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Guide to the White Mountains Photographs Collection, 1816-1978

Collection number: VC 66

Size: 3 boxes (0.99 cu.ft.)

About White Mountain Photographs

The Special Collections Department received these photos as a gift from the Bailey Howe Library at the University of Vermont. Additional photos were transferred from UNH’s Media Services.

About the White Mountain Photographs

The collection consists of 242 copy negatives and 106 prints of the White Mountains made for use in the 1980 Media Service’s film, “The White Mountains Cultural View.” Most of the images came from stereographs belonging to the New Hampshire Historical Society in Concord, New Hampshire, and were copied by Evelyn Pearson of Media Services.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Contents of this collection are governed by U.S. copyright law. For questions about publication or reproduction rights, contact Special Collections staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], White Mountains Photographs Collection, 1816-1978, VC 66, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Transferred: UNH Media Services, 1981,1982,1984 (Accession numbers: 8121,8159,8442)

Donated: Bailey House Library, U. of Vermont, Sept. 23, 1986 (Accession number: 8634)

Collection Contents

Series I: Negatives

Box 1
Box 1, Envelope 1 Sketch, “Nancy’s Bridge Near the White Mountains,” from Scenery of the White Mountains
Box 1, Envelope 2 Sketch, “The Basin near Lincoln,” in Franconia Notch,Scenery of the White Mountains
Box 1, Envelope 3 Sketch, “Mount Crawford from the Notch and the Notch from Mount Crawford,Scenery of the White Mountains
Box 1, Envelope 4 Illustration, Crawford Notch, from T. S. King’sThe White Hills
Box 1, Envelope 5 Illustration, Mts. Madison and Washington, from The White Hills
Box 1, Envelope 6 Illustration, Gate of Crawford Notch, from The White Hills
Box 1, Envelope 7 Illustration, Profile Mountain, from The White Hills
Box 1, Envelope 8 Sketch, “Mount Crawford with the Mount Crawford House,” from Scenery of the White Mountains
Box 1, Envelope 9 Photogravure, “Down the Notch,” Crawford Notch, from The White Hill
Box 1, Envelope 10 Sketch, “The White Mountains from Bethlehem, Mount Washington from Mount Pleasant, and Diagram of the Whole Range,” from Scenery of the White Mountains
Box 1, Envelope 11 Photogravure, “The Old Crawford House,” Train and tracks at Crawford House, from The White Hills
Box 1, Envelope 12 Map of Routes to the White Mountains from Eastman’s White Mountain Guide Book
Box 1, Envelope 13 Illustration, Lancaster, N.H. and the White Mountain range, from The White Hills
Box 1, Envelope 14 Illustration, Mts. Madison and Washington, from The White Hills
Box 1, Envelope 15 Illustration, Mt. Moriah in Gorham, fromThe White Hills
Box 1, Envelope 16 Sketch, “Falls of the Ammonoosuc,” from Scenery of the White Mountains
Box 1, Envelope 17 Sketch, “The Lower Cascade in the Notch of the White Mountains,” Crawford Notch, from Scenery of the White Mountains
Box 1, Envelope 18 Sketch, “The Franconia Notch with the Lafayette House,” from Scenery of the White Mountains
Box 1, Envelope 19 Sketch, “The Notch of the White Mountains with the Willey House,” Crawford Notch, from Scenery of the White Mountains
Box 1, Envelope 20 Sketch, “The Gate of the Notch with the Notch House,” from Scenery of the White Mountains
Box 1, Envelope 21 Sketch, “The Flume Near Lincoln,” from Scenery of the White Mountains
Box 1, Envelope 22 Sketch, “Profile Mountain Near Franconia,” from Scenery of the White Mountains
Box 1, Envelope 23 Sketch, “The White Mountains from the Giant’s Grave, Near the Mount Washington House,” from Scenery of the White Mountains
Box 1, Envelope 24 Photo, “Crawford House, White Mts.” with Concord Coaches, Kilburn Bros.
Box 1, Envelope 25 Engraving, “A View Near Conway, N. Hampshire,” after painting by Thomas Cole
Box 1, Envelope 26 Engraving, Notch House, Crawford Notch, after painting by Thomas Cole
Box 1, Envelope 27 Menu, Sunday, September 23, 1883, from Fabyan’s Hotel
Box 1, Envelope 28 Illustration, “View on the Pemigewasset,” from Harper’s
Box 1, Envelope 29 Illustration, “Storm on Mount Willey,” from S. A. Drake’s Heart of the White Mountains
Box 1, Envelope 30 Illustration, “On the Profile Road,” from Heart of the White Mountains
Box 1, Envelope 31 Portrait, Engraving of Henry W. Longfellow (with facsimile signature)
Box 1, Envelope 32 Illustration, “Alone with all those men!” from Harper’s
Box 1, Envelope 33 Title page, Belknap’s Journal of a Tour to the White Mountains in July 1784
Box 1, Envelope 34 Engraving, Lumbermen at work
Box 1, Envelope 35 Cover, Boston Railroad Summer Excursions To The White Mountains…B and M Railroad Guidebook to the White Mountains
Box 1, Envelope 36 Engraving, Indian Chief Chocorua
Box 1, Envelope 37 Advertisement for stereographs from Among The Clouds
Box 1, Envelope 38 Banner and half-page, Among The Clouds
Box 1, Envelope 39 Detail from Chisholm’s White Mountain Guide
Box 1, Envelope 40 Charcoal sketch of Crystal Falls, by Benjamen Champney (Pinkham Notch)
Box 1, Envelope 41 Cover, Thomas Starr King’s The White Hills
Box 1, Envelope 42 Halftone, “The [Benjamen] Champney Home, North Conway”
Box 1, Envelope 43 Halftone, “Interior of [Benjamen Champney's] Studio at North Conway”
Box 1, Envelope 44 Halftone portrait, “Benjamin Champney”
Box 1, Envelope 45 Advertisement, Free from Hay Fever, from Among The Clouds
Box 1, Envelope 46 Photo, long shot of Jackson, New Hampshire
Box 1, Envelope 47 Photo, Strawberry Hill coach and team
Box 1, Envelope 48 Photo, “The Goodrich’s Falls, Bartlett, N.H.” showing mills and timber
Box 1, Envelope 49 Photo, “‘We await your pleasure,’ Fabyans, White Mts, U.S.A.” Fabyan’s Hotel staff
Box 1, Envelope 50 Charcoal sketch, “Echo Lake, Franconia Notch,” by Benjamen Champney
Box 1, Envelope 51 Sketch, “The White Mountains from North Conway,” by Benjamen Champney
Box 1, Envelope 52 Illustration, “The White Mountains–The Ride,” from Harper’s
Box 1, Envelope 53 Illustration, “The White Mountains–All Aboard,” from Harper’s
Box 1, Envelope 54 Cover, “The Merrimack Valley Route, Concord and Montreal Railroad, Summer Excursions to the Lake and Mountain Resorts of New Hampshire and Canada with Hotel and Boarding House Lists”
Box 1, Envelope 55 Map, One of [Frank] Leavitt’s Map(s) of the White Mountains”
Box 1, Envelope 56 Detail, Frank Leavitt map
Box 1, Envelope 57 Detail, Frank Leavitt map
Box 1, Envelope 58 Cut for Carrigan map by Abel Bowen, “Gap of the White Mountains”
Box 1, Envelope 59 Detail of White Mountains from Philip Carrigan map of New Hampshire
Box 1, Envelope 60 Dinner menu from Fabyan House
Box 1, Envelope 61 Illustration, Indian chief, Passaconaway
Box 1, Envelope 62 Text, Senate Bill proposing White Mountains National Forest, December 14, 1904
Box 1, Envelope 63 “Program of the Seventh Annual Meeting Society for Protection of New Hampshire Forests”, Wednesday, August 5, 1908
Box 1, Envelope 64 Photo, Greeley House with guests on lawn
Box 1, Envelope 65 Photo, Fisherboys on Cole Pond
Box 1, Envelope 66 Photo, “Mt. Washington, from the Fabyan House”
Box 1, Envelope 67 Photo, White Mountains lumber mill in operation
Box 1, Envelope 68 Photo, “Train and Depot, Profile House, Franconia Notch, N.H.”
Box 1, Envelope 69 Photo, “Marshfield House and Mt. Washington”
Box 1, Envelope 70 Photo, Loggers at tent camp
Box 1, Envelope 71 Photo, Tourists at Mt. Kearsarge summit house
Box 1, Envelope 72 Photo, View on the Saco River, North Conway
Box 1, Envelope 73 Photo, “Franconia Mts, N.H.” Philosopher of the Pool and wife
Box 1, Envelope 74 Photo, Concord Coach on the road to the White Mountains
Box 1, Envelope 75 Photo, Log cabin and fisherman, Franconia Notch
Box 1, Envelope 76 Photo, Boat landing with anglers, Franconia Notch
Box 1, Envelope 77 Photo, “Philosopher of the Pool,” leaning in boat
Box 1, Envelope 78 Photo, Boiling down maple sap, leaning in boat
Box 1, Envelope 79 Photo, Glen House with trees cut for Carriage Road
Box 1, Envelope 80 Photo, Concord Coach dressed for coaching parade
Box 1, Envelope 81 Photo, “Oak Hill Coach at Bethlehem, Gala Day, 1888″ dressed for coaching parade
Box 1, Envelope 82 Photo, Mt. Adams with White Mountain coach in mid-ground
Box 1, Envelope 83 Photo, Trappers and cabin in winter
Box 1, Envelope 84 Photo, Hillside Home with guests and staff on porch
Box 1, Envelope 85 Photo, Old Peppersass, crew, standing on cog railway
Box 1, Envelope 86 Photo, Concord Coach dressed for coaching parade
Box 1, Envelope 87 Photo, Concord Coach dressed for coaching parade
Box 1, Envelope 88 Photo, Jackson Falls House Coach dressed for coaching parade
Box 1, Envelope 89 Photo, Crawford Notch, Crawford House, and train passing through
Box 1, Envelope 90 Photo, Working on the railroad cutting through the mountains
Box 1, Envelope 91 Photo, “White Mountain Notch, P and O R. R.” Completed tracks running through Crawford Notch
Box 1, Envelope 92 Photo, View Number 1 of panorama, Crawford House with guests and ponies
Box 1, Envelope 93 Photo, View Number 2 of panorama, Crawford House with guests and ponies
Box 1, Envelope 94 Photo, Mount Pleasant House, Fabyans showing hotel, staircase, and Railroad Station
Box 1, Envelope 95 Photo, Unidentified cabin in White Mountains
Box 1, Envelope 96 Photo, Tourists on Flume boardwalk, boulder in place
Box 1, Envelope 97 Photo, Crawford House with wagons and teams
Box 1, Envelope 98 Photo, “Cathedral Woods, North Conway”
Box 1, Envelope 99 Photo, “Mt. Kearsarge from Saco River, North Conway”
Box 1, Envelope 100 Photo, “Making Hay, Franconia Notch, White Mountains,” Haywagon
Box 2
Box 2, Envelope 101 Photo, Farmer Rosebrooks story, after deer hunt
Box 2, Envelope 102 Photo, “View from Jefferson, NH” showing hay wagon and family
Box 2, Envelope 103 Photo, “Presidential Range from Bretton Woods”
Box 2, Envelope 104 Engraving, Willey House with family and Crawford Notch
Box 2, Envelope 105 Portion of a map by Jeremy Belknap for Journal of a Tour to the White Mountains1784
Box 2, Envelope 106 Page of Frank “Leavitt’s Poems”
Box 2, Envelope 107 Thompson Cottage, North Conway, New Hampshire
Box 2, Envelope 108 Engraving, after Bartlett, view from Mt. Washington
Box 2, Envelope 109 Engraving after painting by Thomas Cole, White Mountains, N.H.
Box 2, Envelope 110 Photo, The original Willey House, with child in doorway
Box 2, Envelope 111 Photo, “Mt. Pleasant House, Fabyans, NH.”
Box 2, Envelope 112 Photo, “Kearsarge House, North Conway, NH.”
Box 2, Envelope 113 Photo, “The first team driven to the summit of Mt. Washington 1861, by J. M. Thompson, Esq.
Box 2, Envelope 114 Banner fromOur Summer Home, tourist paper
Box 2, Envelope 115 Title page from Summer Haunts and Winter Retreats, newspaper
Box 2, Envelope 116 Photo, Dining Room, Fabyan House, Companion to No. 49
Box 2, Envelope 117 Photo, “Frankenstein Trestle and Train, P and O RR, Crawford Notch White Mountains” Cog Railway
Box 2, Envelope 118 Photo, Portrait of Nathaniel Hawthorne
Box 2, Envelope 119 Advertisements for Goodnow House and Franconia House, from Among the Clouds
Box 2, Envelope 120 Illustrated advertisements for hotels from White Mountain Echo
Box 2, Envelope 121 Title page from State Publication, Secure a Home in New Hampshire, 1891
Box 2, Envelope 122 Engraving, Mount Washington and the White Hills, after W. H. Bartlett
Box 2, Envelope 123 Title page, A Trip From Boston to Littleton, Through the Notch of the White Mountains, trip through Crawford Notch, 1836
Box 2, Envelope 124 Photo, “Frankenstein Trestle, Crawford Notch,” Cog Railway
Box 2, Envelope 125 Photo, Jacob’s Ladder Trestle on Cog Railway
Box 2, Envelope 126 Cover, Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests Addresses at the Dedication of Franconia Notch, September 15, 1928
Box 2, Envelope 127 Cut, “The Old Willey House,from” Picturesque New Hampshire
Box 2, Envelope 128 Halftone, “[Benjamen Champney's] Studio and Grounds, North Conway”
Box 2, Envelope 129 Advertisement for The White Mountain House from Osgood’s White Mountain Guide
Box 2, Envelope 130 Photo, Lincoln House, Bethlehem, with cornfield
Box 2, Envelope 131 Photo, The original Willey House, table set in foreground
Box 2, Envelope 132 Photo, Indians in tent selling souvenirs
Box 2, Envelope 133 Photo, “Silver Cascade, Crawford Notch,” with tourists
Box 2, Envelope 134 Photo, “Summer Rambles, North Conway, N.H.” view of Saco River
Box 2, Envelope 135 Photo, “Mt. Agassiz, Bethlehem, N.H.” with farmhouse and spectators
Box 2, Envelope 136 Photo, “Ranlets Hotel, Bethlehem, N.H.”
Box 2, Envelope 137 Photo, View of the Saco, North Conway
Box 2, Envelope 138 Photo, Philosopher of the Pool with tourists in boat
Box 2, Envelope 139 Photo, Philosopher of the Pool in boat by Rock Wall
Box 2, Envelope 140 Photo, Loggers with Oxen teams, river clogged with logs
Box 2, Envelope 141 Photo, Fabyan House with train running through bridge
Box 2, Envelope 142 Engraving, Brown’s Lumber Company
Box 2, Envelope 143 Photo, Twin Mountain House, coaches and people
Box 2, Envelope 144 Photo, Base station, Cog railway, with Concord Coach
Box 2, Envelope 145 Photo, Echo Lake House and anglers, Franconia Notch
Box 2, Envelope 146 Photo, Echo Lake House with guests in front
Box 2, Envelope 147 Photo, Cathedral Ledge, North Conway, tourists and wagons
Box 2, Envelope 148 Photo, Unidentified town with Presidential Range in background
Box 2, Envelope 149 Photo, “View from Sunset Hill, [North] Conway, N.H.” showing farm and orchard
Box 2, Envelope 150 Photo, Tourists on lawn of Kearsarge House
Box 2, Envelope 151 Photo, “Willey House, Crawford Notch,” from a distance
Box 2, Envelope 152 Photo, “Crystal Cascade”
Box 2, Envelope 153 Photo, “Walker’s Falls”
Box 2, Envelope 154 Photo, Loggers standing on logs in river with pikes
Box 2, Envelope 155 Photo, President U. S. Grant and others on top of Mount Washington
Box 2, Envelope 156 Photo, “Diana’s Baths, North Conway, N.H.”
Box 2, Envelope 157 Photo, Loggers standing on logs in river
Box 2, Envelope 158 Photo, Yankee peddler visiting farm
Box 2, Envelope 159 Photo, “North Conway and Mote Mountain” from a distance
Box 2, Envelope 160 Photo, Haymaking, North Conway, showing bales, wagons, and forks
Box 2, Envelope 161 Photo, White Mountain Range from Farmhouse with fenced land
Box 2, Envelope 162 Photo, “Pool, Franconia Notch,” with tourists and Merrill’s boat
Box 2, Envelope 163 Photo, “Summit of Mt. Washington, 1872,” Construction of the Summit House showing Cog Railway Station
Box 2, Envelope 164 Photo, Base Station, and depot, Cog Railway
Box 2, Envelope 165 Photo, “Our Christmas Hunt,” showing hunters and deer
Box 2, Envelope 166 Photo, The Emerald Pool with artist sketching
Box 2, Envelope 167 Photo, “Profile House from Bald Mt.” with artist sketching
Box 2, Envelope 168 Photo, Loggers and cabin with housekeeper in doorway
Box 2, Envelope 169 Photo, “Boiling [down maple] sap”
Box 2, Envelope 170 Photo, Philosopher of the Pool with tourist guests
Box 2, Envelope 171 Photo, “Base Station, Mt. Washington” Cog Railway
Box 2, Envelope 172 Photo, Cow herd in front of abandoned farm
Box 2, Envelope 173 Photo, “Road to Jackson” Wagon with couple on road to mountains
Box 2, Envelope 174 Photo, “Log cabin” with woman and children in clearcut
Box 2, Envelope 175 Engraving, New Hampshire town with people from Appleton’s Journal
Box 2, Envelope 176 Engraving, Portrait of John Greenleaf Whittier, with facsimile signature
Box 2, Envelope 177 Illustration, “Lake of the Clouds,” from Heart of the White Mountains
Box 2, Envelope 178 Engraving, portrait of Ralph Waldo Emerson, with facsimile signature
Box 2, Envelope 179 Photo, “Lancaster House,” Bethlehem
Box 2, Envelope 180 Illustration, “Travellers in a Storm, Mount Washington” from Heart of the White Mountains
Box 2, Envelope 181 Halftone, Portrait, Thomas Jefferson Coolidge of Amoskeag Co.
Box 2, Envelope 182 Woodcut, “Glen Ellis Falls”, an artist’s sketching from the White Mountain Echo
Box 2, Envelope 183 Woodcut, “The Willey House, Crawford Notch,” from the White Mountain Echo
Box 2, Envelope 184 Cut of artist and peddler meeting on White Mountain Road
Box 2, Envelope 185 “Map of North Conway, Kearsarge, and Intervale,” N.H., from the White Mountain Echo
Box 2, Envelope 186 Engraving, Portrait of Nathaniel Hawthorne
Box 2, Envelope 187 Full page advertisement for coaching parade, White Mountain Echo
Box 2, Envelope 188 Illustration, “The Old Willey House,” from Picturesque New Hampshire
Box 2, Envelope 189 Composite photo, showing Old Man in Clearcut forest
Box 2, Envelope 190 Illustration, “Maplewood Hotel, Bethlehem, N.H.” from Picturesque New Hampshire
Box 2, Envelope 191 Illustration, Harvest scene in New Hampshire, after W. H. Bartlett
Box 2, Envelope 192 Illustration, “Emerald Pool,” with artist sketching
Box 2, Envelope 193 Advertisement for Dr. Copp’s White Mountain Anti-Bilious Bitters from Among the Clouds
Box 2, Envelope 194 Several advertisements from White Mountain Echo
Box 2, Envelope 195 Title page, from The Boa Constrictor of the White Mountains, or the Worst “Trust” in the World
Box 2, Envelope 196 “Bird’s Eye View of the White Mountains, New Hampshire”
Box 2, Envelope 197 Photogravure, “The Old Willey House”
Box 2, Envelope 198 Cover for menu, Fabyan House
Box 2, Envelope 199 Illustration, Profile Mountain, Franconia Notch, N.H.
Box 2, Envelope 200 Illustration, “Franconia Notch,” Pastoral view
Box 2, Envelope 201 Illustration, “The Path [through] Tuckerman’s Ravine,” from Heart of the White Mountains
Box 2, Envelope 202 Engraving, Portrait of Rev. Jeremy Belknap of Dover, N.H., historian
Box 2, Envelope 203 Photo, “Goodrich Falls, Bartlett, N.H.,” frozen over, stereograph from American Scenery
Box 2, Envelope 204 Photo, “Summer Rambles” in North Conway, stereograph from American Scenery
Box 2, Envelope 205 Photo, “Mt. Kearsarge from Meadows, North Conway, N.H.”, stereograph from American Scenery
Box 2, Envelope 206 Photo, “Steamboat landing and Center Harbor, N.H.”, stereograph from American Scenery
Box 2, Envelope 207 Photo, “Mt. Kearsarge from the Meadows, North Conway, N.H.” (showing hotel), stereograph from American Scenery
Box 2, Envelope 208 Photo, “Frankenstein Trestle and Train, P and O RR, White Mountain Notch, N.H.” Cog Railway, stereograph from American Scenery
Box 2, Envelope 209 Photo, “Carter’s Notch, from Jackson, N.H.”, stereograph from American Scenery
Box 2, Envelope 210 Photo, “Silver Forest, Mt. Washington, N.H.” halfway up Mt. Washington, stereograph from American Scenery
Box 2, Envelope 211 Photo, “Willey Brook Bridge and Mt. Willard, P and O RR White Mountain Notch”, stereograph from American Scenery
Box 2, Envelope 212 Photo, “Mt. Washington from Twin River Farm”, stereograph from American Scenery
Box 2, Envelope 213 Composite of contact proofs…New Hampshire Historical Society for White Mountains film
Box 2, Envelope 214 The Balsams, c. 1925. Francis Wagner Collection
Box 2, Envelope 215 The Balsams, c. 1925
Box 2, Envelope 216 Cathedral Ledge, c. 1925. Francis Wagner Collection
Box 2, Envelope 217 Chocorua, c. 1925. Francis Wagner Collection
Box 2, Envelope 218 Diana’s Bath, c. 1925. Francis Wagner Collection
Box 2, Envelope 219 Diana’s Bath, c. 1925. Francis Wagner Collection
Box 2, Envelope 220 Dixville Notch, c. 1925. Francis Wagner Collection
Box 2, Envelope 221 Dixville Notch
Box 2, Envelope 222 Mount Washington Hotel, Bretton Woods
Box 2, Envelope 223 White Horse, c. 1925. Francis Wagner Collection
Box 2, Envelope 224 Wagner Collection, c. 1925. [logging]
Box 2, Envelope 225 Wagner Collection, c. 1925. [large tree near road]
Box 2, Envelope 226 Wagner Collection, c. 1925. [field, stone wall, woods]
Box 2, Envelope 227 Wagner Collection, c. 1925. [river, bordered by trees]
Box 2, Envelope 228 [Lake, with bridge far in background]
Box 2, Envelope 229 [Lake, with tree in foreground]
Box 2, Envelope 230 [Lake, with trees, and camp, in foreground]
Box 2, Envelope 231 [Paved road, with house and telephone poles]
Box 2, Envelope 232 [Houses with lots of trees and shrubbery around them]
Box 2, Envelope 233 [House near road]
Box 2, Envelope 234 [Woods, lumber?, water?]
Box 2, Envelope 235 [Woods, wooden bridge]
Box 2, Envelope 236 [Woman sitting on porch railing, 1920s]
Box 2, Envelope 237 [Scenic panorama]
Box 2, Envelope 238 [Scenic panorama, same as above]
Box 2, Envelope 239 [Scenic panorama, same as above]
Box 2, Envelope 240 [Scenic panorama, same as above]
Box 2, Envelope 241 [Field near woods]
Box 2, Envelope 242 [Field near woods]

Series II: Prints

Box 3
Box 3, Envelope 1 There are prints of the negatives, as follows: 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 24 25 26 27 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 49
Box 3, Envelope 2 There are prints of the negatives, as follows: 54 56 57 59 60 62 63 64 66 67 68 69 70 71 73 75 76 77 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 90
Box 3, Envelope 3 There are prints of the negatives, as follows: 91 92 102 104 106 107 120 127 151 158 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 172 173 174 175
Box 3, Envelope 4 There are prints of the negatives, as follows: 176 178 179 180 182 183 184 186 189 191 192 193 195 196 197 198 200 201