Claremont, New Hampshire: 1900-1919. Album. This photograph album measures 10” x 7” and contains approximately 275 photographs plus another ten or so cyanotypes. The images range in size from 2.75” x 2.25” to 5.75” x 3.5”. All of the images have been glued to the album pages. Many of the images are captioned in the margin or on the page. Sound binding. Everything is in nice shape.
Many of the images in this album were taken in and around a family farm (perhaps named “Breezy Hollow”) on Winter Street, just north of Claremont, New Hampshire. The clothing, carriages, sleighs, and signage suggest it spans the years from the early 1900s until 1920 (one of the last photographs is captioned Armistice Day).
Most depict family and friends, the family’s large home, life on the farm, dogs, cats, snowfalls, carriages, automobiles (including Cadillacs), and very many horses. Specific locations mentioned are Glidden Hill, Crescent Lake, Claremont, and West Claremont.
About ten photos are from a trip to Washington, DC that was taken in 1906 and another ten from a later trip to Europe.
Some of the more interesting images are of
The 101 Ranch Wild West Show (nine images show the performers (including the “Oldest Indian with any circus”) parading down a city street with local stores in the background,
Polo ponies (two images),
The aftermath of a serious flood (three images):
An uprooted railroad track twisted like a corkscrew.
A “ruined” farm, and
An empty tree that 13 people had climbed to save themselves from the waters,
The Wright Flyer (one image of Orville and Wilbur’s famous airplane flying overhead),
Claremont’s 150th Anniversary Parade (14 images including some of participating Native Americans).
A serious railroad train accident (two photos showing three partially derailed and overturned passenger coaches),
A neighbor who had joined the Canadian Army dressed in his kilted uniform.
A work-crew of Italian immigrants laying a pipeline from Straws Reservoir to Doles, and many more.. Very good. Item #009742