S. H. Parsons photographs of St. Johns, Newfoundland, circa 1871-1884

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.82-3
Creators:
Parsons, S. H. (Simeon Henry), 1844-1908
Dates:
circa 1871-1884
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
10 mounted prints
albumen
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs made by S. H. Parsons in St. Johns, Newfoundland, which were possibly exhibited at the World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition in New Orleans, 1884-1885. They include views of boats passing through the Narrows (the entrance to St. Johns's harbor), Carbonear Island, Water Street after its first snow, the "Sisters" natural rock formation, and St. Brides College for Young Ladies (also known as Littledale).

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Simeon Henry Parsons (1844-1908) was originally a cabinetmaker in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland. He taught himself photography and converted the top floor of his business into a studio in 1871. He moved to St. Johns in 1875, establishing his Photographic Studio and Fine Art Emporium there. Parsons traveled extensively throughout Newfoundland and published his photographs as illustrations in books, postcards, and stamps.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 82-3
,
USNM ACC 16574

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 82-3, S. H. Parsons photographs of St. Johns, Newfoundland, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Alice Rollins Crane photograph collection, previously filed in 82-3, have been relocated to National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 162.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Charles Roscoe Savage photographs, previously filed in 82-3, have been relocated to National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 163.
Location of Other Archival Materials
A reproduction of Hermann Kretzschmer's painting, "Patience," previously filed in 82-3, has been relocated to National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 164.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs donated by the New Orleans Exposition can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 8 and Photo Lot 97.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Artifacts donated by the New Orleans Exposition can be found in the Department of Anthropology.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Memorial University of Newfoundland and the Rooms Provincial Archives of Newfoundland and Labrador hold photographs by Parsons.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated to the United States National Museum by the State Department and the New Orleans Exposition in 1885 (accession 16574). Transferred to the National Anthropological Archives by the National Museum of American History's Division of Domestic Life, Cultural History, in 1981.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Newfoundland Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
St. John's (N.L.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
http://www.anthropology.si.edu/naa/