William Newton's Hand-Colored Photographs of Vermont


Photograph of the Mad River Valley with care in the foreground
This is a collection of 46 hand-colored photographs, taken and tinted by William Alva Newton (1866-1958) of Little Valley, New York. The photographs are not dated, but the included biography suggests they were taken during Newton's employment as a traveling pocket knife salesman, between 1910 and the mid-1930s. Most photographs are scenic in nature, of Vermont's lakes, rivers, and roads. There are also two images that include the photographer in the foreground.


  • Leahy Libary, Vermont Historical Society

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Emerald Lake, Vermont
A photograph of Emerald Lake near the town of Dorset, Vermont. A train runs down the railroad tracks near the bank.

Lake Memphremagog, Newport, VT (Lady of the Lake)
A photograph of the passenger ferry Lady of the Lake. Based in Newport, Vermont, the Lady of the Lake transported people from Newport to Magog, Quebec for fifty years (1867-1917).

Sand Bar Bridge, So. Hero, VT
A photograph of South Hero's famous Sand Bar Bridge. An automobile is parked on the tree lined road.