Antique Newell Albumen Photographs

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These large Star Island albumen photographs are by the 19th-century photographer L.V. Newell, of L.V. Newell & Co, Portsmouth, N.H. They are an exciting find.  The most historically revealing is the 5th photograph.

Research discloses that Newell began his work as a photographer in Concord, New Hampshire in 1856.  Six months later he moved to Portsmouth. He was one of 13 children of a prominent farmer. Newell is mentioned in his role as an event photographer,  in an 1893 publication of the Grand Army of the Republic (Portsmouth Chapter).

Star Island and Appledore Island, from White Island
1. Star Island and Appledore Island, from White Island – Isles of Shoals

Young lad, seated by entrance to Betty Moody's Cave, Star Island
2. Young lad, seated by entrance to Betty Moody’s Cave – Star Island – Isles of Shoals

East end of Star Island, with Smuttynose Island in the background

3. East end of – Star Island – with Smuttynose Island in the background – Isles of Shoals

The Gorge, Star Island, with Smuttynose Island in the background
4. The Gorge – Star Island – with Smuttynose Island in the background  – Isles of Shoals

Original Smith Monument, with summer house in the background
5. Original Smith Monument, with summer house in the background – Star Island – Isles of Shoals

Miss Underhill's Chair, Star Island
6. Miss Underhill’s Chair – Star Island – Isles of Shoals

1 a Newell editededited

7.  Oceanic Hotel – Star Island – Isles of Shoals

1 a Newell 2 edited

L.V. Newell, of L.V. Newell & Co, Portsmouth, N.H

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