...an impetuous stream, shaded by forest trees

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...an impetuous stream, shaded by forest trees

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 B. Batchelder's 1876 Popular Resorts, and How to Reach Them.

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 a curiosity scarcely less interesting, and should be visited by the tourist. An impetuous stream, shaded by forest trees, walled in by the precipitous ledges, escaping from the thicket above, leaps from the rocks into the deepening gloom below."

Creator

Photograph by Lauren Plummer; Excerpt by John B. Batchelder

Source

Batchelder, John B. Popular Resorts, and How to Reach Them. 3rd edition. Boston: John B. Batchelder, Publisher, 1875.

Date

Photograph taken 2013; Guidebook published 1875

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 B. Batchelder, “...an impetuous stream, shaded by forest trees,” The Cairn, accessed July 28, 2014, http://www.plymouth.edu/the-cairn/items/show/96.