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Name of Creator:Bruce, Charles H., 1884-1975
Title:Charles H. Bruce photographs
Date:1884-1928, 2009 (bulk c.a. 1910)
Reference Code:M180
Location Code: 56/2, FF1/D6
Extent:1.45 cubic feet (1 box)
Scope and Content Abstract:This bulk of this collection consists of approximately 250 photographs taken by, or associated with, Charles Herbert Bruce that depict life in the early 1900s in the African American middle class of Boston. Photographs show the Charlestown Navy Yard, Bruce's family and colleagues, and the Prince Hall Masons, among other subjects. Also included is the Catalog of Appraisal of the photographs and a CD of low-resolution (96 dpi or 200 dpi) scans of the photographs.
Historical Abstract:Charles Bruce was born in 1884 in Boston, Massachusetts. Bruce worked at the Boston Navy Yard (then the Charlestown Navy Yard) until 1933. Little is known about Bruce's training or instruction in photography. In 1908, Bruce married Goldie Glover Bruce, with whom he had three children. Bruce was also a Master Mason with the Prince Hall Masons of Cambridge, Massachusetts, receiving his certificate in August, 1912. Bruce died in 1975.
Language and Scripts:Materials are entirely in English.
System of Arrangement:This collection is arranged alphabetically. Original file names were retained.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Bruce, Cora P.
  • Bruce, Charles H., 1884-1975

  • Cabinet photographs
  • Landscape photography
  • Photographs
  • Photography

Immediate Source of Acquisition:Purchased from Linda Crichlow White, September 30, 2009.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use:Copyright restrictions may apply.
Processor: Finding aid prepared by Abigail Cramer, December 2011.