Fisher A. Buell, Jr., Collection of Textile Related Photographs

Collection Number: 6641 P

Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Fisher A. Buell, Jr., Collection of Textile Related Photographs,
Collection Number:
6641 P
Creator:
Fisher A. Buell, Jr.
Quantity:
1 file folder
Forms of Material:
Albumen print, cabinet card, carte de visite photographs, gelatin silver print, photographs.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Portraits, photographs of the Johnson home, and photographs of the Johnson yachts.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

William G. Johnson was the founder of the William G. Johnson Company in Uncasville, Connecticut. This company was also known as the Johnson Dye Wood Company.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Cartes de visite and other portraits of some of the men of the Johnson family. Also includes photographs of the exterior, interior, and veranda of the Johnson homes. Two yachts are alos pictured: the schooner "Monhegan" and the cutter "Minerva."
SUBJECTS

Names:
Johnson family.
Johnson, Andrew.
Johnson, Charles.
Johnson, Edwin C.
Johnson, Edwin King.
Johnson, Nicholas.
Johnson, William G.
King, Luthill
Wyckoff Family.
William G. Johnson Company.

Subjects:
Dwellings
Dyers
Executives
Mansions
Minerva (Sailing vessel)
Monhegan (Sailing vessel)
Sailboats
Textile industry
Textile manufacturers

Geographic Subjects:
Carleton Villa (Thousand Islands, N.Y. and Ont.)
Thames River (Conn.)
Uncasville (Conn.)

Form and Genre Terms:
Albumen print
Cabinet card
Carte de visite photographs
Gelatin silver print
Photographs


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
Access to the collections in the Kheel Center is restricted. Please contact a reference archivist for access to these materials.
Restrictions on Use:
This collection must be used in keeping with the Kheel Center Information Sheet and Procedures for Document Use.
Cite As:
Fisher A. Buell, Jr., Collection of Textile Related Photographs #6641 P. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Box 1 Folder 1
Images date from the 1850s to about 1900.
Box 1 Folder 1
Format: black and white photograph
Laighton Bros., Norwich, Conn., photographer. Albumen print cabinet card, ca. 1870?. Image depicts Johnson, founder of the William G. Johnson Company (also known as the Johnson Dye Wood Company), a dye extracting company in Uncasville (Montville), Conn., in a head and shoulders pose. Johnson wears a dark jacket, white shirt, and large dark tie, tied in a bow. He has a beard that runs from sideburns to under his chin. Written on reverse: "William G Johnson Carol & Lee's great grandfather." 10.25 x 15 cm. (w/out mount); 10.75 x 16.5 cm. (w/mount).
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1
Format: black and white photograph
Albumen print, 1850s. Image depicts four sons of William G. Johnson, founder of the William G. Johnson Company (also known as the Johnson Dye Wood Company), a dye extracting company in Uncasville (Montville), Conn. From left to right: Edwin C., Andrew, Nicholas, and Charles. All four men wear jackets over vests, with white or light-colored shirts, and large bow ties. Andrew has a mustache and beard, Nicholas has a full beard, but no mustache. Edwin and Charles are clean shaven. See item 3 for a photograph of Andrew in a Union Civil War uniform; he was apparently killed during the war. The other sons took over the business in the 1870s. 20.5 x 13.75 cm. (w/out mount); 30.25 x 25.25 cm. (w/mount).
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1
Format: black and white photograph
W.H. Jennings Photographer, Norwich, Ct. Albumen carte de visite, 1861-65. Image depicts Johnson in the uniform of a Union solder in the Civil War, showing him standing in a studio setting, with both hands leaning on his sword. He has dark hair and a full beard, but no mustache. Written on reverse: "Andrew Johnson Great Uncle Carol & Lee Killed in War of the Rebellion." A son of William G. Johnson, founder of the William G. Johnson Company in Uncasville (Montville), Conn. 5.25 x 8.25 cm. (w/out mount); 6 x 10.25 cm. (w/mount).
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1
Format: black and white photograph
Taken by (illegible) 559 Broadway N.Y., photographer. Albumen print carte de visite, 186-?. Image depicts a man standing in a studio setting, wearing a frock coat, vest, white shirt and dark tie. He stands with his left arm resting on a pillar in the studio. Written on reverse: "Luthill (?) King great grandfather of Carol & Lee." 5.75 x 8.75 cm. (w/out mount); 6.5 x 10 cm. (w/mount).
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1
Format: black and white photograph
W.H. Jennings, Photographer, Norwich, Conn. Albumen print carte de visite, 187-?. Image depicts Edwin C. Johnson in a head-and-shoulders pose from the right side. Johnson wears a light suit jacket and a dark vest. He has a full beard and mustache. Johnson is one of the sons of William G. Johnson, founder of the William G. Johnson Company, also known as the Johnson Dye Wood Company, in Uncasville (Montville), Conn. 5.5 x 9 cm. (w/out mount); 6.25 x 10 cm. (w/mount).
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1
Format: black and white photograph
Andrew Johnson and Edwin King Johnson. Albumen print, ca. 1885?. Image depicts two men standing outside a large house (two stories visible with columns rising to the top of the second story). Each is wearing a three-piece dark suit, with white or light-colored shirt, dark tie, and formal top hat. Each has a mustache. The man on the left has a watch chain. Written on reverse: "Andrew [illegible] Johnson Edwin King Johnson." Both are presumably related to William G. Johnson, founder of the William G. Johnson Company, also known as the Johnson Dye Wood Company, in Uncasville (Montville), Conn. 11.5 x 19.5 cm. (w/out mount); 13.5 x 21.5 cm. (w/mount).
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1
Format: black and white photograph
View of the Johnson home and Thames River in Uncasville, Conn. Gelatin silver print, 1880-1900?. Image depicts view southeast down the thames River and over the Johnson home and farm in Uncasville, Conn. The Johnson home (of the William G. Johnson Company, aka the Johnson Dye Wood Company) is probably the multi-gabled building just to the right of the grazing horse. 19 x 11.5 cm. (w/out mount); 21.5 x 13.25 cm. (w/mount).
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1
Format: black and white photograph
Veranda with a hammock, wicker chairs, and a table.
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1
Format: black and white photograph
Dick, Photo Artist, Cape Vincent, N.Y. [photographer]. Gelatin silver print, ca. 1900?. Image depicts the elaborate house called Wyckoff Villa on the reverse of this photo, but better known as Carleton Villa on Carleton Island, one of the thousand islands near Cape Vincent, N.Y. The house is a four-story combination of stone and timber construction with Tudor touches, and a tower in the rear. The villa was completed in 1894 and owned by the Wyckoff family, although written on the reverse of this photo is: "Johnson Summer Home, 1000 Islands nr. Cape Vincent, N.Y." referring to the William G. Johnson family, founder of the William G. Johnson Company, aka Johnson Dye Wood Company, in Uncasville, Conn. A history of the house does not indicate when the Johnsons owned it. As of 2003, the house was derelict and had been abandoned for over 70 years. See http://www.thousandislandslife.com/BackIssues/Archive/tabid/393/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/66/Carleton-Villa-Visit-2003.aspx. 23 x 18.5 cm. (w/out mount); 23.5 x 19 cm. (w/mount).
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1
Format: black and white photograph
Dick, Photo Artist, Cape Vincent, N.Y. [photographer]. Gelatin silver print, ca. 1900?. Image depicts the interior of the hall in Wyckoff Villa, as it's called on the reverse of this photo, but better known as Carleton Villa on Carleton Island, one of the thousand islands near Cape Vincent, N.Y. The hall is filled with furniture, with a large stairway leading to the second story, and light coming through both first- and second-story windows. A fireplace is slightly visible on the left. The villa was completed in 1894 and owned by the Wyckoff family, but at some point was the summer home of the Johnson family, referring to the William G. Johnson family, founder of the William G. Johnson Company, aka Johnson Dye Wood Company, in Uncasville, Conn. A history of the house does not indicate when the Johnsons owned it. As of 2003, the house was derelict and had been abandoned for over 70 years. See http://www.thousandislandslife.com/BackIssues/Archive/tabid/393/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/66/Carleton-Villa-Visit-2003.aspx. 23.5 x 18.75 cm.
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1
Format: black and white photograph
ca. 1895. Image depicts the two-masted, gaff-head, schooner "Monhegan" sitting on ways. In background is a building with a sign: "H. J. Crocker, Marine Railways"
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1
Format: black and white photograph
Gelatin silver print, ca. 1900. Image depicts the cutter "Minerva" being coppered for a trip south. The boat is in dry dock; workmen can be seen working on the hull of the boat. The "Minerva" belonged to William G. Johnson (or the Johnson family), founder of the William G. Johnson Company, also known as the Johnson Dye Wood Company, in Uncasville, Conn. 17 x 12.25 cm. (w/out mount); 18.75 x 13.75 cm. (w/mount).
Format: black and white photograph.