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Norfolk, Connecticut, Northern View from Church
circa 1900
Photographer:Photographed by Marie Kendall , American, 1854 - 1943
Photography; gelatin printing-out paper or collodion printing-out paper on cardboard
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 4 11/16 x 7 9/16in. (11.9 x 19.2cm) Sheet (height x width): 4 11/16 x 7 9/16in. (11.9 x 19.2cm) Mount (height x width): 5 1/4 x 8 1/2in. (13.3 x 21.6cm)
Credit Line: Museum purchase
Description: A large building, probably a house, with a low hip roof, two chimneys, a balustrade and pediments over the windows, is in the left foreground, partially concealed by trees, including a chestnut tree in blossom. A small polygonal structure is at the far left. A barn with a cupola, painted in contrasting colors, is behind the house. A tall tower, apparently an observation tower, is behind the barn. On the right, a dirt road is lined with utility poles and a sidewalk. The large Queen Anne building with a tower is a commercial block. Additional houses, farms, fields and pastures, are in the right background. The wooded slopes of a mountain with its summit tower are in the left background.
Subject note: The Queen Anne style building is Winthrop Cone's grocery and dry goods store, and the mountain in the left background is Haystack Mountain.
Inscription: Verso, top right, written in ink: "Northern view from Church stee[illegible, probably "steeple"]" Top right, written in pencil: "NORFOLK, CT CA 1900" Top left, written in pencil: "SA [underlined] / 2500 ["00" in superscript]"
Object Number: 1988.29.4
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