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1. 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...

2. 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...

3. 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...

4. 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...

5. Williamsburg (Mass.) Drum Corps, c. 1904 Williamsburg (Mass.) Drum Corps, c. 1904 Williamsburg (Mass.); Hyde, Elwyn, 1894-1993; Ames, Wesley, 1887-1923; Kelly, George, 1890-?; Waldemire, Casper, ?-?; Graves, Philip Richards, 1887-1969; Hyde, Edward Lucius, 1885-?; Graves, Arthur F., 1886-1978; Williamsburg Drum Corps; Drum and bugle corps--Massachusetts--Williamsburg Group portrait of the Williamsburg Drum Corps, about 1904. But for this photograph, the existence of this local youth organization would be unknown today. No other information has been discovered about...

6. 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...

7. 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...

8. 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...

9. 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...

10. 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...

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. 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...

15. 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...

16. 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...

17. 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...

18. 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...

19. Tool Factory Workers, Williamsburg, Mass., circa 1900-1910 Tool Factory Workers, Williamsburg, Mass., circa 1900-1910 Tool and die industry--Employees--Massachusetts--Williamsburg; Clothing & dress--United States--1900-1910; Williamsburg Manufacturing Company Eleven workmen pose in front of the Williamsburg Manufacturing Company building at the intersection of Williams Street and Buttonshop Road, Williamsburg, circa 1900-1910. Trim details visible on the building...

20. Sophie Eaton & Ronald Reagan, 1969 Sophie Eaton & Ronald Reagan, 1969 Williamsburg (Mass.); Damon, Sophia Clara, 1896-1987; Reagan, Ronald Wilson, 1911-2004; Pillsbury Company; Elementary school teachers--Massachusetts--Williamsburg; Baking-Competitions--Massachusetts--Williamsburg; Bake-Off (Contest) Sophie (Damon) Eaton, a beloved grammar-school teacher in Williamsburg for many decades, was a finalist in the 20th Annual Pillsbury Company Bake-Off Competition held in Atlanta, Georgia in 1969. As part...
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