Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Weathervane Wednesday ~ Another Centaur?

Every Wednesday for more than three years Vincent and I have been posting photographs of weather vanes located in or near the Nutfield area (the former name for the land where Londonderry, Derry and Windham, New Hampshire are now located). Most are historically interesting or just whimsical and fun weather vanes. If you know an interesting weather vane, please send me an email or leave a comment below.

Today's weather vane was found over the border in Vermont. Have fun guessing where you may have seen this weather vane.

Do you know the location of weather vane #174? Scroll down to see the answer....

Click to enlarge, it's easier to read!
Two weeks ago I featured a mermaid here at Weathervane Wednesday, and this week it's another mythical creature- a centaur.  The very first weather vane ever at this series, weather vane #1, was the famous gilded centaur from Londonderry, New Hampshire's Mack's Apple Orchard barn, you can see it by clicking HERE or scroll down.  This centaur is from the collection at the Stage Coach Gallery at the Shelburne, Museum.  It is attributed to A. L. Jewell & Company, of Waltham, Massachusetts.  They were active between 1852 and 1857 when Jewell and his partner were fatally injured, and the company was bought out by Cushing and White.

This is the centaur weather vane in Londonderry....

Weather Vane #1

Click here to see the entire collection of Weathervane Wednesday posts!

The Shelburne Museum - 

Silhouettes in the Sky: The Art of the Weathervane, by Jean M. Burks, The Shelburne Museum, 2006 [available at the main gift shop at the Shelburne Museum - this is the only book on their collection of weather vanes]

Copyright 2014, Heather Wilkinson Rojo

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