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Title: Marblehead Lighthouse

Accession Number: 1979.148.10
Type: albumen print
Maker: Masury, Samuel
Place: USA, MA, Marblehead
Date: 1835 - 1874
Materials: paper
Description: Albumen print, part of set (1979.148.1-25) of photos of Massachusetts lighthouses; oval picture on rectangular mount; Marblehead Lighthouse, man and woman seated at left; embossed in oval on mount at bottom "MASURY'S/ PHOTOGRAPH/ BOSTON." (Samuel Masury, 1818-1874) Hand printed in pen below "Marblehead L.H. Mass./ 1835".; the 23-foot white tower was put in operation October 10, 1835; 10 lamps inside the octagonal lantern burned whale oil.

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