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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

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.

Fred and Nell

Fred and Nell

Fred Carpenter and his wife, Nell (Pickering) Carpenter, in their finery on their wedding day, 1909. Family history has it they spent the scandalous amount of $13.10 on their week-long wedding trip! Fred was from Surry, NH; Nell was from nearby Gilsum. They settled in Keene.

Carte de Visite 1850s

Carte de Visite 1850s

The image on the carte de visite looks like it might have been copied from a daguerreotype. No information on the back as to who it is or who took the picture.

The Highlanders Arrive

The Highlanders Arrive

From a WWI hand colored lantern slide by Underwood and Underwood of New York. Shows the Highlanders arriving at the Valcartier Camp, Quebec. Circa 1914.

 
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