In the summer of 1927 Edward and Josephine Hopper had been married for three years. They had just purchased their first car, a used Dodge, enabling them to drive from New York City for their summer excursion into New England. That year they went first to Cape Elizabeth in Maine, where the photo above was taken.
From Maine the Hoppers traveled to the Whitney Studio Club’s summer establishment in Charlestown, New Hampshire. From Charlestown they made their first trips into Vermont, crossing the Connecticut River — the boundary between New Hampshire and Vermont — and driving into the area near Bellows Falls.
To read more, follow this link to my article in AFAnews.com, originally published in the Spring 2013 issue of Antiques & Fine Art Magazine. This piece includes beautiful reproductions of Hopper’s Vermont watercolors and two of his drawings, along with my own photos of sites along the White River in Royalton, Vermont. Enjoy — and for the full version of the story, read my book, Edward Hopper in Vermont!