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PHOTOGRAPHS OF SCHOOL HOUSES AND OTHER INSTITUTIONS - Marble, Albert P., compile - 1873. 
Worcester: Printed by Charles Hamilton, 1873. 10pp. (printed on recto only) plus thirty-two mounted albumen photographs on captioned card mounts. Small oblong folio. Contemporary three-quarter green morocco and marbled boards, leather label on front cover, marbled endpapers.Very good. Provenance: Albert Marble (inscription on titlepage). A rare American photographically illustrated book and a wonderful collection of Massachusetts architectural photography. The thirty-two albumen photographs depict various schools and other public buildings in Worcester, Massachusetts in the latter half of the 19th century, including a few floor plans. The buildings include Worcester High School, Walnut Street School, Thomas Street School, Sycamore Street School, the Worcester Public Library, the College of Holy Cross, Antiquarian Hall, Highland Military Academy, and many more. The book's compiler, Albert Marble, who has inscribed the titlepage, was the Superintendent of Public Schools in Worcester. A handful of notations from Marble can be found in the book, including autograph captions to some of the plates, a holographic correction on page 2. The note on the titlepage reads: "This volume was exhibited at the Vienna Exposition, 1873. APM." The 1873 Vienna Exposition brought together almost 26,000 exhibitors from all over the world, and this volume would certainly have fit the motto of the fair: "Culture and Education." A wonderful source for early photography of Massachusetts schools and public buildings. Unrecorded in OCLC.
[Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana ]
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