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Page 1 WWI letter to Emily Gladys Bartlett
Jan 12, 1919
The war is over, but Edward Wirt is still in France. Although the Armistice had been signed in November, a final peace treaty was still being negotiated. Wirt's fiancée, Gladys, had participated in the joyous celebrations in Greenfield, Massachusetts.
Page 1 Memorial Service text for Thomas Williams Ashley
Sep 1, 1918
On September 1, 1918, a memorial service was held in Deerfield to honor the life of Thomas Williams Ashley, marine lieutenant, killed in action at Chateau Thierry on June 7.
Cover "A Record of Sunderland in the Civil War of 1861 to 1865"
A town history commissioned in 1880 describes in some detail the Civil War stories of all the soldiers who served from Sunderland, Massachusetts.
Cover "Nine and Ten Years Old- They can earn 40c. in a ten-hour day, but they cannot read."
c. 1900
The National Child Labor Committee issued this tract against child labor around 1900.
document Suffrage letter to George Sheldon
Apr 20, 1909
For over 70 years, women struggled to secure the right to vote.
document "N. Vickary, Taxidermist"
c. 1870
Taxidermy, the art of preserving animals' bodies, was first practiced in England in the 17th century.
document "Keep them smiling"- WWI broadside
c. 1918
This World War I poster helped raise funds for troops overseas.
document Franklin County Agricultural Society Membership of Lester L. Luey
Oct 3, 1854
Lester Luey joined the Franklin County Agricultural Society in 1854. Unlike earlier groups, who limited their membership to the county's wealthiest farmers, the new society's membership was broadly based.
document "Sons of Temperance Membership of Elijah Spencer Fuller"
Nov 19, 1846
Numerous temperance societies formed in the first half of the 19th century.
document Colonel Hugh Maxwell's Certificate of Membership into the Mass. Society for Agriculture
Jan 4, 1794
The Massachusetts Society for Promoting Agriculture was founded in 1792 to spur Americans to innovate in agriculture, something they had been reluctant to do.


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