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Harwood Family Farm Picnic

Harwood Family Farm Picnic

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Title:
Harwood Family Farm Picnic
Description:
A summer picnic under the shade trees is underway. Nine people are assembled to partake in an outdoor meal. The table is covered with a cloth, the couple in the foreground are both wearning a hat. A glimpse is given of the farm buildings in the background. A picket fence sections off the picnic area. The official address was Crawford Road but it was also known as Breakneck Road, located between the fourth and the fifth reservoirs from which Southbridge obtains its water supply. Southbridge (incorporated 1816) was part of the town of Sturbridge at the time this image was captured. Original farm house built for Ezra Harwood [1784-October 30, 1856] and his wife, Sarah B. Harwood[1790-d.1846]. The couple was married in October 1810. They had six children. Asaw mill, dairy and lumber business were operated from this farm.
Name on Item:
Richard Maxwell Harwood Family Archive
Date:
[ca. 1855–1930]
Format:
Photographs
Location:
Jacob Edwards Library
Collection (local):
Richard Maxwell Harwood Family Archive
Subjects:
Harwood--Southbridge--(Mass.)--Picknicking--historical
Massachusetts--Sturbridge
Massachusetts--Southbridge
Farm life--United States--Massachusetts--Sturbridge
Farm Life--United States--Massachusetts--Southbridge
Agriculture--United States--New England
Dwellings--Massachusetts--Sturbridge
Dwellings--Massachusetts--Southbridge
Historic buildings--Massachusetts--Sturbridge
Historic buildings--Massachusetts--Southbridge
Places:
MassachusettsWorcester (county)Southbridge
MassachusettsWorcester (county)Sturbridge
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Notes:
Richard Maxwell Harwood Family Archive
Identifier:
38136000196996
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