Guide to the Larkin family photograph collection, 1886-1905

Larkin family photograph C0126


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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Special Collections Research Center.
Creator C. R. Larkin
Title Larkin family photograph collection
Date 1886-1905
Physical Characteristics 0.5 linear ft.
Abstract This collection contains dozens of family photographs from the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century, exhibiting a range of early photographic technology including albumen prints, tintypes and cyanotypes. Only two of the photographs are dated--one from 1886 and another from 1905--but several contain inscriptions of photo studios--including G. W. Davis and Unique--with addresses indicating that they were taken in Washington, D.C. The photographs range from professional studio portraits to informal group pictures, which appear to have been taken in more rural locales. Several of the photos show Victorian interiors and exteriors as well as horse carriages, row-boats and railroad tracks. Few of the subjects are identified, but photo-envelopes with the collection include the names Ceyton R. Larkin, Charles Rozier Larkin, Paul S. Williams, and Mrs. J. L. Johnson.
Collection number C0126
Language English

Biographical Information

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Scope and Content

This collection contains dozens of family photographs from the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century, exhibiting a range of early photographic technology including albumen prints, tintypes and cyanotypes. Only two of the photographs are dated--one from 1886 and another from 1905--but several contain inscriptions of photo studios--including G. W. Davis and Unique--with addresses indicating that they were taken in Washington, D.C. The photographs range from professional studio portraits to informal group pictures, which appear to have been taken in more rural locales. Several of the photos show Victorian interiors and exteriors as well as horse carriages, row-boats and railroad tracks. Few of the subjects are identified, but photo-envelopes with the collection include the names Ceyton R. Larkin, Charles Rozier Larkin, Paul S. Williams, and Mrs. J. L. Johnson.

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Arrangement

Organized by photograph type and subject.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

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Related Material

Special Collections Research Center also holds the John Rapp, Jr. photograph collection.

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Index Terms

Subjects:

Domestic life. Washington (D.C.)

Document Types:

Albumen prints.
Cyanotypes.
Portaits.
Tintypes.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Larkin family photograph collection, Collection #C0126, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Collection donor unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections Research Center staff. EAD markup completed by Eron Ackerman and Jordan Patty in August 2009.

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Contents List

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