Folder 1 Edwards, Thomas (1795-1869). [Landscape image of Worcester, Mass]; Watercolor drawing. (7 3/8 x 10 ¾ in) (19 x 27 ½ cm). Dec. 1857. Gift of Edward F. Coffin, Nov 25, 1939. [Old number: PIW 1] Enlarge
Landscape view of Worcester taken from the base of a hill. In the foreground are several rocks, a large tree to the left and a man and a woman in the middle. In the background are two mountains and a lake. The mountain to the right is surrounded by clouds. Manuscript on accompanying cardstock reads: “Drawing by Thomas Edward, Worcester artists name appears in Worcester Directories from 1859 to 1868, as artists in Flagg’s Block.”
Folder 2 Harrington, E. Corner of Main & Pearl St[eet]s, Worcester; Pen and Ink. (6 7/8 x 9 1/8 in) (17 ½ x 23 cm). 1840. [Old number: PIW 9] Enlarge
Street view of the corner of Main and Pearl Streets in Worcester. The image is drawn from the opposite side of the street. The building on the right is three stories and has a large bay window in the front; its exterior is wood. The building on the left is two stories, brick, has a bay window and an overhang with four columns. Between the two buildings is a staircase. Furthest to the left is a decaying tree; birds are in the air and a wide sidewalk wraps around the two buildings. Manuscript notation on back reads “Hardware” on the left and “Paine Building, Heywood & Paine, Bowen Leather Store” on the right. Note on file indicates the artist’s middle initial may be “H.”
Folder 3 Unknown artist. [Allegorical image of a woman on barrels with caduceus]; Pen, Ink and Wash. (10 1/8 x 5 3/8 in) (26 x 13 ½ cm). No date. [Old number: PIW 13] Enlarge
Decorative motif image of an allegorical woman sitting; she holds in the crook of her arm a sword with liberty cap, in her right hand is a caduceus. The woman sits atop numerous barrels wearing a silk dress with a shawl over her shoulder, her hair is pulled back. In the background is a harbor with a several ships. She is barefoot; coins spill out of a bag at her feet. [Possibly Hygieia?].
Folder 4 Unknown artist. Savin Rock House in West Haven, CT; Pen, Ink and Wash. (4 x 9 ¼ in) (10 x 23 ½ cm). No date. [Old number: PIW 15] Enlarge
Landscape image of a large columned mansion with flag in the center reading: “Savin Rock House.” Attached to the mansion are several stables. In the foreground are footpaths looping around mowed fields and trees; in the background are more trees and the ocean with a steam ship. There are several people along the walk near the ocean and more near the stables. The image was reproduced by Lossing & Barritt on a bill of fare; menu in the AAS collection: Ephemera Menu 0163.
Folder 5 Whitcomb, Camilla Gertrude (ca. 1857-). [Seascape with boats]; Pen and Ink. (6 3/8 x 9 in) (16 x 23 cm). No date. [Old number: PIW 17] Enlarge
Image of a dock with five empty dingy boats tied to it. In the background are several ships with masts and trees. Clouds dot the horizon.
Folder 6 [Paige?] Hugh D. [Battle scene at Concord, MA?]; Pen, Ink and hand color. (7 7/8 x 7 in) (18 x 20 cm). No date. [Old number: PIW 18] Enlarge
Hand-colored image of a battle scene featuring a brick bridge with two arches. A man stands to the right of the bridge and fires a cannon towards a town. In the distance on a field are two other cannons with men firing. To the left of a bridge is the small town with numerous buildings and men retreating with hats and guns. The image is bordered in ink. Manuscript notation on reverse reads: “Hugh D Paie drew this when he was a school boy” Note: the image has been folded.
Folder 7 [Wusselman, Williamme?]. [Calligraphy]; Pen and Ink. (7 5/8 x 12 ½ in) (19 ½ x 32 cm). January 22, 1851. [Old number: PIW 20] Enlarge
Calligraphy image with numerous flourishes at top and the name “Williamme Wusselman” in red letters. Beneath written in black script is “Carbon County, Mauch Chunk. January 22d 1851.” There are numerous decorations at the bottom. Note: the image is written on lined blue paper.
Folder 8 Barber, John Warner (1798-1885). War and Peace; Pen, Ink and Wash. Sheet with images [slightly mutilated]: (8 x 10 5/8 in) (20 x 27 cm) Mounted sheet: (8 ½ x 11 in) (21 ½ x 28 cm). No date. [Old number: PIW 24] Enlarge
Two separate images on a sheet of paper. The one to the left entitled, “War” is bordered by two text blocks and features a woman holding a child and watching as men slay a man on the ground. A man on horseback says, “Rush on! And cover yourselves with glory!” Behind them is a house ablaze. To the right is a scene bordered by two text blocks titled “Peace” and features a home with a mother in the doorway and children playing, in the foreground a man and two others are harvesting wheat, a soldier holding a sword and gun says, “Come forward like a brave man and fight your enemies.” In the background is a hill with a steepled church. Facsimile of manuscript notes accompany the image. Note: item is mounted on an additional sheet of paper. The words, “Drawn by J.W. Barber” are written in the bottom right. Item may be a possible design for a book illustration or separately published print.
Folder 9 Johnson, Olive (1801-1877). [Landscape image of a man sitting near a mill]; Pen, Ink and Wash. (9 x 11 ½ in) (23 x 29 cm). No date. [Old number: PIW 30] Enlarge
Landscape featuring a mill, waterwheel and a stream. To the left is a home with a thatched roof and a fence leading up a hill. In the foreground at the edge of the stream is a man wearing a wide-brimmed hat. Note: image removed from the Cheever-Wheeler Family Papers in the Manuscript collection.
Folder 10 [Homan?], Joseph. (ca. 1816-). [Memorial Monument]; Pen and Ink. (7 3/8 x 9 3/8 in) (19 x 24 cm). ca. 1827. [Old number: PIW 31] Enlarge
Landscape view featuring a columned monument on a base of brick with a vase of ferns on top. The monument is inscribed, “Lo! Fond remembrance drops the pious tear and sacred friends his is a mourner here.” Behind the monument is a body of water and mountains, to the left is a willow tree, to the right a grove of what appears to be birches. Note: the image is bordered at the bottom with a single line. Manuscript notation at bottom reads “an original sketch by Joseph Homan [?] from Portland while a pupil to John R. Penniman 1827-” Image drawn on watermarked paper, “H & F of B.” Note on file indicates that the student could possibly be Joseph Horner.
Folder 11 Penniman, John Ritto (1782-1841). [Image of a Skater]; Pen and Ink. (7 3/8 x 6 in) (19 x 15 cm). ca. 1825. [Old number: PIW 32] Enlarge
Image of a man walking over the ice in skates; behind him are several other men on skates. There is a building with a flag and birds on the horizon. The man has a beard. The man is wearing skates strapped to his feet torn pants and a torn coat; on his head is a wool cap. He carries over his should a pole with a handled basket. Note: image is signed at the right bottom with “JR.” Also signed lightly in pencil to the right with lines and “JR” and “1825.”
Folder 12 Lyon, Olivia (1801-1882). [Image of a Flower Motif]; Pen and Ink. (8 ½ x 12 1/8 in) (31 x 21 ½ cm). No date. [Old number: PIW 40] Enlarge
Image of pedaled flowers with dots at the top of the paper; surrounding the outer edge of the flowers is a strand of connected dots. At the lower left of the image is “Miss Olivia Lyon” and in pencil [M Guild]. Note: paper has been folded.
Folder 13 Unknown artist. [Landscape of a mountain scene]; Pen and Ink. (9 7/8 x 7 7/8 in) (25 x 20 cm). No date. [Old number: PIW 41] Enlarge
Bordered image of a landscape scene; in the distance is a rocky mountain and several buildings against the horizon, in the foreground is a lake and two people on a path to the left. To the right is a large tree.
Folder 14 Unknown artist. The Russian Rabbit; Pen and Ink. (7 x 4 7/8 in) (18 x 12 ½ cm). ca. 1790. [Old number: PIW 44] Enlarge
Image of a jerboa sitting atop a hill facing the viewer. He has a long tale, long legs, beady eyes and whiskers; behind him is another jerboa jumping. There are several small plants colored green growing out of the ground. Note accompanying image reads: “contemporaneous drawing evidently copied from engraved plate by Paul Revere for the Massachusetts Magazine, ca. 1790” Note: on Revere plate the image is called the “Gerbua or Yerboa.” Illegible pen markings on reverse.
Folder 15 Unknown artist. [Diagram]; Pen, Ink and Wash. (5 3/8 x 9 ¾ in) (13 ½ x 24 ½ cm). No date. [Old number: PIW 45] Enlarge
Technical drawing of four separate images labeled Figures I-IV. The ones labeled Figures I and II are long blade-like items with one end pointed and one end (labeled ‘d’) which is meant to be screwed into a base. Figures III and IV are labeled ‘A’ and look like they are either ax heads or sharpeners.
Folder 16 West, Thomas. [Benjamin] Franklin; Pen, Ink and Wash. (9 3/8 x 7 ½ in) (23 ½ x 19 cm).1825. [Old number: PIW 52] Enlarge
Bust profile portrait of Benjamin Franklin facing left. The image is of an older Franklin who is balding and has wrinkles under his chin; he does not have a pupil drawn in his eye. He is wearing a dark coat and white collar with a ruffled tie. Under the image is the word “Franklin” Note: manuscript note on reverse reads: “Drawn by Thomas West on board Brig Plant South [Lut?] We[…] Longitude – 1825 – (for Benjamin Franklin).” Image is signed at the bottom left with “1825” and bottom right “T.West”
Folder 17 Rosenthal, Max (1833-1918). Joseph A. Bent; Pen, Ink and Wash. (12 5/8 x 10 in) (32 x 25 ½ cm). No date. [Old number: PIW 55] Enlarge
Bust portrait of a young man facing slightly left; he has short cropped hair and a moustache. He is wearing a white collared shirt, a dark jacket and a vest. Note: image is signed in lower left with initials “MR.”
Folder 18 Thompson, Abby May. Augustus Le Plongeon; Pen, Ink and Wash. (11 x 8 ½ in) (28 x 21 ½ cm). No date. [Old number: PIW 61] Enlarge
Image of a man to the rear of the Chac-Mool statue. The man has his elbow on the head of the statue and the palm of his hand against his face; his other arm is on the collarbone of the statue. The man has a long full beard and is completely bald. He is wearing a white shirt and dark pants. The statue has a large headdress and sandals. Image is signed in lower right “Enlargement from photoprint by Abby May Thompson.” Manuscript notation on back reads: “Drawing by Edward H[erbert] Thompson’s daughter, enlarged for bibliotype print in Proc. Amer. Anti. Soc. For April 1877 p. 78 – to accompany Mr. Thompson’s paper read before the Society October 1931.”
Folder 19 Scott, Syntha. [Image of the Alphabet]; Pen and Ink. (12 x 7 7/8 in) (30 ½ x 19 ½ cm). 1794. [Old number: PIW 66] Enlarge
Image of the alphabet; all the letters are drawn with serifs. At the top are the letters A-I, underneath is a grid with black squares. Underneath the grid are J-Q and a bar, and underneath that is R-Y. Z is at the bottom and is followed by “Syntha. Scott AD 1794”. Note the paper is lined.
Folder 20 Unknown artist. Willie Grout; Pen, Ink and Wash. (8 x 6 in) (20 ½ x 15 cm). ca. 1861. [Old number: PIW 67] Enlarge
Portrait from the knee of a Civil War era soldier. The man is facing the viewer and has his hand on his raised knee and his other arm over a coat on a chair. He has combed hair and a moustache. On his shoulders are epaulets; he has a sword attached to his belt. Note: see additional image of Grout in Box 14 of the cartes-de-visite collection. Also see image in “G” Standard Box of Worcester Portrait Photographs.
Folder 21 Unknown artist. Edwin Morse; Pen, Ink and Wash. (10 x 7 ¾ in) (25 ½ x 20 cm). ca. 1870. [Old number: PIW 68] Enlarge
Bust portrait of a man facing slightly right. He has a full beard and moustache and is balding; he has graying hair. He is wearing a collared shirt, a dark tie, vest and jacket. Note: the corners of the image have been cut; “4” is written on the reverse with other illegible markings. See also page 49 of Five hundred past and present citizens, of Worcester, Mass for an additional image.
Folder 22 Unknown artist. Charles B. Pratt; Pen, Ink and Wash. (10 ¾ x 8 1/8 in) (27 ½ x 20 ½ cm). ca. 1870. [Old number: PIW 69] Enlarge
Bust portrait of a young Pratt facing slightly left. He has a beard and is balding. His lips are turned up slightly and he has wrinkles under his eyes. He is wearing a dark coat, vest and tie as well as a white collared shirt. Note: the corners of the image have been cut; “7” is written on the reverse with other markings. See also page 49 of Five hundred past and present citizens, of Worcester, Mass for additional image.
Folder 23 Unknown artist. D.G. Rawson; Pen, Ink and Wash. (10 3/8 x 8 ¼ in) (26 ½ x 21 cm). ca. 1870. [Old number: PIW 70] Enlarge
Bust portrait of a man facing slightly right. He has hair parted to the left, a full beard and moustache. On his broad shoulders is a dark coat; he is wearing a white shirt. Note: the corners of the image have been cut; “6” is written on the reverse with other markings.
Folder 24 Unknown artist. R[ansom] C[larke] Taylor; Pen, Ink and Wash. (10 3/8 x 8 3/8 in) (26 ½ x 21 cm). ca. 1870. [Old number: PIW 71] Enlarge
Bust portrait of a man facing slightly left. He has a long chin beard, hair which curls around his ears, a prominent nose and light colored eyes. He is wearing a dark jacket and a white shirt. Note: the corners of the image have been cut; “2” is written on the reverse. See also page 50 of Five hundred past and present citizens, of Worcester, Mass for additional image.
Folder 25 Unknown artist. T.W. Wellington; Pen, Ink and Wash. (11 ¼ x 8 ¼ in) (28 ½ x 21 cm). ca. 1870. [Old number: PIW 72] Enlarge
Bust portrait of an older man facing slightly right. He has longish hair, long sideburns and a white long beard. He is wearing a dark jacket, white shirt and dark bowtie. Note: the corners of the image have been cut; “3” is written on the reverse with other markings. See also page 24 of Five hundred past and present citizens, of Worcester, Mass for additional image.