Adams family photographs, ca. 1863-1960.


Adams family photographs, ca. 1863-1960.

206 photographs and 2 film photonegatives, mostly pertaining to the children of Charles Francis Adams (1835-1915) and Mary Ogden Adams (1843-1935). One box contains a disbound album of photographs taken by Henry Adams (1875-1951) that dates from 1919-1921. The photos in this album depict his service with the American Red Cross at Verdun, France after the armistice of World War II, as well as his Red Cross relief work with refugees in the Kuban River Valley in Russia and in Theodosia and Crimea in the Ukraine. The album also includes photos of Adams' travels in Bombay, Brussels, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Samoa, and Singapore, among other places, on his return trip to Boston. The remainder of the photographs in this collection include loose portraits of various members of the Adams family, taken by various photographers. Subjects include Charles Francis Adams (1807-1886), Elizabeth Ogden Adams, John Adams (1875-1964), John Quincy Adams (b. 1907), Marian Morse Adams, Thomas Boylston Adams, and Mary Ogden Adams Ames; there is also one portrait of Charles Francis (1835-1915) that was taken by Henry Adams (1838-1918), circa 1900. The film photonegatives correspond to photographs within the collection. All of the photographs are paper-based.

206 photographs and 2 film photonegatives in 2 narrow boxes.


SNAC Resource ID: 7636261

Massachusetts Historical Society

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