• [Witch House.]

      1856-01-01
      SV182 — Nelson Dionne Collection. View of the back entrance to the Witch House, located at the corners of North and Essex Streets in Salem, Mass. Seen in disrepair here, this view is likely from not long before 1856, when George Farrington purchased the property from the Corwin family. Creator unknown/unidentified.
    • [Roger Williams Church.]

      1860-01-01
      SV228 — Nelson Dionne Collection. View to the northeast of the Roger Williams Church (later known as the Quaker Meeting House), located behind Plummer Hall on the grounds of the Essex Institute, taken from the (non-extant) residence at 136 Essex Street. The wall of Plummer Hall is visible to the right. In the background, to the upper left, the Andrew-Safford House is in view along with the spires of the East Church building. Creator unidentified, c. 1860s-1870s.
    • [Becket Court?]

      1860-01-01
      SV-041 — Nelson Dionne Collection. View up what possibly may be Becket Court, which is now Becket Avenue, looking from Derby Street. The homes in view would be non-extant. Creator unknown, c. 1860s-70s.
    • ["Camp Life: The Card Players"]

      1862-01-01
      SV369 — Nelson Dionne Collection. View of a sculpture dubbed "Camp Life: The Card Players," a selected "Rogers Group" created by Salem-born sculptor John Rogers. Creator/publisher unidentified, c. 1862.
    • [Railroad Bridge to Beverly.]

      Perkins, E.R. (1865-01-01)
      SV420 — Nelson Dionne Collection. View looking north toward the Eastern Railroad Bridge from Salem, Mass., to Beverly, taken from the Salem side. Circa 1865-78. Published by E.R. Perkins at 238 Essex Street, Salem, Mass., c. 1865-78.
    • [Asiatic Block on Washington Street.]

      1865-01-01
      SV045 — Nelson Dionne Collection. View of the Asiatic Block at 125 Washington Street, visible on the left, in a view down Washington Street. Creator unknown, c. 1865-70s.
    • [Upper Briggs Street.]

      1865-01-01
      SV028 — Nelson Dionne Collection. View of upper Briggs Street, looking northeast toward the (extant) homes at 15, 17, 19, and 23 Briggs Street (now 23, 25, 27, and 33 Briggs Street due to street renumbering) with a group of boys on the street, and a wagon further down on the street, visible. Creator unknown, c. 1865.
    • [Unidentified Group at Overlook.]

      Moulton, John S. (1866-01-01)
      SV341 — Nelson Dionne Collection. View of an unidentified group at an unidentified overlook on a hill, with town buildings and houses visible in the background. Published by John S. Moulton, Salem, Mass., c. 1872.
    • St. Peter's Church, St. Peter's Street, Salem.

      G.M. Whipple & A.A. Smith (1866-01-01)
      SV237 — Nelson Dionne Collection. View to the north toward St. Peter's Church on "St. Peter's Street" (St Peter Street), Salem, Mass. Taken from the [non-extant] section of St Peter Street south of Church Street leading to Essex Street. A man is visible on the sidewalk at the corner of Church and St Peter. Published by G.M. Whipple & A.A. Smith, Salem, Mass., c. 1866-74.
    • Essex Bridge, and Part of Salem Water Works.

      G.M. Whipple & A.A. Smith (1866-01-01)
      SV422 — Nelson Dionne Collection. View of the Essex Bridge looking north, with part of the "Salem Water Works" visible in the foreground. Published by G.M. Whipple & A.A. Smith, Salem, Mass., c. 1866-74.
    • Bass River and Eastern R.R. Bridge.

      G.M. Whipple & A.A. Smith (1866-01-01)
      SV419 — Nelson Dionne Collection. View from the Essex Bridge (Beverly Bridge) looking northwest from Salem, Mass., with "Salem Water Works in the foreground." A boy is visible sitting on the covered pipes. Published by G.M. Whipple & A.A. Smith, Salem, Mass., c. 1866-74.
    • Custom House.

      D.B. Brooks & Bro.; Cook & Friend (1866-01-01)
      SV128 — Nelson Dionne Collection. View of the front of the Custom House on Derby Street. Published "expressly for" D.B. Brooks & Bro., 201 Essex Street., Salem, Mass., by photographers Cook & Friend, c. 1866-69.
    • East Church from Washington Square, Salem.

      G.M. Whipple & A.A. Smith (1866-01-01)
      SV197 — Nelson Dionne Collection. View of the East Church (built between 1844 and 1846) on Brown Street (now part of North Washington Square) in Salem, Mass., from Salem Common. Published by G.M. Whipple & A.A. Smith, Salem, Mass., c. 1866-74. Today, the building serves as home to the Salem Witch Museum.
    • [Cressy & Wallis Shoe Manufacturers.]

      1867-01-01
      SV375 — Nelson Dionne Collection. View of Cressy & Wallis Shoe Manufacturers at the corner of Park and Box Street in Beverly, Mass. Three men are visible atop horse carts in front of the building. Creator/publisher unknown, c. 1875.
    • [Salem Common.]

      Berridge, Frank (1868-01-01)
      SV108 — Nelson Dionne Collection. View from in the Salem Common near the corner of Brown (now North Washington Square) and Newbury (now Washington Square West), looking northeast toward a man sitting on a bench. Published by Frank Berridge, 578 Chestnut Street, Lynn, Mass. View is the same as SV109, published by Charles W. Stiff.
    • East Church.

      Stiff, Charles W. (1868-01-01)
      SV196 — Nelson Dionne Collection. View of the East Church (built between 1844 and 1846) on Brown Street (now part of North Washington Square) in Salem, Mass., from Salem Common. Published by photographer Charles W. Stiff of Danvers, Mass., 1868. Today, the building serves as home to the Salem Witch Museum.
    • Heaven and Hell.

      Stiff, Charles W. (1868-01-01)
      SV372 — Nelson Dionne Collection. Partial view of the carving titled "Heaven and the Day of Judgement," also known simply as "Heaven and Hell," an object in the Peabody Academy of Science's museum collection at the East India Marine Hall. This view is focused on the lower hemisphere, a representation of Hell, and a detailed description of this section of the carving is provided on the back side: "The other [this] hemisphere represents Hell, and contains fifty-two figures. 'The Savior of the world, firmly seated upon an extended arch representing the vault of heaven, is here seen in the character of the judge of mankind. A stream of light descends upon him from above, and a glory encircles his head. The action of his hands indicates the awful duty he is fulfilling four angels in front, and contagious to him, support the symbols of his passion—the pillar, the cross, the spear, and the sponge: while two others behind him, and two near the circumference, are sounding his praises upon instruments of music.—These are all the winged figures in the lower hemisphere. "On the right of the Redeemer are five female figures kneeling in adoration; the most prominent of these is the Virgin, who is crowned as before . The same number of male figures (one of them is crowned) are observed kneeling, and occupying a corresponding place on the left hand. "The inferior portion of this hemisphere presents a most appalling scene. Here we behold the resurrection of the dead, and the punishments the wicked—and the terrific images of Dante are here embodied. "In the distance, numerous figures, and among them owned heads and bishops, are perceived rising from their graves—while in the foreground, the flames of purgatory envelop the damned, and the gates of hell are yawning for the reception of the victims. Death and Sin (the latter typified by the serpent) and placed just within the gates, and (by an incongruity not uncommon) a Dog, which is probably intended for Cerberus, guards the entrance of the dread abode; and grim-visaged demons are seen every here busily employed in dragging the impenitent to their places of torment. Some unhappy beings are already in the flames—while others are hurried along by their remorseless conductors, to be cast into the region of despair. The forked tongue of one of the demons has transfixed the body of a youthful victim; while another is observed seizing one of the condemned by the hair of his head, the flesh of which, notwithstanding the extreme minuteness of the figure, naturally seems to be in a state of tension. All here is, indeed, equally terrible, and all equally well imagined. "The following inscription is round the margin: "Rise ye dead, come to judgeement—come ye blessed and depart ye cursed." Photographed and published by Charles W. Stiff, Danvers, Mass., 1868. The object was donated in 1806 by General Elias Haskett Derby. According to the Peabody Museum in 1921: "This is undoubtedly the most widely known single object in the museum and for one hundred years the only object of this sort in any museum in the country; it has always been kept with the relics of the E. I. M. Society. These carvings were made in Flanders during the fifteenth or early sixteenth centuries and were intended for the terminal beads of rosaries for the wealthy Roman Catholic nobility. This one is an admirable example of these wonderul box-wood carvings. While it is but two inches in diameter, 109 full-length figures and heads are crowded into the two sections of the ball."
    • Looking Down Lafayette St. Mill Hill.

      Beckford, Charles A.; Ives, Henry P. (1868-01-01)
      SV077 — Nelson Dionne Collection. View looking northeast at the corner of Lafayette and Mill (now part of Washington) Streets at Mill Hill, looking down the street and toward what was then the "Relief No. 3" Engine House. Published by Charles A. Beckford, 141 Essex Street, Salem, Mass., c. 1868-70, and republished by Henry P. Ives, 232 Essex Street, Salem, Mass. The wooden station seen here was later replaced with a brick one, which would succumb to the Great Fire of 1914 along with all the other buildings visible in this shot. The land at the corner is now the site of Lafayette Park.
    • No. 263. Salem From Castle Hill.

      Stiff, Charles W. (1868-01-01)
      SV007 — Nelson Dionne Collection. View of Salem from Castle Hill, with a field in the foreground and the city in the distance beyond the Mill Pond. Published by photographer Charles W. Stiff, Danvers, Mass., 1868. View is the same as SV006, published by Charles A. Beckford, c. 1868-70.
    • [Asiatic Block from Townhouse Square.]

      1868-01-01
      SV044 — Nelson Dionne Collection. View from Townhouse Square of the Asiatic Block at 125 Washington Street, which at the time was home to the Post Office, Salem Savings Bank, and the Odd Fellows Hall. Visible to the left of the Asiatic Block is the First Church building. View is the same as SV043, published by Charles W. Stiff, 1868.