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This photo was taken by the Howes Brothers, local photographers extraordinaire, ca. 1882-1907. The farm, boy and dog are unidentified [as yet]. Modern reconnaissance suggests that this is a house located on State Highway 112 about 0.4 miles north of Porter Hill Road in Cummington. Please see related items in our photographs and archives database (Omeka) at
Modern photograph, item 20121128_143151r.jpg and
Historical photograph, item gn106.tif
Please contact us if you if you feel this identification is incorrect. This photograph was used in the 2006 Worthington Historical Society Calendar and was taken from the calendar, not the original negative. The WHS has many Howes Brothers photographs, but the Ashfield Historical Society is the central repository for their vast archive of local photographs.