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Finestone, Roy

Famous Long Ago Archive

Roy Finestone Photograph Collection, 1969-1990.

239 images
Call no.: PH 005
Nina, Smoky, Chuck, Janis (Smoky and Nina on bikes)
Nina, Smoky, Chuck, Janis (Smoky and Nina on bikes)

A wave of experimentation in communal living in New England reached a peak in the late 1960s and early 1970s, with dozens of communities spread across the landscape of western Massachusetts and Vermont. Nina Finestone joined the Johnson Pastures in Guilford , Vermont, in 1969, however after the main house there went up in flames on April 16, 1970, killing four people, she joined a number of its residents who moved to the nearby Montague Farm in Montague, Massachusetts. Nina married a fellow Montague farmer, Daniel Keller, and the couple moved to Wendell in 1980.

Providing exceptional visual documentation of life at Johnson Pasture, the Montague Farm, and Wendell Farm between 1969 and 1990, the Finestone collection is centered on the lives and family of Daniel and Nina Keller. All images were taken by Roy Finestone, Nina’s father, with a medium format camera using color transparency film.

Background on Roy Finestone

A wave of experimentation in communal living crested in New England in the late 1960s and early 1970s, with dozens of communities springing up across the landscape of western Massachusetts and Vermont. Cheap land, exhaustion with the fractious politics of the day, and a desire to rebuild society on new principles all fueled the communitarian impulse, but to say that no commune was typical is to underestimate how atypical they could be. At least 75 communes were established in Vermont alone, reflecting varying shades of political or spiritual commitments, varying degrees of communality, and a wide range of social theories. The radicals and revolutionaries of Red Clover and the back-to-the-landers of Earthworks were all part of the same general fabric as the hippies of Tree Frog Farm, which was once said to be dedicated to “nudity, psychedelic drugs and free love.” Nearly all shared a commitment to sparking change for a more egalitarian world.

Straddling the Vermont-Massachusetts border was a group of three particularly tightly knit communes that shared a common history that extends into the present. In the summer of 1968, Raymond Mungo, Verandah Porche and seven of their friends established Total Loss Farm on 90 acres in Packer Corners, Vermont. A small commune by most standards, the Farm emerged out of the vituperative split in the Liberation News Service, of which Mungo and Porche were founders. The personality of Total Loss Farm was distinctly bent toward the literary and artistic, reflected both in Porche’s poetry and Mungo’s memoir of his first year there, Total Loss Farm (1971).

During that same summer, Marshall Bloom, another LNS founder and refugee, established another commune just down the road in Montague, Massachusetts. Similarly anarchic in orientation, without leaders or plan, the Montague Farm had a somewhat more explicitly political flavor to it than Total Loss Farm, and several of its members were (or went on to become) prominent political and social activists. One member, Tom Fels, wrote that the Farm “was a place where you could become a new person and, we thought, create a real opening in the social fabric.”

A third commune, Johnson Pasture in Guilford, Vermont, was a different story. Rough hewn, muddy, and “medieval” in appearance, Johnson Pasture had an open door policy, accepting anyone who appeared on the doorstep, and although there was a small core of committed residents, the commune did not long survive. After a faulty stovepipe ignited a fire that destroyed the commune on April 16, 1970, killing four, several residents took shelter at Montague Farm.

Contents of Collection

Providing exceptional visual documentation of life at Johnson Pasture, Montague Farm, and Wendell Farm between 1969 and 1990, the Finestone collection is centered on the lives and family of Daniel and Nina (Finestone) Keller. A resident of Johnson Pasture, Nina moved to Montague after the 1970 fire. She later married her fellow Montague farmer, Daniel Keller, and the couple moved to Wendell in 1980. All images were taken by Nina’s father, Roy Finestone, with a medium format camera using color transparency film.

Collection inventory
Nina Keller as young girl.  Glass slide 2x2'

Nina Keller as young girl. Glass slide 2×2′

ca.1960
'Rules: No illegal drugs, no more pets, no soap in stream, no picknicers, visitors welcome, no minors overnight without parents okay, use trench'

Johnson Pasture Commune: ‘Rules: No illegal drugs, no more pets, no soap in stream, no picknicers, visitors welcome, no minors overnight without parents okay, use trench’

1969 Aug.
Building construction

Johnson Pasture Commune: Building construction

1969 Aug.
Building construction

Johnson Pasture Commune: Building construction

1969 Aug.
Field

Johnson Pasture Commune: Field

1969 Aug.
Field, with squash harvest in foreground

Johnson Pasture Commune: Field, with squash harvest in foreground

1969 Aug.
Front of the house, Volkswagen beetle

Johnson Pasture Commune: Front of the house, Volkswagen beetle

1969 Aug.
Group, infant, outside house

Johnson Pasture Commune: Group, infant, outside house

1969 Aug.
Kitchen at Johnson Pasture

Johnson Pasture Commune: Kitchen at Johnson Pasture

1969 Aug.
Kitchen at Johnson Pasture

Johnson Pasture Commune: Kitchen at Johnson Pasture

1969 Aug.
Lounging at dusk

Johnson Pasture Commune: Lounging at dusk

1969 Aug.
Lumber stacked in front of house, Volkswagen beetle

Johnson Pasture Commune: Lumber stacked in front of house, Volkswagen beetle

1969 Aug.
Preparing food in front of house

Johnson Pasture Commune: Preparing food in front of house

1969 Aug.
Rear view of house, laundry, and make shift table

Johnson Pasture Commune: Rear view of house, laundry, and make shift table

1969 Aug.
Red pickup truck in front of house, Johnson Pasture

Johnson Pasture Commune: Red pickup truck in front of house

1969 Aug.
Teepee and signboard

Johnson Pasture Commune: Teepee and signboard

1969 Aug.
Tent by stream

Johnson Pasture Commune: Tent by stream

1969 Aug.
Three women, Johnson Pasture

Johnson Pasture Commune: three women

1969 Aug.
Road to Johnson Pasture

Johnson Pasture Commune: Road to Johnson Pasture

1969 Fall
Breakfast at Brattleboro (Chuck Light and Nina)

Breakfast at Brattleboro (Chuck Light and Nina)

1970 June
Janis Light and Sequoia

Janis Light and Sequoia

1970 July
Nina, Chuck Light, Smoky, Janis, baby

Nina, Chuck Light, Smoky, Janis, baby

1970 July
Nina, Smoky, Chuck, Janis (Smoky and Nina on bikes)

Nina, Smoky, Chuck, Janis (Smoky and Nina on bikes)

1970 July
'17 room house and Nina's wagon,' Montague

Montague Farm: ’17 room house and Nina’s wagon,’ Montague

1970 Nov.
'Cows in barn,' Montague

Montague Farm: ‘Cows in barn,’ Montague

1970 Nov.
'Cows in barn,' Montague

Montague Farm: ‘Cows in barn,’ Montague

1970 Nov.
'Field in back of house,' [Montague]

Montague Farm: ‘Field in back of house,’ [Montague]

1970 Nov.
'Ill fated load of apples,' Montague

Montague Farm: ‘Ill fated load of apples,’ Montague

1970 Nov.
'John Wilton, Janis, Tony Matthew,' Montague

Montague Farm: ‘John Wilton, Janis, Tony Matthew,’ Montague

1970 Nov.
Nina Keller (8 months pregnant) and mother

Montague Farm: Nina Keller (8 months pregnant) and mother

1970 Nov.
'Paper mache in barn'

Montague Farm: ‘Paper mache in barn’

1970 Nov.
'Tony, Alex Kelly, Rick, and 'Burn'' (the dog)

Montague Farm: ‘Tony, Alex Kelly, Rick, and ‘Burn” (the dog)

1970 Nov.
'View down from road,' Montague

Montague Farm: ‘View down from road,’ Montague

1970 Nov.
Montague barn

Montague Farm: Montague barn

1970 Nov.
Dogs and baby (Eben) in snow in front of house, Montague

Montague Farm: Dogs and baby (Eben) in snow in front of house, Montague

1971 Jan.
'View from the window' (over snow covered field, looking east, Montague)

Montague Farm: ‘View from the window’ (over snow covered field, looking east, Montague)

1971 Jan.
Attic bedroom, Montague

Montague Farm: Attic bedroom, Montague

1971 Jan.
Baby (Eben) in basket

Montague Farm: Baby (Eben) in basket

1971 Jan.
Baby (Eben) in basket

Montague Farm: Baby (Eben) in basket

1971 Jan.
Chuck Light and baby (Eben), Montague

Montague Farm: Chuck Light and baby (Eben), Montague

1971 Jan.
Chuck, Nina, and baby (Eben)

Montague Farm: Chuck, Nina, and baby (Eben)

1971 Jan.
Chuck, Nina, baby (Eben)

Montague Farm: Chuck, Nina, baby (Eben)

1971 Jan.
Nina and baby

Montague Farm: Nina and baby

1971 Jan.
Nina asleep by the baby (Eben) basket

Montague Farm: Nina asleep by the baby (Eben) basket

1971 Jan.
Nina feeding baby (Eben)

Montague Farm: Nina feeding baby (Eben)

1971 Jan.
Nina feeding baby (Eben), Chuck

Montague Farm: Nina feeding baby (Eben), Chuck

1971 Jan.
Nina lying down, holding baby (Eben)

Montague Farm: Nina lying down, holding baby (Eben)

1971 Jan.
Nina standing, holding baby (Eben)

Montague Farm: Nina standing, holding baby (Eben)

1971 Jan.
Nina, baby (Eben), Nina's parents

Montague Farm: Nina, baby (Eben), Nina’s parents

1971 Jan.
Nina, baby, [John Wilton?], and cat, Montague

Montague Farm: Nina, baby, [John Wilton?], and cat, Montague

1971 Jan.
Chuck, Nina, et al.

Montague Farm: Chuck, Nina, et al.

1971 Jan.
Baking bread in kitchen (Nina's mother?), Montague

Montague Farm: Baking bread in kitchen (Nina’s mother?), Montague

1971 Jan.
Nina's mother cooking in kitchen, Montague

Montague Farm: Nina’s mother cooking in kitchen, Montague

1971 Jan.
Nina's mother in kitchen, Montague

Montague Farm: Nina’s mother in kitchen, Montague

1971 Jan.
Group gathered in kitchen, Montague

Montague Farm: Group gathered in kitchen, Montague

1971 Jan.
Living room and stove, Montague

Montague Farm: Living room and stove, Montague

1971 Jan.
Living room, Montague

Montague Farm: Living room, Montague

1971 Jan.
Chickens in coop, barn at Montague

Montague Farm: Chickens in coop, barn at Montague

1971 Jan.
Cows in stalls, barn at Montague

Montague Farm: Cows in stalls, barn at Montague

1971 Jan.
Cows in their stalls, barn at Montague

Montague Farm: Cows in their stalls, barn at Montague

1971 Jan.
Milking in the barn, Montague

Montague Farm: Milking in the barn, Montague

1971 Jan.
Outhouse in the snow, Montague

Montague Farm: Outhouse in the snow, Montague

1971 Jan.
Splitting wood in the snow, Montague

Montague Farm: Splitting wood in the snow, Montague

1971 Jan.
'Five months old' (Chuck Light and Eben?, Nina, unidentified in front of house, Montague)

Montague Farm: ‘Five months old’ (Chuck Light and Eben?, Nina, unidentified in front of house, Montague)

1971 Apr.
Baby (Eben) in baby seat

Montague Farm: Baby (Eben) in baby seat

1971 Apr.
Baby (Eben) in baby seat, laughing

Montague Farm: Baby (Eben) in baby seat, laughing

1971 Apr.
Bathing baby (Eben) in sink

Montague Farm: Bathing baby (Eben) in sink

1971 Apr.
Grandmother(?) holding baby (Eben) at table.

Montague Farm: Grandmother(?) holding baby (Eben) at table.

1971 Apr.
Nina spoon feeding baby (Eben)

Montague Farm: Nina spoon feeding baby (Eben)

1971 Apr.
Nina(?) spoon feeding baby (Eben)

Montague Farm: Nina(?) spoon feeding baby (Eben)

1971 Apr.
Nina's mother with baby (Eben)

Montague Farm: Nina’s mother with baby (Eben)

1971 Apr.
Unidentified woman holding baby (Eben)

Montague Farm: Unidentified woman holding baby (Eben)

1971 Apr.
'Janis and Sequoia, Eben 5 months' (also Chuck, Nina, Nina's mother in front of house, Montague)

Montague Farm: ‘Janis and Sequoia, Eben 5 months’ (also Chuck, Nina, Nina’s mother in front of house, Montague)

1971 June
Nina feeding chickens, mother and Eben, dog

Montague Farm: Nina feeding chickens, mother and Eben, dog

1971 June
Whit Garberson (?) et al., seated at table, Montague

Montague Farm: Whit Garberson (?) et al., seated at table, Montague

ca.1971 Fall
Kids looking at pig sty, Montague

Montague Farm: Kids looking at pig sty, Montague

ca.1971 Fall
Kids playing in field

Montague Farm: Kids playing in field

ca.1971 Fall
Nina, mother, and unidentified woman sitting in field, Montague

Montague Farm: Nina, mother, and unidentified woman sitting in field, Montague

ca.1971 Fall
Chuck and baby in front of car (Scout)

Montague Farm: Chuck and baby in front of car (Scout)

1972 Spring
Chuck and baby in front of car (Scout)

Montague Farm: Chuck and baby in front of car (Scout)

1972 Spring
Chuck and Nina and Eben(?)

Montague Farm: Chuck and Nina and baby

ca.1972 Spring
Chuck, Nina, four men, Janis, two babies, Nina's mother, standing by car

Montague Farm: Chuck, Nina, four men, Janis, two babies, Nina’s mother, standing by car

1972 Spring
Janis and Sequoia in front of greenhouse, Montague

Montague Farm: Janis and Sequoia in front of greenhouse, Montague

1972 Spring
Living room at Montague

Montague Farm: Living room at Montague

1972 Spring
Nina, Chuck, and baby (Eben?) in living room, Montague

Montague Farm: Nina, Chuck, and baby (Eben?) in living room, Montague

1972 Spring
Nina's father(?), Nina, and two young girls at water pump

Montague Farm: Nina’s father(?), Nina, and two young girls at water pump

1972 Spring
Nina's mother and baby (Eben?) in field above Montague farm, looking south over house and barn.

Montague Farm: Nina’s mother and baby (Eben?) in field above Montague farm, looking south over house and barn.

1972 Fall
Unidentified child and man inside house at Montague

Montague Farm: Unidentified child and man inside house at Montague

1975 Jan.
(?) by the road, sugaring

Montague Farm: (?) by the road, sugaring

1975 Mar.
Checking sap buckets, sugaring

Montague Farm: Checking sap buckets, sugaring

1975 Mar.
Kids standing in stream, Montague

Montague Farm: Kids standing in stream, Montague

1975 Mar.
Nina and young child (Eben?), inside house at Montague(?)

Montague Farm: Nina and young child (Eben?), inside house at Montague(?)

1975 Mar.
Nina driving tractor, three others, sugaring

Montague Farm: Nina driving tractor, three others, sugaring

1975 Mar.
Nina, her mother, two children, Janis (end), three others and two dogs in front of house at Montague

Montague Farm: Nina, her mother, two children, Janis (end), three others and two dogs in front of house at Montague

1975 Mar.
Riding the tractor while sugaring

Montague Farm: Riding the tractor while sugaring

1975 Mar.
Sap buckets on tree, sugaring (badly overexposed)

Montague Farm: Sap buckets on tree, sugaring (badly overexposed)

1975 Mar.
Skin curing and stretching (unidentified participants), Montague

Montague Farm: Skin curing and stretching (unidentified participants), Montague

1975 Mar.
Sugar house

Montague Farm: Sugar house

1975 Mar.
Tractor and farmers, sugaring

Montague Farm: Tractor and farmers, sugaring

1975 Mar.
Barn at Montague

Montague Farm: Barn at Montague

1976 Oct.
Barn at Montague with van and tractor, view from house looking south

Montague Farm: Barn at Montague with van and tractor, view from house looking south

1976 Oct.
Barn at Montague, roof under repair, duck in foreground

Montague Farm: Barn at Montague, roof under repair, duck in foreground

1976 Oct.
Chickens

Montague Farm: Chickens

1976 Oct.
House at Montague

Montague Farm: House at Montague

1976 Oct.
Man in wheelchair in Montague barn

Montague Farm: Man in wheelchair in Montague barn

1976 Oct.
Puppet

Montague Farm: Puppet

1976 Oct.
Roofing work on barn , Montague

Montague Farm: Roofing work on barn , Montague

1976 Oct.
Roofing work on barn, Montague

Montague Farm: Roofing work on barn, Montague

1976 Oct.
Roofing work on barn, Montague

Montague Farm: Roofing work on barn, Montague

1976 Oct.
Roofing work on barn, view from inside, Montague

Montague Farm: Roofing work on barn, view from inside, Montague

1976 Oct.
Roofing work on barn, view from inside, Montague

Montague Farm: Roofing work on barn, view from inside, Montague

1976 Oct.
Silo on barn, Montague

Montague Farm: Silo on barn, Montague

1976 Oct.
Three girls

Montague Farm: Three girls

1976 Oct.
Three little girls, Montague

Montague Farm: Three little girls, Montague

1976 Oct.
View of field, Montague

Montague Farm: View of field, Montague

1976 Oct.
View of hills, Montague

Montague Farm: View of hills, Montague

1976 Oct.
Young child on stone wall, Montague

Montague Farm: Young child on stone wall, Montague

1976 Oct.
Dan, Nina, and Eben inside at Montague

Montague Farm: Dan, Nina, and Eben inside at Montague

1977 Apr.
Kids playing in front of the greenhouse, Montague

Montague Farm: Kids playing in front of the greenhouse, Montague

1977 Apr.
Montague barn and silo under snow

Montague Farm: Montague barn and silo under snow

1977 Apr.
Nina, mother, unidentified, child, and milk cow in front of house, Montague

Montague Farm: Nina, mother, unidentified, child, and milk cow in front of house, Montague

1977 Apr.
People gathered in the kitchen at Montague (underexposed)

Montague Farm: People gathered in the kitchen at Montague (underexposed)

1977 Apr.
People in the kitchen, Montague (Seabrook No Nukes poster on wall)

Montague Farm: People in the kitchen, Montague (Seabrook No Nukes poster on wall)

1977 Apr.
Sugaring: collecting sap.

Montague Farm: Sugaring: collecting sap.

1977 Apr.
'Peter fixing roof on garage'

Montague Farm: ‘Peter fixing roof on garage’

1977 Oct.
House and arbor in fall color

Montague Farm: House and arbor in fall color

1977 Oct.
Nina and mother leading a calf in pasture, Montague

Montague Farm: Nina and mother leading a calf in pasture, Montague

1977 Oct.
Nina, mother, et al. splitting wood, Montague

Montague Farm: Nina, mother, et al. splitting wood, Montague

1977 Oct.
Two kids climbing high in a tree

Montague Farm: Two kids climbing high in a tree

1977 Oct.
Two unidentified farmers picking vegetables, Motangue

Montague Farm: Two unidentified farmers picking vegetables, Motangue

1977 Oct.
Dan and others around the Christmas tree

Montague Farm: Dan and others around the Christmas tree

1977 Dec.
'Baking school'

Montague Farm: ‘Baking school’

1978 June
Baking school

Montague Farm: Baking school

1978 June
Dan, baby, et al., in kitchen at Montague

Montague Farm: Dan, baby, et al., in kitchen at Montague

1978 June
Dan, Nina, Eben, and baby

Montague Farm: Dan, Nina, Eben, and baby

1978 June
Eben and baby

Montague Farm: Eben and baby

1978 June
Harvesting (with kids)

Montague Farm: Harvesting (with kids)

1978 June
Montague farmers

Montague Farm: Montague farmers

1978 June
Nina and baby (baby in No Nukes t-shirt)

Montague Farm: Nina and baby (baby in No Nukes t-shirt)

1978 June
Nina and Eben

Montague Farm: Nina and Eben

1978 June
Nina and family at picnic

Montague Farm: Nina and family at picnic

1978 June
Nina feeding baby

Montague Farm: Nina feeding baby

1978 June
Nina, baby et al under tree (underexposed image)

Montague Farm: Nina, baby et al under tree (underexposed image)

1978 June
Ploughing with tractor (Nina at wheel)

Montague Farm: Ploughing with tractor (Nina at wheel)

1978 June
Steve Diamond with Volvo station wagon in front of Montague Farm

Montague Farm: Steve Diamond with Volvo station wagon in front of Montague Farm

1978 June
House at Wendell(?)

Wendell Farm: House at Wendell(?)

1978 Sept.
Keller family at barn

Wendell Farm: Keller family at barn

1978 Sept.
Keller family at barn

Wendell Farm: Keller family at barn

1978 Sept.
Milk cow and newborn calf

Wendell Farm: Milk cow and newborn calf

1978 Sept.
Milk cow and newborn calf

Wendell Farm: Milk cow and newborn calf

1978 Sept.
Baby with pans

Wendell Farm: Baby with pans

1979 Mar.
Kellers and other farmers at ??

Wendell Farm: Kellers and other farmers at ??

1979 Nov.
Logs

Wendell Farm: Logs

1979 Nov.
Unidentified at ?? (see 193)

Wendell Farm: Unidentified at ?? (see 193)

1979 Nov.
Unidentified couple at ?? (see 193)

Wendell Farm: Unidentified couple at ?? (see 193)

1979 Nov.
Sleeping on a mattress on the floor

Wendell Farm: Sleeping on a mattress on the floor

1979 Nov.
Farm in snow

Wendell Farm: Farm in snow

1979 Dec.
In the kitchen

Wendell Farm: In the kitchen

1979 Dec.
Keller kids on stoop

Wendell Farm: Keller kids on stoop

1979 Dec.
Nina(?) and kids in kitchen

Wendell Farm: Nina(?) and kids in kitchen

1979 Dec.
Underexposed

Wendell Farm: Underexposed

1979 Dec.
Dan and Nina Keller, kids

Wendell Farm: Dan and Nina Keller, kids

1980 Sept.
House at Wendell

Wendell Farm: House at Wendell

1980 Sept.
Keller(?) boys, inside

Wendell Farm: Keller(?) boys, inside

1980 Sept.
Kids inside, Wendell?

Wendell Farm: Kids inside, Wendell?

1980 Sept.
View of house, Wendell?

Wendell Farm: View of house, Wendell?

1980 Sept.
House at Wendell

Wendell Farm: House at Wendell

198 Oct.5
Nina and kids, Wendell

Wendell Farm: Nina and kids, Wendell

198 Oct.5
Dan seated by ditch, pickup truck in background, Wendell

Wendell Farm: Dan seated by ditch, pickup truck in background, Wendell

1982 May
Mother, Nina, unidentified at Wendell

Wendell Farm: Mother, Nina, unidentified at Wendell

1982 May
Nina and unidentified planting (perennials), mother looking on, Wendell

Wendell Farm: Nina and unidentified planting (perennials), mother looking on, Wendell

1982 May
Three children on front steps, Wendell

Wendell Farm: Three children on front steps, Wendell

1982 May
Two kids on tractor, Wendell

Wendell Farm: Two kids on tractor, Wendell

1982 May
Nina's mother and children, Wendell

Wendell Farm: Nina’s mother and children, Wendell

1982 Dec.?
Dan, Nina, children, Wendell

Wendell Farm: Dan, Nina, children, Wendell

1983 June
Dan, Nina, tractor at Wendell

Wendell Farm: Dan, Nina, tractor at Wendell

1983 June
Nina in woods, Wendell

Wendell Farm: Nina in woods, Wendell

1983 June
Walking through meadow, Wendell

Wendell Farm: Walking through meadow, Wendell

1983 June
Children walking in from woods, Wendell

Wendell Farm: Children walking in from woods, Wendell

1986 Spring
Keller family at doorway, Wendell

Wendell Farm: Keller family at doorway, Wendell

1986 Spring
Keller family, Wendell

Wendell Farm: Keller family, Wendell

1986 Spring
Side, house at Wendell

Wendell Farm: Side, house at Wendell

1986 Spring
Wendell

Wendell Farm: Wendell

1986?
Keller family, Wendell

Wendell Farm: Keller family, Wendell

1986 Dec.
Nina and black lab

Wendell Farm: Nina and black lab

1986 Dec.
Keller son and ?

Wendell Farm: Keller son and ?

1986 winter
Three children in living room

Wendell Farm: Three children in living room

1986 winter
Keller children?, dog

Wendell Farm: Keller children?, dog

1987 spring
Nina Keller and Roy Finestone (father)?, two dogs, Wendell

Wendell Farm: Nina Keller and Roy Finestone (father)?, two dogs, Wendell

1987 spring
Nina Keller, mother?, Wendell

Wendell Farm: Nina Keller, mother?, Wendell

1987 spring
Dan Keller and parents (in-laws?)

Wendell Farm: Dan Keller and parents (in-laws?)

1987 Dec.
Dan Keller(?) and children opening Christmas presents

Wendell Farm: Dan Keller(?) and children opening Christmas presents

1987 Dec.
Boy on snowy road

Wendell Farm: Boy on snowy road

1987 Dec.
Dan Keller(?) with snowball and two others on snowy road, NH?

Wendell Farm: Dan Keller(?) with snowball and two others on snowy road, NH?

1987 Dec.
Keller daughter with snowball

Wendell Farm: Keller daughter with snowball

1987 Dec.
Keller son with sled

Wendell Farm: Keller son with sled

1987 Dec.
Two kids by road in snow

Wendell Farm: Two kids by road in snow

1987 Dec.
Two kids in snow

Wendell Farm: Two kids in snow

1987 Dec.
Nina Keller on snowy road

Wendell Farm: Nina Keller on snowy road

1987 Dec.
Dan Keller, Family at Christmas

Wendell Farm: Dan Keller, Family at Christmas

1987 Dec.
Dan Keller, family, at table

Wendell Farm: Dan Keller, family, at table

1987 Dec.
House in snow

House in snow

1987 Dec.
Nina and Dan Keller at al., living room, N.H.

Wendell Farm: Nina and Dan Keller at al., living room, N.H.

1987 Dec.
Nina Keller and kids, N.,H.

Wendell Farm: Nina Keller and kids, N.,H.

1987 Dec.
Nina Keller, father (in law?)

Wendell Farm: Nina Keller, father (in law?)

1987 Dec.
Swimming in pool (at hotel?)

Swimming in pool (at hotel?)

1987 Dec.?
Dan and Nina Keller, kids, Roy Finestone(?), Wendell visit

Wendell Farm: Dan and Nina Keller, kids, Roy Finestone(?), Wendell visit

1988 Sept.
Cabin on hill (cow and chickens in foreground), Wendell

Wendell Farm: Cabin on hill (cow and chickens in foreground), Wendell

1990 Oct.
Chicken and chicks, Wendell

Wendell Farm: Chicken and chicks, Wendell

1990 Oct.
Dan and Nina Keller, dogs, mother(?) resting on walk in woods, Wendell

Wendell Farm: Dan and Nina Keller, dogs, mother(?) resting on walk in woods, Wendell

1990 Oct.
Dan Keller and child, dog, dragging wood through woods, Wendell

Wendell Farm: Dan Keller and child, dog, dragging wood through woods, Wendell

1990 Oct.
Eben Keller and grandmother(?), Brandeis campus

Wendell Farm: Eben Keller and grandmother(?), Brandeis campus

1990 Oct.
Eben Keller in parking lot, Brandeis

Wendell Farm: Eben Keller in parking lot, Brandeis

1990 Oct.
Nina and Dan Keller and children on walk in woods, Wendell

Wendell Farm: Nina and Dan Keller and children on walk in woods, Wendell

1990 Oct.
Nina Keller and red dog, Wendell

Wendell Farm: Nina Keller and red dog, Wendell

1990 Oct.
Nina Keller, Wendell

Wendell Farm: Nina Keller, Wendell

1990 Oct.
Nina, Dan Keller and family on walk, Wendell

Wendell Farm: Nina, Dan Keller and family on walk, Wendell

1990 Oct.
Stream in the woods, Wendell

Wendell Farm: Stream in the woods, Wendell

1990 Oct.
Stream in woods, Wendell

Wendell Farm: Stream in woods, Wendell

1990 Oct.
Swaddled baby, Florida

Swaddled baby, Florida

1991 Oct.
Dan driving John Deere tractor, baling hay, Wendell(?)

Wendell Farm: Dan driving John Deere tractor, baling hay, Wendell(?)

ca.1980
Dan driving tractor, Wendell(?)

Wendell Farm: Dan driving tractor, Wendell(?)

ca.1980
Dan on John Deere tractor, Wendell(?)

Wendell Farm: Dan on John Deere tractor, Wendell(?)

ca.1980
Dan on tractor, baling hay, Wendell(?)

Wendell Farm: Dan on tractor, baling hay, Wendell(?)

ca.1980
Dan on tractor, Wendell(?)

Wendell Farm: Dan on tractor, Wendell(?)

ca.1980
Haying, Wendell(?)

Wendell Farm: Haying, Wendell(?)

ca.1980
Haying, Wendell(?)

Wendell Farm: Haying, Wendell(?)

ca.1980
Haying, Wendell(?)

Wendell Farm: Haying, Wendell(?)

ca.1980
Haying, Wendell(?)and once again and once again

Wendell Farm: Haying, Wendell(?)and once again and once again

ca.1980
Nina and unidentified woman, haying, Wendell(?)

Wendell Farm: Nina and unidentified woman, haying, Wendell(?)

ca.1980
Nina on hay truck, Wendell(?)

Wendell Farm: Nina on hay truck, Wendell(?)

ca.1980
Truck loaded with hay bales, Wendell(?)

Wendell Farm: Truck loaded with hay bales, Wendell(?)

ca.1980
Two children on hay truck, Wendell(?)

Wendell Farm: Two children on hay truck, Wendell(?)

ca.1980
Calf and German shepherd, Wendell(?)

Wendell Farm: Calf and German shepherd, Wendell(?)

ca.1980
Nina and Holstein calf, Wendell(?)

Wendell Farm: Nina and Holstein calf, Wendell(?)

ca.1980
Nina and Holstein calf, Wendell(?)

Wendell Farm: Nina and Holstein calf, Wendell(?)

ca.1980
Nina with Holstein calf, Wendell(?)

Wendell Farm: Nina with Holstein calf, Wendell(?)

ca.1980
Rooster and hen

Wendell Farm: Rooster and hen

ca.1980
Rooster, Wendell(?)

Wendell Farm: Rooster, Wendell(?)

ca.1980
Administrative information
Provenance

Acquired from Dan and Nina Keller, 1999.

Digitized content

All images in the collection have been scanned and are available online through our digital repository, Credo.

Processing Information

Processed by Dex Haven, August 2010.

A part of the Famous Long Ago Archive, the Finestone Collection is one of several in the Department of Special Collections and University Archives that document the alternative communities and counterculture of New England.

Copyright and Use (More informationConnect to publication information)

Cite as: Roy Finestone Photograph Collection (PH 005). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

Subjects

  • Communal living--Massachusetts
  • Communal living--Vermont
  • Johnson Pasture Community (Vt.)
  • Keller, Daniel
  • Keller, Nina
  • Montague Farm Community (Mass.)
  • Wendell Farm Community (Mass.)

Contributors

  • Finestone, Roy
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