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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:   "Fairview" Dover, Vt.

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

Date:  1909

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

Robcheck's (?) house (1978) with view of church on common in the background.

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    Title:   Air Castle Farm, Higley Hill Rd., Wilmington, 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:   Another view of the old Thayer farmhouse, Newfane, 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:   Betterly Homestead

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

        Date:  1909

        Resource type:   photographs

        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

        See images bmlthayerT155,T157, T158, and T171also.

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          Title:   Betterly Homestead, Looking East

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

          Date:  1909

          Resource type:   photographs

          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

          See images bmlthayerT155,T158, T159 , and T171 also.

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            Title:   Birds-Eye View, South Wardsboro, 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:   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:   Birds-eye view, Williamsville, Vt.

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

                Date:  19--

                Resource type:   landscape photographs

                Resource type:   photographs

                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

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                  Title:   Cooper Hill House, either Boyd or Perry Residence

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

                  Date:  1911

                  Resource type:   photographs

                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                  See bmlthayerT122 and bmlthayerT128 also. Possibly same as bmlthayerT136.

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                    Title:   Cooper Hill House, either Boyd or Perry Residence

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

                    Date:  1911

                    Resource type:   landscape photographs

                    Resource type:   photographs

                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                    See bmlthayerT121 and bmlthayerT128 also. Possibly same as bmlthayerT136.

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                      Title:   Crapo Family in front of their house, South Newfane, Vt.

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

                      Date:  1911

                      Resource type:   group portraits

                      Resource type:   photographs

                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                      Possibly hired hands holding horses or family members. Became Batchelder house.

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                        Title:   Dana Dutton's House on Dover Road, South Newfane, Vt.

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

                        Date:  1910

                        Resource type:   photographs

                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                        Since burned down.

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                          Title:   Dorr Fitch's House OR Upton Place in West Dover, Vt.

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

                          Date:  1910

                          Resource type:   photographs

                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                          Originally indentified as Dorr Fitch's house; Webster Thayer believes it is the Upton Place. Both in West Dover.

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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:   Family in front of their homestead, Westminster, 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:   Farmhouse in the snow, Wardsboro, 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:   Farmhouse on hill with stonewall in front, 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:   Farmhouse with people in front, either the Phillips, Cook or Pratt house

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

                                    Date:  1911

                                    Resource type:   photographs

                                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                    Believed to be same household as images bmlthayerT198 and T199.

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                                      Title:   Farmhouse with windmill in East Dummerston, off Route 5

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

                                      Date:  1912

                                      Resource type:   photographs

                                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                      Was Dr. Baldwin's house in early 1980s.

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                                        Title:   Fred Johnson's place in East Dover, Vermont

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

                                        Date:  1909

                                        Resource type:   photographs

                                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                        House was occupied by Arvine Hescock in 1978.

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                                          Title:   Gray Birches, Newfane, 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:   Hill Scenery, East Dover, Vt.

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

                                            Date:  1909

                                            Resource type:   landscape photographs

                                            Resource type:   photographs

                                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                            Farmhouse in field, with wooden split rail fence.

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                                              Title:   Hill Scenery, Wardsboro Center, 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:   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:   House and Barn with stone walls, Newfane, Vt.

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

                                                  Date:  1910

                                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                  Roger Sparks house in 1981.

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