Series 5. Lantern Slides, 1909-1936
Waugh's collection of lantern slides portray scenes familiar to New England including native vegetation, landscape of public New England grounds such as cemeteries and town centers complete with their churches, and his travels featuring locations in the U.S. that portray the structures and vegetation specific to various regions, such as coconut groves in Florida and stucco residences in the West. National Parks such as the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Bryce and the Kansas Sandhills are also notable sites Waugh chose to photograph. Abroad he traveled around Europe, particularly the English countryside, as well as visiting Japan and noting it's unique history of cities and gardens. Grand waterfalls around New England and particular landscape scenes of local mountains such as Mt. Toby, Mt. Tom, Mt. Sugarloaf and Mt. Graylock also represent the beauty of the natural world in Waugh's own backyard. Waugh did not forget this and photographed numerous scenes of people enjoying the natural landscape in the woods around New England.