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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. 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...

3. 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...

4. 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...

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. 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...

8. Nash Hill Schoolhouse restoration diptych, c. 1971-86 Nash Hill Schoolhouse restoration diptych, c. 1971-86 Williamsburg (Mass.); Schools--Massachusetts--Williamsburg; Rural schools--Massachusetts--Williamsburg This pair of photographs shows the one-room schoolhouse on Nash Hill in Williamsburg, Mass., which was in use on its present site from 1786 until 1917. The pictures were taken during and after its restoration...

9. 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...

10. 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...

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. 'Wedding Party,' 150th Anniversary Pageant, 1921 'Wedding Party,' 150th Anniversary Pageant, 1921 Williamsburg (Mass.)--Anniversaries, etc.; Anniversaries--Massachusetts--Williamsburg; Tarbox, Jessie Richmond, 1870-1942 This photograph shows all the spectacularly-costumed participants in a staged 1771 wedding, part of an elaborate pageant during Williamsburg's 1921 150th anniversary celebration. Among those returning...

13. 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...

14. 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...

15. 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...

16. 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...

17. 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...

18. 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...

19. 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...

20. 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...
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