Pianoforte Teachers Association of Greater Lawrence (Lawrence, MA)


My sympathies for both teachers and students.

Arlington Mills: News and Views (Lawrence, MA)


The Lawrence Public Library owns copies of this publication from 1941 to 1948.  It was meant as connection between employees of the mills and administration.  There are pictures, articles about events sponsored by the mills, information about the men in uniform, new babies, – and deaths.  An index has just been completed showing the names of various employees and the location in the publication where the information about them or pictures of them are located.  These volumes also give detailed descriptions of various departments, including photographs, and the processes that took raw wool and manufactured excellent quality cloth from it.




Jim Thorpe


James Francis Thorpe : Wa-Tho-Huk, translated as “Bright Path”; May 22 or 28, 1887 – March 28, 1953) was an American athlete and Olympic gold medalist. A member of the Sac and Fox Nation, Thorpe became the first Native American to win a gold medal for his home country.  Considered one of the most versatile athletes of modern sports, he won Olympic gold medals in the 1912 pentathlon and decathlon, and played American football (collegiate and professional), professional baseball, and basketball.

He played baseball, football, and basketball over a number of years.  In the baseball season of 1924 he played for the Lawrence Independents.

Bernard Sullivan Photographs (Lawrence, MA)

Workers on the Ayer Mill chimney

These three photographs were donated to the Lawrence Public Library by a  Bernard Sullivan.  The Library has no information about Mr. Sullivan, but the images are quite wonderful.  You can view all three images on the Digital Commonwealth.

Elm Hill Farm (Lawrence, Mass.)


I have thus far found out very little about this business.  In the 1920’s there is no listing for any business with a similar name in the city directories.  An ad was found in the Eagle Tribune during the 1950’s for an Elm Farm located at the corner of Lawrence and Methuen Streets.  If anyone has any information pertinent to this business please let me know.

Robert Frost Cartoon Display (Lawrence, MA)


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This cartoon display was a gift of Richard McCarthy to the Lawrence Public Library in 2016.

Forrest C. Hinkley Photograph Collection (Lawrence, MA)



The Forrest C. Hinckley photographs were a gift of, his son, Harold Hinckley, to the Lawrence Public Library.

Forrest C. Hinckley was born in Essex, Massachusetts October 5, 1891.  Later he would move to Lawrence, Massachusetts and graduate from Lawrence High School.  He married June Turner in 1915. He apprenticed as a typographer at the Lawrence Telegraph.  After many years employed as a linotype operator, he succumbed to lead poisoning and had a slight stroke.  Upon recovery, he became a proofreader for the Lawrence Telegram and the Patterson New Jersey Morning Call.  He was a member of the Loyal Washington Lodge, IOOF, of Lawrence and the Trinity Methodist Church in Clifton, New Jersey.  He retired from the Patterson New Jersey Morning Call in 1933.

The images are now accessible at Digital Commonwealth


Mr. Hinckley’s avocation was photography.  He took pictures with a No. 2A Brownie box camera, developed his own negatives, and printed the prints.  He had taken a number of photos of the Chelsea fire in 1906 as well as scenes in and around Lawrence at the turn of the century.