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Lorne Shields Historical Photograph Collection
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Portrait of woman

Item is a cabinet card portrait of woman. Gold imprint below photograph reads, 'Elmer Chickering 21 West St. Boston'. Black text on back of card reads, 'The royal studio, Massachusetts charitable mechanic association founded 1795 in...

Royal Studio

Portrait of man

Item is a cabinet card portrait of man. Text below photograph reads, 'Elmer Chickering, 21 West St. Boston'. Text on back of card reads, 'The Royal Studio, Elmer Chickering Proprietor 21 West St. Boston.'

Royal Studio

Portrait of Maria

Item consists of a cream card with light blue embossed oval at centre with photograph of a woman in black dress with pleats down the front and a small, high white lace collar inset. At bottom, embossed design of a young woman in bonnet with flower...

Flagg & Plummer

["horse-mobile" carriage]

print on grey mat board. Depicts carriage with horse pushing from behind, covered in sheet. Carriage is decorated as well. Background is fairground with grandstand, flag. Embossed recto caption, bottom left: "Dinkler, Chapman St. Greenfield M...

Old Palace, Florence

Lantern slide, glass B&W slide in wood frame. Image framed in black. Green sticker on glass handwritten in black ink "Old Palace Florence" in print above "J. Levy & Cie Succrs de Ferrier Pere Fils & Soulier." On ano...

spring

albumen print of painting, mounted on card. Depicts young girl in garden setting. Recto caption, bottom, "Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1863, by John P. Soule, in the Clerk's office of the District Court for the Distr...

The Volunteer's Vision

albumen print of painting, mounted on card. Depicts soldier surrounded by family in clouds. Group of men watch from a distance. Recto caption: "The volunteer's vision. The pledged we the wine cup and fondly swore / from my home and my we...

[Portrait of a man]

Item is an ambrotype photograph in a velvet-lined thermoplastic union case, showing a male sitter in front of a studio backdrop. The case was intended for use with 1/4 plate daguerreotypes, as indicated by the manufacturer's stamp on the insi...

Littlefield, Parsons & Co.

[Portrait of a man]

Item is an example of an ambrotype with broken glass and worn coloured backing. Ambrotype is in a velvet-lined thermoplastic union case, showing a male sitter in front of a studio backdrop. The case was intended for use with 1/6 plate daguerreotyp...

Littlefield, Parsons & Co.

[Portrait of a man]

Item is an ambrotype photograph in a velvet-lined thermoplastic union case, showing a male sitter. A stamp on the inside back cover beneath the ambrotype plate gives the manufacturer of the case: "Littlefield, Parsons & Co.,/ Sole Manufac...

Littlefield, Parsons & Co.