The Peabody Collection consists of 672 glass plate negatives in various sizes, 1054 film negatives in various sizes, 24 photograph
albums, 887 loose photographs in a variety of formats, published works, and manuscript material, created and collected by
Henry G. Peabody, 1859-1993 (bulk 1890s-1900s). The materials collectively describe Peabody's long career as a commercial
landscape photographer working on both the east and west coasts of the United States. The photographs and negatives depict
Peabody and his family; landscape views in New England, Canada, the western United States, California, and Mexico; Native
Americans; city and landscape views in Great Britain, France, and Switzerland; portraits; architectural renderings; plants
and animals; unidentified landscapes; and miscellaneous images. Additional photographers and photographic firms represented
in the collection include Alexander Hesler, Charles F. Lummis, and Spence Air Photos. The published works contain photographs
by Peabody. The manuscript material provides information about Peabody's negatives; contains catalogs of Peabody's works for
sale; describes Peabody's commerical dealings as both a photographer and seller of photographic equipment; and contains ephemeral
material collected by Peabody throughout his life.
Henry Greenwood Peabody (1855-1951), photographer, lecturer, and publisher of educational slides and films, enjoyed a remarkable
career spanning nearly sixty years. Peabody produced thousands of photographs, slides, and films documenting the American
landscape, worked in virtually every photographic process, delivered lectures describing the scenery that he so lovingly photographed,
and published books that visually described the landscapes and scenery in which he specialized.
63 boxes, 31.38 linear feet
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