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Rye Project Photographs

VC 56A

3 Boxes (1 cu.ft.)

About the Rye Project Photographs:

The Rye project consists of over 150 photographs of people, houses, seascapes, and landmarks, principally of the New Hampshire seacoast region. Included are photographs by many local photography studios, the bulk of which are from Alba R. H. Foss, an Adams family relative (See Adams Family, Collection 56). The collection includes prints and negatives, and may be easily referenced by consulting the looseleaf binder of contact prints in the Special Collections office. The system of identification used by Media Services has been retained.

Folder Listing:

  1. Rye Beach Inn, and other large inn interiors. Photograph #’s 12-52.
  2. Various buildings and private homes in and around Rye. Photograph #’s Bl-B66.
  3. Miscellaneous photographs. Photograph #’s Ml-M16.
  4. People. Photograph #’s Pl-P41.
  5. Sea/Surf. Photograph #’s Sl-S19.
  6. Single Person. Photograph #’s SPl-SP32.
  7. Roads. Photograph #’s Wl-W4.
  8. Negatives.

I. Rye Beach Inn, and other large inn interior

12 Rye Beach Inn (Beach Club?). Field stone fireplace wall in dining room. (Matted).
22 Living room fireplace wall.
32 Dance floor, fieldstone fireplace wall.
42 Living room/den fireplace wall (beachstone).
52 Large cottage fireplace wall.

II. Various buildings and private homes in and around Rye

B1 Appledore Island Hotel, Isles of Shoals. A. Foss photo. 2 copies
B2 Cape with attached porch and barn. Barn with cuppola. Stone fence. Another small barn in rear.
B3 Rye Beach Precinct Building. Brick, 2-story, with Rye Beach Post Office. Foss imprint. Postcard.
B4 Little Boars Head, North Hampton, near Atlantic Avenue. Blue tone photograph. Matted.
B5 Locke Lodge, Sea Road, Rye, N.H. Calling card. (verso) “Locke Lodge: Chester D. Drake, proprietor. Open June lst to November lst.”
B6 Looking toward Rye, from Little Boar’s Head. Cluster of three beach houses. Blue tone.
B7 Beach front cottages, and Hotel. Foss photo. (Matted).
B8 Mansard roof, 3-story, with attached barn, picket fence, possibly South road, Rye, near golf course. Foss photo.
B9 Railroad Depot. Sign says “Greenland-Strawspoint.” Bicycle parked in front.
B10 Railroad Depot.(Same as above, different angle). Three tracks, hand car in front.
B11 Drakes Livery Stables, near Concord Point. “The Casino,” large wind vane, horse with stage coach, round window. Blue tone.
B12 Abenaqui Golf Club House. Tennis Court. Since moved.
B13 2.5 story with 6 over 6 windows, porch, ell with large barn.
B14 2.5 story Federal style, central chimney, ell in rear, attached barn, fancy chimney tops, wood fence with pickets.
B15 3 story Mansard, same as B8, different angle.
B16 Large house, full porch on 2 sides, hammock on porch, three story.
B17 2.5 story farmhouse, ell and barn attached, porch, picket fence.
B18 3 story Federal with porch, with dormers.
B19 Cable Road, large Victorian, “C.R.McLanis”.
B20 2 Views, large boxy Victorian with sun deck.
B21 Farragut home driveway.
B22 2 chimney, 2.5 story farmhouse with attached ell and barn.
B23 Large, 2 chimney Federal with porch, ell in rear.
B24 Large Victorian box, open deck, ell in rear, large pitched roof on barn.
B25 Fuller Estates, Little Boar’s Head, North Hampton. Foss photo.
B26 Different view of above. See B25.
B27 Sea View Hotel, (verso) “views of the beach at Rye, N.H.” Foss photo.
B28 Drakes Livery Stable. 6 horse stage coach, see Bll. “Richard H. Kimball, Photographer, Concord, N.H.”
B29 Home of Sylvanus Foss, Washington Road, Rye. 3.5 story farmhouse, large ell and barn, stonewall in foreground.
B30 2 large, boxy Victorians, picket fence.
B31 Early Mansard Federal, ell, outbuildings.
B32 3 Story farmhouse, with porch, ell, barn.
B33 Victorian farmhouse, partial porch, verso: Joshua Drake House(?).
B34 Back of Saltbox, with ell.
B35 Beach house, Rye. Postcard.
B36 Sea View House, Rye Beach. Postcard.
B37 Country Road, stone walls, trees, fields, homes.
B38 Ultra large tavern, boxy. Winter.
B39 Residence of A.H. McLain, Newton, Kansas. Large Victorian.
B40 Towle House. Small cape, ell, shed, water barrel. “Annie M. Towle”.
B41 Mr. Hill’s house. Giant porched Victorian. Little Boar’s Head, North Hampton. Foss photo.
B42 Mrs. Fuller Halsey’s Little Boar’s Head Mansion.
B43 Country Road. Trees, fences, stone walls, homes. “The Elms, Foss Beach, Rye,” August 1885.
B44 Same as above, B43, slightly different angle. “S.W.Foss residence.”
B45 Windy Hill, 3 victorian buildings. Postcard.
B46 2.5 story farmhouse. Postcard.
B47 Woodbury Seavey House, 220 Pioneer Road, Rye. 9 over 6, Federal, with central chimney, entryway.
B48 Country Road, houses, fences, stonewalls. Photo by Emma H.H.Foss.
B49 Fuller Houses
B50 Madame Fuller’s Mansion.
B51 Intriguing structure with underground storage. Doorframe equal to windows, Cape. Foss photo.
B52 3 Story farmhouse with ell, barn, twin chimney.
B53 In-Town View. Double rows of houses. Minnie M.R.Foss, Springfield, photo.
B54 Beachfront Cottages. Foss photo.
B55 Beach Cottage built on rock.
B56 Governor Fuller House, home of Mrs. Fuller Halsey.
B57 Large church with clock in steeple, brick.
B58 Large house.
B59 Victorian with gardens in foreground.
B60 Same as B41, different angle.
B61 Large Victorian, Gingerbread.
B62 3 Story farmhouse, huge piazza, barn. Foss photo.
B63 Beachfront Houses.
B64 Same as B43, different angle. Also B44-The Elms.
B65 Giant barn and carriage shed, cows in foreground.
B66 “On the Road to York Beach,” Sunshine Park.

III. Miscellaneous photographs

M1 Portsmouth Harbor, steam and sailboats, dinghies. Foss photo.
M2 Large 3 masted ship, schooners in background
M3 “The Elms,” Rye, composite. See B43, B44, B64.
M4 Equipment, bridge building, stonework.
M5 Chapel, cemetary in woods, huge rock nearby.
M6 “Dover Point Bridge,” 1/2 train track.
M7 Program. Trio Celebration, “Foss Beach,” 18 August 1884. Unfolded.
M8 Bird sketches.
M9 Framed picture of flowers on stand.
M10 “Floral decoration in the Christian Church, Rye, N.H.,” Rev. J. E. Everingham, pastor, September 7, 1890. “Welcome to our Pastor.” Foss photo.
M11 “Hoyt Farm, Newington.” Penned cows.
M12 Bridge, Mrs. B.F.Denton, Photo Parlors, 116 W. 5th Street, Newton, Kansas.
M13 Concord, N.H.. Aerial view.
M14 Handpainted Appletrees in blossom. Signed A.S. Hemenway.
M15 Mown Hayfield.
M16 Home interior.

IV. People

P1 Equestrienne. Corrinne Parsons MacDonald (or Analesa Foss McLeod?). Foss photo.
P2 2 men playing checkers. Minnie Foss photo.
P3 “The Oaks, Foss Beach.” Minnie Foss photo.
P4 S.W.Foss and horse, Charlie. Foss photo.
P5 2 Horse Shay.
P6 Men chopping firewood near barn. Wagon in foreground.
P7 Man and woman. September 12, 1917.
P8 Woman and child. Studio Photo.
P9 2 Young women standing out of doors, Spring 1898.
P10 2 women, faces.
P11 “Greenland, N.H., Miss Merrill and Class.” Several of those in picture are identified. Foss photo.
P12 Group playing croquet. Foss photo.
P13 Family group in front of doorway.
P14 Foss family, 1886.
P15 Foss family, 1886. Hannah Dustin Monument, verso.
P16 Family group at the beach. Foss photo.
P17 Family in motorcar.
P18 4 Women.
P19 7 Women eating on a stonewall.
P20 Lake Wentworth, October 12, 1931. 6 Persons on Bench.
P21 4 Persons in front of barn.
P22 Family group on veranda.
P23 7 Ladies sitting near grapes. “Mrs. Chadwick and friends.”
P24 Family group.
P25 Studio portrait, Grandmother and 2 children.
P26 Studio portrait, 4 generations.
P27 9 ladies. Foss photo.
P28 Sylvanus W. Foss and family. Studio portrait.
P29 Washington House, Cable Road. Large group on veranda.
P30 Bicycle parade in front of “The Elms”.
P31 Rainy day at the fair.
P32 Rye Brass Band.
P33 Food committee on stairs.
P34 Large group, mostly children.
P35 “Picnic at Rye Beach,” Large group.
P36 “Christian Society Picnic at Stratham Mill.”
P37 Children lined up in front of large building.
P38 Picnic at the beach.
P39 Picnic at the beach.
P40 Children’s Flag Day.
P41 Beribboned men

V. Sea/Surf

Sl Waves on Rocks. Foss Photo.
S2 Waves on Rocks. Foss Photo.
S3 Waves on Rocks.Foss Photo.
S4 Waves on Rocks.
S5 Surf at Rye. Foss Photo.
S6 Surf at Rye. Foss Photo.
S7 Surf at Rye.
S9 Surf at Rye.
S10 Surf at Rye.
S11 Surf at Rye.
S12 Ice and Snow on Rocks.
S13 Surf.
S14 Surf. Foss Photo.
S15 Rocky beach.
S16 Looking out to sea.
S17 Wreck of the Lizzie Carr, 1905.
S18 Wreck of the Lizzie Carr, 1905. Matted.
S19 Straw’s Point in background.

VI. Single Person

SP1 Man and dog in a leather frame.
SP2 Alba Foss,(taken by Minnie Foss)
SP3 Rev. Samuel Hoyt and horse.
SP4 de Rochemont.
SP5 Elderly gentleman. Foss photo.
SP6 Man, 1884. Cook photo.
SP7 Man in roadster.
SP8 George Brown.
SP9 Mary Tuck Rand.
SP10 Mary Tuck Rand, 1921.
SP11 Woman, Thanksgiving, 1917.
SP12 Woman, (DeWitt)(DeRochemont).
SP13 Woman, Star Island (Celia Thaxter?).
SP14 Woman, Hammock in orchard.
SP15 Emma Hoyt in turkey yard, 1887/88.
SP16 Mathes, Man.
SP17 Charles Austin, Foss photo.
SP18 Coburn Hoyt.
SP19 Elderly gentleman. Foss photo.
SP20 A.R.H. Foss, 1880. Moore photo.

SP21 Woman, 1884. Cook photo.
SP22 Mrs. Page, the Minister’s wife, Newington. Dunne photo.
SP23 Woman.
SP24 Woman. Moore photo.
SP25 Woman. Martial photo(Montreal).
SP26 Woman. Chase photo.
SP27 Woman.
SP28 Emma Hoyt Foss.
SP29 Emma Hoyt Foss. Foss photo.
SP30 Woman. Foss photo.
SP31 Woman. Signed Holton Photographers.
SP32 Woman with dog on stoop.

VII. Roads

W1 Church Road, Rye.
W2 Church Road, Rye.
W3 Grove Road, Rye. Foss photo.
W4 Road. Postcard.

VIII. Negatives

f.3 Negatives of Series I.
f.4 Negatives of Series II, Photo #’s B.1 to B.30.
f.5 Negatives of Series II, Photo #’s B.31 to B.60.
f.6 Negatives of Series II, Photo #’s B.61 to B.66.
f.7 Negatives of Series III.
f.8 Negatives of Series IV, Photo #’s P.1 to P.41.
f.9 Negatives of Series V.
f.10 Negatives of Series VI.
f.11 Negatives of Series VII.

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