Todd-Bingham picture collection 1837-1966


Todd-Bingham picture collection 1837-1966

Photographs, albums and scrapbooks, glass negatives, lantern slides, daguerreotypes, tintypes, prints, sketches, and paintings, 1837-1966, relating to the personal and professional lives of members of the Todd-Bingham family. These materials document the lives and careers of Mabel Loomis Todd, David Peck Todd, and Millicent Todd Bingham, in particular. Personal photographs and albums of Mabel Loomis Todd include views of family, friends, and places where she lived and travelled. Amherst, Massachusetts and members of the Dickinson family are especially prominent parts of this material. Professional photographs include slides used to illustrate the many lectures Todd delivered on her writings and travels. The David Peck Todd material includes photographs, albums and scrapbooks, and other items detailing his career as a leading astronomer, author, and photographic innovator. Extensive documentation for many of his eclipse expeditions (1882-1932) and world travels are included. Material relating to Millicent Todd Bingham, the daughter of Mabel Loomis and David Peck Todd, includes personal and professional photographs relating to her family, world travels, and writings.

50 linear feet (94 boxes, 33 folios, 2 volumes)


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Newcomb, Simon, 1835-1909 (person)

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Bingham, Millicent Todd, 1880-1968 (person)

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