Nathan B Lewis Fountain – Detail

Daily Image - 31 August 2011 - Nathan B Lewis Fountain - Detail

In the 1890‘s Yarmouth had two large, cast iron fountains donated. These ornate fountains were originally designed to provide water for both large and small animals, as well as passers-by. The most famous is the “Golden Horse” fountain in the community of Milton. This is a detail of the other, less well known fountain, on Main Street in the south end of town. Both fountains have survived in excellent condition, receiving regular maintenance. Unfortunately, neither functions as a fountain anymore.

Sony A-900 – Tamron 70-200mm – f 2.8 – 70mm – ISO 400 – f6.7- 1/1000.


About gerrycurry

Gerry Curry was educated at Toronto’s Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology, where he received a diploma in Fine Arts - Photography. Gerry is a certified Apple Computer Systems Engineer by profession and as an independent consultant has worked with the graphic arts and pre-press industry, both in south-western Ontario and Nova Scotia, Canada, for over 26 years. He has been at the forefront of digital imaging from its inception. Gerry teaches primary computer systems maintenance, advanced colour calibration and colour management courses for graphic design, digital fine art and photography students as well as professionals. For several years, in the 80's he was an annual guest lecturer on user-based computer maintenance at the Rochester Institute of Technology - College of Imaging Arts and Sciences. Gerry now lives on the southwestern tip of Nova Scotia, close to Yarmouth, where he shares 30 acres close to the sea with his wife Nancy and their English and Welsh Springer Spaniels. Gerry enjoys tinkering with computers, working his dogs, flyfishing, writing and of course, photography.
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One Response to Nathan B Lewis Fountain – Detail

  1. HIS says:

    I write a blog about memorial drinking fountains and would like permission to use the photo of the Lewis drinking fountain. I will, of course, credit and link back to your site. You can view my blog at

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