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I. Chester Horton Photographic Prints

Canton Public Library

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The I. Chester Horton Photographic Prints collection held at the Canton Public Library contains an index and 24 grey monochromatic photographic prints of scenes around Canton, Massachusetts between 1894 and 1905. The photographs were taken at various points and seasons in the town, covering such subject matters as buildings, roads, and nature. The collection covers nature and social history and customs in Massachusetts at the turn of the twentieth century in a visual format.

I. Chester Horton (December 12, 1863 -- February 2, 1921) was a resident of Canton who was married to Harriet Horton, with whom he had two children. A graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he was a civil engineer, a town selectman, a church superintendent, a member of the town's school committee, a member of the Canton Historical Society (which he served as president), and a Canton Public Library Trustee. He was also an avid photographer and a member of Canton's Company D in the Massachusetts State Guard during World War I.

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