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

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Dubarry Galway Boot for Women

The Galway - The Original Dubarry Boot

Monday, October 12, 2015

Original Photograph from Archives

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Mercer & Sons Shirts for Autumn and Winter

Mercer & Sons Shirts - Hand Cut and Sewn in the USA of English Fabric

Around the Coast

“The year actually begins sometime after Labor Day when the summer people have left and the kids are back in school. It is then the New England community pulls itself together for a new year. Town organizations become active again, the church makes plans for various regular activities, cultural events such as the Boston Symphony commence – in short, year-round life in New England begins in the early fall. And ends in June. July and August are more or less a pleasant never-never land.” 

- Judson Hale, Inside New England, 1982

Friday, October 9, 2015

 Original Photograph from Archives

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.