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Guide to the Blanche Potter Photograph Albums & Travel Journals
 MS 3100

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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on June 24, 2022
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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Potter, Blanche, 1864-
Title: Blanche Potter photograph albums and travel journals
Dates [inclusive]: 1904-1939
Abstract: The collection holds 26 photograph albums and 4 journals compiled and written by philanthropist Blanche Potter (1864-1942). All relate to Potter's travels in the United States and abroad from 1904-1939, taken with her life companion, Louise Christie, and/or other women. The photograph albums hold about 3,400 sepia-toned, well-captioned snapshots of historic sites, local peoples, travel accommodations, landscapes, and various points of interest in Europe, northern Africa, India, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Canada, and the United States. Potter, Christie and their traveling companions are in many of the photos. Potter's travel journals provide rich context and additional photographs for four of the trips. Some of the photograph albums include local New York State travel and scenes from visits to Potter and her sibling's country homes in Ossining.
Quantity: 2 Linear feet in two record cartons (26 albums and 4 journals)
Location: Materials in this collection may be stored offsite. For more information on making arrangements to consult them, please visit
Language: The documents in the collection are in English.
Call Phrase: MS 3100