Hockanum ferry, Mount Holyoke

Image

cj2175a.jpg

Title

Hockanum ferry, Mount Holyoke

Subject

Hadley (Mass.)
Ferries -- Massachusetts -- Hadley
Horses -- Massachusetts -- Hadley
Carriages -- Massachusetts -- Hadley

Description

A ferry carries a horse-drawn carriage across the Connecticut river. Two women and a girl sit on the carriage, one holding a parasol. Two gentlemen, one in the front, one in the back guide the ferry as a third gentleman stands looking across to the other shore. A rowboat and a bicycle are also attached to the ferry. Wooden poles visible behind them were part of the log control of trees cut up north and floated down the river to the Holyoke sawmills. Mount Holyoke with its summit house visible in the background. To the far right is a cliff of trap rock nicknamed "jungle stone" because of the tinkling sound as you walked on the loose pieces.

Creator

Johnson, Clifton, 1865-1940

Publisher

Jones Library Special Collections

Date

undated

Rights

This digital file may be used for educational uses, as long as it is not altered in any way. Prior written permission is required for any other use of the digital files from the Jones Library.

Relation

From the Clifton Johnson Collection

Type

Photographs

Identifier

CJ2175a

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

6.5 x 8.5

Citation

Johnson, Clifton, 1865-1940, “Hockanum ferry, Mount Holyoke,” Digital Amherst, accessed December 12, 2017, http://www.digitalamherst.org/items/show/2257.