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front Checkerboard

In the early 19th century board games were literally carved out of wooden boards.
front Sign-"Who would Turn Back 2 Hundred Yeare, Let him A light & Enter Here"
c. 1923
This wooden sign, advertising a tea house in Deerfield, Massachusetts, was attached to a tree outside.
front Avery Oxen Show Admission Ticket

James Avery of Buckland, Massachusetts, made a business from showing his record-breaking oxen at county fairs and shows.
Page 1 WWI letter to Emily Gladys Bartlett
Mar 30, 1919
Wirt's unit remained in garrison in France as the peace conference continued. Wirt again worries about the League of Nations concept, worries that many other Americans shared.
Page 1 Letter to Gertrude Porter Ashley
Dec 13, 1912
This letter to his mother (dated December 13, 1912), another appeal for cash from freshman college student Tom Ashley, was written five days after a letter to his father was sent containing a similar request.
Page 1 Letter to Gertrude Porter Ashley
Mar 14, 1913
This humorous letter, dated March 14, 1913, was written by Amherst college freshman Thomas Williams Ashley (1894-1918) to his mother in Deerfield, Massachusetts.
document "Jemima or The Witch of Bender"
Dec 3, 1902
Posters such as this both advertised a play and served as a playbill.
document "Exhibition. Westfield Academy. Order of Exercises."
Apr 6, 1813
The academy in Westfield, Massachusetts, was one of the first such schools to be established in Massachusetts. Its yearly exhibition gives a glimpse into what the popular culture of the day found interesting.
document "If you Can't Laugh, Don't Come to See the Womanless Wedding"
Some travelling production companies staged plays using local actors.
document "Exhibition of the Young Men's Lyceum"
Feb 25, 1835
The young men of the town of Sunderland formed a lyceum, or educational society, in 1835 and began to offer lectures open to the public. This exhibition gives a good cross-slice of high-minded popular culture of the 1830s, including a debate about slavery.


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