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Hi, welcome to my blog. I'm a writer of poetry, prose and plays but my best known work is children's fiction. My most popular books are the Selby series and the Emily Eyefinger series. This blog is intended as an entertaining collection of thoughts and pictures from here in Australia and from my travels in other parts of the world. I hope you enjoy it. (For more information have a look at my website.)

Friday, May 4, 2012

More from the work of Dana Carpenter

Here by popular demand are a few more photos, carrying on from the previous blog. These were also taken early last century by Dana Carpenter: amateur photographer, botanist and the local drug store owner in Middleton Springs, Vermont. My box of glass negatives has now been donated to the Middleton Springs, Vermont, Historical Society where the rest of this wonderful man's archives are housed. In the previous blog I said that I had about 40 negatives in storage in the USA. I'd forgotten that the number is closer to 120. All the more reason to send them to their rightful home. I'm hoping that I'll find eventually find out more about the subjects of these photos from the archivists of Middleton Springs.

Of the images below (again I've spared you the charred corpse although it was tempting...), there was a note with the negative of the old woman in the chair saying that she was 100 years old. In the previous blog there's a photo of two men in an early automobile. I've since learned that one of them was being given a ride in a 1907 Pope-Hartford for his 100th birthday. Was it something in the water at Middleton Springs? Or maybe "Carpenter's Grip" helped them though the long, cold winters.

Note the ski  poles.

As an unabashed cat lover, I do like the pharmacist's cat.

1 comment:

Lana Patterson said...

Awesome, awesome photos, Duncan. Thanks for sharing them with all of us. I especially like the one you chose at the top of your blog page. It's unbelievably crisp and clear and a wonderful glimpse of life in the 1800's and early 1900's.