Huntwood Novelties, Concord, NH

Below are two scans from the prior post (1913) by publisher Woodbury E. Hunt, and a 1912 ad for Huntwood Art Publications found in a stationer journal.

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Huntwood Art Publications

Woodbury E. Hunt, son of Bath, New Hampshire natives, Albon Hunt and Jane Mitchell, was born in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, October 30, 1857. WEH started out his career as a bookstore clerk, then had a couple of bookstore/stationer/art supply partners before going into business on his own and becoming incorporated in 1907. He married a woman named Marion in 1919 or prior (the marriage record was not found) and did a little tax collecting in his mid-sixties. He died in Concord, New Hampshire December 25, 1937. The postcard we have from his company is very nice, high quality, a little heavier than the average card and quite stylish.

A timeline from records not all-inclusive….

The 1880 Federal Census for Concord finds him living with his parents (Albon’s occupation listed as Picture Agent) and older sisters, Emma J. Hunt and Grace E. Foster. Woodbury’s occupation at this time is Clerk in bookstore. The 1887 city directory lists him as a clerk at 81 N. Main St.

In 1887 or ’88 he must of officially went into the stationer/bookseller/art supply etc. business under Hunt & Wilson. This partnership was short-lived as by 1889 he is under the business name of Hunt & Greenwood, per the below ad.


An 1891 directory online appears to be missing the advertisement, but shows a listing under just Woodbury E. Hunt, address 85 N. Main.

Below is from 1893 with an address of 1 S. Main.

WEH ad

In September 1907 he became incorporated as The Woodbury E. Hunt Co., according to the 1913 city directory which showed his capital at $43,000.00 with himself as president; Charles T. Staniels, vice president; Arthur H. Knowton, secretary-treasurer. Art publishers, 28 S. Main.

By 1919 he had married Marion (maiden name unknown) and by 1922 he was doing tax collecting.

Sources:  New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 13 December 2015), Woodbury E. Hunt, 25 Dec 1937; citing Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, Bureau Vital Records and Health Statistics, Concord; FHL microfilm 2,107,922.

Year: 1880; Census Place: Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire; Roll: 766; Family History Film: 1254766; Page: 130D; Enumeration District: 169; Image: 0090. (

W. A. Greenough & Co.’s The Concord Directory, 1887-8, No. 11. p. 143. ( U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995).

W. A. Greenough & Co.’s The Concord Directory, 1889. p. 16. ( U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995).

Littlefield Directory’s The Concord Directory, 1891. Boston. p. 308. ( U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995.)

Littlefield Directory’s The Concord Directory, 1893. Boston. pp. 16, 201. ( U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995.)

Year: 1900; Census Place: Concord Ward 4, Merrimack, New Hampshire; Roll: 949; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 0152; FHL microfilm: 1240949

Geyer’s Stationer. May 9, 1912, Vol. 53, no. 1331. p. 10. (Google eBook).

Union Publishing Co’s The Concord Directory and Merrimack County Directory, 1913. Boston. p. 371. ( U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995).

Union Publishing Co’s The Concord City Directory and Merrimack County Directory, 1922. Boston. p. 193. ( U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995).