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Reading Public Library
Collection (local):
Reading Historical Images
Willis Pharmacy (Reading, Mass.)
Masonic Block (Reading, Mass.)
Old South Methodist Church (Reading, Mass.)
Church buildings
Commercial buildings
MassachusettsMiddlesex (county)Reading
Main Street (Reading, Mass.)
Reading Square (Reading, Mass.)
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Information about this item was supplied by NOBLE Digital Heritage.
"The personal photo album of Mrs. Albert F. Converse. 1906-1909?
Mrs. Albert F. Converse's photo album was damaged by a flood in the library in 1988. The photos, however, were untouched. They are, however, suffering from deterioration and ballpoint pen marks. The photos offer a good look at many private homes in Reading during the first decade of the 20th century. And, while there are many existing photographs of the exteriors of Reading homes, the view of Mrs. Converse's living room (page 13) is a rare photo of Victorian interior design in the library's collection. Street numbers and updates were added by Mrs. Miriam Barclay in 1965. Written comments are within quotation marks." From the album containing the photograph.