2,000 Historic Photographs Digitized

September 13, 2014

The Historical Collections Department is pleased to announce the completion of a project to digitize 1,600 images from its photograph collection. The project, made possible by a generous donation, will ensure the preservation of these historic images and their accessibility for researchers and staff. A number of the images reveal fascinating, never-before-seen views of the inner workings and operations of Mount Auburn.

“They contribute to our understanding of 20th century American landscape design and interment practices,” says Curator of Historical Collections Meg L. Winslow. The initiative to increase access to the Cemetery’s photographic resources began in 2011. Only three years into the project, more than fifty percent of the Cemetery’s visual collections have been digitized. For further information about this project and the Cemetery’s Historical Collections, please contact Meg Winslow: mwinslow@mountauburn.org.

 

Cemetery staff at work, early 1900s

Cemetery staff at work, early 1900s

 

Winter tree work, 1931

Winter tree work, 1931

 

Asa Gray Garden construction, 1938

Asa Gray Garden construction, 1938

 

Lowering a casket, April 1964

Lowering a casket, April 1964

3 Comments

  1. Kim says:

    What a great project. I’m a history buff and so enjoyed viewing these photos of such a serene, lovely place. Is there anyway we can view them all?

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