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Tunbridge Fair

A Changing World: New England in the Photographs of Verner Reed, 1950-1972

Tunbridge Fair

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. Reed found the range of subjects at the fair to be apt metaphors for human behavior in general and the role of individuals in society specifically.

 

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ABOVE Butternut Fudge,
Tunbridge, Vermont, 1955

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ABOVE Country Fair,
Tunbridge, Vermont, 1955 

 

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ABOVE Farmer and Boys,
Tunbridge, Vermont, 1955

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ABOVE Dreamland,
Tunbridge, Vermont, 1963

 

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ABOVE Tunbridge Fair Burlesque,
Tunbridge, Vermont, 1963

 

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A Changing World: New England in the Photographs of Verner Reed, 1950-1972 

Organized by Historic New England, Boston, Massachusetts 

All photographs are drawn from the collections of Historic New England, presented by the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities. They are part of the Verner Reed Archive, a collection of more than 26,000 negatives and prints, which was donated by Verner and Deborah Reed. 

John R. Stomberg served as guest curator of the original exhibition.


 

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A Changing World: New England in the Photographs of Verner Reed, 1950-1972 

Organized by Historic New England, Boston, Massachusetts 

All photographs are drawn from the collections of Historic New England, presented by the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities. They are part of the Verner Reed Archive, a collection of more than 26,000 negatives and prints, which was donated by Verner and Deborah Reed. 

John R. Stomberg served as guest curator of the original exhibition.


 

Tunbridge Fair