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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Tyler homeplace

Tyler homeplace

This photo is identified only as "Tyler homestead Guilford Vt." If you look carefully, you can see my great-grandfather Albert Herman Tyler standing under the porch roof to the right. The house looks empty but in good repair. Other photos in the series date this to 1931, when the Albert and his family lived in Keene, New Hampshire. So who had lived in this house? Anyone in Vermont want to tackle this one?

Steve Miller
Someplace near the crossroads of America

 
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