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Porter C. Thayer Photographs

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Collection Overview

This archive contains 1300 photographs made by Porter C. Thayer, scanned from silver gelatin prints, held in the collection of the Brooks Memorial Library. The prints were made in 1980 from the 5x7 glass plates negatives created by Porter Thayer. These images are also available on microfilm at the Brattleboro library.

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Time Period Covered: 1906 - 1920 

Published:  October 11, 2010,  

Rights:  The William Thayer Family and heirs hold copyright to the Porter Thayer Photographs collection. Material in the collection may not be used without permission. For permission requests, contact Bill Thayer at billthayer08@gmail.com


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Title:   "Only a Farm" on Ames Hill Road, Brattleboro, Vt.

Creator:  Thayer, Porter C. (Porter Charlie), 1882-1972

Date:  19--

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

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    Title:   Ames Hill Road, Brattleboro, Vt.

    Creator:  Thayer, Porter C. (Porter Charlie), 1882-1972

    Date:  1911

    Resource type:   landscape photographs

    Resource type:   photographs

    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

    Birch-lined section of Ames Hill Road in Brattleboro, with farm fencing visible.

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      Title:   Arrival at Cemetery, Memorial Day,.09.

      Creator:  Thayer, Porter C. (Porter Charlie), 1882-1972

      Date:  1909

      Resource type:   photographs

      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

      Police leading parade at Prospect Hill cemetery on Memorial Day.

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        Title:   Asylum Meadow, two women having a picnic on a hillside with a dog

        Creator:  Thayer, Porter C. (Porter Charlie), 1882-1972

        Date:  1909

        Resource type:   photographs

        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

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          Title:   Auto Parade, Valley Fair

          Creator:  Thayer, Porter C. (Porter Charlie), 1882-1972

          Date:  1910

          Resource type:   photographs

          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

          See images bmlthayer T64 & bmlthayer T68 as well.

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            Title:   Auto Parade, Valley Fair, Brattleboro, Vt.

            Creator:  Thayer, Porter C. (Porter Charlie), 1882-1972

            Date:  1910

            Resource type:   photographs

            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

            Valley Fair automobile parade with onlookers behind a fence and an Opera House advertisement banner. See images bmlthayer T68 & bmlthayer T69 as well.

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              Title:   Auto Parade, Valley Fair, Brattleboro, Vt.

              Creator:  Thayer, Porter C. (Porter Charlie), 1882-1972

              Date:  1910

              Resource type:   photographs

              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

              See images bmlthayer T64 & bmlthayer T69 as well.

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                Title:   Birds-Eye View, Asylum Meadow, Apr.16, .09.

                Creator:  Thayer, Porter C. (Porter Charlie), 1882-1972

                Date:  1909

                Resource type:   landscape photographs

                Resource type:   photographs

                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                Looking down on the Retreat Meadows (Asylum Meadows) with mountains in the background.

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                  Title:   Birds-Eye View, Asylum Meadow, Apr.16, .09.

                  Creator:  Thayer, Porter C. (Porter Charlie), 1882-1972

                  Date:  1909

                  Resource type:   landscape photographs

                  Resource type:   photographs

                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                  The Retreat Meadows (Asylum Meadows) from above, with Retreat building tops visible.

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                    Title:   Birds-Eye View, Asylum Meadow, Apr.16, .09.

                    Creator:  Thayer, Porter C. (Porter Charlie), 1882-1972

                    Date:  1909

                    Resource type:   landscape photographs

                    Resource type:   photographs

                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                    View looking South of the Retreat Meadows (Asylum Meadows), Retreat buildings in far distance; Retreat Farm (?) in foreground.

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                      Title:   Birds-Eye View, West Brattleboro, Vt.

                      Creator:  Thayer, Porter C. (Porter Charlie), 1882-1972

                      Date:  19--

                      Resource type:   landscape photographs

                      Resource type:   photographs

                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                      Looking down on Western Ave on an unidentified homestead.

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                        Title:   Brattleboro Retreat Farm, with horse and wagons out front, Brattleboro, Vt.

                        Creator:  Thayer, Porter C. (Porter Charlie), 1882-1972

                        Date:  1910

                        Resource type:   photographs

                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

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                          Title:   Brattleboro Retreat's Lawton Hall, Brattleboro, Vt.

                          Creator:  Thayer, Porter C. (Porter Charlie), 1882-1972

                          Date:  19--

                          Resource type:   photographs

                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

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                            Title:   Bull Run, Ames Hill, Vt.

                            Creator:  Thayer, Porter C. (Porter Charlie), 1882-1972

                            Date:  1912

                            Resource type:   photographs

                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                            A quirky cabin on Ames Hill Road in Western Brattleboro with stripped logs as porch supports.

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                              Title:   Cong'l. Church, W. Brattleboro, Vt.

                              Creator:  Thayer, Porter C. (Porter Charlie), 1882-1972

                              Date:  1909

                              Resource type:   photographs

                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                              Looking south on Western Avenue at church front.

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                                Title:   Cows, Bradley Farm, Brattleboro

                                Creator:  Thayer, Porter C. (Porter Charlie), 1882-1972

                                Date:  1911

                                Resource type:   photographs

                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                Bradley Farm cows in wooded area, near old milk plant & rollerdome, on Route 5, near bridge.

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                                  Title:   Crowd at Cemetery, Memorial Day,.09.

                                  Creator:  Thayer, Porter C. (Porter Charlie), 1882-1972

                                  Date:  1909

                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                  Photograph taken at the Prospect Hill cemetery.

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                                    Title:   Davis Falls, W. Brattleboro, Vt.

                                    Creator:  Thayer, Porter C. (Porter Charlie), 1882-1972

                                    Date:  1909

                                    Resource type:   photographs

                                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

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                                      Title:   Dummerston Hill Road, W. Brattleboro, Vt.

                                      Creator:  Thayer, Porter C. (Porter Charlie), 1882-1972

                                      Date:  1910

                                      Resource type:   photographs

                                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                      Road now called Sunset Lake Road. The image shows a farmhouse on the right and farm fence along the road.

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                                        Title:   Edward Pratt and his Oxen with logs, in the snow, Dover, Vt.

                                        Creator:  Thayer, Porter C. (Porter Charlie), 1882-1972

                                        Date:  1909

                                        Resource type:   photographs

                                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                        Winter scene of Edward Pratt holding a switch, next to team of oxen, attached to a log sled, more logs in background. See image bmlthayer T90 also.

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                                          Title:   Edward Pratt and his Oxen with logs, in the snow, Dover, Vt.

                                          Creator:  Thayer, Porter C. (Porter Charlie), 1882-1972

                                          Date:  1909

                                          Resource type:   photographs

                                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                          Winter scene of Edward Pratt holding a switch, next to team of oxen, attached to a log sled, more logs in background. See image bmlthayer T89 also.

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                                            Title:   Elliott St., Brattleboro, Vt.

                                            Creator:  Thayer, Porter C. (Porter Charlie), 1882-1972

                                            Date:  1911

                                            Resource type:   photographs

                                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                            Pedestrians strolling in residential neighborhood on Elliott street, horse and cart visible.

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                                              Title:   Exhibition of Fine Horses, Valley Fair.

                                              Creator:  Thayer, Porter C. (Porter Charlie), 1882-1972

                                              Date:  1910

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                                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

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                                                Title:   Far Hills, Ames Hill, Vt.

                                                Creator:  Thayer, Porter C. (Porter Charlie), 1882-1972

                                                Date:  1912

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                                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

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                                                  Title:   Flooding of Hunt Farm, near Connecticut River

                                                  Creator:  Thayer, Porter C. (Porter Charlie), 1882-1972

                                                  Date:  3393

                                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                  House halfway underwater after flooding disaster, on Vernon Rd. in Brattleboro.

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