WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE TURN OF THE CENTURY!Organizing my grandfather's collection of old photographs and making them available to people all over the world has been a real gift!
My name is Peg Giles and over the past 6 years these historic pictures have taken over my life. But it has become time to find a safe home for the 5,000 glass plate negatives that have been living in our basement. They now reside at the Connecticut Historical Society.
ON DECEMBER 30, 2016, DEMARS IMAGES WILL BE GONE. ALL PICTURES WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE CT HISTORICAL SOCIETY SITE.
LAST DAY TO ORDER DEC 28. PRICES 50% OFF.
HOWEVER, AFTER 12/30/16 ONLY DIGITAL IMAGES WILL BE AVAILABLE AND ONLY FROM THE CONNECTICUT HISTORICAL SOCIETY.
YES ... All 5,000 glass plate negatives from the DeMars collection are scanned and on the site. You can help identify the Unknowns by commenting under the pictures you recognize.
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In the early 1900's my grandfather, Frank DeMars, traveled around Northwestern Connecticut & Southwestern Massachusetts (mostly by horse and buggy) recording rural life, mills and factories on the rivers, small towns and the people who lived in them. He took most of the pictures in the Winsted CT area.
When he opened an art store in Winsted, he bought glass plate negatives from a number of other photographers. For more info, go to About Us.
PLEASE LOOK at the unknowns & help me identify them. Keep checking in to see what others have identified!
A SEARCH FUNCTION - Look for it at the top of each page. Type in the photo number or a key word, like "horse" or a family name like "Gilbert". Also, we have a Facebook Fan Page.
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For a list of the 50 or so towns go to the About Us section.
Corrections or suggestions? I'm not a historian or a CT native - I'd love to hear from you. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org