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1. Hamilton Woolen Company, Lower Mill, Southbridge, Massachusetts: view from River Street Hamilton Woolen Company, Lower Mill, Southbridge, Massachusetts: view from River Street Hamilton Woolen Company--History; Hamilton Woolen Company--Southbridge (Mass. Southbridge (Mass.)--History; Historic buildings--Massachusetts--Southbridge; Historic buildings--New England; Architecture--United States--19th century; Industrial buildings--Southbridge (Mass. Southbridge (Mass.)--Pictorial works A detailed view of the manufacturing plant of the Hamilton Woolen Company is shown,that was originally built in 1836. The building is constructed of brick with a five story tower complete with cupola,...

2. Jacob Edwards Librarian with cat in Southbridge Massachusetts Jacob Edwards Librarian with cat in Southbridge Massachusetts Librarians--Massachusetts--Southbridge; Women librarians--Southbridge (Mass.)--Pictorial works, Libraries--Massachusetts--Southbridge; Public libraries--Massachusetts--Southbridge; Cats--Pictorial works; Southbridge (Mass.)--Pictorial works; Historic buildings--Massachusetts--Southbridge; Historic buildings--New England A female librarian seen holding the Jacob Edwards Library's black cat, in her arms. The librarian is wearing a hat, a blouse and skirt. The library is located at 236 Main Street, at the corner of Foster...

3. Men Golfing at Cohasse Golf Club Southbridge Massachusetts Men Golfing at Cohasse Golf Club Southbridge Massachusetts Golfers--United States--Massachusetts--Southbridge; Golf--Southbridge (Mass. Southbridge (Mass.)--History; Southbridge (Mass.)--Pictorial works A group of four men are shown playing golf, with a child acting as caddy, looking on. All wear hats or caps. A stone wall bisects the image, where a hill is shown in the background. According to the Southbridge...

4. American Optical Company women at the main entrance, Main Plant, Southbridge American Optical Company women at the main entrance, Main Plant, Southbridge American Optical Company; American Optical Corporation; Southbridge (Mass.)--History; Optical industry--Massachusetts--Southbridge; Women--History; Women--Employees; Historic Buildings--New England; Historic buildings--Massachusetts--Southbridge A group of twenty three women, in winter attire, posing in front of the formal entrance to the American Optical Company, on Mechanic Street, Southbridge - the company headquarters. Women are wearing elegant...

5. Horse-drawn carriage en fete in Southbridge Massachusetts Horse-drawn carriage en fete in Southbridge Massachusetts Parades--Pictorial works; Southbridge (Mass.)--Pictorial works; Historic buildings--Massachusetts--Southbridge; Historic buildings--New England; Social life and customs--Massachusetts--Southbridge; Horses; Horse-drawn vehicles--Pictorial works A horse-drawn carriage full to capacity, with people celebrating the centenary of Southbridge, in July 1916. The backdrop is the distinctive brick facade of the American Optical Company. Eight young women...

6. American Optical Company in 1921 campus map: dates indicate the year of erection or remodeling the several American Optical Company in 1921 campus map: dates indicate the year of erection or remodeling the several buildings into their present construction American Optical Company--Southbridge (Mass.)--Maps; American Optical Company; American Optical Corporation; Southbridge (Mass.)--Maps A map of the American Optical Company campus, dated Nov. 23, 1921. The (as yet incomplete) section of the Main Plant on Mechanic Street, Southbridge, Massachusetts is shown, the terraced section was completed...

7. Harwood Family Farm Picnic Harwood Family Farm Picnic 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 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...

8. Portrait of Dr. Edgar D. Tillyer, at his desk, at the American Optical Company Southbridge Portrait of Dr. Edgar D. Tillyer, at his desk, at the American Optical Company Southbridge Tillyer, Edgar D. (Edgar Derry), 1881-1973; Optics -- Technological innovations; American Optical Company.Southbridge--Biography--Southbridge (Mass.)--Pictorial works. A visit to Dr. Edgar D. Tillyer, Director of Research at the American Optical Company in Southbridge, where he is seated at his desk. 'Doc' as he was affectionately known, is alone in the office. There...

9. Cohasse Country Club House Southbridge Massachusetts Cohasse Country Club House Southbridge Massachusetts Southbridge (Mass.)--History; Historic buildings--Massachusetts--Southbridge; Historic buildings--New England; Architecture--United States--19th century; Southbridge (Mass.)--Pictorial works; Social life and customs--Massachusetts--Southbridge; Golf--History--Massachusetts--Southbridge A winter view of the club house at the Cohasse Country Club in Southbridge, located on Eastford Road on the south side of town. The golf course was designed by Donald Ross. Built as one of the American...

10. American Optical Case Plant, Lensdale, Southbridge, Massachusetts American Optical Case Plant, Lensdale, Southbridge, Massachusetts American Optical Company; American Optical Corporation; Southbridge (Mass.)--History; Optical industry--Massachusetts--Southbridge; Historic buildings--New England; Southbridge (Mass.)--Buildings; Southbridge; Architecture--United States--19th century A winter view of the industrial brick buildings of the American Optical Company's Case Plant, is presented. The trees lining the roadway between the railroad track and the plant are without leaves. The...

11. St. Hedwig's Church Everett Street Southbridge Massachusetts
 St. Hedwig's Church Everett Street Southbridge Massachusetts Church buildings--Massachusetts--Southbridge; Church architecture--Massachusetts--Southbridge; Southbridge (Mass.)--History; Historic buildings--Massachusetts--Southbridge; Historic buildings--New England; Architecture--United States--20th century; Southbridge (Mass.)--Pictorial works A winter view of the north and east side of St. Hedwig's Church is provided. The building is located at the corner of Everett and Summer Streets. According to the Southbridge Historical Album 1816-1966...

12. Civil War Soldier in Uniform Southbridge Massachusetts Civil War Soldier in Uniform Southbridge Massachusetts Soldiers--United States--History--19th century; United States. Army--Uniform; United States. Army--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Southbridge--Pictorial works; Social life and customs--Massachusetts--Southbridge A young union soldier from the civil war shown in full uniform, including gun and canteen. He is shown in a garden, standing in the grass in front of a tree. Southbridge's population at the beginning of...

13. Aerial view of town of Southbridge, MA and the American Optical Company from Notre Dame Church during Aerial view of town of Southbridge, MA and the American Optical Company from Notre Dame Church during construction Massachusetts--Southbridge; Southbridge (Mass.)--Aerial view; Historic buildings--New England; Architecture--United States--19th century; American Optical Company; American Optical Corporation--Southbridge (Mass.)--History; Optical Industry--Massachusetts--Southbridge Aerial view from Notre Dame Church, Main Street, Southbridge, Massachusetts during construction (pre-1916), looking in a south south east direction. The Main Plant of the American Optical Company is to...

14. Centennial Parade and Celebrations in Southbridge Massachusetts at Central Street Centennial Parade and Celebrations in Southbridge Massachusetts at Central Street Parades--Pictorial works; Southbridge--Pictorial works; Social life and customs--Massachusetts--Southbridge; Historic buildings--Massachusetts--Southbridge; Horses; Horse-drawn vehicles--Pictorial works; Historic buildings--New England; Architecture--United States--19th century Aerial view of Main Street Southbridge during the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of Southbridge, a three-day celebration, held on July 2, 3 and 4, 1916. The President of the...

15. American Optical Company campus and the construction of the cement building (#50) American Optical Company campus and the construction of the cement building (#50) American Optical Company; American Optical Corporation; Southbridge (Mass.)--History; Optical industry--Massachusetts--Southbridge; Historic buildings--New England Aerial view of the American Optical campus and the town of Southbridge in the background giving a context to the size of the plant. The view is dominated by the construction process that is underway on...

16. C E Wilson Residence Dresser Street Southbridge Massachusetts C E Wilson Residence Dresser Street Southbridge Massachusetts Southbridge (Mass.)--History; Historic buildings--Massachusetts--Southbridge; Historic buildings--New England; Architecture--United States--19th century; Southbridge (Mass.)--Pictorial works. An attractive two story house with porch and bay windows, adjacent to a barn. Extensive lawn with an outcropping of ledge. Curious peaked structure to the right. According to the information provided with...

17. American Optical Company: first AO lens factory 1883 American Optical Company: first AO lens factory 1883 American Optical Company; American Optical Corporation; Southbridge (Mass.)--History; Optical industry--Massachusetts--Southbridge; Historic buildings--New England; Historic buildings--Massachusetts--Southbridge Artist's drawing of the new four story Lens Building, including a mansard roof and a stoop. Promotional material generated by the AO Company using the 1883 lens building as the focus. Noted on the back...

18. American Optical Company Southbridge spectacles view American Optical Company Southbridge spectacles view American Optical Company; American Optical Corporation; Southbridge (Mass.)--History; Optical industry--Massachusetts--Southbridge; Historic buildings--New England; Historic buildings--Massachusetts--Southbridge Artist's view in the shape of a pair of spectacles or lenses. The left shows the full Main Plant with the Clock Tower in the middle of a terraced brick façade, in the front. There are four crenels interspersing...

19. Fanny Olds Cook and Augustus Cook Fanny Olds Cook and Augustus Cook Cook Monroe, Ida Elise, 1873-1966 Southbridge (Mass.)--History; Southbridge (Mass.)--Pictorial works; Drama Augustus Cook and Fanny Olds Cook, parents of Ida Cook Monroe, in costume in a play at the Elm Street Congregational Church, Southbridge Massachusetts. There is a chaise longue in the background and the...

20. Augustus Cook in a church play at Elm Street Congregational Church Southbridge Augustus Cook in a church play at Elm Street Congregational Church Southbridge Southbridge (Mass.)--History; Southbridge (Mass.)--Pictorial works; Drama Augustus Cook on left of image and two unidentified characters, in costume in a play at the Elm Street Congregational Church, Southbridge Massachusetts. There is a chaise longue in the background and the...
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