Old New England Photos & Postcards

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35 Historical Pictures That You Have To See
1976, two workers repaint the face of Boston’s Custom House. This was done in preparation for the bicentennial celebrations. Yes, we did say “TWO workers”... Look closely!
an old black and white photo of a man standing in the doorway of a store
Small Business: 1940 high-resolution photo
July 1940. "General store in Lincoln, Vermont." Medium-format nitrate negative by Louise Rosskam for the Resettlement Administration.
an old black and white photo of a store
Vermont Country Store: 1959 high-resolution photo
August 1959. "Vermont Country Store, Weston Common, Windsor County, Vermont. Building dates to 1828. Typical early country store still serving its original function, but filled with more merchandise than it would have originally had and now a popular tourist attraction." Photo by Ned Goode
an old factory building with a clock tower in the background and snow on the ground
2:23: 1941 high-resolution photo
Ayer Mill clock tower, Lawrence, Massachusetts. January 1941. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.
an old photo of cars parked on the side of the road in front of a church
Barre, Vermont, 1973
Barre Vt 1973
an old postcard shows the front of a hotel
Scarborough State Beach, Narragansett, R.I.
Massasoit Hotel, Narragansett Pier, R.I.
an old black and white photo of people standing in front of a building
Troy, New Hampshire U.S.A. 03465
an old black and white photo of a building with trees in front of it that says pineland lakes
Pineland Hall - Center Ossipee NH
an old black and white photo of men marching with american flags
Memorial Day Photographs, Carlisle, MA 01741
The parade to Green Cemetery, Carlisle Ma. about 1925 by Constance Manoli-Skocay, Carlisle Historical Society Archivist. pub. 2005
an old black and white photo of several ships
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Moored whaling boats, aged 100 years, reflect on harbor waters. 1 avril 1916. New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA Photographe : Edwin Hale Lincoln
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an old black and white photo of children sitting in front of a teacher's desk
Page not found - UMass Dartmouth | Claire T. Carney Library
First all-Cape Verdean kindergarten, New Bedford, Massachusetts, courtesy of Betty Youngblood.
an old black and white photo of a church with a steeple in the background
Half Past: 1907 high-resolution photo
1907. "North Church and Congress Streets, Portsmouth, New Hampshire." dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. Shorpy Historic Picture Archive
black and white photograph of an old building with a clock tower in the middle of it
Sandwich Depot: 1906 high-resolution photo
SANDWICH DEPOT. DWYER'S HOT LUNCH ALWAYS READY. Order Cooking a Specialty. HOMEMADE PASTRY. TRY OUR SURPASSING COFFEE. 1906. "Post Office, Worcester, Massachusetts" and the Sandwich Depot next door. Detroit Publishing Co. Shorpy Historic Picture Archive
black and white photograph of a man standing in front of a post office with his hat on
West Danville, Vermont. Frank Goss, seventy-one year old farmer, in front of Gilbert S. Hastings's general store and post office reading his mail,
an old postcard shows people standing in front of a building with a car parked outside
Warren, RI. Touisset Point - 1918.
the candy store!
an old black and white photo of men in native american clothing posing for a group photograph
Flashback Photo: Plymouth Celebrates the 300th Anniversary of the Landing of the Pilgrims - New England Historical Society
Flashback Photo: Plymouth Celebrates the 300th Anniversary of the Landing of the Pilgrims - http://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/flashback-photo-plymouth-celebrates-300th-anniversary-landing-pilgrims/
an old photo of a boat in the water with a lighthouse in the back ground
Wreck of the Annie C. Maguire, Christmas Eve, 1800's, Maine
an old black and white photo of people standing in front of a group of tents
of people camping in Rhode Island, c. 1905.
an old photo of men in uniforms and hats posing for a group shot with musical instruments
Postcard : PC-1
The Famous Wheeler and Wilson Band, Bridgeport, Conn. John A. Lynch, Director and Business Manager, 56 Golden Hill Street
an old black and white photo of people standing on the street with suitcases in front of them
Bridgeport Soap Box Derby – Bridgeport History Center
Imagine racing down Boston Avenue in a home made, four wheeled, handmade miniature racing car! Bridgeport’s Soap Box Derby was run on July 25, 1936 over a course that was 1,050 feet long. The course ran along Boston Avenue between North Summerfield Avenue and Success Avenue.
an old black and white photo of men on horses in the dirt with people standing around them
Old Saybrook Ct
an old black and white photo of men standing next to each other in front of a telescope
Postcard, drilling on the line of the proposed Cape Cod Canal.
an old car parked in front of a building with two men standing next to it
The Mohawk Trail, the Model T Ford and an Interesting Story
Brown’s Garage has been located in Florida, Massachusetts on the Mohawk Trail, an east-to-west scenic highway since the 1920s. Last October the Trail on Route 2 in the Northwestern part of the State celebrated its centennial. The climb to Florida from either direction is very steep and was hard on early cars.
an old black and white photo of cars parked in front of shops on a city street
Everyday Motoring On The Streets Of Boston, Massachusetts
Boston Ma - 1948
an old black and white photo of cars parked in front of fenway park motors
Scenes On the Streets of Boston – Part II
Fenway Park Motors on Boylston Street near the Fenway - Boston Ma -
an old black and white photo of cars parked in front of a building with people standing outside
Model T Mecca
Whites Garage West Ossipee, NH
an old black and white photo of cars parked in front of used cars on a snowy street
Scenes from the Streets of Boston – Part III
Cambridge Ma
an old black and white photo of cars parked in the snow
Some like Ice and Snow
This photo was taken at the Waterville Inn, Waterville Valley in New Hampshire’s White Mountains.
an old black and white photo of cars covered in snow
Snow bound in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, home of the Modern Diner
Snow-Bound Pawtucket RI
an old gas station with cars parked in front
Scenes on the Streets of Boston – Part IV
Massachusetts Avenue and Albany Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts Corner filling stations like Jerry’s Atlantic were once convenient places to get a fill up and a variety of basic repair services. They were also places that a kid could get a start in the business pumping gas and gradually acquire skills that would serve him well…