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Molten family photograph album

Molten family photograph album

Descriptive Summary

Title: Molten family photograph album
Creator: Molten family
Inclusive Dates: 1860s-1880s
Bulk Dates: 1870-1880
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 Linear Feet (1 box)
Collection Number: ms3976
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Portraits of the Molten family and relatives were taken by many prominent photographers of the 19th century.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a photograph album containing mostly portraits of the Molten family. The photographs are all albumen prints from the 1870s and 1880s except for one tintype from the 1860s. Reference material provided by the Molten descendants identify many of the portrait subjects and photographers, and it is noted that some of the unidentified portraits may be of the Brearley branch of the family. The photographers based in Philadelphia include Frederick Gutekunst, Broadbent & Phillips, Suddards & Fennemore, Taylor & Brown, James Cremer, O. Knipe, P. Edward Chillman & Co., Gilbert & Bacon, and Samuel McMullin. Other photographers, many of whom were based in New England but some were as distant as Australia, England, and Germany, include F. Baum, Rawson, J.A. Wins, H.G. Smith, G. & R. Lavis, Moses Bowness, Tuttle & Co., Hermann Witte, R. Dighton, W. L. (Washington Lafayette) Germon, and Harry Pointer.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Molten family photograph album, ms3976, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Albumen prints.
Family records.
Photograph albums.
Portrait photography -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Photo album