...midway between the Basin and the Flume

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Title

...midway between the Basin and the Flume

Description

This image of The Pool 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 Conscise White Mountain 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.

The Pool:

“The Pool is situated midway between the Basin and the Flume. It is about a mile from the Flume House, in a wild, romantic grot, completely walled in by rocky cliffs.”

Creator

Photograph by Lauren Plummer; Excerpt by John 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

Identifier

Visit the spot where Lauren took this photograph: 44 6'15" N 71 40' 40" W

Collection

Citation

Photograph by Lauren Plummer; Excerpt by John H. Spaulding, “...midway between the Basin and the Flume,” The Cairn, accessed April 20, 2014, http://www.plymouth.edu/the-cairn/items/show/94.