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Finestone, Roy

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.

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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


John Wilton(?) et al., seated at table, Montague
Montague Farm: John Wilton(?) 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

Unidentified with Volvo station wagon in front of Montague Farm
Montague Farm: Unidentified 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
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Provenance

Acquired from Dan and Nina Keller, 1999.

Processing Information

Processed by Dex Haven, August 2010.

Related Material

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.

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Names and Subject Terms
Subjects
  • Communal living–Massachusetts.
  • Communal living–Vermont.
  • Johnson Pasture Community.
  • Keller, Daniel.
  • Keller, Nina.
  • Light, Charles.
  • Montague Farm Community.
  • Wendell Farm Community.
Contributors
  • Finestone, Roy.
Genre terms
  • Photographs.

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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