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Tennie Toussaint Photographs

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Collection Overview

The Tennie Toussaint collection includes photographs of agricultural landscapes, logging, mills, barn raisings, and railroad bridges from the Danville, Vermont area, circa 1900. Tennie Toussaint was a columnist for the Burlington Free Press in the 1960s - 1970s.

Time Period Covered: circa 1900 

Source Document: Tennie Toussaint Photographs 

Published:  April 10, 2007,  University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections

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Title:   Horses pulling a snow roller

Date:  1900

Resource type:   photographs

Four horses pulling two men on top of a snow roller, in order to pack the snow on a road.

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    Title:   House

    Date:  1900

    Resource type:   photographs

    Group pictured in front of a house.

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      Title:   House with family on porch

      Date:  1900

      Resource type:   photographs

      Family standing on porch of house, barn pictured in background.

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        Title:   Loading hay

        Date:  1900

        Resource type:   photographs

        Three men loading hay onto a wagon pulled by two horses.

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          Title:   Lucius Stanton and an unidentified friend enjoy a glass of cider

          Date:  1900

          Resource type:   photographs

          Used in a Burlington Free Press article (February 27, 1969) by Tennie Toussaint, "Early Vermonters Found Cash, Conviviality in 'Hard Likker': Potato Whiskey Ads Once Familiar." Caption for photo is "Lucius Stanton, right, and an unidentified friend enjoy a glass of cider in the front yard of Stanton's farm home above North Danville. The property is now the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Langmaid. This photo was probably taken about 1900."

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            Title:   Man, horse, and carriage with two women

            Date:  1900

            Resource type:   photographs

            Man holding the head of a horse, which is pulling a carriage with two women seated in it. Group is in front of a house.

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              Title:   Men and horses in front of a sugarhouse

              Date:  1900

              Resource type:   photographs

              Portrait of men with horses and sled pulling maple sap into the sugarhouse.

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                Title:   Men and women standing on the roof and in front of a building

                Date:  1900

                Resource type:   photographs

                Group of men and women standing on the roof and in front of a building. Structure is probably related to North Danville sawmill operations.

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                  Title:   Men loading logs onto a train car

                  Date:  1900

                  Resource type:   photographs

                  Group of men in the process of loading logs onto train cars for removal from the woods. Large piles of logs are on one side of the railroad tracks.

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                    Title:   Men sawing wood

                    Date:  1900

                    Resource type:   photographs

                    Group of men sawing wood. Quality of original negative is poor.

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                      Title:   Men with horses and wagons at the bottom of the Pumpkin Hill Bridge in Danville, Vermont

                      Date:  1900

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                      Men with horses and wagons at the bottom of the Pumpkin Hill Bridge in Danville, Vermont

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                        Title:   North Danville sawmill workers

                        Date:  1900

                        Resource type:   photographs

                        Picture appears on p. 138 of Susannah Clifford's "Village in the Hills: a History of Danville, Vermont 1786-1995." Caption reads, "The sawmill in North Danville. Arthur Sanborn, whose office was in the little building at the right, is at the extreme left."

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                          Title:   Oxen pulling logs

                          Date:  1900

                          Resource type:   photographs

                          Men using oxen to pull logs with chains at the bottom of a small hill.

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                            Title:   Railroad workers

                            Date:  1900

                            Resource type:   photographs

                            Group of railroad workers standing next to the rail line they are laying down. Steam engine used for power is also pictured.

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                              Title:   Railroad workers loading dirt into train cars

                              Date:  1900

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                              Railroad workers loading dirt into train cars.

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                                Title:   Railroad workers pictured with a steam powered shovel

                                Date:  1900

                                Resource type:   photographs

                                Railroad workers pictured with a steam powered shovel

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                                  Title:   Sawing logs by horsepower

                                  Date:  1900

                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                  Picture appears on p. 130 of Susannah Clifford's "Village in the Hills: a History of Danville, Vermont 1786-1995." Caption reads, "Sawing logs by horsepower at Webster's farm in the early 1900's. Left to right are Lee Hatch II, Arthur Webster, George Weeks, Edwin Webster, and Henry Page."

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                                    Title:   Sawing wood with a drag-saw using horse power in North Danville

                                    Date:  1900

                                    Resource type:   photographs

                                    Three men using horse power to saw wood using a drag-saw in North Danville. Wood is being sawed to firewood length and then split by hand.

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                                      Title:   Store

                                      Date:  1900

                                      Resource type:   photographs

                                      View of a store in North Danville that sells groceries and Waverly shoes, and also serves as the post office. Two women and two children are pictured standing on the porch.

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                                        Title:   Two individuals in blackface

                                        Date:  1900

                                        Resource type:   photographs

                                        Two individuals in blackface and in costumes with banjos.

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                                          Title:   Two men pictured in front of Pumpkin Hill bridge in Danville, Vermont

                                          Date:  1900

                                          Resource type:   photographs

                                          Two men pictured in front of Pumpkin Hill bridge in Danville, Vermont, which is under construction.

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                                            Title:   Two men standing on one of several large log piles

                                            Date:  1900

                                            Resource type:   photographs

                                            Two men standing on one of several large log piles. Note with picture reads "This picture was taken after steam was installed for power, about 1903. Note tall smoke stack."

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                                              Title:   Village view with team of oxen on road

                                              Date:  1900

                                              Resource type:   photographs

                                              Village view with a man leading a team of oxen on road, and a horse and wagon behind them. Houses on either side of the road, with a hillside rising in the background. Firewood is split and piled in two of the yards.

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                                                Title:   Village view with three teams of oxen

                                                Date:  1900

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                                                Village view with three teams of oxen with three generations of men leading them. Also pictured are a man and two little girls standing by a tree and a woman seated against a house. Firewood is split and piled in two of the yards.

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                                                  Title:   Women and young girls sitting at picnic tables.

                                                  Date:  1900

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                                                  Group of women and young girls sitting at picnic tables.

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