Photos from about 1865

The steamboat City of Hartford after a collision with a bridge.

The remains of a wrecked steamboat in the Connecticut River.
Small sailing ships moored for loading and railroad bridge over the Connecticut River in the background


Clarence Daniel Batchelor

Clarence Daniel Batchelor (April 1, 1888 – September 5, 1977) was an editorial cartoonist who was also noted for painting and sculpture. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1937. Although Batchelor was born in Osage City, Kansas he spent his final years in Deep River and is buried here.  

His journalistic career began in 1911 as a staff artist for the Kansas City Star. From 1914 to 1918 he worked as a free-lance artist, returning to newspapers in 1923 when he worked as a cartoonist in the New York Post for the Ledger Syndicate until 1931. He then found his permanent niche at the New York Daily News, where he worked until 1969.

Batchelor's most famous editorial, published in 1936 in Liberty (general interest magazine), reflected the newspaper's isolationist stance and won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning. It depicted a prototypical "Any European Youth" greeted by a skull-faced harlot representing War, captioned "Come on in, I'll treat you right! I used to know your Daddy."

 Sympathetic to women's suffrage, he contributed cartoons to Woman's Journal and The Woman Voter (which merged with the Journal in 1917). He also contributed his art to the causes of public health and public safety.





The Deep River waterfront, long long ago

Variety of Christmas Services Offered at Deep River Congregational Church

December 18, 2015 by admin

DEEP RIVER — A Festival of Christmas Music will be held Sunday, Dec. 20, at the 10 a.m. service at Deep River Congregational Church. The Senior Choir and Chancel Bell Choir will present a Service of Music for Christmas.  The church will be decorated with poinsettias and a special coffee hour will be held after worship.
At the 8:30 a.m. service, Rev. Timothy Haut will give a sermon for the 4th Sunday in Advent.
The annual Christmas Pageant, “Thy Light Is Come” (presented by the youth and children of the church), will take place on Christmas Eve at 5:30 p.m. at the church. For over 50 years, young people from the Church have performed the nativity pageant, “Thy Light Is Come.”  Costumed shepherds, angels, and wise men have sung carols and told the Christmas story as envisioned by the late Rev. Walter Euston, former minister of the church.
The Candlelight Communion Service begins at 11 p.m. on Christmas Eve at Deep River Congregational Church. During the service, Communion is shared in the front of the church. This year the United Church of Chester will join the Deep River Church and Rev. Lee Ireland and members of their choir will participate in the service.   The celebration closes as individual candles are lit and “Silent Night” is sung together.

On Sunday, Dec. 27, there will be only one worship service, at 10 a.m.  It will be a family service, featuring carols, the annual Good King Wenceslas Pageant, and a Christmas story by Rev. Haut instead of a sermon.  After the service all are invited to join in the spectacle of the “Twelve Days of Christmas,” … aerobic style!  Come and enjoy this wonderful tradition.