This is a vintage black and white photograph that depicts Idlewilde Camp at Second Connecticut Lake in Pittsburg, Coos County, New Hampshire.
It is presented in a simple, wood frame, with a dark gray mat. It is desirable due to the age, condition, original frame and subject matter. This is a gelatin silver photograph and we believe it to be circa early 1900s.
This scene depicts a serene view of a canoe on a small dock extending into Second Connecticut Lake, which is located in extreme northern New Hampshire and is one of 3 headwater lakes of the Connecticut River. Idlewilde Camp is now a privately owned area, not open to the public, but in its day, approximately 1870-1915, it was a highly popular spot for fishing, boating and for outdoor enthusiasts. Idlewilde was the northernmost of 4 resort camps in the Pittsburg area and it was about 8 miles south of the Canadian border. The picture is nicely done, with foliage in the foreground and the mountains against a cloudy sky in the background.
The frame has a dark stain and measures about 10 ¾" by 8 ¾". The photograph is about 6 ¾" by 4 ¾". It is unsigned on the front, but the reverse has a label stating "Second Lake from Camp Idlewilde, Coos Co., N.H.; Photo by Albert H. Moore".
The condition of the photograph is excellent. There are no water stains, and no signs of fading or foxing. Some silvering is evident. The frame has tight corners, minor scratches and scuffs but no breaks or cracks.
The size and condition of this picture make it a wonderful selection to add to your home, office or cabin! We are always offering a nice selection of vintage goodies, so please take a look through our shop for more beautiful items. We would be pleased to combine shipping on multiple purchases.
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Item ID: pic49-bg3241