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Most of the photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs, 20 to 200 megabytes in size) from the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) Many were digitized by LOC contractors using a Sinar studio back. They are adjusted by your webmaster for contrast and color in Photoshop before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here.

 
 
 
NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Telephone Girls, Face On

Telephone Girls, Face On

N. E. Tel. Co., Keene, N. H. Leona Bolster (?), Maude Damon, Bertha Stearne (?), Emma Kothe Shea, Mabel Carpenter, Abbie Sexton, Minnie Ringland, Georgia Buffrum (?). Mabel married James Perry in 1907, so this photo predates that.

Ya gotta get up early..

Ya gotta get up early..

....if ya wanna beat those bagpipes out of town! If the clock can be believed, this photo was taken at 8:17 AM. Barre Scottish Bagpipe Band, Monpelier, VT, 1913 or 1914. Azo RPPC, stamp box design used 1910-1930

Perry on Parade

Perry on Parade

The sign reads "Buy Your Wagons, Harnesses, Blankets, Bicycles and Sundries at James L. Perry & Co. Vernon St." James Perry was the father of John Perry and husband of Mabel (Carpenter) Perry, both seen in other pictures I've posted. That's the Cheshire House behind the wagon. (Wonder if the bicycle came from Perry's store.) Keene, NH, July 4, 1911. Cyko RPPC.

Road Roller

Road Roller

Taken on Court St. near 377. RPPC, Velox stamp box design, 1907-1917. Note the small onlooker!

Surrey With the Fringe on Top

Surrey With the Fringe on Top

"Edgar Leet and phone operators." Real Photo Postcard (RPPC), 1-cent 1902-series Franklin stamp used for postage on reverse. Addressed to Miss Florence Carpenter, N. E. Tel. Co., Keene, N. H.

Firemen's practice, Keene NH

Firemen's practice, Keene NH

Firemen's practice was apparently an annual event in Keene, NH, c. 1910. This shot was taken by Fred Carpenter at the head of the Square in front of the Congregational Church and Ball's Block. Ball's Block is seen here as a three-story building -- in later days, the top floor would be removed.

The Deer Hunters

The Deer Hunters

Brothers Harry and Fred Carpenter with their kills, Surry, NH, c. 1910.

 
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