photographs was collected in the 1960s by Louis DuBois of Hampton - a
keen amateur photographer himself - and has been very kindly donated
by two of his daughters, the "certifiable sisters" (their own choice
of nickname, not mine!). I am very grateful to them for the
to use the photographs in this manner, and hope that visitors to the
site will find them of interest, whether for dating their own old
family photographs, studying fashions of the day, or to learn about
the work of particular photographers. If, by some chance, you are
identify one of the subjects of the photos presented here, please get
in touch with me by email.
The background of this page has been designed using scans from one of
The images include
portraits of men, women, children and groups from a variety of named
unnamed U.S. photographers and studios. They appear to be
from Massachusetts and New Hampshire, although there are a few from
further afield. Apart from a single tin type, the majority
were taken in the 1890s and early 1900s, until perhaps the late
1920s. Only a few of the
subjects are identified and, from what I can tell, the collection
appears to have been assembled from several different sources.
If you are able to shed any light on the subjects of any of the photos
included, I would be very keen to hear from you. Any
contributions will, of course, be fully acknowledged.