Category Archives: Photographs

Alfred Spalding of Merrimack and Nashua New Hampshire: Sailor, Farmer and Boarding House Keeper (1806-1887)

Yes, you guessed it.  Another photograph came into my possession–actually I bought it on Ebay–this time of Alfred Spalding.  The Spalding family of southern New Hampshire area was particularly prolific, and so it is not always an easy task to … Continue reading

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New Hamphire Tidbits: Miscellany of the Isles of Shoals

From the Isles of Shoals Correspondence of the Boston Journal; “Oceanic,” Isles of Shoals, July 26, 1876 Returning to these wild rocks for the seventeenth year, I find that they have won a new place in the public consideration, and … Continue reading

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Portrait in Time: Daniel & Betsey (Jeffrey) Otis of Great Falls, New Hampshire

According to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, “an elaborately penned inscription reveals that the man [in the portrait] at left is Daniel Otis, aged forty-six; the woman is Betsy Otis, aged forty; and the child is Polly Otis, aged seven … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Missing Places: The Wizard Tree of Intervale

  New Hampshire has long been renown for its picturesque birch trees.  Most often I think of these tall, pale, and often slightly bent trees in a scene combined with a mountain or a crystal blue lake in the background, … Continue reading

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North Conway New Hampshire Actor and Producer: Gordon A. Clapp (1948-still living)

A native of North Conway, and coming from a family well-known there, Gordon A. Clapp has acted in television, theatre and movies. He has also executive produced and starred in three short films. He has gleaned both American awards [Emmy … Continue reading

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