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This is an album of old family photographs. I've called it The Lowell Album because more than half the photographs were taken at portrait studios in Lowell, Massachusetts. Most were apparently taken in the 1870s and 1880s, a time when cameras were owned almost exclusively by professional photographers. Except for the studio logos on the back, very few of the pictures are labeled, so I don't know who most of these people are yet.
Based on the few people who can be identified, as well as some who are absent, the album probably contains primarily Tibbetts relatives and was most likely assembled by my great-grandmother Alma Genette (Tibbetts) Wright in 1890 or 1891. It includes pictures of her daughters Luella and Lillian, but not of her sons Carl and Ernest.
I've annotated the pictures with whatever was written or printed on them. Text in "quotes" was handwritten on the photos, some in a hand that looks like my grandfather's. Bold text is my identification of the subject. The rest is the imprint of the studio.
The browse link takes you through the album pages in their original order. In an attempt to identify more of the photos, I've also sorted them by city, and within Lowell, by studio. Links on the album pages take you to the city pages, and you can click on any photo on a city page to go to its album page.
A "page" here actually represents two facing pages in the album. I've numbered both the pages and the photographs, and these numbers are used in the index on the left. Two photos included here were not mounted in the album, but stuck in it loosely, and I've labeled those a and b.