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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:   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:   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:   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:   High St., Brattleboro, Vt.

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

        Date:  1911

        Resource type:   photographs

        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

        West end of High Street, near Western Avenue; Crowell Lot?

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          Title:   High St., Brattleboro, Vt.

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

          Date:  1911

          Resource type:   photographs

          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

          High Street, east of Western avenue with visible trolley tracks.

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            Title:   Hill Crest, Ames Hill, Vt.

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

            Date:  1912

            Resource type:   photographs

            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

            Hillcrest Farm, owned by Dr. Herbert Barry, buildings in distance, horse in foreground, on Ames Hill Road in Western Brattleboro. See image bmlthayerT40 also.

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              Title:   Hill Scenery, West Brattleboro, Vt.

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

              Date:  1910

              Resource type:   landscape photographs

              Resource type:   photographs

              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

              Locke Farm (what is now the Chelsa House) on Sunset Lake Road.

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                Title:   Main St., West Brattleboro, Vt.

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

                Date:  1911

                Resource type:   photographs

                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                Looking south above liquor store on Western Avenue.

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                  Title:   Main St., West Brattleboro, Vt.

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

                  Date:  1911

                  Resource type:   photographs

                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                  Western Avenue (Main Street) looking toward village square.

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                    Title:   Main St., West Brattleboro, Vt.

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

                    Date:  1909

                    Resource type:   photographs

                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                    Octagonal house, second house in, near Stockwell's Store on Western Avenue; some negative damage.

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                      Title:   Main St., West Brattleboro, Vt.

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

                      Date:  1911

                      Resource type:   photographs

                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

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                        Title:   Marlboro Road, West Brattleboro, Vt.

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

                        Date:  1910

                        Resource type:   photographs

                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                        Marlboro Road (now Route 9) heading out of Brattleboro to the West. A Victorian house seen on the right.

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                          Title:   Multiple dwellings and stone walls on Ames Hill Road

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

                          Date:  1911

                          Resource type:   photographs

                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

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                            Title:   Near Congressional Church, Western Avenue, Brattleboro, Vermont

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

                            Date:  1910

                            Resource type:   photographs

                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

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                              Title:   North Main St., Brattleboro, Vt.

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

                              Date:  1911

                              Resource type:   photographs

                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                              Putney Road near Common; Elks home; Estey Family home; prominent telephone pole visible.

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                                Title:   North St., Brattleboro, Vt.

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

                                Date:  1911

                                Resource type:   photographs

                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                North street looking east from Putney road, with residences and maple trees.

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                                  Title:   Oak St., Brattleboro, Vt.

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

                                  Date:  1911

                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                  Colonial Apartments on Oak Street, with elm trees and wrought iron gate.

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                                    Title:   United Methodist Church on Elliott Street?

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

                                    Date:  1915

                                    Resource type:   photographs

                                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                    An architectural image of the front of the Methodist church, with a car in the foreground and storefronts on either side. May actually be on Main St., not Elliot St.

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                                      Title:   View Looking North from Dr. Hartwell's Summer Residence

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

                                      Date:  1909

                                      Resource type:   landscape photographs

                                      Resource type:   photographs

                                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

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                                        Title:   West River Road, Brattleboro

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

                                        Date:  1911

                                        Resource type:   photographs

                                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                        West River road, Route 30, possibly near Brattleboro / Dummerston line.

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                                          Title:   Western Ave, Brattlboro, Vt.

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

                                          Date:  1911

                                          Resource type:   photographs

                                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                          Holton Memorial Home, looking east on Western Avenue, horse and buggy visible.

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                                            Title:   Western Ave, West Brattlboro, Vt.

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

                                            Date:  1909; 1911

                                            Resource type:   photographs

                                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                            Horse and buggy on Western Avenue.

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                                              Title:   Western Ave., Brattleboro, Vt.

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

                                              Date:  1910?

                                              Resource type:   photographs

                                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                              View of neighborhood on Western Avenue. Same point of view as image bmlthayer T62.

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                                                Title:   Western Ave., Brattleboro, Vt.

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

                                                Date:  1910

                                                Resource type:   photographs

                                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                Same point of view as image bmlthayerT60 but with trolley visible on the road.

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                                                  Title:   Western Avenue, West Brattleboro, Vt.

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

                                                  Date:  19--

                                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                  Street view with horse and cart in distance and trolley tracks visible.

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