Photographs of Tamworth by Luther Howe Shattuck

Born in Malden, Massachusetts in 1878, Shattuck lived in several towns in greater Boston as a child and young man. In the years around 1900, he worked as a commercial photographer, and had an office in Boston. He later became a farmer, moving to Alberta, Canada, then back to his family home in Belchertown, Massachusetts. Shattuck died in Florida in 1960.

How these photos came to Tamworth

These photographs were taken by Luther Howe Shattuck, a Boston-based commercial photographer who visited the Tamworth area in the early 1900s.  His grandson, Stephen Jeffery of Barrington, NH donated the photographs to the Cook Memorial Library.  Stephen has a collection of his grandfather’s glass negatives.  He developed the photos himself and then looked online at church steeple images to figure out that the photographs were taken in Tamworth.  He brought a collection of photographs to the library and asked for help identifying other images taken in Tamworth.

These prints and others made by Stephen Jeffery from Luther Howe Shattuck glass plate negatives are in the Cook Memorial Library’s archive.