After the completion of Galehead’s rebuild, an area was set aside in the new bunkroom hallway for croo pictures. Ned and Sally Baldwin scanned the old pictures and replaced them with prints that can be left year round in the hut. It’s a nice display and the original photos are now safely stored at the Baldwin’s shop, Gold Leaf Frame & Gallery in North Conway.
Now it’s on to Greenleaf and Zealand to replace the old pictures in the same manner. Thanks to Dave Porter and his work collecting and scanning pictures at Greenleaf’s Fiftieth Anniversary in 1980, much of Greenleaf’s pictures are now in at the Baldwin’s shop. There are still some Greenleaf croo pictures missing >from the years: 1931, 1934, 1936-1945, 1947, 1948, 1956, 1958, 1959, 1963, 1964, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1998-2000.
The Zealand collection is still in boxes at Pinkham and awaits a review to determine missing croos.
The Baldwins are contributing their expertise and much donated labor, but can’t do these projects for freebies. Thanks to a generous offer from Jack Tracy, Greenleaf’s project will receive very substantial funding from him. Chris Thayer can have the AMC contribute $250 per hut, but the rest is up to us. Rough budget estimates will run around $1500-$1750 per hut.
Here’s how you can help the Baldwins. If you worked on any of the missing Greenleaf croos or know anyone who did, dig through your old photos or slides to see if you have any images that show any of those missing folks during those years. Call Ned or Sally at work 603 356 3979 or home 603 939 2939. Their email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s how you can help fund both the Greenleaf and Zealand projects. Greenleaf could use $800-$900 and Zealand needs $1200-$1300. Your contribution can really help make sure that a visible token of our special tradition of camaraderie and esprit de corps extending back for generations of OH is preserved for the hiking public and future hut croos to understand and appreciate. Just make your check out to the OHA and send to OHA 80 Rowley Bridge Road Topsfield, MA 01983. Please write on your check, Zealand or Greenleaf framing project so John Meserve can keep track.