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LS21503_000
Childs Tavern in Wilmington

Title:
Childs Tavern in Wilmington
Town:
Wilmington
County:
Windham
State:
Vermont
Date:
1920 - 1940
Description:
This black and white photograph captures the Tavern in Wilmington. A rutted dirt road cuts across the foreground of the image at a slight angle. Concrete sidewalks parallel both sides of the road, and wooden utility poles and leafy deciduous trees line the road. A fire hydrant stands along the side of the road at the right side of the image. The Tavern, which is sited on the opposite side of the road and is angled slightly off to the left, is a sprawling, three-story, wood-frame, gambrel-roof building that is covered in wood shingles and boasts a columned, wrapping porch. Several men and women are posted along the porch and on the porch steps. Shrubs grow along the base of the porch and the foundation of the building. A walkway approaches the porch from the sidewalk, and a driveway extends along the right side of the building and passes through a porte-cochre. A few field stones frame the driveway. Another large wood-frame building is visible to the left of the Tavern, at the left edge of the image. The leafy foliage suggests the season is summer. This photograph was taken by a photographer for the Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Co. and contributed to the Landscape Change Program by the Penobscot Marine Museum, located in Searsport, ME. Eastern Illustrating was a postcard company located in Belfast, ME that took thousands of photographs throughout New England and upstate New York between 1909 and the 1950s. To order a print of this image or to learn more about the Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Company Collection visit our website: http://www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org/photo-collections/eip.html email: Kjohnson@pmm-maine.org
Filename:
LS21503_000.jpg
Size:
5208 x 3734 pixels; 11426495 bytes
Original Filename:
10897.jpg
Original Metadata:
None
Keywords:
Buildings; Cities and towns; City trees; Commercial buildings; Culture; Deciduous; Electric lines--Poles and towers; Forests and Plants; Hotels; Human Activity; Human Constructs; Landscapes; Living Things; Men; Nature; People; Recreation; Resorts; Roads; Roads,Earth; Season; Shade trees; Sidewalks; Streets; Summer; Time; Trees; Women; Wood poles; Wooden-frame buildings;
Source:
Penobscot Marine Museum
Photographer:
Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Company
Submitted By:
Elizabeth André
Submitted On:
2009-04-20
Original Media:
Glass Negative
Scanning/Digitization/Creation Notes:
Canon LIDE60, G4 Powerbook
Image Scanned By:
Paul Bierman
Publisher:
Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Company
Catalogue Information:
10897
Relative Dating Rationale:
Clothing
Times viewed:
964
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