George R. Bosworth Photographs


George R. Bosworth was a professional photographer in Central Vermont during the 1890s through 1910s. Besides his career as a jeweler, he photographed many scenes in Central Vermont as well as personal photographs, all of which he sold for a profit. He also developed a successful postcard business by making use of his photographs. In 1964 his son, Millard, presented 75 prints from his father’s negatives to the VHS. This collection of 75 black and white photographs contains some iconic images of central Vermont, including images of newsboys on Barre’s Main Street, a hayfield in Berlin, and the rooftops of Montpelier. Recently, the Vermont Historical Society was the recipient of a collection of over 850 glass plate negatives created by Bosworth. We will be scanning those plates as time allows, but until that is accomplished, here is a sampling from the prints that were made in the 1960s.


  • Leahy Library, Vermont Historical Society

Collection Tree

Early car and horse drawn carriages
Early car and two horse drawn carriages parked between the First Baptist Church and City Hotel.

Northfield's village hall, which also served as a fire station, a jail, a theater, and a meeting place.

E. L. Smith Quarry
Distant view of the E. L. Smith & Company Granite Shed, surrounded by several granite chunks.