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Title Baldwin Coolidge Photograph collection
Dates 1889
Author Coolidge, Baldwin, 1845-1928
Extent One linear foot (2 containers)
Collection number PH-2
Admin/Biographical History Baldwin Coolidge was born in Woburn, Massachusetts on July 7, 1845. He was the son of Mary (Manning) and Benjamin Coolidge and the great-grandson of Loammi Baldwin, Revolutionary War patriot and engineer for the Middlesex Canal. Coolidge grew up in Lawrence and became that city's first engineer at age 33 before he changed careers and opened up his first photography studio in Boston in 1878. The photographer returned to live in a Baldwin family home in Woburn in 1889, around the time that the photographs of the Woburn Public Library were taken, living there through 1908. At the same time he continued to maintain a studio in Boston. He died in California in 1928; his ashes are interred in Woodbrook Cemetery in Woburn.
Scope & Content The collection consists of exterior and interior photographs of the Woburn Public Library. One group of images is mounted in an album; the second group consists of matted prints. Album of twenty-three photographic prints of the Woburn Public Library. Thirty-six original and five reproduction individual photographic prints by Baldwin Coolidge depicting the Woburn Public Library.
Source Baldwin Coolidge (album)
Cite as Baldwin Coolidge Photograph Collection,
Woburn Public Library, Dr. Thomas J. Glennon Archives, Woburn, MA 01801.
Indexes Online Finding Aid
Subjects Architectural details
Architectural photographs
Cityscape photographs
Photograph albums
Photographic prints
Views, Aerial
Local Subjects Woburn Public Library
Access Access may be limited. Contact library for details.