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1. 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...

2. Williamsburg conch shell, c. 1771 Williamsburg conch shell, c. 1771 Williamsburg (Mass.); Thayer, Joshua, 1742-1822; Local government-Massachusetts-Williamsburg; Shells; Wind instruments This conch shell was blown to call residents to the first meeting of the newly erected District of Williamsburgh on May 6, 1771, and to all Town Meetings for many years thereafter. At that first meeting...

3. Thaddeus Bartlett's house in Skinnerville, Williamsburg, Mass., after the 1874 Mill River Disaster Thaddeus Bartlett's house in Skinnerville, Williamsburg, Mass., after the 1874 Mill River Disaster Disasters--United States; Disasters--Massachusetts--Skinnerville; Dam failures--Massachusetts; Bartlett, Thaddeus, 1807-1884 Stereographic view of the heavily flood-damaged home of Thaddeus Bartlett in Skinnerville after the Mill River Disaster On the morning of May 16, 1874 the huge earthen dam holding back a 100-acre water...

4. Wreckage along Joe Wright Brook after the 1874 Mill River Disaster, Williamsburg, Mass. Wreckage along Joe Wright Brook after the 1874 Mill River Disaster, Williamsburg, Mass. Disasters--United States; Dam failures--Massachusetts; Disasters--Massachusetts--Williamsburg Stereographic view of wreckage along Joe Wright Brook in the aftermath of the Mill River Disaster On the morning of May 16, 1874 the huge earthen dam holding back a 100-acre water power reservoir three...

5. View of Williamsburg, Mass. reservoir dam ruins after the 1874 Mill River Disaster View of Williamsburg, Mass. reservoir dam ruins after the 1874 Mill River Disaster Dam failures--Massachusetts; Disasters--United States; Disasters--Massachusetts--Williamsburg; Dams--design and construction; Cheney, George, 1844-1918; Spelman, Onslow, 1821-1905 Stereographic view of the ruins of the Williamsburg Reservoir Company Dam after the Mill River Disaster On the morning of May 16, 1874 the huge earthen dam holding back a 100-acre water power reservoir...

6. 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...

7. Stereoscope, c. 1885 Stereoscope, c. 1885 Williamsburg (Mass.); Stereoscope. This is a handheld device for viewing stereographic images in simulated 3D. The standard stereograph or stereo view format (side-by side images taken from about 2.5 inches apart, printed, and mounted the...

8. View from east side of reservoir bed, showing west wall and gatekeeper's house, after the 1874 Mill River View from east side of reservoir bed, showing west wall and gatekeeper's house, after the 1874 Mill River Disaster in Williamsburg, Mass. Dam failures--Massachusetts; Disasters--United States; Disasters--Massachusetts; Williamsburg (Mass.); Cheney, George, 1844-1918 Stereographic view of the failed dam and Cheney cabin after the 1874 Mill River Disaster On the morning of May 16, 1874 the huge earthen dam holding back a 100-acre water power reservoir three miles above...

9. Site of the home of Dr. Elbridge Johnson, 1836?-1874, Williamsburg, Mass., after the 1874 Mill River Site of the home of Dr. Elbridge Johnson, 1836?-1874, Williamsburg, Mass., after the 1874 Mill River Disaster Disasters--United States; Disasters--Massachusetts--Williamsburg; Dam failures--Massachusetts; Johnson, Elbridge M., 1836-1874; James, Henry Lyman, 1829-1896; Adams, William Henry, 1823-1874 Stereographic view of the place where Dr. Johnson's house and his entire household of six were lost in the Mill River Disaster On the morning of May 16, 1874 the huge earthen dam holding back a 100-acre...

10. 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...

11. 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...

12. View of Skinnerville, Williamsburg, Mass., after the 1874 Mill River Disaster View of Skinnerville, Williamsburg, Mass., after the 1874 Mill River Disaster Disasters--United States; Disasters--Massachusetts--Skinnerville; Dam failures--Massachusetts; Skinner, William, 1824-1902 Stereographic overview of the ruined village of Skinnerville after the 1874 Mill River Disaster, looking east On the morning of May 16, 1874 the huge earthen dam holding back a 100-acre water power reservoir...

13. Meekins Library Accession Book, Volume 1, 1895-1898 Meekins Library Accession Book, Volume 1, 1895-1898 Meekins Library; Williamsburg (Mass.); Acquisitions (Libraries); Libraries--Gifts, legacies; Book donations; Meekins, Stephen, 1812-1894; Morse, Sarah Jane Page 1 of the Meekins Library (Williamsburg, Mass.) Accession Book, Volume 1 (10 inches h. x 8 ½ inches w.) for the period from May 1, 1895, to January 1898, containing a sequential list of the public...

14. Meekins Library, 1900-1910, and Stephen Meekins' gravestone Meekins Library, 1900-1910, and Stephen Meekins' gravestone Meekins Library; Libraries--Massachusetts--Williamsburg; Meekins, Stephen, 1812-1894 This photograph shows the Meekins Library a few years after it opened in 1897, and an inset in the upper left corner shows the monument of library donor Stephen Meekins 1/3 mile away in the Village Hill...
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