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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Tylers at the door

Tylers at the door

Great-Aunt Grace Tyler and her father, Albert Herman Tyler, at the front door of "the Tyler homestead" in Guilford, Vermont, in 1931. Grace and her parents lived in Keene, New Hampshire, where she was a church organist and he was an upholsterer.

Steve Miller
Someplace near the crossroads of America

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

Hagen's Farm

Hagen's Farm

This farm in Jernved, Denmark, has been in the same family at least since 1536 and the Reformation. My great grandfather (x6) was born there in 1730. The picture was taken in 1899.

The Calendar People, 1927

The Calendar People, 1927

Found among some old documents. Apparently a poultry business in Blooming Prairie, MN. The man is showing off a Dalton adding machine, which they had probably just purchased. Dalton merged with some other companies later in 1927 to form Remington-Rand, making this one of the last Daltons to come off the line. The 1926 price of a Dalton adding machine was $100, the equivalent of a few thousand dollars back then. They must have liked calendars; there are eight on the walls. Scan from 5x7 contact print.

Keene (N.H.) Brass Band

Keene (N.H.) Brass Band

When my maternal grandfather, F. Harold Tyler, captioned this picture, there were a few unknowns.

Location: Forest Lake, New Hampshire. Cymbals - ?, Drums - Allie Tyler, Bass drum - John Barrus, Alto - (Harry Alexander scratched out), E-flat Bass - Cooper (ran a restaurant where Beedle Music Co. was on West Street), Alto - Harry Alexander, Cornet (leader - ?), Bass Viol ___ Hill, Clarinet - Fred Farr and Summer White, E-flat Clarinet - Geo. Bowker, Trombone (between Farr & White) - Norm Davis. Music runs in the family. "Allie" Tyler would likely have been my great-grandfather. This is the only time I've seen that nickname, he was Albert. Harold was best known in later life as a flute and piccolo player, though he played in a drum corps as a young man. The photo was likely taken prior to 1900.

New England Telephone & Telegraph

New England Telephone & Telegraph

Telephone operators in Keene, N.H., probably about 1900. Though the picture is not labeled, I'm pretty sure the third girl from left is my Great Aunt Mabel Perry (née Carpenter). The book held upright in the lap of the first girl is stamped "N.E.T & T. Co. Official Tarif Book."

Great Grandmother

Great Grandmother

Amanda Farrow Bruce 1930. Hard to see her clay pipe, but tobacco pouch is visible in her lap.

 
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