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LS12356_000
A.B. Farnum and Son

Title:
A.B. Farnum and Son
Town:
Peacham
County:
Caledonia
State:
Vermont
Date:
1860 - 1900
Description:
This historic photograph depicts the A.B. Farnum & Son carriage repair shop, also known as the Edward Ladd House, located in Peacham (School District 12). An advertising piece for A.B. Farnum & Son reads: "A.B. Farnum and Son wish to inform the public that they are better prepared to do wagon work than ever before. Never in the past have we had such a large stock of lumber, spokes, rims, iron and in fact everything to work with. Thanking you for past favors we hope for a continuance of the same." The two-story, wood-frame, gable-roof shop was constructed in 1825 in the vernacular Greek Revival style. Double-hung sash windows with multiple panes open into the façade, and a nameplate reading, "A.B. Farnum & Son. Carriage Repair, LTD" is attached to the sidewall. There is a roughly constructed porch on the first story of the shop, and a two-story wing extending off the left side of the shop. The wing likely serves as the dwelling for the shop owner. A second-story door, likely for loading and unloading materials, opens onto the roof of the porch. A dirt road runs along the front of the shop, entering in the foreground of the image and continuing into the background. The top of a wooden structure is visible on the right side of the shop, near the foundation, that appears to be the frame for a water wheel. The water wheel would have powered the machinery in the shop. Three men stand in the road in front of the shop, and a fourth man stands upon the porch roof. All the men wear typical late 19th century work clothes, consisting of trousers, white shirts, suspenders or vests, and wide-brimmed hats. Two carriages stand between the men, and a young girl sits atop the carriage on the left. The wheels and frame for a third carriage stands in front of the men. A large pile of wheels sits on the left foreground of the photograph, and wheels are piled on the porch roof. Pieces of lumber are strewn around the outside of the shop. A cluster of wood-frame buildings can be seen in the background on the right edge of the photograph. Large deciduous trees are clustered alongside the road and behind the shop. Hills rise in the background. The season is likely summer, as the trees are full of leaves.
Filename:
LS12356_000.jpg
Size:
5155 x 3139 pixels; 6180560 bytes
Original Filename:
Edward_ladd_house.JPG
Original Metadata:
Edward Ladd house; Advertising piece of AB Farmnum and Son, reads: AB Farnum and son wish to inform the public that they are better prepared to do wagon work than ever before. Never in the past have we had such a large stock of lumber, spokes, rims, iron and in fact everything to work with. Thanking you for past favors we hope for a continuence of the same; Early Greek Revival, built in 1825; School District 12
Keywords:
Buildings; Business; Commercial buildings; Conifers; Culture; Deciduous; Dwellings; Forests and Plants; Geology; Hills; Human Activity; Human Constructs; Landforms; Landscapes; Living Things; Men; Mountains; Nature; Outbuildings; People; Plants; Roads; Roads,Earth; Season; Shrubs; Summer; Time; Transportation; Trees; Village communities; Wagons; Wooden-frame buildings; Work;
Source:
Peacham Historical Society
Submitted By:
Elizabeth André
Submitted On:
2007-06-14
Original Media:
Photograph
Scanning/Digitization/Creation Notes:
Canon LIDE60, G4 Powerbook
Image Scanned By:
Paul Bierman
Relative Dating Rationale:
Clothing
Times viewed:
18136
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