The Last of the Hill Farms

by Richard W Brown



First edition first impression from 2018 in fine condition. Medium format hardback, no markings. Published by David R Godine.


About this book

Richard W. Brown’s evocative new book captures the essence of Vermont’s vanishing hill farm culture.

In 1968 the photographer Richard Brown fulfilled a romantic childhood dream when he moved to the Northeast Kingdom, a remote corner of Vermont just barely entering the twentieth century. There he encountered a way of life that was fast disappearing, a land of sheep, cattle, work horses, wood-burning stoves, and small family-run farms far removed from the industrial Northeast. Determined to record it before it disappeared, he saw a pastoral vision where, for the briefest interval, a window opened and the spirit of Vermont s past granite hills cleared and formed, hard lives lived and lost, struggle and endurance.