Ethel Stanwood Bolton 1886 Gem Tintype Photo Album

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Ethel Stanwood, 1886
Ethel Stanwood (1873 - 1954); married, 1897, Charles Knowles Bolton; parents: Edward Stanwood and Eliza Maxwell Topliff; lived on High St.

Ethel Stanwood created the two albums of 1886 tintypes in which are presented this photo of her as well as those of her, brother, Edward, and cousin, Maud and many of the young people who lived in her Pill Hill neighborhood in 1886. She graduated from Wellesley College in 1894. She was a Registrar for the Massachusetts Society of the Colonial Dames, authored books and articles about local history, and was an amateur artist. Her husband is the author of Brookline, The History of a Favored Town and other books, was Librarian of the Brookline Public Library from 1893-1898, and spent the remainder of his career as Librarian of the Boston Athenaeum.

The family house remains one of the most unusual buildings in Brookline. Built for Edward Stanwood and designed by Clarence Luce, it is a true example of the English Victorian Queen Anne style, which inspired the American version of Queen Anne. Its gargoyles embarrassed Stanwood, publisher of the extremely influential The Youth’s Companion, who became known as the man with "the house of sunflowers and devils."
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