Broyles Collection - PP13

Collection finding aids of Photograph Collections in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Maryland Historical Society

Not dated and 1918

Prints and Photographs Division, Maryland Historical Society
201 W. Monument St. 
Baltimore, MD 21201

Finding aid created by Katherine Cowan with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, April 2000



Henrietta (Etta) Chauncey Wilson Whiteley (b. 1863) married James Stone Whiteley (b. 1855) in 1888. They lived at 926 Cathedral St. in Baltimore, and had several children: Henrietta Chauncey Whiteley (1889-1890), Mabel Wilson Whiteley (b. 1891), and Eleanor Custis Whiteley (b. 1896).

Emily Post (1873-1960) of etiquette fame was born Emily Price in Baltimore to architect Bruce Price and Josephine Lee Price, whose home was at 14 E. Chase St. The family moved to New York City when Emily was five years old. Married to stockbroker Edwin Post and later divorced, Emily Post had two sons, the younger of which was Bruce, a successful New York City architect who died in 1927.

Sarah White may have been Sarah Poultney Ellicott White (1863-1938) who married Francis A. White in 1887 and was active in social welfare work, serving as a board member and president of the Hospital for the Women of Maryland and as a board member of the YMCA.

Collection Origin

Gift of Mrs. Edwin N. Broyles, 1980 (75551).

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 94 photoprints which are undated or made in 1918, of which 90 are attached to album pages (album disassembled?).

The album pages depict Sarah White and World War activity in Baltimore: a Red Cross Parade in May 1918, the canteen and hospital at Union Station, an encampment at Druid Hill Park, a Bond Rally, Regiment 313, and Camp Meade. Scenes of Red Cross personnel document women’s war work, including a female ambulance driver. Most photographs are captioned.

Identified portraits (undated) include: Etta Chauncey Wilson Whiteley, Emily Post of etiquette fame and her son Bruce Post, Miss Cook, and the children of M. Brown.

Note: Collection not found 4/2000.

Note: Related materials are found in the Special Collections Department of the Maryland Historical Society Library: PP125, the Wilson Family Collection.


Arrangement unknown. Inventory compiled from accession document. Album may have been disassembled as accession document refers to "album pages".

Container List

1. Etta Chauncey Wilson Whiteley, n.d. Carte de visite photoprint.

2. M. Brown’s children, n.d. Cabinet photoprint.

3. Emily Price Post in pink silk suit at York Harbor, Maine, n.d. 3 ¾ x 3 ¾ in.

4. Bruce Post (son of Emily Post), n.d.

5. Unidentified person with Miss Cook and Mrs. Post, n.d. 3 ½ x 3 ½ (3 corners missing).

6. Album pages with 90 photoprints, ca. 1918. Sarah White and World War activity in Baltimore, including Red Cross Parade in May 1918, Union Station, and camp in Druid Hill Park. © 2001 Maryland Historical Society - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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