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Paul Parrot Album Collection - PP123
Collection finding aids of Photograph Collections in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Maryland Historical Society Library
PAUL PARROT ALBUM
Prints and Photographs Division, Maryland Historical Society201 W. Monument St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Finding aid created by Katherine Cowan with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, December 1999
The creator of this album was Paul Parrot (1898-1981), a French-Canadian medical doctor who came to Baltimore in ca. 1925-1927 to study at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. He is listed in just one Baltimore City Directory (1926) as a student living at 657 Bartlett Ave.
Dr. Parrots studies at Johns Hopkins apparently focused on water purification. Many of the album photographs depict field trips to water filtration plants in the region around Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Among the students in Parrots class were medical doctors from Brasil, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Ceylon, Siam, China, Hungary, Poland, and Canada as well as from American states. The program was directed by Dr. Howell, and chlorination pioneer Abel Wolman was a professor.
Returning to Canada, where his home was in Sillery, Quebec, a suburb of Quebec City, Dr. Parrot was named Registrar General of the Province of Quebec, a post he held for 37 years. In addition to his medical degree, he held doctorate degrees in public hygiene (from Johns Hopkins University) and in demography.
Gift of Mr. J.A. Parrot, 1985 (001224).
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of 1 photograph album containing ca. 500 photoprints, most of which are captioned in French and dated ca. 1925-1926. The album was presumably assembled - and most of the photographs made - by Dr. Paul Parrot during the time he was a student at Johns Hopkins University. Many of the photographs depict students and activities at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, some showing group visits to water purification and sewage treatment facilities in the region of Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Most of the people are identified by name, and nationality is indicated in some group portraits of students.
Baltimore views include downtown streets, the Anneslie development on York Road, Federal Hill, Fort McHenry, Druid Hill, Patterson, and Clifton Parks, views from the Washington Monument, and buildings of the Johns Hopkins Hospital and School of Hygiene and Public Health.
Other locations documented include New Orleans, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Syracuse and Ithaca, N.Y., Boston, Alabama, Ohio, and Niagara Falls. Parrot often photographed water supply facilities and dams in places visited in addition to traditional landmarks buildings, parks, schools and monuments.
The photographs remain in the album, where there are topical groupings.
123.I.1 Group portrait including William H. Welch and William Osler (reproduction of painting).
123.I.2 Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, 1926.
123.I.3 Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine and Hospital, 1925.
123.I.4a-d Montebello water treatment plant: exterior, interior, and equipment, 1925. 4 items.
123.I.5a Detail of wooden structure, unidentified location (Montebello water treatment plant?), 1925.
123.I.5b-e JHU School of Hygiene and Public Health group on field visit to Washington, D.C. water purification plant, 1925. People identified. 4 items.
123.I.6a-e JHU School of Hygiene and Public Health group on field visit to Washington, D.C. water treatment plant, 1925. People identified. 5 items.
123.I.7a Washington Monument, Washington, D.C., 1925
123.I.7b Hyattsville (Md.) water treatment plant, 1925.
123.I.7c, e Burnt Mills (Montgomery Co., Md.) water treatment plant, sedimentation pool and filter equipment, 1925. 2 items.
123.I.7d Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C., 1925.
123.I.8a Burnt Mills (Montgomery Co., Md.) water treatment plant, coagulation basin, 1925.
123.I.8b-c Maryland College of Agriculture water treatment plant, 1925. 2 items.
123.I.8d Baltimore Sewage Disposal Works, 1925.
123.I.9a-f Baltimore Sewage Disposal Works, 1925. 6 items.
123.I.10a-f Baltimore Sewage Disposal Works, 1925. 6 items.
123.I.11a-f Baltimore Sewage Disposal Works, 1925. 6 items.
123.I.12a-b, 12d Baltimore Sewage Disposal Works, 1925. 3 items.
123.I.12c Edward Garrido Morales and Paul Parrot, 1925.
123.I.12e Western Maryland Dairy pasteurization equipment.
123.I.12f __? Chemical Industrial Company (illegible caption), 1925.
123.I.13a-e JHU School of Hygiene and Public Health group and individual portraits, n.d. and 1926. 5 items. People identified, includes Dr. Arpad Nagy and Prof. (Abel?) Wolman.
123.I.14a-c JHU School of Hygiene and Public Health group and individual portraits, n.d. and 1925-1926. 3 items. Includes Prof. (Abel?) Wolman and Edward Garrido Morales.
123.I.14d JHU School of Hygiene and Public Health, view of building, 1925.
123.I.14e House at 657 Bartlett Ave. (Parrots home in Baltimore), 1925.
123.I.15a Paul Parrot, 1926.
123.I.15b-f Views of Johns Hopkins Hospital and surrounding areas, 1926. 5 items. Includes aerial view of Wolfe St., and street level scenes in winter.
123.I.16a View of JHU School of Hygiene and Public Health building, n.d.
123.I.16b, d Paul Parrot, 1926. 2 items. Caption reads: "Encore carabin!".
123.I.16c Lovely Lane Methodist Church, 1926.
123.I.16e Washington Monument, Baltimore, 1925.
123.I.16f Polytechnic High School, 1926.
123.I.17a-e Baltimore landmarks, 1926. 5 items. Includes view at Druid Hill Park, Green Mount Cemetery Gate, Lafayette monument.
123.I.18 Statistics laboratory at JHU School of Hygiene and Public Health, with students at work, 1925. People identified, with nationality.
123.I.19 Group portrait at JHU School of Hygiene and Public Health, n.d. People identified, includes Dr. Howell.
123.I.20 Group in cafeteria at JHU School of Hygiene and Public Health, 1926.
123.I.21 Library at JHU School of Hygiene and Public Health, with students, 1926.
123.I.22 Bacteriology laboratory at JHU School of Hygiene and Public Health, with students, n.d.
123.I.23 Epidemiology laboratory at JHU School of Hygiene and Public Health, with students, 1926.
123.I.24 Physiology laboratory at JHU School of Hygiene and Public Health, with students, 1926.
123.I.25a-e Views of Washington, D.C., 1925-1926. 5 items.
123.I.26a-e, 27.d Views of Washington, D.C. and Arlington National Cemetery, 1925-1926. 5 items. Includes Dr. Pascua.
123.I.27a-c, e Views of Baltimore, 1926. 4 items. Includes Lexington and Howard Sts. at Easter time, Anneslie (York Rd. and streetcar), and interior of 657 Bartlett Ave.
123.I.28a-b Bethlehem Steel furnaces and Sparrows Point, 1926. 2 items.
123.28.c State House, Boston, 1926.
123.I.29 Chemical Hygiene laboratory at JHU School of Hygiene and Public Health, with students and Dr. Rask, n.d.
123.I.30a-e Views of Boston, 1926. 5 items. Includes Trinity Church, M.I.T., Harvard Bridge.
123.I.31 Group portrait: Doctors of Public Health at JHU School of Hygiene and Public Health, 1926. People identified, along with nationality. Includes Drs. Howell and Welch.
123.I.32 Group portrait: "Candidats au diplome de C.P.H.". 1925-1926. People identified, along with nationality. Includes Drs. Howell and Welch.
123.I.33a, c-d Students at JHU School of Hygiene and Public Health. 3 items. Includes Photometry laboratory and Dr. Luengo of Madrid.
123.I.b, e Views in Washington, D.C., n.d. 2 items. Union Station and Columbus Monument.
123.I.34a, c Mount Vernon, Virginia, n.d. 2 items.
123.I.34b, d-e Naval Academy, Annapolis, n.d. 3 items.
123.I.35a, c-d, g Students at JHU School of Hygiene and Public Health, n.d. 4 items.
123.I.35b Baltimore Health Department, building at 811 St. Paul Place, n.d.
123.I.35e Independence Hall, Philadelphia, n.d.
123.I.35f Baltimore Hebrew Hospital, 1926.
123.I.36a-f JHU School of Hygiene and Public Health, n.d. 6 items. Group portraits of students, one view of Johns Hopkins Hospital buildings.
123.I.37a-h Views of Niagara Falls, n.d. 8 items. Includes portraits of Luenpo and Morote.
123.I.38a-e Group portraits of Parrot and other students at JHU, 1926. 5 items. 1 view of Cathedral Street, north from Monument Street.
123.I.39a-c Views in Druid Hill Park, n.d. 3 items.
123.I.39d Washington Monument and Lafayette statue, Baltimore, n.d.
123.I.39e JHU School of Hygiene and Public Health, Alimentary Chemistry Laboratory, n.d. Shows students including Parrot, and Dr. Rask.
123.I.40a-e Views of Baltimore, n.d. 5 items. Includes St. Paul Place with tulips, Mt. Vernon Place, Clifton Park tennis courts, and downtown streets.
123.I.41a-e Views of Baltimore and vicinity, 1926 and n.d. 5 items. Includes Loch Raven, downtown streets, and Clifton Park flooded in Feb. 1926.
123.I.42a-e Views of Baltimore, 1926 and n.d. 5 items. Includes War Memorial, Druid Hill and Patterson Parks, Eutaw Place, and First Presbyterian Church.
123.I.43a-d Views of Baltimore, 1926 and n.d. 4 items. Includes Druid Hill and Patterson Parks, and "High School pour filles Methodiste" (part of Lovely Lane?).
123.I.44a-e Fort McHenry, n.d. 5 items.
123.I.45a-e Views of Baltimore, 1926 and n.d. 5 items. Includes Federal Hill, Lovely Lane Methodist Church, Calvert and St. Paul Street bridges near Union Station, and Light Street.
123.I.46a, f JHU students, 1926. 2 items.
123.I.46b, e JHU Homewood campus, n.d. 2 items.
123.I.46c-d Views of Baltimore, n.d. 2 items. Includes view of from Washington Monument.
123.I.47a-b, d Views of Baltimore, n.d. 3 items. Includes Washington Place fountain and Union Station.
123.I.47c Eric Christian Gilles, 1926.
123.I.48a-e Views of Baltimore, n.d. 5 items. Includes St. Paul Place, City Hall, Cathedral, and Charles St.
123.I.49a-e Druid Hill Park, n.d. 5 items. Includes baseball game and tea room.
123.I.50a-d Views from the Washington Monument, n.d. 4 items.
123.I.51a-d Views of Baltimore, n.d. 4 items. Includes Zoo, City Hall, and portrait of Labbe family.
123.I.51e JHU group, "Visite a la Quarantaine de Baltimore", 1926.
123.I.52-63 Views of Washington, D.C., n.d. 53 items. Includes Union Station, Lincoln Memorial, Capitol Building, C & O Canal, Senate chambers, Library of Congress, White House, Washington Monument, State, War and Navy Building, Zoo, various monuments and museums, Rock Creek Park, etc.
123.I.64a, c High Schools Competition Day, n.d. 2 items.
123.I.64b, e Mount Vernon, Virginia, n.d. 2 items.
123.I.64d Statue of Jackson, n.d.
123.I.65-67 Views at Mount Vernon and Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, n.d. 16 items.
123.I.68-79 Views of trip to Alabama, 1926. 65 items. Includes Parrot and other JHU students. Views of Mobile, Montgomery, Tuskegee, Andalusia, Selma. Shows various crops, hospitals including Cherokee Bluff Camp Hospital and John A. Andrew Memorial Hospital, water supply facilities, dam construction at Cherokee Bluff, Andalusia Court House, Selma train station, and Rockefeller Training Station of the Alabama State Board of Health at Montgomery.
123.I.80-88 Views of trip to New Orleans, 1926. 48 items. Shows water supply facilities and various landmarks.
123.I.89a-f Views of Cincinnati, Ohio, n.d. 6 items.
123.I.90-92 Views of Oberlin, Ohio, 1926.19 items. Includes water supply facilities, Oberlin College campus, Parrot and other JHU students, and Oberlin Health Department officials.
123.I.93-94 Views of Cleveland, Ohio, n.d. 10 items.
123.I.95a Cleveland, Ohio, n.d. View of canal, Lake Erie, High Level bridge.
123.I.95b-c Views of Buffalo, N.Y., n.d. 2 items.
123.I.96-101a-b, d Views of Niagara Falls and vicinity, n.d. 25 items. Includes Horseshoe and American Falls, Prospect Park, and various bridges.
123.I.101c, e Views of Syracuse, N.Y., n.d. City Hall and Rose Garden.
123.I.102-104 Views of Syracuse, N.Y., n.d. 15 items. Includes portraits of Dr. Ruhland and "Mr. Towne and Celia", Shiller Park, Syracuse University, and other landmarks.
123.I.105a-f Views of Ithaca, N.Y., n.d. 6 items. Includes Cornell University campus.
123.I.106a-e Views of Nashville, Tenn., n.d. 5 items.
123.I.107a-f Views of towns in Virginia, n.d. 6 items. Includes Edenton and Virginia Beach.
123.I.108a-g Views of Virginia and North Carolina, n.d. 7 items. Includes Norfolk, on the Chesapeake Bay, Mackeys Point, Pine Forest, and Edenton. © 2001 Maryland Historical Society - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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