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Country fair, Tunbridge, Vermont, 1955

PC044.TMP.024 (RS81103)

Description

Reed visited Vermont's Tunbridge Fair, camera in hand, on several occasions. In 1964, Vermont Life published a major photo-essay on the fair, which the editors referred to as "Vermont's own" World's Fair. The fair had a well-earned reputation for being the place where Vermonters let their hair down. This particular photo is of a farmer swinging a large wooden hammer over his head as he attempts to win the 'Strong Man' game. A group of onlookers watch.

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Details

Collection Name
Verner Reed photographic collection, 1950-1972
Collection Code
PC044
Dates
1955
Physical Description
1 photograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
GUSN
194064
Reference Code
PC044.TMP.024

Record details

Originator
Reed, Verner, 1923-2006 (Photographer)
Descriptive Terms
events
fairs
games
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Places
Tunbridge (Orange county, Vermont)
Notes
Included in the exhibition, A Changing World: New England in the Photographs of Verner Reed, 1950-1972.

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