Welcome the Keene Public Library to the Commons!

Overlook photo of Keene NH

Join us in welcoming the Keene Public Library and the Historical Society of Cheshire County to the Commons on Flickr. They join us with a comprehensive selection of sets depicting historic life in their region, replete with photochroms and a wealth of J.A. French’s photographs from the late 1880s.

Keene is the largest town in Cheshire County, located in the southwest corner of New Hampshire, USA. It is home to Mount Monadnock, one of the most climbed mountains in the world, which used to be frequented by Thoreau and Emerson. Marvel at Aerial & “Overlook” photos, Bridges of Keene & Cheshire County, Hurricanes, Floods, and Storms, Scenic Views and the Blizzard of 1888.

Mount Monadnock, Cheshire County, NH

City Pasture, Keene, NH

Blizzard of March 1888 - the "Great Cut" on Hardscrabble Road, opening travel between Chesterfield and West Swanzey

Grey, Kitty in Westmoreland New Hampshire   Marlboro Glen, New Hampshire

Central House in Jaffrey New Hampshire

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Photos from the Keene Public Library and the Historical Society of Cheshire County.