Nathaniel Fullerton

Nathaniel Fullerton albumen and tintype historic photographs

Last week I wrote some on the subject of antique photography. That article was about ambrotypes. In that article, I mentioned the ambrotype was replaced with the tintype in the 1860s. From my collection are the two photos you see … Continued

Antique photographs

A cased ambro with lace and watch paper

One of my areas of expertise is antique photography. I have studied and dealt in antique photography over 40 years. The camera was invented in 1839 with the daguerreotype. The ambrotype photograph replaced the daguerreotype in the mid-1850s. Many of … Continued

Norman Rockwell painting of Sophie Aumand

Norman Rockwell

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – On Dec. 3, 2019, Members Advantage Credit Union of Springfield, Vt. held a well-attended autograph signing of a Norman Rockwell calendar painting. Sophie Rose Rachiski Aumand was his Dec. 27, 1947 Post magazine cover girl and was … Continued

The Great Depression


I think most of us will know about the Great Depression of the 1930s. Living in the country had advantages over living in the city. If you lived in Vermont in the 1930s, you might have lost your savings or … Continued

Deck the hall…

Town Hall

The restoration of Chester Town Hall is moving along rapidly. In the next few weeks the new floor will be completed. It really looks nice upstairs. The interior window casings are painted a darker color making them jump out from … Continued

It’s a small world

Shawn Patch

DALLAS – Ron Patch’s son, Shawn Patch, is an archaeologist with New South Associates in Greensboro, N.C. Last week in Dallas, Texas, there was held The Society for American Military Engineers Small Business Conference. This was a show where vendors … Continued

Vermont Big Game Records

big game

Well, here we are again, deer season. While I no longer hunt, I do keep my rifle ready. I do see deer in the field, but nothing yet with horns. The deprivation continues. A few years ago, I was contacted … Continued

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