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Welcome to the online archives of the Maynard Historical Society in Maynard, Massachusetts. Our online archive represents a fraction of the documents, photographs, artifacts and memorabilia that the Society has in storage and we are continuously working to catalog and make our collection available here for all to enjoy. Please read the "About" page for additional information on this project or the "Tips" page for ways to find and discover historical information.

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Ad for the R. A. Patterson Tobacco Company


A cardboard ad for tobacco specifically prepared for pipes and cigarettes, 1890 ca.

Centennial Photo Album - 1971

A photo album of Maynard Centennial pictures donated by Elizabeth Schnair. A total of 195 photos make up the collection. Many of them are duplicates…

Centennial - 1971


Two black and white photos of the Centennial Storefront Window. The window is displaying various items from over the century.

Centennial - 1971


A photo of the "Brothers of the Brush", 1971. Pictured in the center is Bob Tobin.

Centennial - 1971


A packet of 5 color photos of the Centennial Parade, July 4, 1971. Posted is a photo of "Looking Down Main Street".

Centennial - 1971


A packet of ten color photos of the Centennial Parade, July 4, 1971. A photo from the Maynard Mill Complex and DEC is shown.

Centennial - 1971


A packet of 9 color photos of Centennial Parade in Maynard on July 4, 1971. Photo #1 is the Polish heritage Float; Photo #2 is the Maynard Country…

Centennial - 1971


A packet of 13 color photos of the 4th of July Parade. Photo is of "The Milltowners Banner with the Brothers of the Brush", during the Centennial…

Centennial - 1971


A packet of 11 color photos of the July 4th, 1971 Parade during the Centennial Year. Digital had a float in the Parade.

Centennial - 1971


A color photo of a Walk from Maynard to Concord with the Minutemen, 4-19-1971. In the photo are Gert Walls and Liz.

Centennial - 1971


A packet of 30 Centennial photos. Photo #1 July 4th Parade with Centennial Committee, Drivers: Ralph Sheridan and Berger Koski, Passengers: Joe…

Centennial - 1971


A packet of 21 black and white photos of the Centennial. Picture #1 is of the " Brothers of the Brush" Funeral Procession for the Burying the Razor. …

Centennial Photo - 1971

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A black and white photo of the Brothers of the Brush "Burying the Razor", during the Centennial year.

Centennial Photos - 1971


A packet of four black and white photos related to the Centennial. Photo #1 The "Brush" at Alumni Field Rotary, Tim McLean, Mike Soko, Wally Niskanen;…

Centennial Photo - 1971


A black and white photo of Centennial meeting participants. (l-r) ___?, Maria Eneguess, Will Dodd, Ray Sheridan, Emil Genest, ___?, Tom Cocoa, ___?.

Centennial Photos - 1971


A packet of 22 black and white photos of various activities during the Maynard Centennial in 1971. Photo #1 Centennial Bowling, the Mavericks vs. the…

Edward & Martha (Sykes) Lawton - 1890 ca


A sepia family photo of Edward & Martha Lawton and their children, 1890 ca. Edward Lawton was an Overseer in the Assabet Mills. His son John became a…

John Winslow White - 1900 ca

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This photo appears to be a picture of John ("Jack") W. White (?) and three unidentified men, 1900 ca. John is the first man on the left, and the son…

John Henry White - 1923


A photo of John Henry White and his family taken at his 50th Wedding Anniversary gathering. John Henry White, born in Sudbury 1849, a son of William…

14 Brooks Street, Maynard, MA


A sepia photo of the house at 14 Brooks Street, Maynard, MA, 1914 ca. This photo is part of a photo album belonging to the Estate of Ralph Cheney. It…