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Subcategory Photographs contains 26 item(s).

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front "Pilgrim's Progress"
c. 1910
Frances and Mary Allen costumed and carefully posed a young boy reading "Pilgrim's Progress" by John Bunyan in this Colonial Revival photograph.
front Frances Stebbins Allen (1854-1941)
c. 1906
Critics identified Frances Allen (1854-1941) and her sister Mary Allen (1858-1941) of Deerfield, Massachusetts, as among the finest pictorial photographers in America at the turn of the 20th century.
front "Confidences"
c. 1914
Frances and Mary captured the Victorian ideal of female friendship when they posed these two women exchanging "confidences" in the doorway of a Deerfield, Massachusetts, home.
front "The Letter of the Law"
The Allen sisters of Deerfield, Massachusetts, captured the Colonial Revival interpretation of Puritan society in this photograph titled, "The Letter of the Law."
front "Hanging Stockings"
Although these children posed hanging Christmas stockings in front of an early 19th century fireplace, celebrating Christmas did not come into fashion in New England until the mid-19th century or later in more rural areas.
front "Learning to Sew"
Many Americans at the turn of the 20th century developed a newfound fascination with the people, customs and objects of the early colonial period.
front "Little Puritan"
c. 1911
This Allen Sisters photograph, taken in 1911, shows a young girl dressed in the clothing of a Puritan child.
front Memorial Hall Bedroom
c. 1890
The Memorial Hall Museum in Deerfield, Massachusetts, was the first museum in the United States to implement the new and exciting concept of creating "period" rooms to display its collection to the public.
front "Taking Tea"
This posed photograph of two women at the tea table shows how "taking tea" in the 19th century was a social ritual that embodied gracious living and gentility.
front "Spirit of the Wheat"
These young women represented the "Spirit of the Wheat" in a historical pageant in Deerfield, Massachusetts, in 1913.


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