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Mountain House Photograph Collection, ca.1865
3 cartes de visite (0.1 linear foot)
Collection number: MS 042

Abstract:
A popular tourist destination during the post-Civil War years, the Mountain House hotel was built on the summit of Sugar Loaf Mountain, in South Deerfield, Mass., by Granville Wardwell in 1864 on property owned by his father-in-law Dwight Jewett. Positioned near the southern end of the mountain, the hotel provided tourists with a stunning panoramic vista of the Connecticut River Valley.

This small collection consists of three scenic cartes de visite from a larger series featuring views from the Mountain House. The images include No. 6, a view of five persons perched on the southeast promontory of Sugar Loaf with a view to the northeast across the Connecticut River to Mt. Toby; No. 10, Mountain House with a group of nine men and women posed on the lawn with telescope and tripod; No. 18, view of barns at the southern base of Sugar Loaf Mountain.

Terms of Access and Use:

The collection is open for research.

Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries

Scope and contents of the collection

This small collection consists of three scenic cartes de visite from a larger series featuring views from the Mountain House. The images include No. 6, a view of five persons perched on the southeast promontory of Sugar Loaf with a view to the northeast across the Connecticut River to Mt. Toby; No. 10, Mountain House with a group of nine men and women posed on the lawn with telescope and tripod; No. 18, view of barns at the southern base of Sugar Loaf Mountain.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Mountain House Photograph Collection (PH 042). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

Alternative Formats Available

Digitized versions of the images in this collection have been added to SCUA's online repository, Credo.

History of the Collection

Provenance unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by I. Eliot Wentworth, Feb. 2013.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Special Collections and University Archives
W.E.B. Du Bois Library
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003-9275

Phone: (413) 545-2780
Fax: (413) 577-1399
Link to SCUA
Language
English

Contents List
Five persons perched on the southeast promontory of Sugar Loaf with a view to the northeast across the Connecticut River to Mt. Toby
ca.1865
Carte de visite

On Verso: Views From and Of The Mountain House, Summit of Sugar-Loaf Mountain, South Deerfield, Mass. G. Wardwell, Proprietor. No. 6."

Tourists atop southeast promontory of Sugar LoafTourists atop southeast promontory of Sugar Loaf
Mountain House with nine men and women posed on the lawn, with telescope and tripod
ca.1865
Carte de visite

On Verso: Views From and Of The Mountain House, Summit of Sugar-Loaf Mountain, South Deerfield, Mass. G. Wardwell, Proprietor. No. 10."

Mountain House with nine men and women posed on the lawn, with telescope and tripod Mountain House with nine men and women posed on the lawn, with telescope and tripod
Barns at the southern base of Sugar Loaf Mountain, South Deerfield.
ca.1865
Carte de visite

On Verso: Views From and Of The Mountain House, Summit of Sugar-Loaf Mountain, South Deerfield, Mass. G. Wardwell, Proprietor. No. 18."

Barns at the southern base of Sugar Loaf Mountain, South DeerfieldBarns at the southern base of Sugar Loaf Mountain, South Deerfield

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Subjects
  • Barns--Massachusetts--Photographs.
  • Connecticut River Valley (Mass.)--Photographs.
  • Hotels--Massachusetts--Photographs.
  • South Deerfield (Mass.)--Photographs.
  • Sugar Loaf Mountain (Mass.)--Photographs.
  • Telescopes--Photographs.
  • Tourists--Massachusetts--Photographs.
  • Wardwell, Granville

Genre terms
  • Photographs.


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