"Photo of the Week"

Manure spreading in spring - Manure was originally put in a dumpcart, hauled to the field and dumped, then spread with a dung fork in the spring. The spreader was a revolutionary invention, as was the front-end loader for the tractor.

Posted May 19, 2021

Sheep and spring lambs at Morrison Farm

Posted May 11, 2021

Howard and Gerald Pease with twin calves (a rarity!) circa 1940

Posted April 23, 2021

Glenn Pease in the door of the new sugarhouse in 1929

Posted April 15, 2021

Francis Pease gathering sap on snowshoes

Horses in front of the camp with buckets and covers, ready to go tapping (circa 1970s)

Three women and two men outside the Marston Stock Farm sugarhouse (c. 1915)

Posted April 7, 2021

One girl, two men, and a team of horses in front of the Marston Stock Farm sugarhouse (c. 1915)

Check out this poem titled "When the Sap Begins to Run"

attributed to E.S. Blake from Meredith, NH.

Lewis and Priscilla at the Franklin Farm Sugarhouse c.1947

Posted March 31, 2021

Ruby standing in the Franklin Farm Sugarhouse door c.1947

Exterior view of the Franklin Farm Sugarhouse c.1947

Want to learn more about maple sugaring at the Franklin Farm?

Check out this1949 article in the Manchester Union Leader newspaper about their activities.

First snow at Morrison's

Posted March 10, 2021

Looking toward Mt. Cube from the road in front of Morrison's

Orfordville store in winter with three sleighs (c. 1910)

Hereford bull in snow at the Marston Farm Annex. This is on Lower street, what is now Peyton Place. Harry Morrison moved here for a few years in the late nineteen-teens. (Check out the Fairlee cliffs in the distance!)

Posted March 2, 2021

The boys at Morrison’s with two yoke of steers pulling a sled with wood.

Man, woman, dog with one-horse sleigh. Note long set of bells around horse's belly.

Posted February 23, 2021

Bobsled with two men on box/seat pulled by one horse, in front of shed at Morrison's.

Three yoke of oxen pulling a

double scoot with logs

Posted February 17, 2021

Two teams of horses pulling a long bob-sled with a load of poplar trees

This photo comes to us from Walter Carl Kenyon Jr. whose great-grandfather, Walter Carl Kenyon, is from Orford. This photo is of his great-grandfather standing out front of his store with two other gentlemen (unknown). His grandfather, Mumford Kenyon, was born right upstairs!

Posted February 10, 2021

Gas Station formerly on the corner of Route 10 and Bridge Street

Posted February 2, 2021

Orfordville circa 1909

Posted January 26, 2021

1936 Orford Flood

Taken from Bridge Street, looking north - behind the houses on the west side of north Main Street

Posted January 19, 2021

Christmas Trivia

In December we posted a series of photos with questions about them, and revealed the answers in January!

Posted December 15, 2020

Gale, Pete and Dave Thomson, taken in 1944 before they moved to Orford.

Christmas Tree in the old brick schoolhouse in Orfordville, on the site of the present library.

Mel, Pete and Dave Thomson, taken in 1944 before they moved to Orford.

Pease Family Holidays from 1951.

Mary Tullar and Alice Franklin with Camera, January 1906

The only photo of a camera in our collection (it's in the right hand of the woman to the right)! The two women pictured are Mary Tullar (Rendell's great-aunt) and Alice Franklin (who married George Baker and lived on the farm now owned by the Taylors on Indian Pond Road).

If the photo isn't great by itself, here are a few news clippings from the "United Opinion" out of Bradford, VT from January 19, 1906 to go alongside -

"Mrs. Morrison, Mrs. Horton, Miss Tullar and Alice Franklin have cameras and have fine success taking and finishing pictures."

"The latest fad with some right now is the picture fad and if we don't all have our picture taken it won't be our fault."

A fad it was! If they could only see us today with our social media selfies!

Deer Hunting Series circa 1910 - 1920

This Orford Historical Society glass plate collection was mostly take by folks at the Marston Stock Farm, owned by Harry Morrison.

Posted November 24, 2020

Two Men with Deer

Note the chopping block visible on the left under the canvas!

Shooting from Horse,

circa 1908

Identified as Sam Morrison, Harry Morrison's son - may or may not be deer hunting!

Deer Camp with Doe

Eugene Cross with Deer

Eugene Cross worked for Harry Morrison.

Eugene Cross with Deer (2)

Deer Hunters & Charles Cushman

Eugene Cross pictured left, Charles Cushman pictured with dog at his feet right.

Clifford's Store circa 1965

(formerly Tillotson & Cushman)

Charlie Clifford is pictured standing on the front porch, who owned the store from 1947-1976. Now the location of Patterson's Grocery & Deli!

Posted November 17, 2020

Photo of the bridge over the Connecticut River circa 1913

Certainly looks different today!

Posted November 10, 2020