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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:   Howe's Mill Dam, E. Dover, Vt.

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

Date:  1909

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

Cascading waterfall and lumber at Howe's Mill.

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    Title:   Iron bridge in East Dover, 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:   J.A. Davis' Store, West Dover, Vt.

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

      Date:  1909

      Resource type:   photographs

      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

      John A. Davis' country store interior. See image bmlthayerT126 also.

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        Title:   James Mundell standing next to a bear that he killed and a dog, Dover, 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:   John A. Davis (and wife?) in his store in West Dover, Vt.

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

          Date:  1909

          Resource type:   photographs

          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

          See image bmlthayert127 also.

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            Title:   M.E. Church, East Dover, Vt.

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

            Date:  1911

            Resource type:   photographs

            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

            Side-view of Methodist Church in East Dover.

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              Title:   Main St., East Dover, Vt.

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

              Date:  1909

              Resource type:   photographs

              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

              View includes church on right and houses on left.

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                Title:   Men on snow roller pulled by horses, Dover, 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:   Men on snow roller pulled by horses, Dover, 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:   Moody's Store and Post Office in summer, East Dover, Vt.

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

                    Date:  1918

                    Resource type:   photographs

                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

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                      Title:   Moody's Store in the village of East Dover, Vt. in winter]

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

                      Date:  1909

                      Resource type:   photographs

                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                      East Dover village and Moody's store in winter - opposite side of Moody's from image bmlthayer T94.

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                        Title:   Mr. French, prospector at a water spring

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

                        Date:  1912

                        Resource type:   photographs

                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

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                          Title:   Old Church, Dover Center, Vt.

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

                          Date:  1909

                          Resource type:   photographs

                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                          Originally identified by Thayer as the old church but has been turned into the town hall. See bmlthayerT105 also.

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                            Title:   Old covered Bridge, West Dover, 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:   Portrait of Minstrel Band at East Dover Church, Dover, Vt.

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

                              Date:  1910

                              Resource type:   group portraits

                              Resource type:   photographs

                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                              Note on record states that the Snow boys are on either side of the door, in the back row. See image bmlthayer T952 also.

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                                Title:   Portrait of a man standing outside his house, West Dover, 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:   Portrait of actors in blackface and band members in front of a clabbered building in East Dover, Vt.

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

                                  Date:  1910

                                  Resource type:   group portraits

                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                  Nine actors in blackface as part of a minstrel show, with eight band members standing behind them, and a band leader perhaps.

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                                    Title:   Possibly Lewis Snow's Place in West Dover, Vt.

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

                                    Date:  1911

                                    Resource type:   photographs

                                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                    Thought to be Lewis Snow's place, although seems to be same residence as bmlthayerT12, bmlthayerT122, bmlthayerT128..

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                                      Title:   Prouty's Mill, East Dover, 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:   Res. J.H. Sturgis, West Dover, Vt.

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

                                        Date:  1915

                                        Resource type:   photographs

                                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                        Two photographs of the same house taken - this image is from the side and back. See bmlthayerT119_2 also. Some negative damage.

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                                          Title:   Res. J.H. Sturgis, West Dover, Vt.

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

                                          Date:  1915

                                          Resource type:   photographs

                                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                          Two photographs of the same house taken - this image is from the side and front. See bmlthayerT119_1 also.

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                                            Title:   Res. William Shippee, W. Dover, 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:   Roadscene with a Farmhouse and Barn in Dover

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

                                              Date:  1912

                                              Resource type:   photographs

                                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

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                                                Title:   School House Dist. No.8, West Dover, 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:   The Soap Club of East Dover

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

                                                  Date:  1909

                                                  Resource type:   group portraits

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                                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

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