A few weeks ago we received an e-mail from Maureen M who also researches SHACKFORD family history. She searches both SHACKFORDs and EMERSONs and found this photograph at an indoor fleamarket & antique store in Keene NH. She purchased the photograph because the back of the photograph has handwritten words Mr & Mrs Shackford from H L Emerson. She asked for help identifying the owners of the house. We reviewed our past blogs and believe that it this is most likely a photograph of the same house published in a past blog described in the article on the right. However, the landscape of the mountains behind the house seems slightly different - wondering if that's just because the photos were taken at a different angle and from a different distance from the home?
What do you think?
This photograph of the Passamaquoddy house which was owned by James M Shackford was found in the book Passaconaway in the White Mountains published in 1916 and were shared in a past blog. Unfortunately this house was destroyed by a chimney fire in February 1916 and is not available to look at today.
Beals Charles Edward, Jr, Passaconaway in the White Mountains (Boston: Richard G. Badger, 1916), page 236; digital images, Google Books (https://books.google.com : accessed 15 January 2015.
The Passaconaway Mountain Club, passaconaway mountain club.doc (https://docs.google.com/document/): accessed 16 January 2015),
Photograph, believe is of home of James M Shackford, also known as Passamaquoddy House , no date provided; digital image, digital image provided by Maureen M; privately held by Maureen M,, [address for private use], 2015. back of photograph states Mr & Mrs Shackford from R L Emerson, also says 2- x, 25 A12. purchased at indoor flea market and antique store in Keene, New Hampshire
Parkes Joanne Shackford, "Treasure Chest Thursday - Thanks to Google Books, we find James M Shackford's Biography and a Picture of His House in the Book Passaconaway in the White Mountains (Blog 239)," Parkes, Joanne Shackford, SHACKFORD Family History Blog 239, 15 January 2015 (http://shackfordgenealogy.weebly.com/shackford-blog/treasure-chest-thursday-thanks-to-google-books-we-find-james-m-shackfords-biography-and-a-picture-of-his-house-in-the-book-passaconaway-in-the-white-mountains-blog-239 : accessed 17 January 2015).