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1. Adelbert Bailey triptych Adelbert Bailey triptych Williamsburg (Mass.); Bailey, Adelbert, 1843-1932; Metcalf, Juliet, 1843-1933; United States--History--Civil War, 1816-1865--Veterans; Tintypes Adelbert Bailey was born in Amherst, Mass. and served in the Civil War as a sergeant in the 31st Mass. Infantry. In 1869 he married Juliet Metcalf of Williamsburg, Mass., and they lived in Williamsburg...

2. Alice C. House cabinet card, c. 1885 Alice C. House cabinet card, c. 1885 Williamsburg (Mass.); Chesterfield (Mass.); Haydenville (Mass.); Agawam (Mass.); House, Alice C., 1862-1921 Full-length studio portrait of Alice C. House, born in Chesterfield, Mass. and a resident of Haydenville (part of Williamsburg, Mass.) from 1870 until after 1900. She taught a Sunday school class and worked...

3. Annie Cooney cabinet card, c. 1885 Annie Cooney cabinet card, c. 1885 Williamsburg (Mass.); Cooney, Annie, 1867-? This unusual portrait is of Annie Cooney, born in Williamsburg, Mass. as the last child of an Irish immigrant saloon keeper who had done fairly well for himself and could afford to indulge her. It casts...

4. Brass water turbine model Brass water turbine model Machinery--Models; Water-power--United States--History; Water-power--Massachusetts; Machine industry--Massachusetts--Orange; Hunt, Waite & Flint; Turbine industry--United States--History Machined brass working model (3 x 3 x 3.5 inches) of a large water turbine of an advanced, highly efficient type that was used to power New England mills in the late 19th century. The model is easily disassembled...

5. Capt. Charles E. Tileston at home, c. 1900 Capt. Charles E. Tileston at home, c. 1900 Williamsburg (Mass.); Tileston, Charles Edward, 1829-1902; Bisbee, Maria Evelyn, 1897-?; Bisbee, Inez Wells, 1898-1970; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Veterans; Carriages and carts--Massachusetts--Williamsburg This photograph shows Capt. Charles E.Tileston, Civil War commander of Co. I, 52nd Mass. Infantry, outside his house in the Searsville district of Williamsburg, Mass., about 1900-1902. Seated in his handsome...

6. Collins Graves' medal for heroism during the Mill River Disaster, Williamsburg, Mass., 1874 Collins Graves' medal for heroism during the Mill River Disaster, Williamsburg, Mass., 1874 Graves, Daniel Collins, 1840-1910; Disasters--Massachusetts--Williamsburg; Skinner, William, 1824-1902; Medals; Skinnerville (Mass.); Haydenville (Mass.) On May 16, 1874 a large water-power reservoir dam three miles above Williamsburg on the East Branch of the Mill River failed catastrophically, causing vast destruction and the loss of 139 lives in the...

7. Dr. Charles Holmes Wheeler Scrapbook, Volume 5, Haydenville (Mass.) Records 1 Dr. Charles Holmes Wheeler Scrapbook, Volume 5, Haydenville (Mass.) Records 1 Haydenville (Mass.); Williamsburg (Mass.); Haydenville Library; Publications- -Massachusetts- -Haydenville; Haydenille Library Association; Hayden, Anna I., 1835-1912); Hayden, Charles Rowley, 1845-1886; Hadley, Susan Bostwick, 1883-1972; Emrick, Robert Page, 1890-1982 Page 120b of the Haydenville Records 1 (9 inches w. x 11 1/2 inches h.; compiled 1950), Volume 5 of a larger series of scrapbooks created by resident Charles H. Wheeler, M.D. (1879-1955), this one chronicling...

8. Dr. Elijah Paine's ledger, 1785-1797 Dr. Elijah Paine's ledger, 1785-1797 Williamsburg (Mass.); Paine, Elijah, 1724-1814; Account books-Massachusetts-Williamsburg; Barter-Massachusetts-Williamsburg; Physicians-Massachusetts-Williamsburg. Ledger or account book kept by early Williamsburg, Mass. physician, tavern keeper and farmer Elijah Paine from 1785 through 1797. In an era when cash was very scarce, Paine accepted every kind of goods...

9. Fred Carr carte-de-visite, c. 1882 Fred Carr carte-de-visite, c. 1882 Williamsburg (Mass.); Carr, Fred N., 1869-? Full-length studio portrait of Fred Carr, at the apparent age of about 13. He is wearing an unusual lace-up shirt or tunic, apparently has a pocket watch on a fob in his breast pocket, and on his right...

10. Grand Army of the Republic float, Williamsburg, Mass. Old Home Days, 1915 Grand Army of the Republic float, Williamsburg, Mass. Old Home Days, 1915 Williamsburg (Mass.)--Anniversaries, etc.; Bailey, Adelbert, 1843-1932; Bisbee, Henry, 1837-1917; Anniversaries, etc.--Massachusetts--Williamsburg; Grand Army of the Republic; United States--History--Civil War, 1816-1865--Veterans Local Civil War veterans of the Grand Army of the Republic ride in a parade during Williamsburg's Old Home Days celebration in 1915. Only two men are identified: Adelbert Bailey, holding the flag, and...

11. Graves family washing machine, c. 1915 Graves family washing machine, c. 1915 Williamsburg (Mass.); Graves, Joseph Strong, 1853-1920; Graves, Joseph Edwin, 1892-1969; Graves; Ruth Elizabeth, 1896-1979; Graves, Rachael Matilda, 1898-2000; Graves, Dwight Lincoln, 1902-1994; Washing machines This snapshot by a member of the Joseph Strong Graves family shows a home-made, gasoline-powered outdoor precursor of the modern clothes washer. It was likely devised as a present to the women of the household...

12. Group [A.O.C.?] portrait on Meekins Library steps, 1900 Group [A.O.C.?] portrait on Meekins Library steps, 1900 Williamsburg (Mass.); Damon, Estella Louise, 1887-1972; Meekins Library; Associations, institutions, etc.--Massachusetts--Williamsburg. This photograph shows a group of 35 young men and women, most of them appearing to be teenagers while one man and two women seem to be adults, posed on the front steps of the three-year-old Meekins Library...

13. Hayden, Gere & Co's Brass works, from the East Hayden, Gere & Co's Brass works, from the East Disasters--United States; Dam failures--Massachusetts; Disasters--Massachusetts--Haydenville; Brass Industry and trade--Massachusetts--Haydenville; Hayden, Gere & Co. Stereographic view of Hayden, Gere & Co. brass works, looking upstream after the Mill River Disaster On the morning of May 16, 1874 the huge earthen dam holding back a 100-acre water power reservoir three...

14. Haydenville after Mill River Disaster, 1874 Haydenville after Mill River Disaster, 1874 Williamsburg (Mass.); Haydenville (Mass.); Disasters--Massachusetts--Williamsburg This large (13.5 x 10.25 inches) and wonderfully detailed photograph was taken from an embankment above the raised railroad grade at the southeast end of Haydenville, one of the villages in Williamsburg,...

15. Home of W. A. Hawks and site of first Williamsburg, Mass. library Home of W. A. Hawks and site of first Williamsburg, Mass. library Williamsburg (Mass.); Hawks, William Avery, 1834-1892; Jones, Annie Juliet, 1851-1921; Hawks, Clara Bodman, 1888-1975; Meekins, Stephen, 1812-1894; Libraries--Massachusetts--Williamsburg; Dwellings--Massachusetts--Williamsburg This photographic post card shows the North Main Street, Williamsburg home of William Avery Hawks. Advocates for culture and refinement, Mr. Hawks and his second wife Annie Juliet (Jones) founded the Williamsburg...

16. Jane and George Cheney, 1916 Jane and George Cheney, 1916 Williamsburg (Mass.); Disasters--Massachusetts--Williamsburg; Disasters--Massachusetts--Northampton; Cheney, George, 1844-1918; Alvord, Jane Elizabeth, 1847-1922; Cheney, Phillip Donald, ?-1919; Graves, Charles Erastus, 1894-1988; Graves, Joseph Edwin, 1892-1969 George Cheney was one of the heroes of the May 16, 1874 Mill River Disaster that took many lives in Williamsburg and Northampton, Mass. Cheney, the caretaker of the huge reservoir dam that failed that...

17. Lucinda Hitchcock Sampler, 1821 Lucinda Hitchcock Sampler, 1821 Nash, Lucinda Hitchcock, 1808-1901; Williamsburg (Mass.); Samplers; Embroidery-Massachusetts; Nash, Hiram, 1809-1889; Nash, Eleanor, 1833-1862; Nash, Sophia, 1838-1884; Strong, Rev. Joseph, 1728/9-1803; Mayhew, Thomas, 1767-1843; Hubbard, Jeremiah, 1786-1850 A handmade cross-stitch sampler (13 ¾ inches w. x 9 inches h.) on natural linen with dyed wool and silk thread in a modern birdseye maple frame (16 ½ inches w. x 11 ½ inches h.), made in 1821 by Williamsburg...

18. Main Street in the center of Williamsburg, Mass., circa 1910 Main Street in the center of Williamsburg, Mass., circa 1910 Williamsburg (Mass.); Trolley cars--Massachusetts--Williamsburg; Temperance--Societies, etc.; Schools--Massachusetts--Williamsburg This is a view northwestward along Main Street in the center of Williamsburg village, from the intersection of South Street and Main Street (which is now, in 2011, Route 9) toward the Meekins Library and...

19. Main Street in the center of Williamsburg, Mass., July 2011 Main Street in the center of Williamsburg, Mass., July 2011 Williamsburg (Mass.); Weber, Eric, 1948- This recent photograph of the center of the village of Williamsburg, Mass. contrasts with the one taken 101 years earlier from the same spot, seen elsewhere in this Digital Treasures collection. This image...

20. Mary Graves dowry list, 1830 Mary Graves dowry list, 1830 Williamsburg (Mass.); Graves, Mary Dickinson, 1805-1881; Montague, John, 1796-1881; Graves, John, 1773-1843; Dowry--Massachusetts--Williamsburg; House furnishings--Massachusetts--Williamsburg. This is a handwritten list of the goods purchased for Mary Dickinson Graves of Williamsburg, probably by her father under her mother's direction, in preparation for her October 6, 1830 marriage to Deacon...
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