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- Album of snapshots showing the Logan family residence Loudoun erected for Thomas Armat (photographer's great grandfather) in 1800 at 4650 Germantown Avenue and Stenton, the Logan family country seat at 4601 North Eighteenth Street in Germantown. Contains interior views of Loudoun depicting the parlor and a bedroom. Also includes views of the Stenton grounds showing a wood pile, a hay stack, and rafts of lumber floating down a creek, possibly Wingohocking and portraiture, including an image of the photographer at her camera outside of the Stenton residence. Furniture and interior decoration includes arm chairs, settes, tables, framed paintings, chandeliers, fireplaces, sculpted busts, desks, mantlepieces, lamps, framed photographs, and plates. Also contains a portrait of her brother Albanus Charles; a group portrait, including the photographer, Albanus, and a woman identified as C. Dallett in front of George Logan's barn at Stenton; and an exterior view of a large stone residence captioned "Sammy [Gilles?]," possibly a tenant house on the Stenton property., Title supplied by cataloger., Leather binding, front cover stamped: Photographs., Photographer's imprint stamped on verso of tipped in photographs., Some tipped in photographs contain manuscript notes on verso. One photograph contains manuscript note on recto and verso. Recto: Room in L[oudoun] Return. Verso: The table 100 years old here is by this bed & a antique desk by fireplace., Insert: Folded fabric bookmark., Label for "Ward's Dark Leaf Albums" pasted on back cover advertising the size, style, and price for their "two styles of binding": Art Cloth and Seal Grain. Prices range from 25 cents to $2.50 for 3 1/4 x 4 1/2 to 10 x 12 inches., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., See also loose prints of Loudoun and Stenton by Logan (photo - 5x7 - [P.9276.82-93])., Maria Dickinson Logan, daughter of Anna Armat (1820-1895) and great great granddaughter of James Logan Gustavus Logan (1815-1876), resided, photographed, and worked to preserve the Logan family Germantown estates Loudoun and Stenton. At her death in 1939, Logan, a Colonial Dame, bequeathed several pieces of family furniture to Stenton (under the stewardship of the National Society of Colonial Dames since the early 20th century) as well as her residence, Loudoun, to the city of Philadelphia for use as a historic house.