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Nellie NewellStrawbery Banke Presents

We don’t know whether Helen Newell could really play the banjo. We do know that "Nellie", seen wearing a garland of pinecones, was the daughter of photographer Lafayette V. Newell. Born in Barnstead, Newell married Annie Rider of Portsmouth in 1857. His photography shop on Congress Street created an incredible record of Victorian Portsmouth.


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Nellie Newell

Early Photographs from the Collections of Strawbery Banke
by James L. Garvin & Susan Grigg, Peter Randall Publisher
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