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Photographs of Vergennes (Vt.)

Telling the tale of a small town in Vermont is no easy feat, but this collection of photographs from the University of Vermont Libraries does a nice job. The collection documents life in Vergennes (Vermont's oldest city) from 1866 to the town's bicentennial in 1988. Here visitors will find a collection of 788 images, which includes images of local industries, scenic vistas, and portraits of town...
Vermont Historical Society

The Green Mountain State has history aplenty, and the Vermont Historical Society (VHS) has been celebrating and documenting its many facets since 1838. Visitors should note that the About VHS area is a good place to start as it has a bit of background information about the Society's many activities. Scholars and the generally curious should click on the Library area. Here they will find the online...
Porter C. Thayer Photographs

Porter Thayer was born in 1882 in Williamsville, Vermont and began photographing his surroundings in 1906. He also had an apple orchard and he got caught up in the postcard craze that reached Vermont around this time. Interestingly enough, a business directory from 1909 notes that he would come to anyone's home and make images for "a reasonable fee." At the height of his career, he sold over 1,197...
Tennie Toussaint Photographs

Tennie Toussaint was a columnist for the Burlington (VT) Free Press during the 1960s and 1970s who also collected photographs as a hobby. This digital collection brings together her photographs of agricultural landscapes, community events, and the logging of Danville, Vermont during the early 1900s. All told, there are over 65 photos here that document barn raisings, family gatherings, and other...