Walcott Family Christmas Morning

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The Walcott family pictured on Christmas morning, 1907: (L-R) Helena Stevens Walcott (d. 1911); Helen Breese Walcott (1894-1965); Sidney Stevens Walcott (standing) (1892-1977); and Benjamin Stuart Walcott (1895-1917). The Walcotts are the family of fourth Smithsonian Secretary Charles D. Walcott, who is not pictured, but is most likely taking the image. It was their holiday tradition to decorate the tree on Christmas Eve at their house on 1743 N or W Street, Northwest Washington, D.C. There are Native American baskets and a jar in the background of the image.


  • Walcott, B. Stuart
  • Walcott, Sidney Stevens
  • Walcott, Helena Breese Stevens
  • Walcott, Helen Breese
  • Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927


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See Charles D. Walcott's diary entry for December 25, 1907 - "Wish Charlie was here and not Chicago".

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7004, Box 44, Folder: 10

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu


December 25, 1907

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  • Holidays
  • Christmas
  • Secretaries
  • Holiday decorations


  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

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Number of Images: 1; Color: Sepia; Size: 6w x 4.35h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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