A New Hamsphire Snapshot & A Writer's Apologia

September is now upon us. 
Procrastination had set in. 
Writer's block has foiled me--
despite looming publication and symposia deadlines. 

It has been a truly fabulous summer in northern New England, one worth savoring as much as possible. 
Below find a personal scrapbook of vernacular Federal architecture; newly "discovered" manuscripts and textiles; auction finds and views of the Connecticut River Valley as it winds along River Road in Lyme and Orford, NH.

Hand painted, grained small chest, www.steenburgh.com. Labor Day Weekend Auction, East Haverhill.
Haverhill Historical Society Collections, Gift of Brigham-Page Family, mid 19thc. crib quilt
Haverhill Historical Society Collections, Elisha Rogers, Piermont, NH., Farm Account Book, 1829. Gift of the Rogers Family
Vernacular Federal homes along River Road. Note proportions, especially of doors and windows and louvered "false" fanlights
River Road Cemetery with various stones for Revolutionary officers and local families.

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