CIRCA 1919 JOHN CALVIN STEVENS MAINE HOMES THOMAS ELLISON ARCHITECTURE PHOTOS

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[23808] (Americana –
20th Century – Photography – Architecture – Thomas Ellison). Circa 1919 Group of Photographs By Thomas
Ellison Architectural Photographer Boston
Group of 16 images of imposing New England
coastal homes, 12 exteriors, pillared porch-ways, terracotta-tiled roofs, inner
courtyards, garden walks and paths, grape arbors & plantings, tennis court,
viewing area & coastline, 4 interiors, showing furniture and décor; mostly
black and white silver gelatin prints, a few in sepia; all with the studio
back-stamp of Thomas Ellison, Architectural Photographer, 52 Kilby Street,
Boston, active 1905 – 1923, acting as photographer for the John Calvin Stevens
architectural firm; not dated, circa 1919 from internal evidence; not
identified and the views probably of a couple of the many Maine
Stevens-designed homes; approximately 7 1/2″ x 9 1/2″ size; bit of
curl to the edges, a little oxidizing; 2 with creases; old pencil numbers on
backs; (with) a 3 1/2″ x 5 3/4″ snapshot of one of the same
residences, with a couple of cars & people in front of the main entrance,
corners and margins worn; overall, the group in very good condition.

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