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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:   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

                    Resource type:   photographs

                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

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                      Title:   Town Hall on Dover Common

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

                      Date:  1910

                      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 bmlthayerT114 also.

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                        Title:   Two couple outside dwelling with horse and buggy, East 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:   Victorian House on Dover Common

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

                          Date:  1911

                          Resource type:   photographs

                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                          House no longer standing. R. Johnson's house is now on this site. See image bmlthayerT130.

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                            Title:   Victorian House on Dover Common, with horse and buggy in front

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

                            Date:  1911

                            Resource type:   photographs

                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                            House no longer standing. R. Johnson's house is now on this site. See image bmlthayerT131.

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                              Title:   View Looking South from Adams Hill

                              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:   View from Adams Hill, East Dover, Vt.

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

                                Date:  1911

                                Resource type:   landscape photographs

                                Resource type:   photographs

                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                Schoolhouse from District #1 pictured.

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                                  Title:   View of Dover Common, with house and chapel visible

                                  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:   View of Route 100, Howe Farm, and Sitzmark in background

                                    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:   W.J. Metcalf Feed, Stable with boy and oxen team in front

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

                                      Date:  19--

                                      Resource type:   photographs

                                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

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                                        Title:   W.J. Metcalf Feed, Stable with man and stagecoach in front

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

                                        Date:  1911

                                        Resource type:   photographs

                                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                        Stagecoach from Williamsville to Dover pictured. Looks like negative might have gotten fogged on right side.

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                                          Title:   Wardsboro Road, East Dover, Vt.

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

                                          Date:  1911

                                          Resource type:   landscape photographs

                                          Resource type:   photographs

                                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                          Horse and carriage on the road, with Herman Moore on left and Stuart Clark on right.

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                                            Title:   West Dover Farmhouse with Barns

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

                                            Date:  1912

                                            Resource type:   landscape photographs

                                            Resource type:   photographs

                                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

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                                              Title:   West Dover, Vt. From Hill Road

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

                                              Date:  1909

                                              Resource type:   photographs

                                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

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                                                Title:   Wilmington Road, W. 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:   Wooden Hunter Brook Road Bridge, East Dover, Vt.

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

                                                  Date:  1921

                                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

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