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Catalog Number L2012.0093.0001
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description This color photograph depicts a Concord Coach.

In the foreground is a man on the far left dressed in a shirt and pants and wearing glasses. He is looking up at a Concord Coach which is in the foreground up on a wooden trailor. The coach faces to the right with the driver's seat on the far right . Across the top, just below the roof is lettering on the coach stating "Bear Camp River House". In 1870 Leander D. Sinclair sold his horses and coaches, who in turn sold them to James H. Plummer of Gilford, N.H. Plummer had just purchased Banks Hotel and renamed it the Bearcamp River House. He later sold all but one Coach ( #80) and had it redecorated and named "Bearcamp River House". The coach was used to transport guests from the railroad to the inn and to take them on sightseeing trips. In the background on the left is a large tree and some lower trees and bushes. In the far background on the left are houses and buildings visible through the trees. In the far background on the right are additional buildings, one appears to be a long warehouse. On the back is written "Union 3 col Coach", and "25%"and "N.H. Concord Coach".
Earliest Date 1940
Latest Date 1990
Place Laconia
Repository From the collections of Laconia Public Library
People Unknown Man
Search Terms Laconia
Concord Coach
Bear Camp Riverhouse
Subjects 1940s
1950s
1960s
1970s
1980s
Coaches
Horse-drawn Vehicles
Wagons
Wheels
Seating
Transportation
Businesses
Trees
Windows
Men
Trailers
Shirts
Pants
Glasses
Bushes
Buildings
Houses
Residences
Warehouses
Chains
Seating