Providence Public Library Digital Collections

Harold Mason Photograph Collection

Collection Information

Description

The Harold Mason Photograph Collection contains photographs and photographic postcards of domestic architecture and architectural elements of structures, specifically doorways, throughout Rhode Island. The bulk of the images are of building exteriors although some interior shots are included. Photographs are both mounted and on photographic postcards.

Included in the collection is what is presumed to be the complete set of Providence doorways sold by Harold Mason. The remainder of the images are presumed to have been acquired as individual prints. While the actual date of these photographs is unknown, it is likely that they were produced from 1910-1920. Photographic postcards were developed after 1907 and several accounts show that organizations purchased his photograph sets 1916-1918.

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Image of a doorway at 197 Bowen Street in Providence, RI. The house has a small…

Image of a doorway at the Halsey House at 40 Prospect St in Providence, RI. A…

Image of a doorway at 287 Rochambeau Avenue Providence, RI. The grass in front…

Image of a doorway at 392 Waterman St in Providence, RI. The Image of a doorway…

Image of a doorway at the Diman House at 300 Angell Street in Providence, RI. …