Thursday, May 5, 2016

Treasure Chest Thursday - Vacation Trips and Other Points of Interest

Over two weekends last September, Donald and I went through my step-mother's basement finding much hidden family treasure in the way of furniture, silver, china, photos, negatives, Bibles, documents and books.  After a good airing out I am trying to devote at last an hour every Wednesday evening to scanning and photographing these items for posterity and so that I can share them here with you on Treasure Chest Thursdays.

This week I am back to posting from the four scrapbooks that were among the treasure in Dad's basement. This one is titled:

These photos were taken about 1951 after my father and grandparents moved to Middletown, CT. My grandfather had accepted the position of Vice President of Business Affairs and Treasurer of Wesleyan University, his alma mater, and they had moved from Chicago in 1950.

 First are these pictures from New Hampshire in August of 1951. I wonder if these were taken as they made their way back from Camp Pemigewassett where my father went as a camper and counselor for many years. My captions are his captions.

"Silver Cascade, Crawford Notch"

"Crawford Notch"

"Mt. Willard - 2,786 feet high"

"Mt. Chocorua"

"Queechee Gorge 162' deep"
Next stop was a visit to the Candlewood Lake, Connecticut, the summer home of the Butterfields. Victor Butterfield was President of Wesleyan University.

"The Butterfields' Summer Home"

"Candlewood Lake from the Butterfields' Home."

"Margot and Daniel on Mr. Butterfield's tractor."

"Dad and Mr. Butterfield"

"Mother, Mrs. Butterfield, Margot and Daniel"
Next week I'll share some photos of the Manhattan skyline and Concord, Massachussetts.