Waban photographs - Bethuel-Allen House - Waban, Massachusetts -
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Thirty-five photographs chiefly black 38 x 30 x 6 cm. - Waban is a Newton, Massachusetts village which sprang up after Beacon Street was extended west from Newton Centre to Woodward and Washington Streets in 1855. - View of clapboard front and shingle sided saltbox house with barn, bushes and trees. On verso a pencil sketch of the house and description of architectural features. "1st home of Ralph Waldo Emerson 1833-34". "Photograph by Clarence S. Luitwieler - Copyrighted - House on Woodward St., Newton Highlands occupied by Ralph Waldo Emerson 1833-34. From Cabot's "Memoirs of Emerson" Volume 1, page 205. "Emerson sailed from Liverpool September 4, 1833. Arrived in New York, October 9th, and soon after rejoined his mother at Newton, near Boston, half a mile from the upper falls of the Charles River, where she had been living during his absence; a pleasant farming country with scattered woodlands." "Gift of Mrs. L. Vernon Briggs, 12 February 1943." "Gift of Mr. Thomas Eliot Andrews, 1961." -
|Luitwieler, Clarence S|
|Newton Free Library|
|Waban (Newton, Mass.)--Photographs|
Waban (Newton, Mass.)--Social life and customs
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