Augustine H. Folsom

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Augustine H. Folsom (died 1926) or A.H. Folsom was a photographer in the Boston, Massachusetts-area in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.[1][2] Subjects included buildings in Massachusetts, Maine, and Georgia. Folsom showed photographic work in the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association exhibitions of 1874 and 1881.[3][4][5] He lived in Roxbury, c. 1870-1926.[6] Works by Folsom reside in the collections of the Boston Public Library; Historic New England; Metropolitan Museum, NY;[7] Museum of Fine Arts, Boston;[8] the Georgia State Archives;[9] and the American Antiquarian Society.[10]


  1. ^ Boston Directory. 1873.
  2. ^ Boston Almanac. 1888
  3. ^ Catalogue of articles on display ... Faneuil and Quincy Halls, of the twelfth exhibition of the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association, Boston, September and October, 1874. Boston: Rand, Avery, and Co., printers, 1874. Google books
  4. ^ Photographic Times, Jan. 1875. Google books
  5. ^ Mechanic Association : fourteenth triennial exhibition. Open September and October. Huntington Ave. and West Newton St. Boston. Boston: Rand, Avery, 1881
  6. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission. 1984 Survey and planning grant, part 1 - Parker Hill / Mission Hill project completion report. 1985
  7. ^ "Metropolitan Museum of Art". 
  8. ^ "MFA Boston". Archived from the original on 2007-02-24. 
  9. ^ "Vanishing Georgia". 
  10. ^ "American Antiquarian Society". 

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Photographs by Augustine H. Folsom

Further reading[edit]

Illustrations by Folsom[edit]

  • Ceremonies at the dedication of the Soldiers' monument: in Concord, Mass. Printed by B. Tolman, 1867. Includes illus. by Folsom. Google books
  • George Augustus Wheeler. History of Castine, Penobscot, and Brooksville, Maine: including the ancient settlement of Pentagöet. Bangor, Maine: Burr & Robinson, 1875. Includes illus. by Folsom. Google books
  • Edwin Start. Penobscot Bay. New England Magazine, July 1896. Includes illus. by Folsom. Google books

About Folsom[edit]

  • Old wet-plate photographer. Boston Daily Globe, June 18, 1905
  • E.B. Delabarre. Recent History of Dighton Rock. Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, Feb. 1919; p. 286+ Includes discussion of Folsom's photo of Dighton Rock. Google books

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