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Catalog Number L1990.0116.T.0099
Object Name Print, Photographic
Scope & Content This lightly colored postcard depicts a scene at The Weirs which includes the New Hampshire Veterans' Association Grounds.

On the far left is the Headquarters of the New Hampshire Veterans' Association building. The structure has a set of stairs leading to the wrap around porch. There is a smaller, uncovered porch on the second level around the tower located on the right side of the building. There is a utility pole located in front of the building.The Hotel Weirs is located in the middle ground with a large cupola/tower in the front with many windows. The building has two levels of wrap around porches and a flagpole on the very top of the front cupola/tower. There is a large set of stairs leading up to the lower front porch.The New Hampshire Veterans' Association metal curve-shaped sign, stating "N.H. Veterans' Association", is located between the two buildings with two lamp posts located on the front of the driveway near the street which is in the very forefront of the picture. There are two more utility poles located along the street on the lower right side of the picture. The Soldiers' Monument depicting soldier Loammi Bean from the 8th New Hampshire Volunteer Regiment , who died on October 27, 1862. The monument was erected by his daughter and dedicated on August 29, 1894. The monument was reportedly destroyed by lightning on July 23, 1931. There are several large trees on the sides and in front of the buildings along the street. On the front is labeled "Scene at the Weirs, N.H.". On the back is labeled "Made in Germany For E.G. Baker and G.A. Quimby & Co., Laconia, N.H." On the upper right back side is labeled "Place Stamp Here. Domestic One Cent. Foreign Two Cents".
Title "Scene at the Weirs, N.H."
Earliest Date 1890
Latest Date 1930
Repository From the collections of Laconia Public Library
Search Terms The Weirs
New Hampshire Veteran's Association Complex (Weirs)
Loammi Bean Monument
Lakeside Avenue (Weirs)
Subjects 1890s
Monuments & memorials
Utility poles
Lamp posts