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Watching Tom Bailey Grow Up

Young Tom Bailey / SeacoastNH.comPORTSMOUTH’S BAD BOY

Look into those not-so-innocent eyes. This is real ‘bad boy" as he looked roughly during the time TB Alcrich lived in Portsmouth, NH. Now move the time machine forward and watch him grow. This series of amazing photos tracks the once famous author from juvenile delinquent to Atlantic Monthly editor. Click on each set of images to see large pictures of the evolving author of "Story of a Bad Boy" and "Old Town by the Sea".



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Thomas Bailey Aldrich’s Life in Photographs

Aldrich at age 27 / SeacoastNH.comEven in his early 70s, Thomas Bailey Aldrich had an impish twinkle in his eye and the look of the boy he had been long ago. We have a clear photographic record of the popular writer from his youthful days in Portsmouth, NH, to New York, as a journalist in the Civil War, a youthful writer and a mature editor.

Like one of the Lost Boys from Peter Pan, Aldrich in many ways, never grew up. Today his childhood homes has been restored to the way it appears in his classic novel Story of a Bad Boy, now at Strawbery Banke Museum. Images here come largely from his only two biographies -- the first by Ferris Greenslet (1907) and "Crowding Memories" by Mrs. Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1920). -- JDR

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Tom as a Boy /

TB Aldrich Young Man /

TB Alcrich /

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