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Crafts, Frederick.
Frederick Crafts Photographs Collection
Manuscripts Division
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2 boxes
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-2


The Frederick Crafts Photographs Collection consists of ambrotype and tintype photographs, and a pony skin box of the American photographer Frederick Crafts (fl. 1850-1860s).

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Consists of six ambrotype photographs and 52 tintype photographs by Crafts, a pony skin box, and a letter by Eliph Porter to Reverend Thomas Crafts. Within the series of tintype photographs there is one of Frederick Crafts, his wife, Hannah William Crafts, and his great uncle Samuel Crafts.

Collection Creator Biography:

Crafts, Frederick.

Frederick Crafts was a photographer active in the Boston area during the period of 1850 to the 1860s.

Collection History


Gift of Ralph W. Bleiler in 2003 (AM2004-014).


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Photographs nos. 1-9 are individually housed in small, custom cases; nos. 10-29 are housed together in a custom enclosure; and nos. 30-58 are housed together in a four-flap enclosure.

This collection was processed by Karla J. Vecchia in 2004. Finding aid written by Karla J. Vecchia in 2004.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Frederick Crafts Photographs Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-2