13 thoughts on “Northbound

        1. Yes, please do. Even though the Connecticut River area wasn’t attracting photographers the way the White Mountains were, I’d still be surprised if no one photographed it in stereo during the early years. It’s a classic tunnel.

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        2. I have an albumen photograph of a house in Brattleboro taken by a guy named Lucius H. Cathan. Have you come across anything by him? Seems I recall reading that he was active in Windham County in the 1860’s and that he did create some stereroviews. Whether he traveled upriver to your area I do not know.

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        3. I hadn’t heard of him, so I did a little searching online. He may have lived in Townsend. The Townsend Historical Society has a couple of photos labeled Cathan Family Garden, but no mention of Lucius specifically. If you go to this page and scroll down to his name, you’ll see that he was a daguerreotypist in Boston for a while, c. 1849-51. He certainly qualifies as an early photographer!

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  1. This is the Cathan photograph from my own collection. It’s an albumen print (I’m guessing from around 1870); an 8.5″ x 5.25″ boudoir card. Handwritten on the back: “Annie B…Grandma Moore…Emma Green…Jerry Green.” And in a different hand: “Brattleboro VT.”


    1. It would be great to know who they were and the location of the home! I know Brattleboro pretty well and I don’t think that mountain is Wantastiquet. It would also be interesting if the historical society has more details about Cathan.

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