Guide to the Vail Brothers Photograph Albums, ca. 1880-1890
Table of Contents
- Collection Summary
- Administrative History
- Scope and Content Note
- Subject Headings
- Related Material
- Administrative Information
- Access and Use
- Encoding Information
- Container List
|Repository:||Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries|
|Creator:||Vail Brothers (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.)|
|Title:||Vail Brothers Photograph Albums|
|Quantity:||1.5 cubic ft. (2 boxed volumes)|
|Abstract:||This collection consists of two large photograph albums of images of Poughkeepsie, including Vassar College.|
|Forms of Materials:||Photographs|
The Vail Brothers Poughkeepsie photography studio appears to have been in business for at least the last two decades of the 19th century. The brothers were Alonzo H. Vail (1855-1929) and J. Watson Vail (1849-1922).
This collection consists of two large photograph albums. One includes photographs of Vassar College and appears to be circa 1889. The second album also includes images of Vassar (many of them duplicates from the first album, but with some additions); however, the bulk of the second album consists of images of Poughkeepsie. Of special note are a series of photos of the construction of the Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge, ca. 1887-1888.
This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library without any additional restrictions.
- Vassar College -- Pictorial works
- Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) -- Pictorial works
- Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) -- Pictorial Works
Encoded by Laura Finkel, January 2010.
Vail Brothers Photograph Albums, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.
Processed by Laura Finkel, January 2010.
The second album was once owned my Mrs. John E. Phillps, Sr.
Some of the Vassar photos have been digitized and are available on the Images of Early Vassar web site.
There is no container list currently available for this collection.