Photos from PSNH's Archives

They Worked Along by the Old Canal (1927)

These workers are installing underwater electric cable in the canal of Manchester’s Millyard (which is now Canal Street). Both photos were taken on June 8, 1927. Here’s another picture from that day.

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She’s Electric (1930s)
Employees at the Home Service Department in Nashua (205 Main St.).

She’s Electric (1930s)

Employees at the Home Service Department in Nashua (205 Main St.).

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Keep Digging (c. 1955)

Between 1953 and ’56, three new units were added to Schiller Station, located in Newington. These two photos show the construction of Unit 5, which took place around 1955.

50 years later, the Unit 5 coal boiler was replaced with one that burns clean wood chips. The facility, which is called Northern Wood Power, produces 50 megawatts of cleaner, greener electricity. 

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It’s Rough Out There, High Water Everywhere (1896)

This collection of photos from Manchester shows damage following the Flood of 1896 (which occurred around March 2).

The first two photos show high water on the Merrimack River and the old (covered) Amoskeag Bridge.

Photos three and four are both labeled “McGregor Bridge,” which occupied the same location as today’s Bridge St. Bridge (Notre Dame). We’re not sure whether they are from before and after the flood, or if the second photo is actually the old Granite St. Bridge.

The final pair show the damage done to Kelly’s Falls Station on the Piscataquog River. According to the caption, “The high water wrecked the original generating plant five years after it was built.”

According to one of the reports on this page:

It is officially announced that the mills of the Amoskeag corporation will be closed for two months, except the Jefferson for one month, on account of the damage done by the flood. Ten thousand people are out of work.
—North Adams Transcript, North Adams, MA, 3 Mar 1896

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All Embedded in Ice (1929)

A lineman in Keene shows off a frozen branch after a December 1929 ice storm.

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The Table is Oh, So Full (1953)
This photo was taken at General Electric’s Research Center in Schenectady, NY, where PSNH employees were participating in a simulation study. We’re not sure the exact nature of the study, but given the year, it may have been for a turbine destined for Merrimack Station.
In addition to John Salo, who is standing on the left, the PSNH employees are seated at the table. From left to right: A.L. Spaulding, Stan Clark, A.R. Christlieb, J.L. Evans, and Unknown.
The two men using the simulator on the right are believed to be GE employees.
Very special thanks to PSNH’s Phil Martin for shedding some light on this photo.
Photo date: December 2, 1953

The Table is Oh, So Full (1953)

This photo was taken at General Electric’s Research Center in Schenectady, NY, where PSNH employees were participating in a simulation study. We’re not sure the exact nature of the study, but given the year, it may have been for a turbine destined for Merrimack Station.

In addition to John Salo, who is standing on the left, the PSNH employees are seated at the table. From left to right: A.L. Spaulding, Stan Clark, A.R. Christlieb, J.L. Evans, and Unknown.

The two men using the simulator on the right are believed to be GE employees.

Very special thanks to PSNH’s Phil Martin for shedding some light on this photo.

Photo date: December 2, 1953

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Stamp of Approval (unknown date)
We’re not sure who this woman is, or which one of our offices she’s working at, but she appears to be approving something with a stamp. Was the man paying a bill? Getting a document notarized? Do you know?

Stamp of Approval (unknown date)

We’re not sure who this woman is, or which one of our offices she’s working at, but she appears to be approving something with a stamp. Was the man paying a bill? Getting a document notarized? Do you know?

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How Cold? Ice Cold (1902)
This is a photo of Manchester’s old Amoskeag Dam on the Merrimack River. Here’s a 1936 photo of ice breaking over the current hydroelectric station that was built in 1924. 
Photo date: Jan. 6, 1902

How Cold? Ice Cold (1902)

This is a photo of Manchester’s old Amoskeag Dam on the Merrimack River. Here’s a 1936 photo of ice breaking over the current hydroelectric station that was built in 1924. 

Photo date: Jan. 6, 1902

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Happy Holidays from 1921! (Dec. 1921)
This was the storefront for Manchester Traction, Light & Power’s electric showroom in Nashua, NH.
Here’s what one looked liked ten years later.

Happy Holidays from 1921! (Dec. 1921)

This was the storefront for Manchester Traction, Light & Power’s electric showroom in Nashua, NH.

Here’s what one looked liked ten years later.

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Working in Stark (c. 1980s)
This line crew is working on a power line in front of the Union Church on Stark Hwy. in Stark.
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Working in Stark (c. 1980s)

This line crew is working on a power line in front of the Union Church on Stark Hwy. in Stark.

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