Note: these glass slides, bearing positive images, are the only non-negative items in this collection.
VI.23         Bridge, Concord River
VI.24         Bridge, boater on Concord River, Battle Monument in background
VI.25         Bridge, Minuteman Statue
VI.26         Bridge, Minuteman Statue, Concord River, boathouse (from north bank)
VI.27         Bridge, Concord River, Minuteman Statue, John Buttrick House
VI.28         Bridge, Minuteman Statue, Battle Monument


VI.29         Bridge, Louise Flint in canoe on river
VI.30         Bridge, man in canoe in foreground
VI.31         View across bridge toward Minuteman Statue
VI.32         Bridge, Concord River in flood
VI.33         Bridge, Minuteman Statue, Battle Monument


VI.34-VI.38 Minuteman (IV.37: emulsion bubbled)
VI.39-VI.40 Minuteman, side view
VI.41           Minuteman, side view, from cabinet card
VI.42-VI.43 Minuteman, J.A. Smith’s wagon in foreground, Battle Lawn in background


VII.1         Hill Burying Ground
VII.2         Hill Burying Ground: gravestone of Col. James Barrett
VII.3         Hill Burying Ground: gravestone of Col. John Buttrick
VII.4         Hill Burying Ground: gravestone of Lieutenant Daniel Hoar
VII.5         Hill Burying Ground: John Jack gravestone
VII.6         Main Street Burying Ground: gravestones of Hannah and Ephraim Brown
VII.7         Main Street Burying Ground: gravestone of Mrs. Catherine Conant
VII.8         Sleepy Hollow Cemetery: "New Hill Burying Ground" section on Bedford Street (showing stone wall)
VII.9         Sleepy Hollow Cemetery: Prichard Gates (1891)
VII.10       Sleepy Hollow Cemetery: path
VII.11-VII.13 Sleepy Hollow Cemetery: Emerson gravestone (VII.12: emulsion beginning to peel)
VII.14-VII.15 Sleepy Hollow Cemetery: Thoreau grave (VII.14: spotted; VII.15: corner broken off)


VIII.1         Lone evergreen tree in field (from distance), stone wall
VIII.2         Cheney Elm, Main Street
VIII.3         Large gnarled tree (elm), bare of leaves (fall or winter)
VIII.4         Gnarled tree, snow, with treehouse and birdhouse
VIII.5         Large tree in full leaf, man and woman beneath
VIII.6         Tree in full leaf, wagon and stone wall
VIII.7         Tree in full leaf
VIII.8         Trees in snow, side of building in image
VIII.9         Bush, snow
VIII.10       Ice-covered bush, with berries (stained)
VIII.11       Willows bowed down by ice
VIII.12       Water lilies in basin
VIII.13       Nathan S. Hosmer’s russet apple tree, in flower ("bore five barrels of apples")
VIII.14       Grapevines
VIII.15       Boxes of grapes, next to vines
VIII.16       Bunch of asparagus, with card reading "Theodore Lyman Fund, Second Prize" propped against it (winner identified in manuscript on card as C.D. Tuttle)
VIII.17       Potted fuchsia, on doorstep


IX.1             Concord composite: portraits, homes, sites, Minuteman Statue
IX.2-IX.3     Concord composite: portraits of Emerson, Louisa May Alcott, Thoreau, Hawthorne; North Bridge (1874 "rustic" version), Minuteman Statue; verses from "Concord Hymn"
IX.4             Concord authors composite: portraits of Louisa and A. Bronson Alcott, Emerson, Hawthorne, Thoreau (masked)
IX.5             Alcott composite (Louisa May, A. Bronson, homes, graves)
IX.6             Louisa May Alcott/Henry David Thoreau composite (portraits, Orchard House, cairn at Walden)
IX.7             Ralph Waldo Emerson composite (portrait, Emerson home, study, gravestone, etc.) (masked)
IX.8-IX.9    Henry David Thoreau composite (portrait, homes, cairn at Walden, Walden furniture, grave, etc.)
IX.10           Henry David Thoreau composite (Maxham daguerreotype, Mary Wheeler sketch of birthplace, road in Walden Woods, cairn, Walden furniture, Old Marlborough Road, Walden Pond, Thoreau-Alcott House, grave)
IX.11           Henry David Thoreau composite (including Walden Pond, Thoreau furniture, cairn, Virginia Road birthplace, Dunshee ambrotype, Thoreau-Alcott House, grave; masked)
IX.12           Composite from three photographs of young men (one in uniform)
IX.13           Composite of six landscape photographs (river views, woods)


X.1             Thoreau flute, spyglass, bird book (Wilson’s Ornithology)
X.2             Thoreau manuscript survey, "Plan of Edmund Hosmer’s Farm ... 1851" (in CFPL survey collection, #60a)
X.3             Two opened volumes of Thoreau’s manuscript journal
X.4             Opened volume of Thoreau’s manuscript journal
X.5             Opened volume of Thoreau’s manuscript journal (plate labelled "Copyrighted by A.W. Hosmer, Concord, Mass.")
X.6             Opened volume of Thoreau’s manuscript journal, showing entry relating to Gowing’s Swamp, 1860 Feb. 3
X.7             Printed advertisement for John Thoreau & Co. ("a new and superior drawing pencil"), 1844


XI.1-XI.4     Path
XI.5             Bench
XI.6-XI.8     Pine, with ladder and platform


XII.1             Map of Concord (the center and surrounding area)
XII.2             Doolittle engraving of Concord, 1775 (Plate II, "A View of the Town of Concord," in the series of four Doolittle views of Lexington and Concord)
XII.3             Doolittle engraving of Battle of Concord (Plate III, "The Engagement at the North Bridge in Concord," in the Doolittle series)
XII.4         Philosophers’ Camp in the Adirondacks (painting by William James Stillman, in CFPL Art Collection )
XII.5         U.S.S. Concord (masked)
XII.6-XII.7    Print (engraving) of young girl holding puppy, another puppy at her side (wet plate collodion negatives)
XII.8             Engraving, showing bearded central figure, holding crucifix, other figures with drawn swords
XII.9             Landscape painting, propped in front of oriental embroidery(?)
XII.10           Engraving, "U.S. Sloop of War, Jamestown, Captain R.B. Forbes" (masked; "for Mrs C H Wheeler" pencilled on mask)
XII.11             Framed engraving of volcano, church in foreground (masked; "for Mrs C H Wheeler" pencilled on mask)
XII.12-XII.13 Painting of figure in cowl-necked robe, holding crucifix


Four examples of Hosmer’s original negative storage boxes

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