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Collection Overview

Crafts, Frederick.
Frederick Crafts Photographs Collection
Manuscripts Division
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2 boxes
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): 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


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 photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

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

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