Photography

  • Beatrice Trum Hunter (1918-2017) was a natural foods writer and early advocate of unprocessed diets. Like her mother-in-law Lotte Jacobi, she was also a photographer, and specialized in ice crystals and other natural textures. This collection contains…
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    For 22 years, Dick Merritt was both instructor in the arts and university photographer at UNH. This is a collection of letters written by Richard Merritt to Drew Sanborn.
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    Walter H. James (1873-1965) married Ida Rachel Butterfield James (1875-1966) in 1899. Together with Ida's sister Lucy Ardena Butterfield (1871-1955) and Walter and Ida's children Ruth and Arthur, they traveled all around the White Mountains and NH/VT hiking, camping, and taking photographs. This…
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    Folklorist Linda Morley was active in New England and specifically New Hampshire from the early 1970s to the late 1980s. In addition to collecting and supporting community involvement in folklore and folklife, she spearheaded the creation of RSA-19,…
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    The album contains photographs taken during two four-day road trips in New England taken by two couples, Edgar and Emily, Bob and Annis in 1925 and 1926.
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    The photographer is anonymous. The album is 7"x10" leather bound and contains 25 pages of black construction paper. It contains photographs taken at Hampton Beach, the New Hampshire Beaches and Rye Beach that are glued to the pages. The locations and…
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    Camp Phillips was a large, Edwardian-style fishing clubhouse at Hancock Point in Hancock County, Maine, near Mt. Desert. This collection contains a series of original black and white photographs taken circa 1902-1903. They are well-composed and…
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    Joe Peidle is a professor of Scientific Instrument Making at Harvard University. He is also an avid photographer, with interests in a variety of subjects, and has his own darkroom. These photographs of contra dancing cover New England Folk Festival…
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    Anonymous The collection contains 517 images, primarily of European scenes, taken between 1892-1894, the work of various European photographic studios. They provide a wealth of historical information about what the world looked like at that time. Most…
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    The Works Project Administration (WPA) was created under President F. D. Roosevelt’s New Deal Program in 1935. Designed to provide relief for the Nation’s unemployed, the WPA provided jobs on public work projects. The photographers on the Federal Art…
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    Ursula Wolff (August 14, 1906-August 4, 1977) was born in Berlin, Germany. In 1928 - at the age of 22 - she established her own studio, Foto Wolff Lichtbildwerkstatt, and began working as a free-lance photographer. Her studies of the Bauhaus style won her important…
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    Gerda Peterich (1906-1974) came to New Hampshire in 1959 and did an architectural survey and photographic studies of Manchester. She was a lecturer in Art History and Director of the Photographic Archives at Syracuse University from 1964 to 1968.…
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    The photographer(s) are anonymous. The collection consists of glass lantern slides mostly from the period 1900-1920. Most of the 331 images are of forestry and lumbering activities in Northern New Hampshire.
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    Margaret Carson Hubbard (1897-1989) was born in Clinton, Iowa. She accompanied her husband Wynant, a geologist, to Northern Rhodesia in 1922. After her divorce, she returned to Africa in 1936 to film a documentary, the first of a number of trips.…
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    The University of New Hampshire's Special Collection received the negatives and prints of New Hampshire writers from the University of New Hampshire's Media Services in 1982. The collection consists of 86 copy negatives and 64 prints of photographs of New Hampshire writers and scenes made for use…
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    The photographer Johanna Alexandra Jacobi Reiss, affectionately known as Lotte, studied film at the University of Munich, while simultaneously attending the Bavarian State Academy of Photography. The Lotte Jacobi Collection consists of correspondence…
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    William A. Grant studied art at Cooper Union and learned engraving under the tutelage of Lewis Delnoce, one of the outstanding engravers of the day. Grant then became head of the engraving room at the American Bank Note Company. In 1908 he was invited…
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    James Alba Bostwick was born on January 4, either 1846 or 1848 (sources disagree on the year) in Livonia, New York and married Harriet L. Kirk (most sources date it circa 1863). They had three children together. He later married Cora Julia Trimmer in…
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    Gloria Berchielli was a contra dancer, and was particularly involved with programs at Pinewoods Camp and weekends at Hudson Guild Farm. Gloria taught in the New York City schools and played the recorder, organizing the Westchester Recorder Guild, a…
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    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. The collection consists of 242 copy negatives and 106 prints of…
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    The Rye project consists of over 150 photographs of people, houses, seascapes, and landmarks, principally of the New Hampshire seacoast region. Included are photographs by many local photography studios, the bulk of which are from Alba R. H. Foss, an…
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    Edwin Jay Roberts was born in Gilford, New Hampshire on February 2, 1885. He graduated from New Hampshire College in 1902 and attended Yale University for graduate work on rare earths, receiving his PhD in 1911. Roberts married his hometown sweetheart…
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    The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNS), often called the Portsmouth Navy Yard, is a United States Navy shipyard located in Kittery on the southern boundary of Maine near the city of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. It is used for remodeling and repairing the…