Thursday, August 22, 2013
I recently found five small photographs of Stanley automobiles. It looks like they may be copies of old photos. I have no idea where they came from. They are each carefully labeled on the back, and signed C.F. Stanley. So I inquired of Jim Merrick, archivist at the Stanley Museum in Kingfield, Maine. He wrote back that
"Carlton F. Stanley was the Stanley Brothers' nephew and right-hand-man - he was Superintendent of the Stanley Works, and later a fine violin-maker alongside his uncle Freelan. He apparently made up and signed these prints in the late 1940s - early 1950s, and they turn up from time to time. We would be delighted to have them. Carlton is considered one of the unsung heroes of the 'Stanley Story' around here."
So off they go to the Museum....
Here is one of them, with the inscription on the reverse.