Apr 17, 2014 - Sale 2345

Sale 2345 - Lot 40

Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
Album depicting the picturesque town of West Boylston, MA "as the town appeared before the occupation of the metropolitan water works system." A comprehensive visual record of 100 photographs depicting this charming hamlet before the reservoir system was installed (in 1905) and irrevocably changed the town. With a host of images of this lovely setting (with topographic scenes of the mountains in the distance), beautiful waterways with stone bridges, stately residences of notable townspeople, street scenes, the Worcester County Training School and other institutions (including the Congregationalist and Baptist Churches, Odd Fellows Hall, and the local high school), and winter and summer scenes of people at play. Silver prints, 4 3/4x6 3/4 inches (12.1x17.1 cm.), each with a handwritten caption, in black ink, below the photograph. Small 4to, leatherette, worn; contents clean. Circa 1900