Draper Hotel

Image ID: WPC 01:121
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Front:
Color image of the Draper Hotel on Main St in Northampton. The hotel consists of a central block with a wing on either side. The roof pediment of the central block reads "Fitch Block" and each wings has an "F" monogram on the roof pediment. An awning covers each window as well as the storefronts on the ground level. "Boyden's" is visible on a sign above one of the awnings. Pedestrians and bicyclists on the sidewalk in front of the hotel. A horse and buggy stopped outside the hotel.
Message on back reads: "Dear Mother, / This is a nice place. Smith College is here. Staid [sp] here over the 4th. Will go home tomorrow the 4th if it doesn't rain is doing that now. / Yours with love / J. C. N."
[Possible sender could be Jay C. Newton]
Back is addressed to: "Mrs. Della E. Newton / Dalton, Penna / R. D. #3"
Date is taken from postmark.

Image Details

Dublin Core
Title
Draper Hotel
Subject
Newton, Della E. | Newton, Jay C.
Description
Front:
Color image of the Draper Hotel on Main St in Northampton. The hotel consists of a central block with a wing on either side. The roof pediment of the central block reads "Fitch Block" and each wings has an "F" monogram on the roof pediment. An awning covers each window as well as the storefronts on the ground level. "Boyden's" is visible on a sign above one of the awnings. Pedestrians and bicyclists on the sidewalk in front of the hotel. A horse and buggy stopped outside the hotel.
Message on back reads: "Dear Mother, / This is a nice place. Smith College is here. Staid [sp] here over the 4th. Will go home tomorrow the 4th if it doesn't rain is doing that now. / Yours with love / J. C. N."
[Possible sender could be Jay C. Newton]
Back is addressed to: "Mrs. Della E. Newton / Dalton, Penna / R. D. #3"
Date is taken from postmark.
Date
4-Jul-22
Contributor
Donation of the Gutterman-Pohlman Family, Northampton. 2017
Identifier
WPC 01:121
Coverage
Northampton, Mass
Still Image Item Type Metadata
Original Format
Postcard
Physical Dimensions
Print size: 3.5" x 5.5"

Citation

“Draper Hotel,” Forbes Library Images from the Archives (Legacy site: Pre-2022), accessed July 13, 2024, https://images.forbeslibrary.org/items/show/4968.