"New England is quite as large a lump of earth as my heart can really take in." - Nathaniel Hawthorne

Friday, October 9, 2015

White Paint

Breaking the old New England custom of painting one side each year.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Harkness Tower, Yale University, Built 1922

Pumpkin Muffin Recipe

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Margaret Bourke-White

Margaret Bourke-White - Original Photograph from Archives

Out and About

Monday, October 5, 2015

Handmade in Ireland: A Tweed Make-Up Bag and a Wool Throw

Tweed Make-Up Bag is Fully Lined with a Zippered Top
The McCaffrey Family has been making authentic Irish products since 1833 (including the walking sticks shown <here>), and currently sell their products through their Etsy store.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Bull Moose, North Woods of Maine, 1970's

Original Photograph from Archives

Vermont, October 1978: Snapshots from Rockingham to North Shrewsbury

Bartonsville Covered Bridge - Original photographs from archives.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Abraham Lincoln’s political success in New England...

Chatham, Massachusetts (1970) - Original Photograph from Archives

Abraham Lincoln’s “success in New England came not from style but substance.” 

-  Paul M. Zall

Friday, October 2, 2015

Royal Doulton's Old Leeds Sprays

Old Leeds Sprays was manufactured in England  from 1912 to 1956.  Most pieces shown here are from the 1930s.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Original Photograph from Archives

A View from Mount Battie, Camden, Maine

The View of Camden from Mount Battie
To anyone visiting the Camden, Maine area, it is easy to recommend a short trip to the Camden Hills State Park and up to the summit of Mount Battie.  Go off season if possible, and the views are spectacular.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

S. Dillon Ripley II (September 20, 1913 – March 12, 2001)

Original Photographs from Archives
S. Dillon Ripley (1913-2001) came to the Smithsonian as Secretary in 1964. He had worked at the Smithsonian briefly earlier in his career and found it, like most museums of the day, to be staid and stodgy. He said visiting it “was essentially very dull. You did it on Sunday afternoon after a big lunch.” 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015


Daniel Patrick Moynihan (March 16, 1927 - March 26, 2003)

Original Photograph, From Personal Archives

Home Grown Apples

Any apples not picked will end up feeding the deer, chickens, or coyotes.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Lochcarron of Scotland Lambswool Scarves

Made in Scotland
Lochcarron makes soft lambswool scarves in authentic tartans.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Original Photograph from Archives