Monday, November 3, 2014

Winter: New England

These photos of New England in winter were taken by Marion Post Wolcott.

 Berlin, New Hampshire. Children of paper mill workers bringing home groceries, 1939-40
  
 Car stalled after snowstorm, Woodstock, Vermont, 1939-40
 
 Children and farmers waiting to go into movie on 
Saturday afternoon. Littleton, New Hampshire, 1939-40
  
 Children going home from school after snowstorm in Jackson, New Hampshire, 1939-40
  
 Hired man and young neighbor of Frank H. Shurtleff "rough housing" in the snow while gathering sap from sugar trees for making maple syrup. Sugaring is a social event and is enjoyed by all the young people and children in the neighborhood. The Shurtleff farm has about 400 acres and was originally purchased by grandfather in 1840. He raises sheep, cows, lumber, and has been making maple syrup for about thirty-five years. Sugaring brings in about one thousand dollars annually. Because of the deep snow this year he only tapped 1000 of his 2000 trees. He expects to make about 300 to 500 gallons this year. North Bridgewater, Vermont, April 1940
  
 Local schoolchildren of North Conway, New Hampshire, 
have ski races on Saturdays on Cranmore Mountain, 1939-40
  
 Mr. Gilbert and hired man had to haul all their water in milk cans during winter months as all other sources of water supply were frozen. Woodstock, Vermont, 1939-40
  
 Mr. Gilbert and hired man had to haul all their water in milk cans during winter months as all other sources of water supply were frozen. Woodstock, Vermont, 1939-40
  
On many farms in Woodstock, Vermont, water had to be hauled for 
two months as all other sources of water supply were frozen, 1939-40
  
 Skiers on the top of Cannon Mountain, Franconia Nottch, New Hampshire, 1939-40
  
 Two farmer's children going home after visiting a neighbor 
during spring thaw near Woodstock, Vermont, April 1940
  
Workmen dumping the ice and snow from streets 
of Berlin, New Hampshire into river, 1939-40
  
Young son of Frank Shurtleff driving sled with vat of sap from sugar maple trees 
which is boiled down into maple syrup. The Shurtleff farm has about 400 acres, 
and was originally purchased by grandfather in 1840. April 1940

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