[Loose Photographs]: Washington, D.C. and Family Photos

Washington, D.C. circa 1890s.

Price: $750.00

Unbound. A collection of 88 loose albumen prints measuring 4" x 5.5" without captions. Slight fading on some of the photos else very good or better.

A collection of photographs of a family during the 1890s with some photos of a visit to Washington, D.C. The photos show a fashionably dressed middle class family posed for group photos and in candids around their home. Some are pictured riding bicycles, one woman has been photographed after falling off her bike, as well as taking leisurely walks throughout gardens and parks. Many of the photos feature attractions in Washington, D.C. and the surrounding area including statues, monuments, and government buildings. Some beautiful pictures here show the interior of the Library of Congress with artistic views of the arches and the filibuster room. Another group of photos was taken at Arlington National Cemetery with photos of the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, paths through the cemetery, and a monument for the Connecticut Navy Artillery. A few photos show landmarks with cannons on the lawn. One interesting photo shows the family posed with their pug dogs and pouring coffee. Another shows a woman lying by a lake reading a card. It also appears that some of the family was involved in a theater group seen here in pictures of costumed women and men.

An interesting archive of turn of the century photography of an upper middle class family in Washington, D.C.

Item #410519

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