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Gallery view

1935

Blackington, Alton H.

May Webster Webster and husband (Laurence J. Webster) in their garden

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

1930

Blackington, Alton H.

Prof. Calvin Brazan Braganza, crystal gazer

Boston (Mass.) - Image of African American fortune teller, wearing a turban, and holding a crystal ball. A man of mysterious origins and occult leanings, Calvin Brazan Braganza left a scattered and contradictory record. Even the most basic facts about his background are few and uncertain. From scouring city directories, the census, and other official records, it appears he might hav... more

Alton H. Blackington Collection

1925

Blackington, Alton H.

Dug out Dan (Dana Smith): exterior view of Dan's dugout home, the No. 9 Lonely Hearts Club, with Dan at far right

East Barre (Vt.) - From a series of images taken of the Vermont hermit, Dana Smith. "Lives in ground. Blackington discovered this hermit of Barre, Vt. in the summer of 1925 when looking for a story there with another Boston Herald reporter. The story was later broadcast as a "Yankee Yarn" on September 29, 1947. 'Dugout Dan' ran a filling station and had made his home in the hillside, ostensibly a... more

Alton H. Blackington Collection

1925

Blackington, Alton H.

Dugout Dan (Dana Smith): artwork (by Dan?)

East Barre (Vt.) - From a series of images taken of the Vermont hermit, Dana Smith. "Lives in ground. Blackington discovered this hermit of Barre, Vt. in the summer of 1925 when looking for a story there with another Boston Herald reporter. The story was later broadcast as a "Yankee Yarn" on September 29, 1947. 'Dugout Dan' ran a filling station and had made his home in the hillside, ostensibly a... more

Alton H. Blackington Collection

1925

Blackington, Alton H.

Dugout Dan (Dana Smith): Dan's bed

East Barre (Vt.) - From a series of images taken of the Vermont hermit, Dana Smith. "Lives in ground. Blackington discovered this hermit of Barre, Vt. in the summer of 1925 when looking for a story there with another Boston Herald reporter. The story was later broadcast as a "Yankee Yarn" on September 29, 1947. 'Dugout Dan' ran a filling station and had made his home in the hillside, ostensibly a... more

Alton H. Blackington Collection

1925

Blackington, Alton H.

Dugout Dan (Dana Smith): portrait inside his dugout, with spinning wheel

East Barre (Vt.) - From a series of images taken of the Vermont hermit, Dana Smith. "Lives in ground. Blackington discovered this hermit of Barre, Vt. in the summer of 1925 when looking for a story there with another Boston Herald reporter. The story was later broadcast as a "Yankee Yarn" on September 29, 1947. 'Dugout Dan' ran a filling station and had made his home in the hillside, ostensibly a... more

Alton H. Blackington Collection

1925

Blackington, Alton H.

Dugout Dan (Dana Smith): Dan holding a painting

East Barre (Vt.) - From a series of images taken of the Vermont hermit, Dana Smith. "Lives in ground. Blackington discovered this hermit of Barre, Vt. in the summer of 1925 when looking for a story there with another Boston Herald reporter. The story was later broadcast as a "Yankee Yarn" on September 29, 1947. 'Dugout Dan' ran a filling station and had made his home in the hillside, ostensibly a... more

Alton H. Blackington Collection