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1. Store, Grange Hall, Town Hall c.1910/2011 Store, Grange Hall, Town Hall c.1910/2011 Williamsburg (Mass.); Williamsburg Grange; General stores--Massachusetts--Williamsburg; Schools--Massachusetts--Williamsburg; City halls--Massachusetts--Williamsburg; Williamsburg Historical Society This pair of images shows a corner of Richard F. Burke's General Store at left (now the Williamsburg General Store); the Williamsburg Center School (now the Grange Hall) at center; and the old Town Hall...

2. 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,...

3. Williamsburg, Mass. Bicentennial Commemorative Quilt Williamsburg, Mass. Bicentennial Commemorative Quilt Quilts--Massachusetts--Williamsburg; Quilting--Massachusetts--Williamsburg; History--Massachusetts--Williamsburg As part of the 1971 townwide observance of the 200th anniversary of Williamsburg's founding, 37 local women created the 42 squares of this commemorative quilt. Each square depicts a theme, event or place...

4. Williamsburg's official town weights and measures cabinet and accessories Williamsburg's official town weights and measures cabinet and accessories Weights, Balance; Weights and measures--History; Weights and measures--Law and legislation--Massachusetts This is a large (66 inch W x 77 inch H x 24 inch D) elaborately faux-grained wooden cabinet housing a beautifully machined precision equal-arm balance, a graduated set of weights for use on it, several...

5. 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...

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. Stephen Meekins Ambrotype, c. 1855-1861 Stephen Meekins Ambrotype, c. 1855-1861 Meekins, Stephen, 1812-1894; Ambrotypes; Portraits--19th century; Williamsburg (Mass.); Bradford, Wealthy, 1812-1875; Meekins Library This hand-tinted sixth-plate ambrotype, in a leather case with oval brass mat (2½ inches w. x 3 inches h.), c.1855-1861, is a portrait of Williamsburg, Mass., resident Stephen Meekins (1812-1894). It...

8. Stephen Meekins at Washington's Tomb Ambrotype, c. 1855-1861 Stephen Meekins at Washington's Tomb Ambrotype, c. 1855-1861 Meekins, Stephen, 1812-1894; Ambrotypes; Portraits--19th century; Williamsburg (Mass.); Washington, George, 1732-1799--Tomb; Tombs--Virginia--Mount Vernon; Meekins Library; Bradford, Wealthy, 1812-1875 This hand-tinted, quarter-plate ambrotype in leather case with rectangular brass mat, (3 inches w. x 4 inches h.), c. 1855-1861, shows Williamsburg, Mass., resident Stephen Meekins (1812-1884) sitting...

9. Water turbine on site of William Skinner's silk mill, Skinnerville, Williamsburg, Mass., after the 1874 Water turbine on site of William Skinner's silk mill, Skinnerville, Williamsburg, Mass., after the 1874 Mill River Disaster Disasters--United States; Disasters--Massachusetts--Skinnerville; Dam failures--Massachusetts; Water turbines; Skinner, William, 1824-1902 Stereographic view of William Skinner's water turbine in Skinnerville 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...

10. 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...
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