Selcombe: Family Scrapbooks 1928-1938

Stacks of photo albums sit on the table next to the fireplace at Selcombe and capture the daily life of a summer place in Brookline, Vermont over the last one hundred years.  Five generations have loved this 750-acre hill farm with its swimming hole, 1819 brick Cape and English-style barn.  Each generation has pasted in photos and recorded a caption and dates in neat handwriting of visits to the farm. The photos change from black and white to color over time, but the stories remain the same. Below are a few images snapped sometime between 1928-1938.

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The Planters.

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Heading up to Selcombe in 1928.

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The farmstead, 1931.

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Helping with chores.

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Bringing in the hay.

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The swimming hole.

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Camping connected each generation with nature and a love of the land, which they carried forward in life.

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Summer tea parties.

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The maple tree is long gone, but the bell continues to ring everyone in to supper. The stone bench to the right is now surrounded by tall ferns.

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Pressing apples for cider.

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Reading en plein air, 1931.

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Circa 1928.

Just as it was one hundred years ago, Selcombe is suitable to practice sustainable agriculture, keep horses or just to breathe. The investment value of the property is underpinned by just over 700 forested acres.

Learn more about Selcombe’s history.

For the first time in a century, Selcombe is for sale.

 


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