Photography

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Title

Photography

Description

Though Henry Newell Cady (1849-1935) may be best known for his paintings, he was also an accomplished photographer. Cady became involved in the art of photography while the format was still very young. He routinely worked with glass plates, creating both negative and, more often (though less widely popular), positive images using the collodion process. Cady also worked with photogravures and etching, as well as carte de visites and cabinet cards,.

Henry Cady was an avid photographer of the town of Warren, RI, as well as its inhabitants. For this reason, his photographs provide rich documentation of the town's development in the late 19th century. In addition to these documentary photos, Cady frequently photographed his friends and family in casual settings. And as with his paintings, Cady often chose the waves along the shore as photographic subjects.

Creator

Henry Newell Cady (1849-1935)

Date

c.1870-1905

Type

Still image

Medium

Glass plate
Glass plate negative
Cabinet card
Carte de visite
Photographic print

Collection Items

Hand-Colored Photograph of Two Cows
A hand-colored photograph of two cows standing in the grass in front of a bare tree.

Man with Locomotive
A photographic print made from a glass slide. Image of a man standing alongside of the engine of a locomotive.

View Southeast from Scuttle
A photographic print made from a glass slide. Image is of the stone scuttle on the end of the pier in Warren, RI. Paper envelope which held the glass sleeve included with obscured caption stating the photo was taken on November 4, 188?.

Trees on Union Street
A photographic print made from a glass slide of trees in winter along Union Street in Warren, RI. Paper envelope which held glass slide included with caption stating the photo was taken on February 4, 1899.

Kickemuit Narrows from South
A photographic print created from a glass slide. Paper envelope includes further caption. Image of Henry Cady's small sailboat, the Triton, pulled up on the sand of a small gravel beach. Image taken from the south side of the Kickemuit Narrows, also…

Dewees in Uniform of Warren Artillery
A photographic print created from a glass slide. Paper envelope which held the slide included. Image features Dewees, Henry Cady's son, in the ceremonial uniform of the Warren Artillery in Warren, RI, holding a rifle on June 1, 1896. Dewees in the…

Alice and the Snow Lady
A photographic print made from a glass slide. Item also includes paper envelope which held the slide. Image features Henry Cady's daughter, Alice, alongside a snow lady created by her and styled in a 19th century fashion. The setting is a fenced in…

Trolley Car
A photographic print created from a glass plate. Image features a trolley car on its way from Barrignton to Warren, RI, on April 13, 1901.

Rocky Coast with Lighthouse in the Distance
A photographic glass plate featuring an image of large rocks close to shore with a sailboat and a lighthouse visible in the far distance.

Lighthouse in the Distance
A photographic glass plate featuring an image of a sailboat and a lighthouse in the far distance with rocks and waves in the foreground.
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