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New Hampshire WWI Military: Corporal Herbert E. Staples of Ossipee NH (1891-1918)

Herbert Edward Staples, son of John Edward & Ellen Frances (Edwards) Staples, was born 26 March 1891 in North Parsonsfield, Maine. He had siblings Nellie Frances, Grace, and Ora Bella. Herbert’s father was a blacksmith, and he apprenticed with him in … Continue reading

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Penacook New Hampshire’s Acclaimed Modernist Artist: Omer Thomas Lassonde (1903-1980)

Omer Thomas Lassonde was a talented artist who could paint in any style–realism, cubism, expressionism and abstractism. The categories he painted varied as greatly as his style, and included landscape, still-life, genre, figure painting, and portraiture. “He was a colorist,” … Continue reading

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Some Newmarket New Hampshire Genealogy: Joy, Badger, Leavitt and Willey Families

I purchased some beautiful photographs that connect several of Newmarket, New Hampshire’s early families to each other. Even though I’m not related to them, they have an interesting visual appeal.The three photographs are of Nathan Holt Leavitt (2d), his wife … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Most Celebrated Artist: Exeter’s Elizabeth Jane (Gardner) Bouguereau (1837-1922)

Elizabeth (Gardner) Bouguereau was one of the most celebrated women painters in the world. She was born in Exeter New Hampshire in the old colonial home of the Gardners, near the square. She attended the public and private schools of … Continue reading

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Loudon New Hampshire Illustrator, Painter, Engraver: Frank French (1850-1933)

Frank French was born 22 May 1850 in Loudon NH, son and 8th child of Hiram & Lydia Walcot (Bachelder) … Continue reading

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