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Nathaniel L. Stebbins photographic collection

Item Information

Title:
Nathaniel L. Stebbins photographic collection
Description:
The Nathaniel L. Stebbins photographic collection is a robust collection of images of sailing vessels that were once familiar sights around Boston and New York. Over the course of Stebbins's career, sailing vessels were largely replaced by other forms of water transportation. Most of the collection consists of Stebbins's images of marine subjects, including sailing vessels (including several entrants in America's Cup races), commercial sailing craft, steamships, ferries, tugs, and fire and police boats. Boatyards and other dockside facilities are also documented. The remainder of the collection documents architectural views, with subjects including Boston buildings, streets, statues, and parks, and views of Concord, Lexington, and other historic sites.
Photographer:
Stebbins, N. L. (Nathaniel Livermore), 1847-1922
Date:
1880–1922
Format:
Photographs
Genre:
black-and-white prints (photographs)
black-and-white negatives
photographs
Location:
Historic New England
Collection (local):
PC047: Nathaniel L. Stebbins photographic collection
Subjects:
sailboats
sailing ships
races (events)
steamships
ferries
tugboats
fireboats
shipyards
dockyards
houses
commercial buildings
industrial buildings
historic buildings
statues
parks (recreation areas)
streetscapes
yachts
Architectural photography
Marine photography
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Maine
New Hampshire
MassachusettsMiddlesex (county)Concord
MassachusettsMiddlesex (county)Lexington
Extent:
ca. 6,700 photographic prints : black-and-white; ca. 2,500 photographic negatives : black-and-white
Link to Item:
Terms of Use:
Rights status not evaluated.
Contact host institution for more information.
Notes:
Historic New England purchase, 1929.
Identifier:
171304
Call #:
PC047