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Old 06-13-2016, 06:51 AM   #1
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Post Twin Islands from "Bald Peak Club"

7" x 9" Sepia-toned professional photo from the 1930s.

Markings on the back state, "'Lake from Bald Peak Club', no. 1575, George F. Slade, Photographic Artist, Chelsea, Mass."



Never having attended "Bald Peak Club", and looking back at my early photos taken from the old Abenaki Tower, Twin Islands looked pretty much the same as in the above photograph. As a kid, I determined that they should have been named Battleship and Cruiser Islands. (Still do).

Would that be Black Island in the center? Is that big bump near the center of the horizon Mt. Major?



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Old 06-13-2016, 08:58 AM   #2
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Yes, Black Island is in the center just beyond Twin Islands. My place is to the right of Black Island. Not sure about the "big bump" but probably Mt Major.
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Old 06-14-2016, 03:43 AM   #3
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I worked at Bald Peak CC when I was a kid. The large grassy area appears to be the fairway for the 9th hole of the golf course..
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Now that I've learned that George F. Slade was a "Jr.", I see that his work dated about 1910, and not 1930. The sources refer to his 7" x 9" photographs as "postcards"; whereas, George F. Slade Jr., wrote that his photographs were "art". Given the earliest days of photography, and wet-glass negatives, I'll give him that!

I have two of his "postcards", and both should go into the Gallery, but I seem to have "exceeded my allotment of allowed disk space".

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I worked at Bald Peak CC when I was a kid. The large grassy area appears to be the fairway for the 9th hole of the golf course..
Would that have been the best fairway for landing an airplane? No, I'm not kidding.

My Dad, a caddy at BPCC, would land his Curtis-Wright Junior there, as well as Tuftonboro's open pastures and fields. This was prior to WWII.

Driving through Tuftonboro, my Dad would point to a fence crossing a pasture, and say, "They've ruined a good landing strip!"

The Curtis-Wright Junior, as it is flown today.



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Old 06-14-2016, 02:23 PM   #5
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Nice pictures. The peak in the center background is Copple Crown. Alton Bay and Mt Major are off to the right.
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