Rev. David W. and Nancy Bell Collection of New England Church Slides

This is an inventory, by state and location, of approximately 200 slides depicting churches in New England, mostly Methodist, photographed and donated by Rev. David W. and Nancy Bell, New Harbor, Maine, along with six postcards. The slides are arranged in a metal box with 150 sections, each capable of holding three slides. Place and date are taken from the Bells’ caption or index (date from slide developing stamp if missing on caption); slide number from developing stamp on the mounting, if present.

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  • Connecticut.
    • New London.
      Connecticut College Chapel, November 1955. Sec. 7. slide 5.
      Greek Orthodox Church, May 1964. Sec. 7, slide 26.
      Methodist Church, May 1964. Sec. 6, slide 27.
      Methodist Church, May 1964. Sec. 6, slide 28.
      Methodist Church, Easter 1953. Sec. 7, slide 9.
      Methodist Church, Easter 1953. Sec. 6, slide 7.
      Methodist Church. Postcard.
    • Norwich.
      Norwich Methodist Church entry, May 1964. Sec. 24, slide 31.
      Norwich Methodist Church kindergarten, May 1964. Sec. 24, slide 32.
      Norwich Methodist Church interior, May 1964. Sec. 24, slide 33.
      Norwich Methodist Church entry, May 1964. Sec. 25, slide 30.
      Norwich Methodist Church exterior, May 1964. Sec. 25, slide 29.
    • Simsbury.
      Methodist Church. Postcard. Merrimack Post Card, North Springfield, VT.
    • Storrs.
      University of Connecticut Chapel, January 1954. Sec. 1, slide 14.
      University of Connecticut Chapel, Sunrise, Jan. 1954. Sec. 1, slide 20.
      University of Connecticut Chapel, October 1953. Sec. 1, slide 28.
      University of Connecticut Chapel, June 1953. Sec. 2, slide 8.
      University of Connecticut, God and Country, June 1953. Sec. 2, slide 9.
      University of Connecticut Chapel, January 1954. Sec. 2, slide 18.
      University of Connecticut, Catholic Church, June 1953. Sec. 3, slide 2.
      University of Connecticut Chapel, June 1954. Sec. 3, slide 6.
      University of Connecticut Chapel, June 1954. Sec. 3, slide 7.
    • Westport.
      United Methodist Church, July 1968. Sec. 51, slide 14.
      United Methodist Church, July 1968. Sec. 51, slide 15.
      United Methodist Church, July 1968. Sec. 51, slide 16.
      “Fish Church,” July 1968. Sec. 52, slide 17. (Westport?)
      First Church, July 1968. Sec. 52, slide 18. (Westport?)
      Unitarian Church. Postcard. Photo by George H. Cardozo, Green’s Farms, CT.
      Unitarian Church. Postcard. Pub. by George H. Cardozo, Green’s Farms, CT; Made by Dexter Press, West Nyack, NY; 3578-C.
    • Maine.
      • Augusta.
        Green Street Methodist Church, exterior, June 1963. Sec. 36, slide 1.
        Green Street Methodist Church, exterior, June 1963. Sec. 36, slide 2.
        Green Street Methodist Church, interior, June 1963. Sec. 36, slide 3.
      • Bangor.
        First Methodist Church, November 1962. Sec. 82, slide 9.
        First United Methodist Church, May 1969. Sec. 82, slide 16.
        First United Methodist Church, May 1969. Sec. 82, slide 17.
        Grace United Methodist Church, May 1969. Sec. 81, slide 18.
        Grace United Methodist Church, rear, May 1969. Sec. 81, slide 10.
      • Bath.
        Bath Methodist Church, June 1954. Sec. 26, slide 5.
        Bath Methodist Church, June 1954. Sec. 26, slide 7.
        Wesley Methodist Church, interior, Easter 1955. Sec. 26, slide 24.
        33 Union Street Home, June 1954. Sec. 27, slide 4.
        Wesley Methodist Church, Easter 1955. Sec. 27, slide 21.
        Beacon Methodist Church, Easter 1955. Sec. 27, slide 26.
        Christmas scene, December 1954. Sec. 28, slide 5.
      • Brewer.
        Brewer Methodist Church, kitchen windows, October 1962. Sec. 76, slide 6.
        Brewer Methodist Church, rear, December 1962. Sec. 76, slide 10.
        Brewer Methodist Church ivy, October 1962. Sec. 77, slide 8.
        Brewer Methodist Church, side, October 1962. Sec. 77, slide 11.
        Brewer Methodist Church, September 1962. Sec. 78, slide 4.
        Brewer Methodist Church parsonage, January 1963. Sec. 78, slide 16.
        Brewer Methodist Church altar, Easter 1964. Sec. 79, slide 3.
        Brewer Methodist Church altar, Easter 1964. Sec. 79, slide 4.
        Brewer Methodist Church altar, Easter 1964. Sec. 80, slide 4.
        Brewer Methodist Church interior, Easter 1964. Sec. 79, slide 5.
        Brewer United Methodist Church, May 1969. Sec. 76, slide 6.
      • Calais.
        Wesley Chapel, May 1964. Sec. 83, slide 2.
      • Cushing.
        Cushing Methodist Church, September 1956. Sec. 44, slide 8.
        Cushing Methodist Church, September 1956. Sec. 44, slide 9.
        Cushing Methodist Church, September 1956. Sec. 45, slide 10.
        Cushing Methodist Church, August 1971. Sec. 45, slide 13.
      • Damariscotta.
        Methodist Church, August 1954. Sec. 37, slide 8.
        Methodist Church, June 1963. Sec. 37, slide 15.
        Methodist Church, June 1963. Sec. 37, slide 16.
      • East Readfield.
        East Readfield Methodist Church, sunup, March 1959. Sec. 40, slide 3.
        East Readfield Methodist Church, July 1959. Sec. 40, slide 15.
        East Readfield Methodist Church, July 1959. Sec. 40, slide 16.
      • Ellsworth.
        Ellsworth Methodist Church, March 1964. Sec. 88, slide 4.
      • Farmington Falls.
        Baptist Church, March 1956. Sec. 50, slide 34.
      • Friendship.
        Friendship Methodist Church, September 1956. Sec. 42, slide 2.
        Friendship Methodist Church, September 1956. Sec. 42, slide 3.
        Friendship Methodist Church, September 1956. Sec. 42, slide 7.
        Friendship Methodist Church, September 1956. Sec. 43, slide 6.
        Friendship Methodist Church, September 1956. Sec. 43, slide 18.
      • Gardiner.
        Gardiner Methodist Church, March 1956. Sec. 50, slide 31.
      • Gorham.
        Gorham Methodist Church parsonage, May 1964. Sec. 126, slide 7.
        Gorham Methodist Church, May 1964. Sec. 126, slide 8.
        Gorham Methodist Church, May 1964. Sec. 126, slide 9.
      • Guilford.
        Guilford United Methodist Church, May 1969. Sec. 84, slide 3.
      • Harrington.
        Harrington Methodist Church< March 1964. Sec. 134, slide 5.
      • Houlton.
        Houton Methodist Church, Maine Conference, May 1961. Sec. 93, slide 13.
      • Howland.
        Howland Methodist Church, December 1962. Sec. 92, slide 3.
      • Kingfield.
        E.U.B. Church, March 1968. Sec. 31, slide 13.
        View from Sugarloaf Chapel, March 1968. Sec. 31, slide 14.
        Sugarloaf Youth Cabin, March 1968. Sec. 31, slide 15.
      • Machias
        Machias Methodist Church, October 1963. Sec. 104.
        Machias Methodist Church, October 1963. Sec. 104.
        Machias Methodist Church Parsonage, Marc 1964. Sec. 105, slide 10.
      • New Harbor.
        Methodist Church, December 1963. Sec. 60, slide 5.
        Methodist Church, December 1963. Sec. 60, slide 6.
      • New Sharon.
        New Sharon Methodist Church, March 1956. Sec. 50, slide 33.
      • Old Town.
        Old Town Methodist Church, May 1964. Sec. 106, slide 1.
        Old Town Methodist Church, May 1964. Sec. 106, slide 2.
      • Peak’s Island.
        Peak’s Island Methodist Church, March 1968. Sec. 131, slide 16.
      • Phillipsburg.
        Phillipsburg Methodist Church, Winter 1955. Sec. 28, slide 16.
      • Portland.
        Maine Conference survey works, May 1956. Sec. 49, slide 1.
      • Readfield.
        Kent’s Hill Methodist Church, Winter 1959. Sec. 39, slide 7.
        Kent’s Hill Methodist Church, WInter 1959. Sec. 39, slide 8.
        Kent’s Hill Methodist Church, October 1960. Sec. 39, slide 20.
      • Readfield Corner.
        Brick Church, October 1960. Sec. 38, slide 21.
      • Skowhegan.
        Skowhegan Methodist Church, March 1968. Sec. 35, slide 12.
      • South Paris.
        South Paris Methodist Church, October 1963. Sec. 128.
      • South Portland.
        Thornton Heights Methodist Church, March 1968. Sec. 132, slide 19.
        Thornton Heights Methodist Church interior, March 1968. Sec. 132, slide 20.
      • Stillwater.
        Stillwater Federated Church, December 1967. Sec. 107, slide 7.
        Stillwater Federated Church, December 1967. Sec. 107, slide 10.
        Stillwater Federated Church Advent Wreath, December 1967. Sec. 108, slide 8.
        Stillwater Federated Church Advent Wreath, December 1967. Sec. 108, slide 9.
      • Strong.
        Strong Methodist Church, interior, April 1963. Sec. 32, slide 17.
        Strong Methodist Church, interior, April 1963. Sec. 32, slide 18.
        Strong Methodist Church parsonage, April 1963. Sec. 32. slide 20.
        Strong Methodist Church and parish house, April 1963. Sec. 33, slide 19.
      • Waldeboro.
        German Church, October 1956. Sec. 46, slide 1.
        German Church, October 1956. Sec. 46, slide 2.
        Village Church, July 1956. Sec. 47, slide 11.
        Village Church, July 1956. Sec. 47, slide 12.
        Village Church interior, August 1956. Sec. 47, slide 16.
        Village Church, June 1956. Sec. 48, slide 11.
        View of West Waldeboro, August 1956. Sec. 48, slide 14.
      • Washington County.
        Churches of Washington County, Town and Country exhibit, July 1964. Sec. 124, slide 1.
      • Waterville.
        Waterville Methodist Church, Devember 1955. Sec. 71, slide 30.
        Colby College Chapel, December 1955. Sec. 71, slide 32.
      • West Auburn.
        West Auburn Methodist Church, March 1968. Sec. 133, slide 9.
      • West Bath.
        West Bath Methodist Church, August 1955. Sec. 73, slide 1.
        West Bath Methodist Church, August 1955. Sec. 73, slide 2.
        West Bath Methodist Church, August 1954. Sec. 74, slide 2.
        West Bath Methodist Church, June 1954. Sec. 74, slide 8.
        West Bath Methodist Church, June 1954. Sec. 74, slide 9.
      • West Cumberland.
        West Cumberland Methodist Church, March 1968. Sec. 129, slide 1.
        West Cumberland Methodist Church function, March 1968. Sec. 129, slide 3.
        West Cumberland Methodist Church interior, March 1968. Sec. 130, slide 2.
        West Cumberland Methodist Church Parish House, March 1968. Sec. 130, slide 4.
      • Westbrook.
        Westbrook Methodist Church, May 1964. Sec. 127, slide 10.
        Westbrook Methodist Church interior, May 1964. Sec. 127, slide 11.
        Westbrook Methodist Church, Ma 1964. Sec. 127, slide 15.
      • Winthrop.
        Winthrop Methodist Church, Winter 1959. Sec. 72, slide 6.
        Missionary Alliance Church, March 1964. Sec. 72, slide 1.
        Methodist Center, March 1964. Sec. 75, slide 2.
        Methodist Center, March 1964. Sec. 75, slide 3.
      • Wiscasset.
        Congregational Church and Court House, March 1956. Sec. 49, slide 35.
      • Woodland.
        Woodland Methodist Church, March 1964. Sec. 125, slide 6.
        Woodland Methodist Church parsonage, March 1964. Sec. 125, slide 7.
      Massachusetts.
      • No location given.
        Martha-Mary Chapel, September 1956. Sec. 20, slide 2.
        Martha-Mary Chapel, September 1956. Sec. 20, slide 4.
        Unidentified “New Church in Mass,” May 1964. Sec. 21 slide 17.
      • Boston.
        Boston University Marsh Chapel, December 1955. Sec. 4, slide 11.
        Boston University Marsh Chapel, February 1955. Interior. Sec. 4, slide 37.
        Boston University Marsh Chapel, February 1955. Interior. Sec. 4, slide 38.
        Boston University Marsh Chapel, February 1955. Exterior. Sec. 5, slide 34.
        Alan Walker on Boston Common, APril 1957. Sec. 9, slide 21.
        Second Church, February 1955. Sec. 9, slide 35.
        Old South Church, September 1954. Sec. 9, slide 19.
      • Chilmark.
        Chilmark Methodist Church, Martha’s Vineyard trip, June 1954. Sec. 12, slide 29.
      • Cochesett.
        Cochesett Methodist Church, February 1956. Sec. 15, slide 3
        Cochesett Methodist Church, December 1955. Sec. 15.
      • Fairhaven.
        Unitarian Church, April 1956. Sec. 14.
      • Fall River.
        Union Methodist Church, October 1955. Sec. 23, slide 22.
        Union Methodist Church, October 1955. Sec. 23, slide 24.
        Union Methodist Church, October 1955. Sec. 23, slide 25.
      • Falmouth.
        Falmouth Methodist Church, June 1957. Sec. 11, slide 25.
        Falmouth Methodist Church, June 1957. Sec. 11, slide 26.
        Falmouth Methodist Church, June 1957. Sec. 11, slide 27.
      • Hardwick.
        Hardwick, Mass., October 1952. Sec. 13, slide 4.
      • Nantucket.
        Nantucket Methodist Church, June 1972. Sec. 15, slide 10.
      • Sagmore.
        Sagmore Methodist Church, October 1955. Sec. 13, slide 36.
      • Truro.
        Truro Methodist Church. Sec. 21, slide 20.
        Truro Methodist Church. Sec. 21, slide 21.
      • West Bridgewater.
        Congregational Church, December 1955. Sec. 14, slide 36.
      • West Tisbury.
        West Tisbury Methodist Church, June 1954. Sec. 12, slide 24.
      New Hampshire.
      • Contoocook.
      • Contoocook United Methodist Church, April 1987. Sec. 144, slide 22.
      • Groveton.
        Groveton United Methodist Church, December 1970. Sec. 150, slide 10.
        Groveton United Methodist Church, December 1970. Sec. 150, slide 11.
        Groveton United Methodist Church, December 1970. Sec. 150, slide 12.
      • Jaffrey.
        Jaffrey Methodist Church, October 1953. Sec. 18, slide 3.
      • Laconia.
        Laconia United Methodist Church, from the air, September 1972. Sec. 145, slide 8.
        Pine Street Parsonage, July 1972. Sec. 146, slide 7.
        Pine Street Parsonage, July 1972. Sec. 146, slide 10.
        Pine Street Parsonage, July 1972. Sec. 147, slide 8.
        Pine Street Parsonage, July 1972. Sec. 147, slide 9.
      • Manchester.
        St. George Greek Orthodox Church and Community Center. Postcard. Dexter Color, New York, NY; 2337-C.
      • Rindge.
        Cathedral of the Pines, May 1956. Sec. 18, slide 2.
        Cathedral of the Pines, May 1956. Sec. 18, slide 3.
      • Rochester.
        Episcipal Church, June 1959. Sec. 17, slide 12.
        United Methodist Church chapel, January 1970. Sec. 148, slide 12.
        Vinewood Home, October 1969. Sec. 148, slide 6.
        First United Methodist Church, May 1969. Sec. 149, slide 10.
        First United Methodist Church, May 1969. Sec. 149, slide 11.
    • Other locations.

      • New Jersey.
        Old St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Perth Amboy. Postcard. Pub. by A.M.Farnsworth Sons, Inc., Camden, NY; made by Dexter Press, West Nyack, NY; Ektachrome by E. Jones; 64128-c.
      • Vermont.
        Middlebury College Chapel, July 1960. Sec. 87 slide 15.
      • Washington, DC.
        Chevy Chase Methodist Church, April 1963. Sec. 19, slide 11.
        Chevy Chase Methodist Church, April 1963. Sec. 19, slide 12.
        Chevy Chase Methodist Church, Kindergarten Room, April 1963. Sec. 19, slide 13.
        Unidentified church, April 1968. Sec. 110, slide 1.
        Unidentified church, April 1968. Sec. 110, slide 11.
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