...an eagle's eyry

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...an eagle's eyry

Description

This image of Eagle Cliff was taken for the MWM by Lauren Plummer. The contemporary image was put into historical context by MWM scholar, Dr. Marcia Schmidt Blaine, using John H. Spaulding's 1858Historical Relics of the White Mountains: Also, a Concise White Mountains Guide.

Nineteenth-century guidebooks provided quite different information from today’s tourist information. Seldom did the books provided directions to a site since it was expected that tourists would hire guides. The earliest ones included literary references for each site; all nineteenth-century guidebooks presented long, vivid descriptions, even as author John Spaulding noted that “words cannot describe faithfully the magnificent scenery” of the White Mountains.

Eagle Cliff:

“Mount Eagle, on which is an eagle’s eyry [sic], is fifteen hundred feet high, and rises but a few rods from the Lafayette House.”

Creator

Photograph by Lauren Plummer; Excerpt by J. H. Spaulding

Source

Spaulding, John H. Historical Relics of the White Mountains: Also, a Concise White Mountain Guide. Mt. Washington: J.R. Hitchcock, [1858].

Date

Photograph taken 2013; Guidebook published 1858

Relation

Passing Through: The Allure of the White Mountains

Collection

Citation

Photograph by Lauren Plummer; Excerpt by J. H. Spaulding, “...an eagle's eyry,” The Cairn, accessed April 17, 2014, http://www.plymouth.edu/the-cairn/items/show/92.