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The Mountain View House - White Mountains, Whitefield, New Hampshire. 1900 Hotel Advertising Booklett.

By W. F. Dodge and Son - Props

St Johnsbury, VT: C T Ranlet, 1890 16 pages, string-tied stiff dark slate grey wrappers with photo illustrations throughout. Circa 1890 -1900. Although there are no autos in any Photos/scenes there is a Rear table of local drives in the vicinity so there were autos available at that time. It states that Whitefield had a population of 3000 (exageration) likely actually around 2150, which coincidentally is the same now. Near Fine with mild foxing, very nicely preserved condition.. Near Fine. Bagged & Boarded for Posterity.

$65.00

The Intervale House: White Mountains, New Hampshire. "Its Attraction as a Health and Pleasure Resort for the Summer and Fall Months". A White Mountains Hotel Advertising Brochure, Circa 1890.

By Herbert S. Mudgett

Printed in nice bright red stiff wrappers with gilt and white titles, string-tied with the lovely and striking 'Intervale' crest of 2 opposing Carribou or Elk Bucks? and possibly a dragon head at the top, all in gilt. . 24 photo & illustrated pages with a center plan of the golf links. Near Fine condition with a nice 'Bird's Eye map in the rear which looks like a portion of the Avery Rand map published by the MCRR circa 1890. The MCRR is central to the ads in this early brochure, showing the tracks bisecting the hotel property and the golf links. No auto are shown, transportation was strictly via Stagecoach and Train. Undated, circa 1890, a very nice early brochure from this famous 'Grand Hotel" in the height of its popularity. . VG+. Bagged & Boarded for Posterity.

$125.00

White Horse Villa Farm: North Conway Village, New Hampshire White Mountains. Farm/Hotel Advertising Brochure, Circa 1900

By Perry Smith and Son

Titled in black front cover, 12 photo illustrated pages (including covers) in oblong white wrappers. Undated, circa 1900. Very Good condition, mild wear, center pgs loose, staple a bit rusted. A very scarce item from this obscure small Farm/hotel near the end of the 'Golden Age' of the grand hotels in the White Mountains of NH. It was situated very near 'White Horse Ledge' and 'Echo Lake', about 2.5 miles from NC village. Nice photo of a small family camping and hiking up Mt. Washington. This is the only example from this farm I have ever seen in 35 years of collecting WM books and ephemera. . VG+. Bagged & Boarded for Posterity.

$65.00

Smith's Tavern: Intervale, New Hampshire White Mountains. Hotel Advertising Brochure, Circa 1918.

By W. F. Adams

Medium blue Color front cover, 12 photo illustrated pages in oblong stiff wrappers. Undated, circa 1918. Lovely near fine condition. A scarce item from this obscure smallish hotel during the end of the 'Golden Age' of the grand hotels in the White Mountains of NH. . About Fine. Bagged & Boarded for Posterity.

$45.00

The Uplands (Upland Terrace): White Mountains, New Hampshire. A White Mountains Hotel Advertising Lithograph/Brochure, Circa 1920

By Frank H. Abbott and Son, Prop.

Stiff folded wrappers with a tinted lithograph front of the hotel and street scene with 2 cars and folks strolling. Opens to a brief description of the hotel and area. . Near Fine. Bagged & Boarded for Posterity.

$22.00

The Intervale House: White Mountains, New Hampshire. "Its Attraction as a Health and Pleasure Resort for the Summer and Fall Months". A White Mountains Hotel Advertising Brochure, Circa 1890.

By Herbert S. Mudgett

Printed in nice bright red stiff wrappers with gilt and white titles, string-tied with the lovely and striking 'Intervale' crest of 2 opposing Carribou or Elk Bucks? and possibly a dragon head at the top, all in gilt. . 24 photo & illustrated pages with a center plan of the golf links. Near Fine condition with a nice 'Bird's Eye map in the rear which looks like a portion of the Avery Rand map published by the MCRR circa 1890. The MCRR is central to the ads in this early brochure, showing the tracks bisecting the hotel property and the golf links. No auto are shown, transportation was strictly via Stagecoach and Train. Undated, circa 1890, a very nice early brochure from this famous 'Grand Hotel" in the height of its popularity. . VG+. Bagged & Boarded for Posterity.

$125.00

The Idlewild: Intervale N. H. "A Most Beautiful Location in the White Mountains". New Hampshire White Mountains Hotel Advertising Brochure, Circa 1920's

By Mr and Mrs. James R. Will

A single sheet titled and illustrated in green, folded twice to form an oblong brochure app. 3" x 6". 12 photo illustrated pages (including covers) in oblong white wrappers. Undated, circa 1920's/30's. Near Fine condition with a tiny paper-pull on the front, quite nice in stark pinecone border design. Map on rear including; Mt. Wash., Chocorua, Conway and Crawford Notch. . VG+. Bagged & Boarded for Posterity.

$28.00

Lake Tarleton Club: Pike, New Hampshire in the White Mountains. Advertising Brochure Circa 1910.

By W. F. Adams

Color front cover, 12 photo illustrated pages in oblong stiff wrappers. Undated, circa 1910.. Bagged & Boarded for Posterity.

$25.00

The Grand View Hotel: Twin Mountain, New Hampshire. "A Summer Home Among the White Mountains". Circa 1910

By Emma Macmillan Prop.

16 page photo illustrated advertising booklet from this hotel in the White Mountains of NH over 100 years ago. Green titled and stapled stiff lighter green wrappers, oblong. Scarce, not to be confused with the much larger 'MountaIn View Grand' in Whitefield just a few miles away. About Fine condition. . About Fine. Bagged Posterity & Protection.

$24.00

The Bethmer Inn: Envelope, 1890. Bethlehem, New Hampshire, White Mountains.

By Unknown

1 envelope, no contents. Photo Illuistration of the Inn on front taking up 90% of space, loks like a small celebration with several guests out for a stroll and a table set-up with refreshments in front of the Inn. Measures app. 3" x 6"..

$18.00

The Flume House, Franconia Notch, New Hampshire: Folding Brochure, Circa 1910

By S. H. Bigelow - Manager

An excellent example of an early Franconia Notch White Mountains Hotel brochure. Undated but surely printed between 1910 and 1920 as 2 cars seen in a photo resemble ones from that timespan. It is A long affair (folded twice) with 6 photos + 1 artists rendition of the area on the rear panel. App. 14" ;ong and 6.5" tall. A quite nice and exceedingly scarce item. Mild edge wear, very good. HISTORY (from assorted internet sites) Flume House & Hotel Vendome, Boston:: According to some records, the Flume House was first known as an inn by the name of  Knight’s Tavern. However, Richard Taft purchased the property, and built the first Flume House in 1848. At that time travel to this area was rare.  Bristol was the closest location that could be reached by railroad, and there were only a few small hotels in the area that easily handled the traveling public. Richard Taft was keenly alive to the wonderful beauties of Franconia Notch, and never for a moment wavered in his faith in their attractions. He worked quietly behind the scenes to promote Franconia Notch, and the White Mountains as a tourist destination.When he began hotel keeping at the Flume House, the price of board was $1.50 a day. The entire receipts of his first season were only eighteen hundred dollars, but, as business increased from year to year, Mr. Taft with characteristic enterprise,purchased the Lafayette House, a hotel five miles above, and a tract of land around it, In 1852, with his associates George T. Brown and Ira Coffin, he began the building of the Profile House. This famous hotel was completed and opened to the public in 1853, with a capacity of one hundred and ten rooms, which was increased by a large addition in 1866, the year after Colonel Greenleaf entered the firm. From 1865 to 1869 the proprietors were Taft, Tyler and Greenleaf.  In the latter year Mr. Tyler retired from the firm.  In 1872 extensive additions and improvements, including the great dining-hall, were made by Messrs. Taft and Greenleaf, the new firm. The old Flume House having been burned in 1871, the second hotel was rebuilt in 1872, even grander, erected on the same site, with the two properties being under the same ownership. The first of the group of cottages, which formed such a feature of the Profile House settlement, was built in 1868. In their heyday, 25 coaches loaded every evening and departed every morning from Plymouth. They visited Profile House, and picked up passengers at Flume House, and then reached Plymouth in time to connect with train to Boston. After meeting the northbound train, the coach left for return trip to Profile House. Arriving by 6 pm. The trip was 29 miles one-way. Mr. Taft gradually acquired a title to the vast tract of land extending from the Profile farm in Franconia by Bald mountain through the valley to and beyond the Flume House. Richard Taft was not only the owner of this land, and these two hotels, but also one of the proprietors of the Profile Franklin Notch Railroad, and at his death he was president of the company. In 1918 the Flume House burned down for the final time. It was replaced by a restaurant, then a tourist center. The Profile & Franconia Notch Railroad opened in 1879. It was conceived and constructed in response to the need for swift and safe transportation of wealthy and newly emergent middle class vacationers to the resort hotels of the western slopes of the White Mountains. Entrepreneurs Richard Taft and Charles H. Greenleaf had purchased the Flume House in 1848 and the Lafayette House in 1852, and had built the Profile House in 1853, the same year that the White Mountains Railroad reached Littleton. Following the business model of the day, the White Mountains Railroad was leased almost immediately upon its completion by the expanding Boston, Concord & Montreal Railroad, thereby facilitating direct connections to Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and other eastern cities to the heart of the White Mountains. Prior to the building of the P&FN RR however, the only way of reaching the hotels in Franconia Notch and the natural attractions of the area, such as the Flume and the Old Man of the Mountains, was by stagecoach, either from Plymouth (later from N. Woodstock), or from Littleton. Hotel Vendome: Charles Greenleaf Management. John W. Wolcott died in June of 1885 and by 1886, the Hotel Vendôme was under the management of Charles Henry Greenleaf, who operated the hotel for the next 38 years (1886 - 1924) Charles Greenleaf was a hotel operator from New Hampshire, where he also owned and operated the Profile House hotel and the Flume House hotel at Franconia Notch in the White Mountains. He and his wife, Abbie F. (Burnham) Greenleaf lived at the Hotel Vendôme and in Franconia. Abbie Greenleaf died in April of 1914 at the Hotel Vendôme and Charles Greenleaf married again in June of 1915 to Mabelle Furst. They lived at the Hotel Vendôme and in Franconia. In June of 1918, the Flume House was destroyed by fire, and in 1921 Charles Greenleaf sold the Profile House and its lands to the Frank H. Abbott and Son Hotel Company, owned by Frank H. Abbott and his son, Karl Pennock Abbott, who had been associate manager of the Profile House since 1920. The Abbotts operated (or later would operate) hotels in New Hampshire, South Carolina, Florida, and New York. The former Greenleaf properties at Franconia Notch were held by the Profile and Flume Hotels Company. The Profile House was destroyed by fire in August of 1923 and, after briefly contemplating rebuilding, the Abbotts sold the land to the state for use as a state park. Ada (Whitney) Davis died in December of 1920 and the Hotel Vendôme continued to be owned by her estate. Charles Greenleaf continued to manage the hotel until his death in April of 1924. . Very Good. Illus. by Photos. Bagged & Boarded for Posterity.

$45.00

New Hampshire Genealogical an Illustrated Quarterly Magazine (Record Family History Genealogy in New Hampshire) (6) Vols. 1903-1910. (Original Hardcover Bound Volumes; 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

By Charles Tibbetts: editor; publisher, state librarian, and long-time member of the NHGS

Original Hardcover Bound Volumes of the first 7 years with the addition of Volume VII, no's 1 & 2 bound into volume 6 making it thicker by app. 100 pages than he other 5 volumes. My guess is the owner wanted it done and did not care to wait for more to follow. Perhaps Charles Tibbetts the editor; publisher, state librarian, and long-time member of the NHGS was about to call it quits as well.... who knows? A great set which presents well on the shelf. Evidence of very old water staining and a bit of bd. warping is present however it does not interfere with the text, illustrations or general visual appeal of this great NH genealogical periodical. This has also been reprinted but unfortunately that production lacks the frontis illustrations and covers as were retained with this professionally bound-up example. Likely done by the publisher as there are no binder stickers to the contrary. PS... looking for others to add but no promises. .

$165.00

The Crawford House: Crawford Notch, White Mountains, New Hampshire. Early Hotel Brochure Circa 1940.

By Thomas Dreier

Barron Hotels A 12 page photo illustrated brochure with an additional 8 pages of text, inserted post-publication, by NH author Thomes Dreier. (Sunny Meadows (1933), concerning he and Blanche's life on their farm in Moultonborough, New Hampshire) and other writings. Brochure likely then dates from the late 1930's - early 1940's with cars pictured from that era. Front cover may not be original. .

$18.00

Mountain View House: Whitefield, New Hampshire. Brochure .. Circa 1950

By Emma Macmillan Prop.

Double folding page unfolds to app. 18" x 16", photo illustrated advertising booklet from this hotel in the White Mountains of NH. About Fine condition. Circa 1950, Stipp tall pink wrappers with photo ppo front cover of the hotel foyer and entrance. Over 70 years of the same family ownership, W. F. Dodge and son. . About Fine. Bagged Posterity & Protection.

$15.00

Around Dimon's Corner - Signed

By Brigden, Theodore H.

North Wolfeboro Area Association, North Wolfeboro, 1985. Soft cover. Condition: Good, front cover and side a bit stained, still presents well. 216pp., index, appendices, ill., maps. Light wear. Signed by author with a friendly non-personalized inscription and dated 9/10/94.

$18.00

Mt. Crescent House Randolph, White Mountains, N.H. 1900

By J. O. George - Manager

Boston: Walker Litho. 16 page photo illustrated advertising booklet from this hotel in the White Mountains of NH over 100 years ago. Brown titled and stapled stiff Tan wrappers, oblong. Undated, circa 1900-1910.. About Fine. Bagged Posterity & Protection.

$45.00

Mount Madison House Gorham, N. H.: At the Gateway to the White Mountains. Circa 1875-1880 (Store Copy #2)

By C. A. Chandler - Prop.

Undated, Circa 1875-1880 A near fine example of this elusive booklet. 28 photo illustrated pages + stiff card covers in green illustrated with gilt and black titles, oblong, 24mo. States "Newly Constructed" on title page and is therefore very likely the first such booklett published. .

$85.00

Everyday Excursions : : --- Through the ---- Crawford : Notch. When to go .... What 'twill Cost. July 1st, 1889. A Folding Trip Schedule. Maine Central Railroad, White Mountains Line

By Payson Tucker General Manager

Maine Central Railroad. very Good condition. Double sided with text on 3 pages, train illustration on 4th page. Maine Central Railroad. Top of seam starting to split, else VG+ to near fine on stiff card wrappers.. Very Good. Bagged & Boarded for Posterity.

$35.00

Mt. Crescent House Randolph, White Mountains, N.H. 1925

By John H. Boothman . Prop., Illustrated by Photo

16 page photo illustrated advertising booklet from this hotel in the White Mountains of NH over 100 years ago. Brown titled and stapled stiff Tan wrappers, oblong. Front cover cut-out showing the waterfall at Mossy Glen in Randolph. Undated, circa 1922-1925. Photos show, among other things, 3 AMC huts' at Madison Springs. The 3rd hut was built in 1922 (The AMC Hut System History 1888-1988, p. 21 Stewart & Torrey). The Mt. Crescent House was also known as the HQ for the RMC (Randolph Mountain Club) for several decades. John H. Boothman Prop., This example has seen wear and rusty staples, loose pages and a bit od staining due to old water damage. Scarce. 'as is'. . About Fine. Bagged Posterity & Protection.

$18.00

Everyday Excursions : : --- Through the ---- Crawford : Notch. When to go .... What 'twill Cost. June 16th, 1902. A Large Folding Trip Schedule and Itinerary Guide. Maine Central Railroad.

By George F. Evans, Vice President & General Manager

Maine Central Railroad. Everyday Excursions : : --- Through the ---- Crawford : Notch. When to go .... What 'twill Cost. June 16th, 1902. A Large Folding Train Schedule and Itinerary Guide. Folded twice to unfold into a long trip rate and guide for trips through the white mountains beginning in cities; Boston, Montreal, Portland, Burlington, Wells River, etc... and stopping at many destinations on the way to; No. Conway, Profile House, Starr King, Summit Mt. Washington. Quite extensive. Near fine condition. Double sided with text on 8 pages illustrated with a photo of a train passenger car. Maine Central Railroad. . About Fine. Bagged & Boarded for Posterity.

$38.00

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