PHOTOGRAVURES OF MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA,BEVERLY FARMS, PRIDE'S CROSSING

Appleton, Jeannette M. PHOTOGRAVURES OF MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA, BEVERLY FARMS, PRIDE'S CROSSING. J. Eastman Chase, Boston, 1891. Oblong quarto, cloth-backed boards, 16 of 18 photogravures by New York Photogravure Co, after the original negatives of Appleton. Title page, Contents, and 16 plates, most with small "remarques" in the lower margin, and with printed titles and credits to the photographer and the printer. All originally affixed to 17 mounts which comprised the pages of the book. Some of the plates are no longer tipped to the mounts, and one or two of the mounts are missing."Winter Foliage," which is detached, has a small tear and wrinkling at the left edge; "Beverly Road" has been hand-colored, and trimmed of its title. The remaining plates, as follows, are in excellent condition: "Manchester" (so titled on the printed margin, but titled "Manchester Harbor" on the Contents page), "Eagle Head Rock," "The Avenue of Pines," "The Singing Beach," "Before the Storm," "Essex Woods," "Essex in June," "Lily Pond," "The Public Library," "The Episcopal Church," "The Sphinx," "The Reef of Norman's Woe," and "Chebacco Lake." "Haymakers of Chebacco" has spots of foxing amenable to restoration. The missing plates are "House in the Little Orchard," and "Pride's Hill." Thus 13 plates in excellent condition, three with condition issues as described, the front cover detached, the mounts with waterstaining, etc., not affecting the photogravures. As it is, with all of its faults, this is still an extremely interesting and quite rare (OCLC locates copies only at Harvard, George Eastman House, Mass. Historical Society, and Historic New England) record of these North Shore communities as they existed before the turn of the 20th Century. Work by Jeannette M. Appleton was published in The Photographic Times of December 27, 1889, the Getty Museum owns two of her photographs, her work is mentioned in Volume 21 of Anthony's Photographic Bulletin, she is referenced as having been active between 1880 and 1905 in Rosenblum, A History of Women Photographers (1994), and the following is quoted from Volume 3 (circa 1891-92) of The American Amateur Photographer "It is manifestly impossible to mention all the pictures in the exhibition; all that we can hope to do is to call attention to a few of the more meritorious exhibits, among which those of Mrs. Jeannette M. Appleton easily take the first place for artisti