Tag Archives: New Hampshire

The Hammond Family and Their Home in Nashua, New Hampshire

Usually the photograph of a human face spurs me to write a story, but in this case it was one of an ivy covered building.  The Ebay description hinted that it might be located in Nashua, New Hampshire, for that … Continue reading

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The Lucky Elephant and Benson Wild Animal Farm of Hudson, New Hampshire

A few months ago there was a flurry of stories about the large concrete elephant at Tufts University having finally fallen apart, with a new (and different) one being constructed to replace it. The disintegrated 10-foot elephant was a “lucky” … Continue reading

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The Colby and Phelps Families of Bow and Northfield, New Hampshire

It is remarkable how many families I find myself connected with in New Hampshire.  Here is yet another case where I purchased a lot of identified gem-sized tintypes on ebay, researched them, and found that they were related, albeit distantly, … Continue reading

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Laundryman and Cigar-maker: Chester M. Fairbanks of Hillsborough Bridge and Nashua NH (1832-1863)

The youthful, hopeful faces of Chester M. Fairbanks, and his first wife Emma Belle peer out at me from the fragile tintype photograph.  Along with the tintypes I have two CDVs of them, with a delicate but enigmatic script on … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Tidbits: Land Serpents of the Granite State

Down deep in that hollow the bees never come– The shade is too black for a flower; And jewel winged birds, with their musical hum, Never flash in the night of that bower:– But the cold blooded snake, in the … Continue reading

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