Proofreader Sophie Baldwin and another woman at work in her office decorated with many potted plants and vines, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1901, a stereograph by Thomas R. Lewis, via New York Public Library Digital Collections.
There is a larger version here, and you can zoom in on the details.
Unidentified porch, Isle of Shoals, New Hampshire, ca. late 19th c., photographer unknown, via Robert N. Dennis collection of stereoscopic views, The New York Public Library Digital Collections.
The Isle of Shoals are a group of small islands off the coasts of Maine and New Hampshire. They may be best known as the home of writer and gardener Celia Thaxter. She hosted an informal artists colony at her father’s hotel on Appledore Island during the summers of the 1870s. Her guests included Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and artist Childe Hassam, who illustrated her book, An Island Garden.
. . . . I but crave
The sad, caressing murmur of the wave
That breaks in tender music on the shore.
— Celia Thaxter, from “Land-Locked“
“Managers(sic) Home, Midland Beach, Staten Island, N.Y.,” ca. 1920s or 30s, via New York Public Library Digital Collections.
Midland Beach (or Woodland Beach) was a popular resort in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Harriet Beecher Stowe, her husband, and guests on the porch of her home in Mandarin (Jacksonville), Florida, 1875, via Robert N. Dennis Collection of Stereoscopic Views, The New York Public Library Digital Collections. (Click on the image for a larger view.)
The author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin and 30 other books bought her Florida house soon after the Civil War ended. At the time of this photo, she was there seeking refuge from the publicity accompanying the civil trial for adultery of her equally famous preacher brother, Henry Ward Beecher.
There is another view of the house (no longer standing) here.
Children of Dalton McLeod, Fuquay Springs (now Fuquay Varina), North Carolina, September 17, 1935, by Arthur Rothstein, via New York Public Library Digital Collections.
Their father was a sharecropper and the house was new, built under the New Deal Resettlement Administration (later the Farm Security Administration).