C. 1900 Collection of 26 Large Format Photo Views, Interior and Exterior of the Masonic Home of Utica New York: Hospital Surgery, Children's Study & Telegraph Room, Nursery, Kindergarten Play Room, Girls & Boys Dormitories, More.
(Masonic Lodge)

Utica New York: Grand Lodge, This large asylum and home for the children, mostly for orphans and aged New York State Masonic families, was built in the early 1890s in Utica, New York by the state Grand Lodge; Collection of mostly 7 1/2" x 9 1/2" size views, a few 6" x 9", a couple smaller, 4" x 6 1/2"; all mounted on heavy stock, all identified in the image and apparently professionally taken, perhaps as publicity for the institution; including: Supt. Wiley & Children; Children at Play; Main Doorway and Corridor; Road from Rutger St. Showing Lake; Hall in Administration Building; Children's Study and Telegraphy Room; Hospital Surgery; Nursery; Children's Kindergarten Play Room; Girl's Dormitory; Hospital Reclining Room Showing Sun Parlor; Old Lady's Parlor; Boys Dormitory; Girls Dormitory; Childrens Study Library & Reading Room; Children's Cooking Room; Superintendent's Office; Base Ball Diamond and Playground; Home Dining Room; Swimming Tank in Gymnasium; Childrens Study Room; Reception Room & Library; Staircase in Administration Building; Childrens Reading Room; Billiard, Pool, Card & Reading Room; Old Ladies Parlor; no date but circa 1900; a few of the images have 'cutouts' as if for a particular display purpose, with no loss of context for the images themselves; some old corner-mounting evidence, perhaps pinned to a board at one time; some light wear to the mounts; images in very good condition, sharp and clear and the collection giving the effect of telling the story of this institution, most probably at the turn of the 20th century; good institutional architectural history as well as a glimpse into the educational ideas of the time. Very Good (Item ID: 19269)


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