The prints seen above were found on walls of the Brooks House during the ongoing renovations.
As the organizer of the T. P. James, "Write Like the Dickens Writing Contest" that will be held October 6, as part of the Brattleboro Literary Festival, I was delighted to learn in subsequent conversation with John Carnahan and in subsequent research, that the Brooks House used to house the "Pickwick Coffeeshop". The images are presumably scences from The Pickwick Papers, though someome more familiar with that novel may be better able than I to confirm that. Any takers ?
An image from a postcard I found online shows the location of this coffee shop. Cecil LaLoin apparently made other prints in the year 1909. I am no expert in postcards, but it has the look to my eye of colorized postcards of about the same era.
I hope to succesfully remove this print from the wall, with professional advice that I am seeking from the Notheast Document Conservation Center. If any reason that does not work out, at least we have these images.
(PS For more information on the writing contest based on Dickens, see www.universityofbrattleboro.com )