Guide to the White Mountains Photographs Collection, 1816-1978

Collection number: VC 66
Size: 3 boxes (0.99 cu.ft.)

About White Mountain Photographs

The Special Collections Department received these photos as a gift from the Bailey Howe Library at the University of Vermont. Additional photos were transferred from UNH’s Media Services.

About the White Mountain Photographs

The collection consists of 242 copy negatives and 106 prints of the White Mountains made for use in the 1980 Media Service’s film, “The White Mountains Cultural View.” Most of the images came from stereographs belonging to the New Hampshire Historical Society in Concord, New Hampshire, and were copied by Evelyn Pearson of Media Services.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Contents of this collection are governed by U.S. copyright law. For questions about publication or reproduction rights, contact Special Collections staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], [Folder], [Box], White Mountains Photographs Collection, 1816-1978, VC 66, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

  • Transferred: UNH Media Services, 1981,1982,1984 (Accession numbers: 8121,8159,8442)
  • Donated: Bailey House Library, U. of Vermont, Sept. 23, 1986 (Accession number: 8634)

Collection Contents

Series 1: Negatives

Box 1
Box 1, Envelope 1Sketch, “Nancy’s Bridge Near the White Mountains,” from Scenery of the White Mountains
Box 1, Envelope 2Sketch, “The Basin near Lincoln,” in Franconia Notch,Scenery of the White Mountains
Box 1, Envelope 3Sketch, “Mount Crawford from the Notch and the Notch from Mount Crawford,Scenery of the White Mountains
Box 1, Envelope 4Illustration, Crawford Notch, from T. S. King’sThe White Hills
Box 1, Envelope 5Illustration, Mts. Madison and Washington, from The White Hills
Box 1, Envelope 6Illustration, Gate of Crawford Notch, from The White Hills
Box 1, Envelope 7Illustration, Profile Mountain, from The White Hills
Box 1, Envelope 8Sketch, “Mount Crawford with the Mount Crawford House,” from Scenery of the White Mountains
Box 1, Envelope 9Photogravure, “Down the Notch,” Crawford Notch, from The White Hill
Box 1, Envelope 10Sketch, “The White Mountains from Bethlehem, Mount Washington from Mount Pleasant, and Diagram of the Whole Range,” from Scenery of the White Mountains
Box 1, Envelope 11Photogravure, “The Old Crawford House,” Train and tracks at Crawford House, from The White Hills
Box 1, Envelope 12Map of Routes to the White Mountains from Eastman’s White Mountain Guide Book
Box 1, Envelope 13Illustration, Lancaster, N.H. and the White Mountain range, from The White Hills
Box 1, Envelope 14Illustration, Mts. Madison and Washington, from The White Hills
Box 1, Envelope 15Illustration, Mt. Moriah in Gorham, fromThe White Hills
Box 1, Envelope 16Sketch, “Falls of the Ammonoosuc,” from Scenery of the White Mountains
Box 1, Envelope 17Sketch, “The Lower Cascade in the Notch of the White Mountains,” Crawford Notch, from Scenery of the White Mountains
Box 1, Envelope 18Sketch, “The Franconia Notch with the Lafayette House,” from Scenery of the White Mountains
Box 1, Envelope 19Sketch, “The Notch of the White Mountains with the Willey House,” Crawford Notch, from Scenery of the White Mountains
Box 1, Envelope 20Sketch, “The Gate of the Notch with the Notch House,” from Scenery of the White Mountains
Box 1, Envelope 21Sketch, “The Flume Near Lincoln,” from Scenery of the White Mountains
Box 1, Envelope 22Sketch, “Profile Mountain Near Franconia,” from Scenery of the White Mountains
Box 1, Envelope 23Sketch, “The White Mountains from the Giant’s Grave, Near the Mount Washington House,” from Scenery of the White Mountains
Box 1, Envelope 24Photo, “Crawford House, White Mts.” with Concord Coaches, Kilburn Bros.
Box 1, Envelope 25Engraving, “A View Near Conway, N. Hampshire,” after painting by Thomas Cole
Box 1, Envelope 26Engraving, Notch House, Crawford Notch, after painting by Thomas Cole
Box 1, Envelope 27Menu, Sunday, September 23, 1883, from Fabyan’s Hotel
Box 1, Envelope 28Illustration, “View on the Pemigewasset,” from Harper’s
Box 1, Envelope 29Illustration, “Storm on Mount Willey,” from S. A. Drake’s Heart of the White Mountains
Box 1, Envelope 30Illustration, “On the Profile Road,” from Heart of the White Mountains
Box 1, Envelope 31Portrait, Engraving of Henry W. Longfellow (with facsimile signature)
Box 1, Envelope 32Illustration, “Alone with all those men!” from Harper’s
Box 1, Envelope 33Title page, Belknap’s Journal of a Tour to the White Mountains in July 1784
Box 1, Envelope 34Engraving, Lumbermen at work
Box 1, Envelope 35Cover, Boston Railroad Summer Excursions To The White Mountains…B and M Railroad Guidebook to the White Mountains
Box 1, Envelope 36Engraving, Indian Chief Chocorua
Box 1, Envelope 37Advertisement for stereographs from Among The Clouds
Box 1, Envelope 38Banner and half-page, Among The Clouds
Box 1, Envelope 39Detail from Chisholm’s White Mountain Guide
Box 1, Envelope 40Charcoal sketch of Crystal Falls, by Benjamen Champney (Pinkham Notch)
Box 1, Envelope 41Cover, Thomas Starr King’s The White Hills
Box 1, Envelope 42Halftone, “The [Benjamen] Champney Home, North Conway”
Box 1, Envelope 43Halftone, “Interior of [Benjamen Champney's] Studio at North Conway"
Box 1, Envelope 44Halftone portrait, “Benjamin Champney”
Box 1, Envelope 45 Advertisement, Free from Hay Fever, from Among The Clouds
Box 1, Envelope 46Photo, long shot of Jackson, New Hampshire
Box 1, Envelope 47Photo, Strawberry Hill coach and team
Box 1, Envelope 48Photo, “The Goodrich’s Falls, Bartlett, N.H.” showing mills and timber
Box 1, Envelope 49Photo, “‘We await your pleasure,’ Fabyans, White Mts, U.S.A.” Fabyan’s Hotel staff
Box 1, Envelope 50 Charcoal sketch, “Echo Lake, Franconia Notch,” by Benjamen Champney
Box 1, Envelope 51Sketch, “The White Mountains from North Conway,” by Benjamen Champney
Box 1, Envelope 52Illustration, “The White Mountains–The Ride,” from Harper’s
Box 1, Envelope 53Illustration, “The White Mountains–All Aboard,” from Harper’s
Box 1, Envelope 54Cover, “The Merrimack Valley Route, Concord and Montreal Railroad, Summer Excursions to the Lake and Mountain Resorts of New Hampshire and Canada with Hotel and Boarding House Lists”
Box 1, Envelope 55Map, One of [Frank] Leavitt’s Map(s) of the White Mountains”
Box 1, Envelope 56Detail, Frank Leavitt map
Box 1, Envelope 57Detail, Frank Leavitt map
Box 1, Envelope 58Cut for Carrigan map by Abel Bowen, “Gap of the White Mountains”
Box 1, Envelope 59Detail of White Mountains from Philip Carrigan map of New Hampshire
Box 1, Envelope 60Dinner menu from Fabyan House
Box 1, Envelope 61Illustration, Indian chief, Passaconaway
Box 1, Envelope 62Text, Senate Bill proposing White Mountains National Forest, December 14, 1904
Box 1, Envelope 63“Program of the Seventh Annual Meeting Society for Protection of New Hampshire Forests", Wednesday, August 5, 1908
Box 1, Envelope 64Photo, Greeley House with guests on lawn
Box 1, Envelope 65Photo, Fisherboys on Cole Pond
Box 1, Envelope 66Photo, “Mt. Washington, from the Fabyan House”
Box 1, Envelope 67Photo, White Mountains lumber mill in operation
Box 1, Envelope 68Photo, “Train and Depot, Profile House, Franconia Notch, N.H.”
Box 1, Envelope 69Photo, “Marshfield House and Mt. Washington”
Box 1, Envelope 70Photo, Loggers at tent camp
Box 1, Envelope 71Photo, Tourists at Mt. Kearsarge summit house
Box 1, Envelope 72Photo, View on the Saco River, North Conway
Box 1, Envelope 73Photo, “Franconia Mts, N.H.” Philosopher of the Pool and wife
Box 1, Envelope 74Photo, Concord Coach on the road to the White Mountains
Box 1, Envelope 75Photo, Log cabin and fisherman, Franconia Notch
Box 1, Envelope 76Photo, Boat landing with anglers, Franconia Notch
Box 1, Envelope 77Photo, “Philosopher of the Pool,” leaning in boat
Box 1, Envelope 78Photo, Boiling down maple sap, leaning in boat
Box 1, Envelope 79Photo, Glen House with trees cut for Carriage Road
Box 1, Envelope 80Photo, Concord Coach dressed for coaching parade
Box 1, Envelope 81Photo, “Oak Hill Coach at Bethlehem, Gala Day, 1888″ dressed for coaching parade
Box 1, Envelope 82Photo, Mt. Adams with White Mountain coach in mid-ground
Box 1, Envelope 83Photo, Trappers and cabin in winter
Box 1, Envelope 84Photo, Hillside Home with guests and staff on porch
Box 1, Envelope 85Photo, Old Peppersass, crew, standing on cog railway
Box 1, Envelope 86Photo, Concord Coach dressed for coaching parade
Box 1, Envelope 87Photo, Concord Coach dressed for coaching parade
Box 1, Envelope 88Photo, Jackson Falls House Coach dressed for coaching parade
Box 1, Envelope 89Photo, Crawford Notch, Crawford House, and train passing through
Box 1, Envelope 90Photo, Working on the railroad cutting through the mountains
Box 1, Envelope 91 Photo, “White Mountain Notch, P and O R. R.” Completed tracks running through Crawford Notch
Box 1, Envelope 92Photo, View Number 1 of panorama, Crawford House with guests and ponies
Box 1, Envelope 93Photo, View Number 2 of panorama, Crawford House with guests and ponies
Box 1, Envelope 94Photo, Mount Pleasant House, Fabyans showing hotel, staircase, and Railroad Station
Box 1, Envelope 95Photo, Unidentified cabin in White Mountains
Box 1, Envelope 96Photo, Tourists on Flume boardwalk, boulder in place
Box 1, Envelope 97Photo, Crawford House with wagons and teams
Box 1, Envelope 98Photo, “Cathedral Woods, North Conway”
Box 1, Envelope 99Photo, “Mt. Kearsarge from Saco River, North Conway”
Box 1, Envelope 100Photo, “Making Hay, Franconia Notch, White Mountains,” Haywagon
Box 2
Box 2, Envelope 101Photo, Farmer Rosebrooks story, after deer hunt
Box 2, Envelope 102Photo, “View from Jefferson, NH” showing hay wagon and family
Box 2, Envelope 103Photo, “Presidential Range from Bretton Woods”
Box 2, Envelope 104Engraving, Willey House with family and Crawford Notch
Box 2, Envelope 105Portion of a map by Jeremy Belknap for Journal of a Tour to the White Mountains 1784
Box 2, Envelope 106Page of Frank “Leavitt’s Poems”
Box 2, Envelope 107Thompson Cottage, North Conway, New Hampshire
Box 2, Envelope 108Engraving, after Bartlett, view from Mt. Washington
Box 2, Envelope 109Engraving after painting by Thomas Cole, White Mountains, N.H.
Box 2, Envelope 110Photo, The original Willey House, with child in doorway
Box 2, Envelope 111Photo, “Mt. Pleasant House, Fabyans, NH.”
Box 2, Envelope 112Photo, “Kearsarge House, North Conway, NH.”
Box 2, Envelope 113Photo, “The first team driven to the summit of Mt. Washington 1861, by J. M. Thompson, Esq.
Box 2, Envelope 114 Banner fromOur Summer Home, tourist paper
Box 2, Envelope 115Title page from Summer Haunts and Winter Retreats, newspaper
Box 2, Envelope 116Photo, Dining Room, Fabyan House, Companion to No. 49
Box 2, Envelope 117Photo, “Frankenstein Trestle and Train, P and O RR, Crawford Notch White Mountains” Cog Railway
Box 2, Envelope 118Photo, Portrait of Nathaniel Hawthorne
Box 2, Envelope 119Advertisements for Goodnow House and Franconia House, from Among the Clouds
Box 2, Envelope 120Illustrated advertisements for hotels from White Mountain Echo
Box 2, Envelope 121Title page from State Publication, Secure a Home in New Hampshire, 1891
Box 2, Envelope 122Engraving, Mount Washington and the White Hills, after W. H. Bartlett
Box 2, Envelope 123Title page, A Trip From Boston to Littleton, Through the Notch of the White Mountains, trip through Crawford Notch, 1836
Box 2, Envelope 124Photo, “Frankenstein Trestle, Crawford Notch,” Cog Railway
Box 2, Envelope 125Photo, Jacob’s Ladder Trestle on Cog Railway
Box 2, Envelope 126Cover, Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests Addresses at the Dedication of Franconia Notch, September 15, 1928
Box 2, Envelope 127Cut, “The Old Willey House,from” Picturesque New Hampshire
Box 2, Envelope 128Halftone, “[Benjamen Champney's] Studio and Grounds, North Conway”
Box 2, Envelope 129Advertisement for The White Mountain House from Osgood’s White Mountain Guide
Box 2, Envelope 130Photo, Lincoln House, Bethlehem, with cornfield
Box 2, Envelope 131Photo, The original Willey House, table set in foreground
Box 2, Envelope 132Photo, Indians in tent selling souvenirs
Box 2, Envelope 133Photo, “Silver Cascade, Crawford Notch,” with tourists
Box 2, Envelope 134Photo, “Summer Rambles, North Conway, N.H.” view of Saco River
Box 2, Envelope 135Photo, “Mt. Agassiz, Bethlehem, N.H.” with farmhouse and spectators
Box 2, Envelope 136Photo, “Ranlets Hotel, Bethlehem, N.H.”
Box 2, Envelope 137Photo, View of the Saco, North Conway
Box 2, Envelope 138Photo, Philosopher of the Pool with tourists in boat
Box 2, Envelope 139Photo, Philosopher of the Pool in boat by Rock Wall
Box 2, Envelope 140Photo, Loggers with Oxen teams, river clogged with logs
Box 2, Envelope 141Photo, Fabyan House with train running through bridge
Box 2, Envelope 142Engraving, Brown’s Lumber Company
Box 2, Envelope 143Photo, Twin Mountain House, coaches and people
Box 2, Envelope 144Photo, Base station, Cog railway, with Concord Coach
Box 2, Envelope 145Photo, Echo Lake House and anglers, Franconia Notch
Box 2, Envelope 146Photo, Echo Lake House with guests in front
Box 2, Envelope 147Photo, Cathedral Ledge, North Conway, tourists and wagons
Box 2, Envelope 148Photo, Unidentified town with Presidential Range in background
Box 2, Envelope 149Photo, “View from Sunset Hill, [North] Conway, N.H.” showing farm and orchard
Box 2, Envelope 150Photo, Tourists on lawn of Kearsarge House
Box 2, Envelope 151Photo, “Willey House, Crawford Notch,” from a distance
Box 2, Envelope 152Photo, “Crystal Cascade”
Box 2, Envelope 153Photo, “Walker’s Falls"
Box 2, Envelope 154Photo, Loggers standing on logs in river with pikes
Box 2, Envelope 155Photo, President U. S. Grant and others on top of Mount Washington
Box 2, Envelope 156Photo, “Diana’s Baths, North Conway, N.H.”
Box 2, Envelope 157Photo, Loggers standing on logs in river
Box 2, Envelope 158Photo, Yankee peddler visiting farm
Box 2, Envelope 159Photo, “North Conway and Mote Mountain” from a distance
Box 2, Envelope 160Photo, Haymaking, North Conway, showing bales, wagons, and forks
Box 2, Envelope 161Photo, White Mountain Range from Farmhouse with fenced land
Box 2, Envelope 162Photo, “Pool, Franconia Notch,” with tourists and Merrill’s boat
Box 2, Envelope 163Photo, “Summit of Mt. Washington, 1872,” Construction of the Summit House showing Cog Railway Station
Box 2, Envelope 164Photo, Base Station, and depot, Cog Railway
Box 2, Envelope 165Photo, “Our Christmas Hunt,” showing hunters and deer
Box 2, Envelope 166Photo, The Emerald Pool with artist sketching
Box 2, Envelope 167Photo, “Profile House from Bald Mt.” with artist sketching
Box 2, Envelope 168Photo, Loggers and cabin with housekeeper in doorway
Box 2, Envelope 169Photo, “Boiling [down maple] sap”
Box 2, Envelope 170Photo, Philosopher of the Pool with tourist guests
Box 2, Envelope 171Photo, “Base Station, Mt. Washington” Cog Railway
Box 2, Envelope 172Photo, Cow herd in front of abandoned farm
Box 2, Envelope 173Photo, “Road to Jackson” Wagon with couple on road to mountains
Box 2, Envelope 174Photo, “Log cabin” with woman and children in clearcut
Box 2, Envelope 175Engraving, New Hampshire town with people from Appleton’s Journal
Box 2, Envelope 176Engraving, Portrait of John Greenleaf Whittier, with facsimile signature
Box 2, Envelope 177Illustration, “Lake of the Clouds,” from Heart of the White Mountains
Box 2, Envelope 178Engraving, portrait of Ralph Waldo Emerson, with facsimile signature
Box 2, Envelope 179Photo, “Lancaster House,” Bethlehem
Box 2, Envelope 180Illustration, “Travellers in a Storm, Mount Washington” from Heart of the White Mountains
Box 2, Envelope 181Halftone, Portrait, Thomas Jefferson Coolidge of Amoskeag Co.
Box 2, Envelope 182Woodcut, “Glen Ellis Falls”, an artist's sketching from the White Mountain Echo
Box 2, Envelope 183Woodcut, “The Willey House, Crawford Notch,” from the White Mountain Echo
Box 2, Envelope 184Cut of artist and peddler meeting on White Mountain Road
Box 2, Envelope 185“Map of North Conway, Kearsarge, and Intervale,” N.H., from the White Mountain Echo
Box 2, Envelope 186Engraving, Portrait of Nathaniel Hawthorne
Box 2, Envelope 187Full page advertisement for coaching parade, White Mountain Echo
Box 2, Envelope 188Illustration, “The Old Willey House,” from Picturesque New Hampshire
Box 2, Envelope 189Composite photo, showing Old Man in Clearcut forest
Box 2, Envelope 190Illustration, “Maplewood Hotel, Bethlehem, N.H.” from Picturesque New Hampshire
Box 2, Envelope 191Illustration, Harvest scene in New Hampshire, after W. H. Bartlett
Box 2, Envelope 192Illustration, “Emerald Pool,” with artist sketching
Box 2, Envelope 193Advertisement for Dr. Copp’s White Mountain Anti-Bilious Bitters from Among the Clouds
Box 2, Envelope 194Several advertisements from White Mountain Echo
Box 2, Envelope 195Title page, from The Boa Constrictor of the White Mountains, or the Worst “Trust” in the World
Box 2, Envelope 196“Bird’s Eye View of the White Mountains, New Hampshire”
Box 2, Envelope 197Photogravure, “The Old Willey House”
Box 2, Envelope 198Cover for menu, Fabyan House
Box 2, Envelope 199Illustration, Profile Mountain, Franconia Notch, N.H.
Box 2, Envelope 200Illustration, “Franconia Notch,” Pastoral view
Box 2, Envelope 201Illustration, “The Path [through] Tuckerman’s Ravine,” from Heart of the White Mountains
Box 2, Envelope 202Engraving, Portrait of Rev. Jeremy Belknap of Dover, N.H., historian
Box 2, Envelope 203Photo, “Goodrich Falls, Bartlett, N.H.,” frozen over, stereograph from American Scenery
Box 2, Envelope 204Photo, “Summer Rambles” in North Conway, stereograph from American Scenery
Box 2, Envelope 205Photo, “Mt. Kearsarge from Meadows, North Conway, N.H.”, stereograph from American Scenery
Box 2, Envelope 206Photo, “Steamboat landing and Center Harbor, N.H.”, stereograph from American Scenery
Box 2, Envelope 207Photo, “Mt. Kearsarge from the Meadows, North Conway, N.H.” (showing hotel), stereograph from American Scenery
Box 2, Envelope 208Photo, “Frankenstein Trestle and Train, P and O RR, White Mountain Notch, N.H.” Cog Railway, stereograph from American Scenery
Box 2, Envelope 209Photo, “Carter’s Notch, from Jackson, N.H.”, stereograph from American Scenery
Box 2, Envelope 210Photo, “Silver Forest, Mt. Washington, N.H.” halfway up Mt. Washington, stereograph from American Scenery
Box 2, Envelope 211Photo, “Willey Brook Bridge and Mt. Willard, P and O RR White Mountain Notch”, stereograph from American Scenery
Box 2, Envelope 212Photo, “Mt. Washington from Twin River Farm”, stereograph from American Scenery
Box 2, Envelope 213Composite of contact proofs…New Hampshire Historical Society for White Mountains film
Box 2, Envelope 214The Balsams, c. 1925. Francis Wagner Collection
Box 2, Envelope 215The Balsams, c. 1925
Box 2, Envelope 216Cathedral Ledge, c. 1925. Francis Wagner Collection
Box 2, Envelope 217Chocorua, c. 1925. Francis Wagner Collection
Box 2, Envelope 218Diana’s Bath, c. 1925. Francis Wagner Collection
Box 2, Envelope 219Diana’s Bath, c. 1925. Francis Wagner Collection
Box 2, Envelope 220Dixville Notch, c. 1925. Francis Wagner Collection
Box 2, Envelope 221Dixville Notch
Box 2, Envelope 222Mount Washington Hotel, Bretton Woods
Box 2, Envelope 223White Horse, c. 1925. Francis Wagner Collection
Box 2, Envelope 224Wagner Collection, c. 1925. [logging]
Box 2, Envelope 225Wagner Collection, c. 1925. [large tree near road]
Box 2, Envelope 226Wagner Collection, c. 1925. [field, stone wall, woods]
Box 2, Envelope 227Wagner Collection, c. 1925. [river, bordered by trees]
Box 2, Envelope 228[Lake, with bridge far in background]
Box 2, Envelope 229[Lake, with tree in foreground]
Box 2, Envelope 230[Lake, with trees, and camp, in foreground]
Box 2, Envelope 231[Paved road, with house and telephone poles]
Box 2, Envelope 232[Houses with lots of trees and shrubbery around them]
Box 2, Envelope 233[House near road]
Box 2, Envelope 234[Woods, lumber?, water?]
Box 2, Envelope 235[Woods, wooden bridge]
Box 2, Envelope 236[Woman sitting on porch railing, 1920s]
Box 2, Envelope 237[Scenic panorama]
Box 2, Envelope 238[Scenic panorama, same as above]
Box 2, Envelope 239[Scenic panorama, same as above]
Box 2, Envelope 240[Scenic panorama, same as above]
Box 2, Envelope 241[Field near woods]
Box 2, Envelope 242[Field near woods]

Series 2: Prints

Box 3
Box 3, Envelope 1There are prints of the negatives, as follows: 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 24 25 26 27 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 49
Box 3, Envelope 2There are prints of the negatives, as follows: 54 56 57 59 60 62 63 64 66 67 68 69 70 71 73 75 76 77 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 90
Box 3, Envelope 3There are prints of the negatives, as follows: 91 92 102 104 106 107 120 127 151 158 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 172 173 174 175
Box 3, Envelope 4There are prints of the negatives, as follows: 176 178 179 180 182 183 184 186 189 191 192 193 195 196 197 198 200 201
Collection
Old Man Profile
(from Scenery of the White Mountains)
Isaac Sprague, 1848