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Areas of interest
I've been doing photography since about 1984. Some of my favorite subjects are architecture, Civil War memorials, historic downtowns, and colleges.
Wiki Loves Monuments
I was delighted to participate in the 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2019, and 2020 "Wiki Loves Monuments" WikiProjects. I contributed photos both in the New England area where I live, but also in places I traveled to. I am gratified to have been selected as the third place winner in the 2012 Wiki Loves Monuments U.S. contest.
19th-century New England
I've written and contributed to several articles on people and places of 19th Century New England. In particular, I created or fleshed out articles on many of the mayors of Providence (and photographed one).
Wikipedia articles created and mostly written by me
- John Ames (captain) (1738–1805), patriot and shovel maker; Feb 2016
- Frederick Lothrop Ames (1835–1893), the richest man in Massachusetts; Feb 2016
- Oliver Ames, Sr. (1779–1863); patriarch of the Ames family; Feb 2016
- William C. Baker (1858–1931), a lawyer and 20th Mayor of Providence, Rhode Island.
- Henry Rodman Barker (1841–1901), 15th Mayor of Providence, RI
- Amos C. Barstow (1813-1894) 3rd mayor of Providence, Rhode Island, 1852-1853; created Feb 2015
- Simeon Benjamin (1792—1868), American businessman, philanthropist, and benefactor of Elmira College; May 2020
- Joseph A. Bevilacqua Sr. (1918–1989), Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court 1976–1986. March 2017
- Thomas M. Burgess, (1806–1856), 2nd Mayor of Providence, 1841-1852; June 2014
- George L. Clarke (1813–1890), 10th Mayor of Providence RI; June 2014
- John F. Collins (1872–1962), Mayor of Providence 1939–1941; September 2016
- Harriet Patience Dame (1815–1900) New Hampshire Civil War Nurse. Local hero in New Hampshire. Her portrait hangs in the New Hampshire state house; April 2015.
- Walter R. Danforth (1787–1861), 4th Mayor of Providence, RI
- Lucius B. Darling (1827–1896), Rhode Island businessman and Lieutenant governor of Rhode Island 1885-1887; April 2015
- Thomas A. Doyle (1827–1886), mayor of Providence for 18 years; June 2014
- James E. Dunne (1882–1942), Mayor of Providence for 12 years, 1927-1939.
- Dr. Susan Ann Edson, Civil War nurse; one of the first women doctors in the US; personal physician to President Garfield.
- Henry Fletcher (mayor) (1859–1953), Mayor of Providence 1909-1913
- Durr Freedley (1888–1938), artist. December 2015.
- Joseph H. Gainer (1878–1945), Mayor of Providence 1913–1927; January 2016
- Darius Goff (1809–1891), One of the leading textile manufacturers in the country in the early 1900s; May 2014
- Frank_Happersberger, (1859–1932) sculptor; May 2014
- William S. Hayward, (1835–1900): Baker, banker, and 12th mayor of Providence; June 2014
- James Howell (politician) (1829–1897) Mayor of Brooklyn, and friend of my wife's ancestor.
- Jabez C. Knight, (1815–1900): 8th Mayor of Providence, RI; June 2014
- James Sullivan Lincoln (1811–1888), Rhode Island portrait painter; May 2015
- Daniel Littlefield (1822–1891), Central Falls haircloth magnate and Lieutenant governor of Rhode Island
- Patrick J. McCarthy (1848—1921), Mayor of Providence, Rhode Island 1907-1909; Jan 2016
- Augustus S. Miller (1847–1905), 22nd mayor of Providence, Rhode Island; Jan 2016.
- Frank F. Olney (1851–1903), 18th mayor of Providence, Rhode Island 1894-1896
- Walter H. Reynolds (1901–1987), 30th Mayor of Providence, Rhode Island 1951-1965; November 2016
- Gilbert F. Robbins (1838–1889), 14th Mayor of Providence, RI; June 2014
- William M. Rodman (1814–1868), 7th Mayor of Providence, RI
- Charles Sydney Smith (mayor) (1828–1907), 16th Mayor of Providence, RI
- Henry A. Stearns (1825–1910), RI industrialist and Lt Governor
- Felix A. Toupin (1886–1965), Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island and Mayor of Woonsocket; January 2016
- George William Whitaker (1840–1916), the "Dean of Rhode Island Painters"; Jan 2016
- Mabel May Woodward (1877–1945), American artist; Created April 2015
Historic places, buildings, things
- Bee's Knees (cocktail), a prohibition-era cocktail; created September 2016
- Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library, Maine; created May 2014
- Damn the Weather (cocktail), created September 2016
- Dexter Asylum: a "poor farm" in Providence, RI. Since demolished. April 2014
- Dighton Community Church, Massachusetts. Construction was started before the revolutionary war. Feb 2016.
- Elvis Presley House, Memphis, TN. How has this not been written already? October 2016.
- Free African Union Society of Newport, Rhode Island; December 2017
- First Unitarian Church of Providence (Rhode Island); May 2014
- Frederick Apartments (Charlotte, North Carolina); September 2012
- Gately Building, Pawtucket, Rhode Island; September 2012
- Heiney's Meat Market, Black Earth, Wisconsin; March 2015
- List of Cornell University buildings; Previously there had been a "list of architects who worked on Cornell buildings," but I remade that completely to be more in line with other articles at other schools. I also took many photographs for this. July 2018
- National Association of Army Nurses of the Civil War April 2015
- Oak Hill Cemetery (Oak Hill, New York); May 2014
- Old Cony High School, Augusta, Maine; Feb 2015
- Old Post Office, Augusta Maine; Feb 2015
- Overman Wheel Company an early bicycle company in Massachusetts; includes a short biography of owner Albert H. Overman; Feb 2016
- Scholfield's Commercial College, a business college in Providence during the late 19th Century; Jan 2016
- Scimitar Building in Memphis, TN; October 2016
Wikipedia articles to which I made significant improvements
- Ben Bagdikian; details about his time at the Providence Journal
- Robert Livingston Beeckman (1866–1935), Rhode Island governor; added a lot of biographical information
- Malcolm Greene Chace (1875–1955); Was originally a small article about his tennis career; turns out he was one of the major industrialists in Rhode Island and "Father of Hockey in the United States"
- Joseph A. Doorley Jr.; added a lot of history
- William S. Flynn (1885–1966); added details of his governorship in what was a stub; Jan 20116
- Robert Knight (industrialist) added section on library in June 2020
- Herbert W. Ladd
- Seth Low (1850–1916); fleshed out details of his terms as Brooklyn mayor; May 2015
- William Henry Miller (architect); added works, and images
- David Wallis Reeves (1838 – 1900); bandleader and composer, from back when being a bandleader was a big deal
- Robert E. Quinn (1894–1975); added details about his time in the State Senate
- Daniel D. Whitney (1819–1914); wrote most of the biography of what was then a very small stub article; May 2015
- David Williston (1868–1964); added a lot of information on this landscape architect and Cornell alum
Places and things
- 8th Street Fountain; updated history in April 2019
- A. T. Cross Company; some history, and presidential use of Cross pens
- The American Band; added info about leaders Reeves and Bowen R. Church, added historical images
- Brick Store (Bath, New Hampshire); added some history
- Bristol Fourth of July Parade; Added history of controversies with Buddy Cianci and 2016 route change, as well as parades after 2016, and photos
- Columbus Square (Providence) and Statue of Christopher Columbus (Providence, Rhode Island); added first photos and historic info, as well as developments as the statue was removed
- Gately Building; updated recent conversion to apartments
- India Point Park; 19th century history as a transportation and shipping center
- Leroy Theatre; fleshed out the history
- List of tallest buildings in Rhode Island; updated almost every image
- List of Brown University buildings; added many photos, as well as added more recent buildings in 2019 and 2020
- Mechanical Fabric Company; was a stub about a run-down, abandoned old mill; now it's a thriving scene with apartments, a brewery, and donut factory!
- Old Overholt rye whiskey; based on a series of articles on this historic brand
- Providence Fire Department; added image of every firehouse
- The Providence Journal; history
- Roger Williams Park; lots of the images, and 2016 renovations
- Salmagundi Club; just one detail, really: women were not admitted until 1973. Odd that such a detail was omitted.
- Shepard Company Building; added history and photos in March 2020
- Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (Rochester, New York) added photo, history, details of speech in July 2020 and May 2021
- Timeline of Providence, Rhode Island; added many things
Neighborhoods of Providence
Fleshed out many of the "neighborhoods of Providence" articles with info and images; most of these were very short stubs with no images at all.
- Elmhurst, Providence, Rhode Island
- Elmwood, Providence, Rhode Island
- Lower South Providence, Providence, Rhode Island
- Mount Pleasant, Providence, Rhode Island
- Upper South Providence, Providence, Rhode Island
- Washington Park, Providence, Rhode Island
- Wayland Square
- West End, Providence, Rhode Island
Wikipedia articles that maybe should be created or improved
This is a list of articles that I think should be created. I might make these if I have time, but I'm perfectly happy if someone else wants to take a crack at them:
To be improved
Places and things to be created
- Bethpage Bikeway, New York
- The Independent Man, the famous sculpture atop the Rhode Island State House
- Keating Wheel Company currently redirects to Bob Keating, but maybe it should have its own article? source 1, source 2
- Pen and Brush Club, an art club for women founded in 1894 in NYC as a response to the all-male Salmagundi Club. mentioned here; source; history; sold their historic townhouse in 2012
- Providence City Hospital, opened 1910; in 1931 re-named Charles V. Chapin hospital, fell into decline and purchased by Providence College in 1974 source here's a list
- Speaker of the Rhode Island House of Representatives (currently a redirect); speaker biographies here | another source; could model it after Speaker of the New York State Assembly and Speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives; or could follow the structure of List of Speakers of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
- Society of Old Brooklynites, an organization which formed in the 1880's to oppose the merging of Brooklyn and Manhattan. It still exists. Many notable people were members, including Walt Whitman, Seth Low, and Henry Chadwick (writer). | article | another article | Google Books | another
- Sweets Knoll State Park, Massachusetts, created 2010. source. I have two images in Wikimedia Commons.
- Soldiers and Sailors Monument (Providence, Rhode Island) deserves an article
- Unity Church of North Easton, built 1875; noted for its stained glass windows by John La Farge
- Watchemoket Square, a village in East Providence that was prominent in the area in the late 1800s - early 1900s
- Warren County Bikeway, New York
- Whiskey Trust, a national organization of distilleries which tried to control prices. source and source and a thirdsource
People candidates to be created
- Frederick Stone Batcheller (1837-1889) , Providence artist.
- Hugo Breul (1854-1910), Rhode Island artist born in Germany. Buried at Swan Point Cemetery.
- Dorothy R. Crockett or Dorothy Crockett Bartleson, first african-american woman lawyer in Rhode Island. Projo article and RWU Law Magazine article
- George W. Danielson (1829–1884) Providence Journal publisher. source had a stroke, NYTimes Obit Died March 25, 1884
- Ebenezer Knight Dexter (1773–1824) RI businessman and philanthropist. Biography
- Harry Elkes, champion bicycle racer from Glens Falls, New York who specialized in Motor-paced racing, unfortunately died during a race. Lots of photos and bios of him online, just google his name. Here's one; and here's another.
- Harry Eldredge Goodhue (1873-1918), Boston-based stained glass window artist. Father of Harry Wright Goodhue. biography.
- Homer W. Heaton (1811-1899), Vermont politician and lawyer; founded Heaton Hospital in Montpelier, Vermont
- Frederick Stanhope Peck (1868-1947): Providence Businessman and RI political figure. Mentioned in article about Belton Court.
- William F. Sayles (1824-1894), founder of the Sayles Bleachery, philanthropist, older and arguably more well-known brother of Frederick C. Sayles, donor of Sayles Hall; link1, link2
- Charles A. Schieren, mayor of Brooklyn
- Amasa Sprague, a Cranston (RI) textile factory owner and patriarch of the influential Sprague family of Rhode Island.
- William J. Swinburne (1822-?), Mayor of Newport, Rhode Island 1855-1856, miller, flour manufacturer
- Dr. Amos Throop, (1736–1814) Revolutionary soldier, RI politician, and founder of the Rhode Island Medical Society. About Amos Throop.
- Mayors of Brooklyn resource starting page 380
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