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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Vintagraph: WPA Art, Posters and More

Vintagraph: WPA Art, Posters and More

The 1930s posters done for the Works Progress Administration have proven to be especially popular in the Shorpy gift shop, so Juniper Gallery has started Vintagraph, a Web site dedicated to high-quality reproductions of this unique artwork on museum-grade French art paper. Favorites include the curiously popular Keep Your Teeth Clean as well as the heroically proportioned Don't Jay Walk. We're adding new posters every day at www.vintagraph.com.

First Congregational Church

First Congregational Church

Another commercial endeavor from "J. A. French, Photographer, Keene, N. H.," This is one of a series of 31 "Views of Keene and Vicinity," "Stereoscopic and other Views Published and FOR SALE BY" the photographer who brought you views of the Wreck at Beaver Mills. Clarke's Block, occupied by O.P. Murdick's Harness Shop, is nearest to us. Ball's Block is on the other side of the church, and the Court House is the farthest building (on Court Street, naturally). The near spire behind the Congregational Church is the First Baptist Church (now razed); the second is Grace Methodist.

Feeding the livestock

Feeding the livestock

Eva Wilder, Munsonville, NH, 1905. Munsonville borders Granite Lake, about 12 miles northeast of Keene.

Halloween Party

Halloween Party

"Flash light picture" likely dating 1900-1910. [back] Wells Sargent, Nellie Driscoll, Marion Willard, John Fitzgerald, Emma Kothe, Edgar Leet, [middle] Mabel Carpenter, Agnes Baker, Edward See, Bessie Bickford, Bill Shea, [front?] Omer (?) Foster (?). Looks like Mabel has three arms!

Keene, NH

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Keene, NH

Real Photo Post Card, Azo paper, stamp box design in use 1924-49. Main Street (foreground) was once billed as the "World's Widest Paved Main Street." Congregationalist Church is the white spire at the top of the square, westernmost spire is Grace Methodist, on Court Street. Some version of the Cheshire House, a well-known hotel, stood on the east side of Main from 1837 to 1934, when it was replaced with a one-story commercial block.

Britton Place, Surry, NH.

Britton Place, Surry, NH.

Real Photo Post Card, Azo paper, stamp box design in use 1910-30. Home of my Great-Great-Grandmother, Betsey Britton, and later her daughter and son-in-law, Martha Harriet and Frank D.W. Carpenter. Looks like the firewood is ready for the coming winter. This house was razed in the mid-late '50s when the Surry Mtn. Dam was built to control flooding along the Ashuelot River. Surry Mountain is in the background.

Hay Wagon

Hay Wagon

Summer of 1913, Surry, NH. Florence (Carpenter) driving horses, Grandpa (F.D.Carpenter) and John (Perry, age 2) on load of hay. Likely Mabel (Carpenter) Perry standing by rig.

 
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