This is the eighth in a twelve-part series about Wenham photographer Benjamin Conant. It is also part of a larger series of Hamilton and Wenham, Massachusetts, oral histories of the towns, produced by William Heitz and Edmund Josephs from 1986 through 1995. It was originally taped on November 3, 1992 and was uploaded to the Internet Archive by Sarah Lauderdale, Head of Reference at Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, on Friday, September 11, 2015. Our thanks to William Heitz for permission to upload this content to the Internet Archive. Our thanks also to volunteer John Brucker for his description of the interview, included below.
Summary: In part eight of the Benjamin Conant series, Harold Boothroyd presents photographs of Wenham from the 1890s and early 1900s that were taken by Benjamin Conant. Photos presented in this interview include those of homes near the intersection of Main and Larch Row as well as dwellings on Larch Row up to Wenham Neck.
Keywords: The following names and terms were used in this interview: Mr. Clough, Ezra Clough, Hatti Flynn, William Flynn, Bee man of Wenham, The Flying Cloud, Clarissa Porter Alley, Kate Johnson Alley, Edith Alley, Florence Alley, Timothy Pickering member of George Washington’s Cabinet, Wenham Postmaster Donald Luxton.
Photographs: The following Conant photographs were presented in this interview: Main street between Perkins and Larch Row, Work on electric car tracks Main Street , Thanksgiving portrait Clough House , Dodge, Patch and Pulsifer houses , Quimby/Robertson house  and , Hay wagon near Larch Row , Lummus tavern corner of Main and Larch Row, Benjamin F. Young house   and , Lummus tavern looking east , Lummus Tavern welcoming sign, Larch Row sign, Porter house , Looking down Larch Row from Main Street, Henry Alley family portrait , Dodge/Harrigan house , Henry Alley’s bee hives , Larch Row looking north, Wilkins/Killam house , Lucy Davis house , Distant view of railroad and Walnut Rd, Looking towards Wenham Neck , Larch trees winter , Larch trees summer , View of Pingree Farm from Larch Row , Pickering farm driveway, Pickering house , Field behind Pickering house, Flagman at Lowe’s crossing , Dodge/Burnham house, Merrill Currant/Luxton house , Wider view of Lowe’s crossing, Dodge houses off Larch Row , Simeon Dodge house , Lee Marshall house, Dodge/Wilkins house , Norcross house , Wenham Baptist Church and school house , Tucker house at Wenham Neck, Wide view of Wenham Neck .