Tag Archives: New Hampshire

E. J. Berwind Mansion, Newport, Rhode Island

This building, also known as “The Elms”, was built and occupied by E. J. Berwyn, an independent coal mine owner and operator during the time before and after the turn of the 20th century.

Published for H.B. Settle Co., Newport, R. I.

The description states:

“THE ELMS”, E. J. BERWIND MANSION

WITH BEAUTIFUL, FORMAL FRENCH GARDENS

NEWPORT, R. I.

The estate is open to visitors May through October under the auspices of the Preservation Society of Newport County.

–This is a view of the side of the mansion facing the¬†ocean, which includes a large grass enclosure of which part is visible here. The building was constructed in 1901, and used for parties and social events until 1961. The elms which the building was named for have all died from Dutch Elm disease and been replaced with other species, notably weeping beech.

This card likely dates from the 1950s.

Martin’s Motel, Conway, New Hampshire

This is an image of a typical mid-century tourist motel in the New England area. An unusual feature are the lounge chairs outside the doors of the rooms, where parking spaces are normally located.

Pub. by Dick Smith, Photography, P. O. Box X, No. Conway, N. H.

The description states:

MARTIN’S MOTEL

Route 16, 1/2 mile north of Conway, N. H.

Each unit equipped with T.V., individually controlled thermostat, and tiled bathroom with combination tub and shower. Open all year, Frank and Lolly Smith, owners.

Tel. Hickory 7-8966

–The statement ‘open all year’ was necessary in some regions as older tourist camps usually closed when the weather became colder.

The phone number uses the older word description for the first two digits of the phone number. Phones of this era had letters on the dial, starting with 2 through 9, omitting letters Q and Z. The caller would use the first two letters of the word to identify the first two numbers required, in this case HI, which correspond to 44.

This card likely dates from the 1950s.

Chocorua Lake and Mountain, New Hampshire

This image is an early 20th century photo of the natural setting around Chocorua Lake, with Chocorua Mountain in the background. This area is located in central New Hampshire, just outside the southern boundary of the White Mountain National Forest.

Bicknell Mfg. Co., 16 Pitt St. Portland, ME

The description states:

CHOCORUA LAKE AND MOUNTAIN

CHOCORUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE

–This area has been protected from development and looks nearly the same a century later.

This card likely dates from the 1910s.