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front "Old Indian House"
post 1847
This daguerreotype of the Ensign John Sheldon House (1699), familiarly known as the Old Indian House in Deerfield, Massachusetts, was taken in 1848, shortly before it was torn down.
front The First Home of Masonry in Western Massachusetts Built 1750. Orange, Mass.
This postcard claims that there was a functioning Masonic chapter founded in Orange, Massachusetts, in 1750, although that is doubtful.
document "American Flag house and Betsy Ross Memorial Association Membership certificate"
The American Flag House sought subscriptions to purchase the home of Elizabeth (Betsey) Ross, the legendary maker of the nation's first flag.
Title page "Massachusetts A Guide To Its Places and People"
This guide from the Works Progress Administration (WPA) was a part of a huge effort to create employment for the millions thrown out of work by the Great Depression (1929-1940).
front "Memorial Hall, Deerfield, Mass."
c. 1910
The famous American architect Asher Benjamin designed the first Deerfield Academy building, which became the Memorial Hall Museum in 1880.
front "Schell Memorial Bridge, East Northfield, Mass."
c. 1915
Built in 1903, the Schell Memorial Bridge was donated to the town of Northfield, Massachusetts, by one of its leading citizens, Francis R. Schell.
front "Old Indian House"
c. 1845
Believed to have been taken by B.F. Popkins of Greenfield, Massachusetts, about 1845, this view of the 1699 Sheldon home ("Old Indian House") includes a large elm tree in front and a well sweep to the north.
document "To All Who Feel An Interest In The Antiquities Of New-England"
Dec 15, 1847
This broadside appeals for donations to purchase and preserve the "Old Indian House," which was by 1847 the last surviving building of the French and Indian raid on Deerfield, Massachusetts, in 1704.
Cover "To The Sons and Daughters of Franklin County," with a Poem about Bloody Brook.
c. 1895
The 1895 program appeals to the sons and daughters of Franklin County to donate money to improve the monument to the Bloody Brook massacre, erected in 1838, that has now fallen into bad repair.
Page 1 Restoration Plans for Wells-Thorn House
c. 1962
The house built for Ebenezer Wells (1691-1758) in Deerfield, Massachusetts, in the early 18th century has been continually occupied and was restored for use as a museum in 1962-63.


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