Gallery view

1933 June 22

Blackington, Alton H.

Govs. Alfred E. Smith and Joseph Buell Ely (r. to l.) in front of the Massachusetts State House

Boston (Mass.) - Image taken during Smith's visit to Boston and Cambridge to receive an honorary degree from Harvard.

Alton H. Blackington Collection

1925

Blackington, Alton H.

Evangeline's Well Woman with bucket drawn from the well

Grand Pre (N.S.) - From a series of images of a trip to Nova Scotia.

Alton H. Blackington Collection

1935

Blackington, Alton H.

Dogs: 'Laddie Boy' story

Image of handsome collie in a harness drinking from a public fountain: Laddie Boy was Warren G. Harding's airedale, who died in 1929.

Alton H. Blackington Collection

1935

Blackington, Alton H.

Fred Tibbets Portrait wearing lighthouse service hat

Truro (Mass.) - From a series of images of Keeper of the Highland light from 1915-1935.

Alton H. Blackington Collection

1929

Blackington, Alton H.

Home and pond of Reuben Austin Snow, the cross-dressing hermit of Cape Cod

Orleans (Mass.) - Died 1929-07-19? Pictured dressed as an old woman, with bonnet and knitting needle.

Alton H. Blackington Collection

1935

Blackington, Alton H.

Feeding a hummingbird by hand

Holderness (N.H.) - From a series of photographs of May Webster, known among ornithologists as "The Hummingbird Lady." From her obituary in the 1938 American Ornithologists' Union publication The Auk, vol. 55 no. 2 (Apr. 1938): "May Rogers (Mrs. Laurence J.) Webster, who was elected an Associate of the A. O. U. in 1936, died in Boston on January 7, 1938. Born in Scituate, Massachusetts, the eldest... more

Alton H. Blackington Collection

1940

Blackington, Alton H.

Lobster pot buoys

Maine - Images of buoys hanging on a rack; boats in the background. Location unidentified, but probably Maine.

Alton H. Blackington Collection

1941 May 18

Blackington, Alton H.

Benjamin 'Benny' Wells, Maine hermit Wearing his World War I-era trench coat

Greenwood City (Me.) - From a series of photographs of a Maine hermit who lived near Hicks Pond; Blackington visited him again in 1943.

Alton H. Blackington Collection