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Woodworking shop, Salisbury, Mass

Description

This album, with dimensions of 11 1/2 x 15 5/16 x 7/8 inches, has an embossed brown cover and contains a collection of black and white photographs depicting the activities and projects of a woodworking shop in Salisbury, Massachusetts. All of the images are in good condition. The photos mostly appear to depict preparations for a week celebrating the tercentenary of the town during the summer of 1938, perhaps undertaken by a group of volunteers. The projects include such activities as making and lettering parking signs and the erection of a tourist information booth and a signpost. Other activities depicted include several chair building projects and the completion of a fourteen-foot wooden row boat.

Overall, there are ten mounted 8 x 10 inch prints, six loose 8 x 10 inch prints, and twenty smaller loose prints. Two of the large prints depict the launching of a seaplane landing float in Salisbury harbor with a view of Newburyport on the far side. As noted in an annotation on the reverse, this project was sponsored by a National Defense program. A small red, white, and blue ribbon is loose inside the album.

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Details

Collection Name
Photograph albums collection
Collection Code
PC009
Dates
1938
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
2007
Physical Description
1 photograph album; 11 1/2 x 15 5/16 inches
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
album number: 232
GUSN
193801
Reference Code
PC009.232

Record details

Descriptive Terms
Carpentry (LC)
Furniture (LC)
Painting (coating) (AAT)
Pulling boats (AAT)
Salisbury, MA
Seaplanes
Street signs (LC)
Woodshops (LC)
Woodwork (LC)
boats
carpentry
chairs (furniture forms)
seaplanes
woodworking
workshops (work spaces)
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photograph albums
Places
Salisbury (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Location Note
photo album # 232

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