Find out how Athenaeum Photographic Collections Manager James Smith pieced together a puzzle, putting online more than 1,800 images of buildings photographed decades ago by the Portsmouth Advocates. Plus, meet Athenaeum President Jeff Keefe and more than 30 new Athenaeum members. And get a glimpse of the run-up to the brutal 1840 presidential election (tobacco spittle is involved) as well as a lecture series that highlights New Hampshire’s political engagement and complements an exhibit about our state’s first-in-the-nation primary.

Thank you to editor Sherry Wood, designer Tom Lynch, and all the contributing writers for another fantastic Athenaeum newsletter!​

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