Historic Newton Early Photograph Collection
The Historic Newton Early Photograph Collection contains images relating to a number of Newton’s prominent families (Jackson, Lord, Bacon) and individual citizens. The majority of the images consist of daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and tintypes that were originally part of some of these family collections. Additional formats include hand painted miniature portraits and cartes de visite. Many images in the collection are cased in leather with bronze mattes, others in molded thermoplastic cases with a variety of motifs that range from pastoral to geometric. There are also a number of gem sized tintypes that are housed in miniature photo albums, as well as loose photographs.