Saturday, February 18, 2017

1 Leslie Lane

My Aunt Lillian and Uncle Ed lived in this home until their death. They raised four children. Recently while I was geotagging photos, I discovered that the Google Street view camera had captured an image of the house that was built on the same lot.
The Janis Home - 1944

Google Streetview of same property

Friday, February 17, 2017

The Fork in the Road


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Sadly I've come to the end of series of glass plate negatives taken in New Ipswich and the surrounding towns. Thanks to all of my readers who have assisted me with identifying properties shown in the photos. I plan to update some of the postings with recent photo whenever possible.

It seems fitting that the final image would be a fork in the road. 

No GPS when this photo was taken




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Thursday, February 16, 2017

House and Barn


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I was taken with how contemporary this home looks, even though the photo was probably taken 100 years ago. The only thing missing is a driveway and power lines.
House and Barn
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Sunday, February 12, 2017

The Group Photo


I've taken quite a few group photos and it is always a challenge to have everybody looking at the camera. This photographer almost succeeded. Have you noticed that folks didn't smile in these early photographs?
Family Group

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Squirrel Resistant Feeder (Green Center Special)


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I've spent decades trying to keep squirrels off my bird feeders with little success. I've a had a variety of squirrel-proof feeders with little success including the one that would spin them around. That one would go haywire and spin wildly at random times. One of my feeders had a cantilevered perch and when I opened the top to add more seed a chipmunk jumped out. Eventually a bear ate it. I wired up my feeders to a fence charger which was successful until the squirrels started wearing little rubber boots.

I found this birdfeeder at the Green Center recycle center in New Ipswich and I can honestly say that that it highly effective. I don't believe any feeder can be 100% squirrel proof, but this one is great. I'm not sure if it will accommodate multiple heavier birds. It is well worth the zero cost.

I'll keep trying until I succeed

Maybe I can remove the top



Summer Day on the Porch


Winter storm Niko dumped 15 inches on New Ipswich, NH on Thursday, Feb 9, 2017.  We are expecting a new storm on Sunday into Monday. I'm growing weary of winter and would rather spend the day on this porch on a summer day.
Antique Photo




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Friday, February 10, 2017

The House on Turnpike Road


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I've been posting these photos with the goal of learning more about the history of New Ipswich and identifying where they might have been taken. A member of the facebook group Life in New Ipswich identified her home in the photo below. It has a canted bay window and what appears to be a wooden swing. The bottom photo features the house.

Turnpike Road
House

More historic photos available on the New Ipswich Historical Society website 
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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Clark's Hotel


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Clark's Hotel in New Ipswich, NH
Surveyors in front of Clark's Hotel

Postcard

Clark's Hotel - corner of Main Street and Turnpike Road, New Ipswich

More historic photos available on the New Ipswich Historical Society website 
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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

New Ipswich Cottage


I've been posting these antique photos with the hope that my readers can identify the locations. My goal is add recent photos to match the old and new.


The Chandler Home - Smithville, NH

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Finnish Churches


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Among the glass plate negatives were some images that did not appear to be taken in New Ipswich. Notes on the protective paper sleeve state "Finnish Church". Could these be churches in Finland?

Church

Church
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Monday, February 6, 2017

Turnpike Road


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One of the more recognizable views of Turnpike Road is the view as one travels toward the center of New Ipswich.

Turnpike Road

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Under Repair


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A glass plate negative of a house and barn. It appears that a new chimney was just constructed. Note the missing windows.

House and barn






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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Working at the Mill


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Among the mill photos I find this one the most intriguing, since it is probably what the workers at the mill must have seen as they arrived in the morning. I wonder if that bell (left side of frame) was used to mark the start of the work day.
New Ipswich Mill
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Friday, February 3, 2017

New Ipswich Mill


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A view of a New Ipswich Mill. Note the open fields. This is a view of what is now Warwick Mills.
Updated information from New Ipswich Historical Society member Edward Rogers

"This is the mill on the present Warwick site that burned in 1872, having replaced a mill that burned around 1840. I believe the house on the left side, closest to the river is still there. I believe that steeple is part of the mill structure."

View of the Mill (Note lack of trees)
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Thursday, February 2, 2017

The Grange (Union Hall)


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When I moved into New Ipswich in the early 1970s, this building was being used as a Grange. It fell into disrepair for several years but has been beautifully restored into apartments.

Union Hall - from scanned glass plate negative

Photo taken July 3, 2016

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

New Ipswich Mill


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The Souhegan River provided power for the first textile mills in the state of New Hampshire. The first woolen mill was established in 1801 followed by the first cotton mill in 1804. No informaton exists for this scanned negative of a mill which has a leak in the roof.

Ed Rogers of the New Ipswich Historical Society has identified this as "Brown's Mill" also known as "#5 Mill" , it was located along the Souhegan River between Bank Village and Highbridge



More historic photos available on the New Ipswich Historical Society website 
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