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Catalog Number H1991.0001.0001
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description This black and white photograph depicts the view south (southeast) along Lakeside Avenue.

The road is dirt and rutted with wagon wheel marks. At the center of the image is a group of men in uniform. They appear to be walking south, toward the New Hampshire Veterans Association Complex. There is a flag bearer at the front of the group.
Along the left side of the image one can see the tracks of the Boston & Maine Railroad. In the foreground is a gas light fixture. In between the street and tracks is a patch of lawn that is bounded by a row of utility poles. A palomino colored horse and wagon is parked at the base of one of these poles. Along the other side of the tracks one can see several buildings and the long canopy of the 1893 railroad station. There is a large water tower on the north end of the Station. There is a huge crowd of people standing under the canopy and waiting for a train. An American flag waves in the breeze at the far end of the canopy. A group of freight cars is pulled up on the main line outside of this building. Another car is pulled by a train toward Laconia to the right. Further down the tracks one can see a large building through the trees. This is the Music Hall.
Beyond one can see a large farm house with barn buildings in a field off of White Oaks Road. This is the Sallies' Farm.
In the foreground at the right side of the street one can see Tarlson's store. Several people stand on a platform outside of the 3 story structure with gambrel roof. The building has four dormer windows that face the street. They have louvered shutters. Below is a striped awning. One can see "Variety Store" painted above the awning in a dark color on the lightly colored clapboards of the building. A horse with small buggy is parked outside of the store.
Further down the street is small store building with an empty arm chair on its deck (possibly belonging to the Hotel Weirs that is located off camera on the hill above the expansive lawn beyond). Along this side of the street is a boarded sidewalk that is teaming with men and suits and women in dresses carrying parasols. A row of young maple trees bounds the lawn of the Hotel Weirs. There are two large poles on either side of the street at the pathway between the station and the Hotel Weirs. Beyond one can see the headquarters of the New Hampshire Veterans Association and several other buildings belonging to the Veterans Association.
"This Print by / ALBERT G. GARNEAU / FRANKLIN, N.H. 03235 / APR 5 1991" is stamped in blue on the back of the Kodak resin coated paper. There is no other inscription.
Photographer Garneau, Albert G.
Collection Historical Photograph Collection
Earliest Date 1893.0
Latest Date 1899.0
Place Lakeside Avenue, The Weirs,
History of Ownership Copy print of earlier image made by Albert G. Garneau April 5, 1991.
Related Publications 1. Book: Huse, Warren D. "Images of America Series: The Weirs." Dover, NH: Arcadia Publishing, 1996. Page 110-111.
Additional Information 0.0
Repository from the collection of Laconia Historical & Museum Society, Inc.
Search Terms The Weirs
Lakeside Avenue (Weirs)
Weirs Passenger Station
New Hampshire Veteran's Association Complex (Weirs)
NHVA Headquarters
Hotel Weirs (Weirs)
Tarlson, G.W. Store
Boston & Maine Railroad
Music Hall (Weirs)
White Oak's Road (Gilford)
Sallies Farm
Subjects 1890s
Animals
Avenues
Barns
Boardwalks
Business & finance
Business districts
Cabins
Carts & wagons
Chairs
Clothing & dress
Clubs
Commerce
Commercial buildings
Cottages
Dresses
Dwellings
Electric lines
Electricity
Farmhouses
Farmland
Farms
Farmsteads
Fields
Flag poles
Flagpoles
Flags
Freight
Freight cars
Furnishings
Furniture
Gas light fixtures
Gas street lamps
Gas-lighting
Gaslight fixtures
Hats
Horses
Houses
Jackets
Lawns
Light fixtures
Light poles
Lighting
Lines
Maples
Men
Militarism
Military ceremonies
Military parades & ceremonies
Music
Music halls
Organizations
Organizations' buildings
Organizations' facilities
Organized camps
Parades & processions
Parasols
Poles, Utility
Processions
Rail transportation
Railroad cars
Railroad depots
Railroad freight cars
Railroad platforms
Railroad rails
Railroad stations
Railroad ties
Railroad tracks
Railroads
Railways
Retail stores
Seating furniture
Shop windows
Shopping
Shops
Storefronts
Stores & shops
Street lamps
Street life
Street lights
Streets
Suits (Clothing)
Telecommunication lines
Trees
Trousers
Utility poles
Vehicles
Veterans
Veterans' organizations
Wagons
Water tanks
Water towers
Women