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Unidentified Photos, Artifacts and Documents in our Archives

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Unidentified Photos, Artifacts and Documents in our Archives


Test your detective skills!

The Historical Society has a collection of items that are interesting and related to Maynard but, so far, we know very little about.

Please browse through this group and if you recognize something be sure to contact the Society (see the Tips/FAQs section for how to submit an update.)

This is a PREVIEW of Items in the Unidentified Photos, Artifacts and Documents in our Archives Collection

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Children in the early 1900's
The boy is all dressed up in bow tie and white shirt pulling the younger girl in her dress. Maybe a Sunday, holiday or party?

Family Group - early 1900&#039;s<br />
Likely a Father and Three Children
The background was used for many years in the studio of C. D. Holmes, Maynard photographer. This is a 1968 copy of the original photo.

Cigar Smokin&#039; Gals - early 1900&#039;s
The two women are standing on a bridge enjoying a smoke. It's possible that this is a photo taken later of two women dressed in period costumes.

Woman Standing in  Garden
On the reverse side Merry Christmas Arrni? is written.

Grandma Rockin&#039; - early 1900&#039;s
Elderly women in her rocking chair enjoying the day.

Uniformed Women - ca 1940
Twenty Seven women in some sort of dress uniform with a badge on their upper left torso.

Husband and Wife Wedding Photo? - 1890&#039;s
This type of cabinet card portraying the couple was often made at the time of a marriage.

Mill Employees? - c.1940
This large group is likely from the Woolen Mill or maybe a school group.

Bridge over a Flooded River - c.1903
The river is presumably the Assabet but which bridge is shown is a mystery.

Father and Two Daughters - 1890&#039;s
Unidentified family group taken at Holmes photographic studio.

Unidentified Fire Station? - c.1900
This building was originally identified as the first fire station in Maynard that was build on Nason Street in 1892 and published incorrectly in the 1971 History of Maynard book. After comparing the picture with others of the actual Nason Street…

Dam, Dam, Dam
Although Maynard has only a few dams, the location of this one remains a mystery.

Current best guess is that this was at the Maynard Rod & Gun Club at the outflow of the trout pond.

Lizzie Wilson Newton - c.1900
Lizzie is in the photo of an unidentified resort.