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Vintage photos of:
1937, Swanzey Lake, NH. From left, my grandmother, Florence (Carpenter) Tyler, Donald Tyler, Ruth Tyler, Christie Tyler and her husband, Charles Tyler, my mother, Harriet Tyler, "Gene's sec'y", F.H. Tyler (my grandfather), Grace Tyler, and Gene __?__. Albert Tyler, my great grandfather, lost a leg to diabetic complications.
Tyler Family Reunion, Wheelock Park, Keene NH, about 1916. No IDs on the back, but I can pick out my grandmother Florence (Carpenter) Tyler, fourth from the left (standing), and my grandfather F.H. Tyler, third from the right. His parents, Emma (Towne) Tyler and Albert Herman Tyler, are standing behind the girls in white.
The Keene Matchless Fife & Drum Corps, 1901, posing at the Diamond Match Company factory in Beaver Mills, a complex of mills in Keene, NH. Front: Ed Barrett, Archie Howard, drums; ____ Avery, drum major. Back, F.H. Tyler (my grandfather at age 18), Forest Hall, piccolos; Ben Symonds, bass drum. Beaver Mills was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999. It had also housed manufacturing operations including a saw hill, grist mill, furniture mills, and a pail manufacturer.
See an earlier picture of Beaver Mills here: http://www.shorpy.com/node/3235