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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:   Parade, Memorial Day,.09.Brattleboro, Vt.

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

Date:  1909

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

Police marching in a parade surrounded by onlookers. Unitarian Church and Holbrook House visible. See bmlthayer T72 also.

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    Title:   Parade, Memorial Day,.09.Brattleboro, Vt.

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

    Date:  1909

    Resource type:   photographs

    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

    Police marching in a parade surrounded by onlookers, near Unitarian Church. See bmlthayer T61 also.

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      Title:   Quiturkare, Ames Hill, Vt.

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

      Date:  1912

      Resource type:   photographs

      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

      Large summer house with gambrel roof and double porches on Ames Hill Road in West Brattleboro; origin of name unknown.

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        Title:   Railroad train along Connecticut River in Brattleboro, Vt.

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

        Date:  1909

        Resource type:   photographs

        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

        Central Vermont Railroad train running on tracks that cut through the Hunt Meadow. Telephone poles are emerging from the water (possible flood?)

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          Title:   Restawhile, Ames Hill, Vt.

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

          Date:  1912

          Resource type:   photographs

          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

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            Title:   Scattered Figures with baskets on Asylum Meadow hillside

            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:   Small Victorian home on Western Ave., built in 1908

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

              Date:  1911

              Resource type:   photographs

              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

              Originally thought to be on Ames Hill Road; might have housed the business of Mill Davis.

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                Title:   The Birches, Ames Hill, Vt.

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

                Date:  1911

                Resource type:   landscape photographs

                Resource type:   photographs

                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

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                  Title:   The Island Park in Conneticut River during flooding, 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:   The Island Park in Conneticut River during flooding, 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:   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:   Valley Fair Tumblers with onlookers, Brattleboro, Vt.

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

                        Date:  1910

                        Resource type:   photographs

                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                        A show of "tumblers" high up in the distance with onlookers below, as part of the Valley Fair.

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                          Title:   Valley Fair, Brattleboro, Vt.

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

                          Date:  1908

                          Resource type:   photographs

                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                          1908 Valley Fair, Island Park (?) ; crowd scene with Tintype and Palmists' booths, and horse and buggy in foreground.

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                            Title:   Valley Fair, Brattleboro, Vt.

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

                            Date:  1910

                            Resource type:   photographs

                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                            Floral Hall at Valley Fair, with large crowd, a ferris wheel to the right and two horse and buggies.

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                              Title:   Valley Fair, Brattleboro, Vt.

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

                              Date:  1910

                              Resource type:   photographs

                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                              See image bmlthayer T70 also.

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                                Title:   Valley Fair, 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:   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:   Wantastiquet Mtn., from W. 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

                                    Landscape of New Hampshire mountain, with Brattleboro village in the foreground and stone walls visible.

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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:   West River, Brattlboro, Vt., in Spring

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

                                        Date:  1911

                                        Resource type:   landscape photographs

                                        Resource type:   photographs

                                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

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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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