In Ipswich, we are all immigrants

Featured image: Immigrant workers at the Ipswich Hosiery Mill, by Ipswich photographer George Dexter. Question 25 on the warrant for the 2017 Ipswich Meeting on Tuesday evening, March 9 is called "The Ipswich Trust Act," and reads, Except as provided in subsction (b) (2), a law enforcement official shall not detain an individual on the basis of … Continue reading In Ipswich, we are all immigrants

Ipswich woodcut,1838 attributed to S. E. Brown.

Market Square and the lower North Green, a photographic history

Featured image: Ipswich woodcut attributed to S. E. Brown, 1838, or John Warner Barber, 1839

Postcards from Newburyport

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Ipswich after a snowstorm, circa 1900

This photo was taken by Ipswich photographer George Dexter in the late 19th or early 20th Century from Town Hill above High Street, in the vicinity of Highland Cemetery. The First Church and Methodist Church steeples are in the background. Snow-covered Heartbreak Hill rises in the distance. Copies of this photo are in early print publications, but … Continue reading Ipswich after a snowstorm, circa 1900

Boston streetcar 1906

The streets of Boston, 1906

Boston's first motorized trolley opened on Jan. 5, 1889. Within seven years, the city had a network of electric streetcars. Enjoy this 1906 trolley ride on Boston's busy Boylston Street. Read more at the New England Historical Society.

Eunice Stanwood Caldwell Cowles

*Excerpt From the Cowles Papers, Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections, South Hadley, MA.which contain correspondence, writings, biographical information, Caldwell and Cowles family papers and a photograph. Chiefly focusing on Eunice Stanwood Caldwell Cowles amd her connections to Mary Lyon and Zilpah P. Grant Banister through both Mount Holyoke and Ipswich Female Seminaries. "Eunice … Continue reading Eunice Stanwood Caldwell Cowles

Dustbane–sawdust in a can!

Dustbane Products was founded in 1908 by two entrepreneurial Canadians, Chester E. Pickering and George W. Green, who managed to convince people to buy pine-scented sawdust for cleaning floors, despite the fact that people already used free sawdust for that purpose. U.S. Manufacturing plants were established in Chicago and Ipswich.The Ipswich plant was on Washington St., which … Continue reading Dustbane–sawdust in a can!