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Curtis Mellen Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: P010
This collection consists of photographs of both the interior and exterior of Mellen family homes in Cambridge. Also included are documents related to one of the homes.

Collection Arrangement Materials arranged by subject

Dates

  • 1890-1910

Language of Materials

Material in English.

Access Restrictions

Collection is available for research under the CHC rules of use.

Copyright Notice

Copyright for materials resides with the creators of the items in question, unless otherwise designated.

Extent

1 flat box

Overview

Biography Note: The Mellens were a very prominent family in Cambridge, and their soap business, Curtis Davis & Co., became the American branch of Lever Brothers, the largest soap manufacturer in the world at the time.

Collection Description: Family photographs as well as photographs of both the interior and exterior of Mellen family homes in Cambridge. Also included are documents related to one of the homes. Many of the photographs have been attributed to Edwin D. Mellen. Listed below are the addresses and sites that have been documented in the collection. Some images are from unknown locations.

Collection Arrangement

Materials arranged by subject

Physical Location

831 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02139

USA

617-349-4683

egonzalez@cambridgema.gov

Acquisition Information

Donated by Curtis Mellen, 1983

Related Material

Digitized images from this collection can be found on the Cambridge Historical Commission’s Flickr account: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cambridgehistoricalcommission/albums/72157685099939713

Processing Information

Processed by Meta Partenheimer, 2017

Encoded by Meta Partenheimer, 2018
Title
Inventory of the Curtis Mellen Photograph Collection, ca. 1890-1910
Status
completed
Author
Processing by: Meta Partenheimer, September 2017; machine-readable finding aid by: Meta Partenheimer
Date
© 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Description is in English

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge Historical Commission Repository

Contact:
831 Massachusetts Avenue
2nd Floor
Cambridge Massachusetts 02139 US