Woodworking shop, Salisbury, Mass

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1938

Location Note

photo album # 232

GUSN

GUSN-193801

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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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

chairs (furniture forms)
woodworking
workshops (work spaces)
carpentry
boats
seaplanes
photograph albums
black-and-white prints (photographs)

Additional Identification Number

album number 232

Physical Description

1 photograph album; 11 1/2 x 15 5/16 inches

Collection Code

PC009

Collection Name

Photograph albums collection

Date of Acquisition

2007

Reference Code

PC009.232

Acquisition Type

Gift

Places

Salisbury (Essex county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Material Type

photograph albums
black-and-white prints (photographs)

Descriptive Terms

Carpentry (LC)
Furniture (LC)
Painting (coating) (AAT)
Pulling boats (AAT)
Street signs (LC)
Woodshops (LC)
Woodwork (LC)
Seaplanes
Salisbury, MA

Description Level

Item

Location Note

photo album # 232