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Advertisements
The collection contains items from a large scrapbook of advertisements. Pictures of the old masters are on the recto side of the items, while the advertisements are on the verso. The pages are black and the advertisements are hand-lettered in many colors with colored illustrations pasted on.  
Aerial Photograph
This collection consists of one black-and-white aerial photograph of South Lawrence. The center point of the image is the Wetherbee School, named after Emily G. Wetherbee who was a teacher at Lawrence High School and a poet. Other locations include the Broadway Bridge and Dam, USWOCO Mills, and... more
Aerials
3. Aerials
This collection contains black and white aerial photographs. They are all roughly one meter square. They are contact prints possibly taken by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Many local people with historical knowledge have looked at the images and felt the photos were taken in the 1950s,... more
American Turners
The American Turners is a national organization founded in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1848 by German immigrants. Our motto, "A Sound Mind in a Sound Body," explains the purpose of the American Turners. We are a family organization, encouraging people of all ages to be mentally and physically... more
Arlington Mills
This collection is composed of eight photographs of the Arlington Mills located on Broadway in both Lawrence and Methuen, Massachusetts. One image is an exterior view, seven are interior shots of various work areas in the mill.  
Art Work of Lawrence and Vicinity Photograph Collection
This collection is composed of photographs from the book “Art Works of Lawrence and Vicinity” published by W. H. Parish Publishing Co. in 1893.  
Ayer Mill Spinning Department
The Ayer Mill was one of a number of American Woolen Company mills in Lawrence, Massachusetts. The mill was constructed by William Wood in 1909, during a period of expansion of the industry. It was located on the south side of the Merrimack River across Union Street from the mammoth Wood Mill... more
Baseball
The New England League was a mid-level league in American minor league baseball that played sporadically in four of the six New England states (Vermont and Connecticut excepted) between 1885 and 1949. They styled themselves the Lawrences, the Blues, the Haverhills, and so on. After 1901, the... more
Boston Bridge Works
This collection consists of seven black-and-white photographs of bridges constructed by the Boston Bridge Works, along with a plate showing 11 cross-sections of sewers.    
David Burke
This collection consists of one photograph of David Burke, of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, and Jack Lynch, Prime Minister of Ireland. The photograph was taken in 1972 at an International Ancient Order of Hibernians meeting in Dublin, Ireland.    
Essex County Fair
In 1818, the Essex Agricultural Society was officially granted a charter on June 12th of that year. The goal of the fledgling Society, formed by a group of "practical farmers" who first met on February 16, 1818, was "to promote and improve the agricultural interests of farmers and others in... more
Flag Parade Lawrence, Mass.
The Lawrence textile workers strike of 1912 began January 12th and ended March 14 of that year. 27,000 workers were affected and the cost would be figured at around $3,000,000 in lost wages, revenue, extra expense in policing, and harm to the general business community. 500 people were arrested... more
Forrest C. Hinckley Photograph Collection
This collection consists of 11 photographs of Lawrence, Massachusetts and its environs at/or around 1903. The pictures were photographed, developed, and matted by Forrest Hinckley.  
Four theaters in a row, Lawrence, Mass.
Just after the turn of the 20th century, new theaters began to spring up, some in converted older buildings, most as new theaters. At first, the silent film program also included vaudeville shows or celebrities like John L. Sullivan or Helen Keller. At first, Toomey & Demara (Thomas F.... more
Gary Keating
This collection contains one group-portrait photograph of the 1911 class of Wetherbee School in Lawrence, Mass.  
George H. Farrell Photograph
This collection contains one photograph of a hot-air balloon being launched by Geo. E. Greenleaf in Lawrence, Mass. on July 4, 1890.    
Gettysburg Photograph
This designation was introduced after the war when the monuments of the Gettysburg Battlefield were being erected. Some historians have argued that the battle was the turning point of the war and that this was the place that represented the Confederacy's last major offensive operation in the... more
Gilbert Aspeslagh
This collection of negatives came with some remnants of the sleeves that originally held the negatives. There is no sign of the name of the photographer. Two sleeves had dates (1907 and 1909). All the negatives are glass with the exception of number 31, which was possibly cellulose acetate.... more
John Deacy Photograph
This collection contains one photograph of the steamer Empire State docked at City Wharf, Newburyport, Mass., August 27, 1886. It was donated by John Deacy.    
John J. Murphy
This collection contains one hand-colored copy of a photograph of John J. Murphy at the corner of Lawrence and Essex streets, Lawrence, Mass., in 1870. He is driving a hay wagon pulled by a team of oxen.