Album of Dow Photographs: Cover

about 1900


Overall: 40.6 x 25.4 x 3.8 cm (16 x 10 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Empty Brown album (half brown morocco, marbled paper boards [spine lacking]) of 120 leaves used for photographic mounts (see 2006.1277.2-2006.1277.265 for the 264 photographs (cyanotypes) previously mounted in this album). The leaves are paginated by hand, recto and verso, from 1- 240, in the upper right and upper left hand corners.

Not On View


Americas, Photography




In ink, a handwritten table of contents facing page one, as follows:

Index Page

Ipswich River - river scenes - Great Neck
Eagle Hill, Plum Island, Essex, Lowell 1-55

Marshes - Marsh Islands 57-86

Flowers, Flower fields, trees in bloom
Baker's Pond, foregrounds, Lily pad, our fence
and garden 87-137

Old Houses, Roads, Choate Island, Marblehead,
Newburyport, our house 138-168

Trees, brooks 169-191

Snow and sand 192-202

Hay fields 203-210

Miscellaneous, portraits, etc 211


By summer 1965, William Councilman Wigglesworth (b. 1918 – d. 1987), Ipswich, MA [see note 1]; summer 1965, gift of Wigglesworth to his sister-in-law, Anne Parker Wigglesworth (b. 1921 – d. 1999), Ipswich, Manchester, and New York; 1999, by inheritance to Philio Wigglesworth Cushing, Ipswich, and her son, Henry Coolidge Wigglesworth, Seattle, WA; 2006, partial gift and partial sale of Philio Wigglesworth Cushing and Henry Coolidge Wigglesworth to the MFA. (Accession date: June 21, 2006)

[1] William Councilman Wigglesworth, a surgeon in Ipswich, MA, received the album from a grateful patient at an unknown date.

Credit Line

Gift of Philio Wigglesworth Cushing and Henry Coolidge Wigglesworth from the collection of their parents Frank and Anne Wigglesworth in memory of their love for Ipswich. M. and M. Karolik Fund and Charles H. Bayley Picture and Painting Fund