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Amherst College and Vicinity 1883 | 12 Views by John Lyman Lovell

$1,500.00

A signed folding album of twelve albumen prints made by John Lyman Lovell (1825-1908), class photographer for Amherst College. Lovell’s “Amherst Picture Gallery” was the first of its kind in Hampshire County.

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Lovell, John Lyman, Views of Amherst and Vicinity. 1883. A signed folding album of twelve albumen prints made by John Lyman Lovell (1825-1908), class photographer for Amherst College. Lovell’s “Amherst Picture Gallery” was the first of its kind in Hampshire County. Two tipped-in hand-written sheets identifying the scenes, recorded here exactly as written:

  1. “Massachusetts Agricultural buildings.
  2. Looking down Amity street, from head of Phenix Row
  3. Looking down Pleasant street from near post office.
  4. Phenix Row from post office
  5. First Congregational church, (Mine)
  6. Episcopal church
  7. College church at left, East College rear of church, Gymnasium, Chapel tower with clock, Walker Hall in center, Williston Hall with Pyramidal tower, Observatory, Library at extreme right, back ground.
  8. North College, College chapel, South College, Part of Appleton cabinet.
  9. View from Chapel tower north, Baptist church with white tower, Common, Episcopal church in center, First Congl church extreme right, near view.
  10. View from Chapel tower toward depot village, Walker Hall in foreground, Roof and back side of 1st Nat. Bk building 1 7/8 in from left end of card and same distance from upper edge of card, just back of white dwelling house, Pelham hills in distance.
  11. Common from lower end of Phenix Row, Tower of College library in center, Dome on College Hall, Baptist church near right margin.
  12. Amherst House in center, Post office in next block with marble trimmings. Amity street school extreme right.”

Photographs in fine condition, folding cloth binder with worn hinges, knocked corner.