Melrose Photo Album

Views in Melrose and Clifton, Mass., Dec. 25, 1884

This collection of family photographs from 1858 to 1899 (most are dated 1872) are taken of Victorian homes located on Vinton Street between Cedar and East Foster Street, and Park and High Street. According to "Part of Melrose" map published by Geo. H. Walker & Co., Boston, Mass. ©1889, the main Melrose property featured in the album belonged to Charles H. Isburgh. The Isburgh family lived at 24 Vinton Street, Melrose until 1902. The photographs document changes to their home and neighborhood spanning over 40 years.

The leather-bound photo album includes photographs from Melrose and Clifton (Marblehead) Mass. It contains 68 - 6" x 8" (15.24 x 20.32 cm) and features 31 photographs from Melrose of exterior views of Victorian homes along Vinton Street, people and surrounding areas, and 37 photographs (not digitized) from the Clifton section of Marblehead of exterior views of ocean-side Victorian homes, people and surrounding area along the coastline. The family vacationed in Clifton, Marblehead during the summer where they owned property at 22 Clifton Heights Lane.

Please note - only the views from Melrose are included in the digital collection.

Contributor(s)

  • Institution: Melrose Public Library

Coverage

  • Massachusetts--Middlesex (county)--Melrose

Items

Two-story house with greenhouse attached: 24 Vinton Street
Queen Anne Victorian house: 24 Vinton Street
Two-story house with greenhouse attached: 24 Vinton Street
Two-story house: 24 Vinton Street
Two-story house: 24 Vinton Street
Queen Anne Victorian house: 24 Vinton Street
Granite stairway: 24 Vinton Street
Gothic style house: 24 Vinton Street
Street view facing north on Vinton Street
Street view of four houses on the eastside of Vinton Street
Street view of granite wall and rock formation: Vinton Street
Street view of houses on the eastside of Vinton Street
Statue of a stag on top of a rocky hill
Three-story house with wrap-around porch: 22 Vinton Street
Two children sitting on steps
View of houses on the corner of Vinton Street and North High Street
Boy and girl sitting on wooden-covered bench
Three-story Victorian house: 24 Vinton Street
Boy and girl sitting and standing by a large tree
Cedar Park Railroad station
Woman carrying a basket
Carriage house on Vinton Street
House on the corner Vinton and North High Street
House located on the corner of Vinton and North High Street
View of Vinton Street
House next to large rock formation
Italianate house on 64 Vinton Street
Aerial view of Melrose
View of four houses

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