Leaving New Jersey :
Mt. Washington, N.H.
A panoramic view of the valley stretching to the foot of Mount Washington in New Hampshire with wildflowers in the foreground. Various roads, some with automobiles moving along them, run through the landscape. A water tower sits in the left distance. Far back, shrouded by clouds, loom sections of the White Mountains and Mount Washington itself.

The Bretton Arms Hotels is the large building taking up the center of the shot. It has become a National Historic Landmark and is also listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Still in business today as the Omni Mount Washington Resort, the hotel has an important place in world history as, in 1944, the International Monetary Conference met there and established the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

Much of the landscape you see is still either part of the Resort or part of the White Mountain National Forest. In 1975, the hotel sold 6,400 acres of woodland to the government so that it could be included in the National Forest.

Elton's notes say that the Mount Washington Cog Railway, a National Historic Engineering Landmark that goes to the top of the mountain, can be seen in the background. It is also still in use today and recently introduced its first biodiesel engine in 2009.

Bretton Woods, NH
Wade, Elton H. L.
Object Name:
Negative, Sheet Film
Object ID:
Other #:
616 241
Film Size:
2 1/2 x 4 1/4 in.
Franklin Township Public Library
Elton H. L. Wade Photograph Collection
Related Link:
Visit here for more information on the Bretton Arms Hotel.
See www.thecog.com for more information on the Cog Railway.
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Mt. Washington with Bretton Arms Hotel 616 241Mt. Washington with Bretton Arms Hotel 616 241