Ernest Harold Baynes moved to Plainfield in 1904 when he became the conservator of Corbin Park, a 25,000+ acre game preserve in Sullivan County, NH. He brought with him an intense interest in nature and experience as a photographer, writer and journalist. He established the American Bison Society and championed the preservation of this iconic American animal. He also founded the Meriden Bird Club, the first in the United States.
The Plainfield Historical Society has created a digital archive of nearly 5000 photographic glass slides from the Baynes collection as documented in this Valley News Video. A sample of his photographs are shown below.