Postcards (Lawrence, MA)

postcardsThis artificial and open collection includes nearly 600 postcards that start during the early years of the 20th century to the present time.  They include scenes of important buildings, natural features, political ads, commercial advertisements, event advertisements, personal photographs, portfolios, and generic greeting cards (like the one on the left).  Here is a list of postcards owned by the Library.

One hundred eighty-six postcards , chiefly portraying scenes and buildings in Lawrence, Mass., but also including a few from Methuen, North Andover, and Andover, Mass., and Manchester, NH, were in the original collection.  It was the donation of Alfred Franz.  Includes views of waterfalls, dams, and mills on the Merrimack River; public buildings; streets; Lawrence High School; Lawrence General Hospital; Lawrence Public Library; St. Mary’s church; soldier’s monument; water tower; and textile mills such as Arlington Mills, Wood Mill, and Sutton’s Mills (Manchester, NH, the first woolen mill in the U.S.).  Later additions have come via purchase and donations. There are presently 608 postcard of Greater Lawrence in the collection.

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