A Lifetime of Vermont People

Remembering Fred Tuttle

  It gives me succor to remember Fred Tuttle and the era in which he was the farmer-elect in the movie by John O’brien: The Man with the Plan. Fred died 13 years ago, give or take a few months. He made us laugh and we loved him for what he was, a simple farmer who…

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Projects, Projects, Projects!

Another nasty winter, our collective Vermont souls were desolated by the lack of snow, beauty replaced by a grey wasteland of frozen earth, again a roller coaster of temperature swings, and a new precaution many Vermonters practice–a pair of boots (often insulated Muck boots) equipped with cleats or small metal coils (they do not puncture…

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The Vanishing Vermonter…an Endangered Species

Peter@petermillerphotography.com I mentioned in my last post that I am creating a book project with the working title The Vanishing Vermonter…An Endangered Species. This book will be a witness to how our state is being reshaped. The Vanishing Vermonter is your book—you the Vermonters who made our homeland what it is with your hands, mind,…

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WHAT’S UP WITH PETER MILLER’S LIFETIME OF VERMONT PEOPLE

  $32,350 is what Kickstarter funded to finish and publish A Lifetime of Vermont People. Many others bought the book at a discount before it was published. This was almost two years ago. One of those years was a seven-day a week whack at photographing, writing, editing, researching and polishing. I put on weight, hurt my…

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AUTHOR OF A LIFETIME OF VERMONT PEOPLE ANSWERS A REVIEW

  A review of my book, A Lifetime of Vermont People, was recently published in the winter/spring issue of Vermont History (volume 82,No. 1). It is the last article in the journal and begins on page 85. Tom Slayton wrote it. He is Editor Emeritus (that means he is retired with honor) from the state…

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A Lifetime of Vermont People wins New England Society Award

March 20, 2014 Hi Folks, just heard about this last night. Not too shabby. From: Silver Print Press/Peter Miller. peter@petermillerphotography.com Peter Miller’s A Lifetime of Vermont People wins New England Society Book Award A Lifetime of Vermont People, a 208-page book of photographs and articles by Peter Miller, has won The New England Society in…

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Searching for a Lifetime of Vermont People in Jersey City

Almost four months to move my book from the Italian printer, across the Atlantic to New Jersey to Vermont. It was more than a slow boat. The printer had to reprint the edition because of a singular mistake (their mistake and they made good on it). I missed signings, lost sales, came close to losing…

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Of Farmers, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, and Vermont.

In the November 27 Sunday edition of The New York Times, on the edit page, Lawrence Downes wrote a historically introspective piece titled Of Poor Farmers and ‘Famous Men’. The essay was about the powerful book, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, by James Agee, a writer who one critic said wants to write the…

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