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Theodor Seuss Geisel is ready for the 3rd grade #waxmusuem #drseuss #massachusettshistory #bradencharles

Part 1: We were visiting the historical homestead of Propagandhi soundfreak Mark Eugene Chaplin's great, great, great , great, great, great, great Grandfather in Massivtushits and when the guy who currently lives in the house came out to see why 7 weiners were lurking around; we started chatting and we realized that the place was coincidentally now the base of Deathwish records! The story gets really exciting in part 2. #deathwishrecords #markchaplin #massachusettshistory

This cloak was worn by Lucretia Mott around 1840. She was a Quaker minister as well as an educator, abolitionist, and pioneer of women's rights. She led efforts to avoid the use of goods produced through the labor of enslaved people and organized the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention with suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
Learn more about Lucretia Coffin Mott and religion in early America tomorrow during our Facebook Live tour of "Religion in Early American" with Curator Peter Manseau. Find it over at facebook.com/americanhistory
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Did you know Frederick Douglass once lived in Massachusetts, first in New Bedford and later in Lynn, and his sons served in the 54th Massachusetts regiment during the Civil War? #frederickdouglass #blackhistorymonth #massachusettshistory

Here's a picture of a rock locked in a cage. But, it's not just any (possibly random) rock. It's Plymouth Rock! I don't remember it being this small in history books. In fact there's a ton of historical paintings showing it to be this huge boulder. Maybe over time it has eroded. Cool to see history but also, very underwhelming. #plymouth #plymouthrock #massachusettshistory

Finally a cold, snowy Christmas season! 🎄Visting my dads hometown, so much history in one state. #architectureporn #massachusettshistory

The pilgrims were stuck on the Mayflower for 66 days. It's a good thing Shaw Pipe company was there with a pipe to greet them when they landed. #pilgrims #mayflower #massachusettshistory #historicships #sailing

@norwood_library Staff Development Day 2017. The last day of Morrill Memorial Library #librariansontheloose while our library gets new flooring. We learned so much @jfklibrary and the Massachusetts Archives. What a perfect day! #librariesofinstagram #librariansofinstagram #massachusettshistory

New Album coming up. It's a Massachusetts family. Most of the photos have identification on them. #massachusetts #massachusettshistory #aldrich

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The small town of Shirley, MA saw 334 residents join the service during World War II. The large percentage was due to the proximity to Fort Devens and the general sense of camaraderie in town. #shirleyma #fortdevens #worldwarII #massachusettshistory #devensma

The Amherst Plein Air Society stopped by and did some wonderful paintings of the grounds and exterior of the Museum!

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Lowell's Boot Cotton Mills, the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution, & one of the sites Charles Dickens, the great English writer, toured during his visit to Lowell in February 1842.

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When visiting a new place or returning to somewhere familiar, I always seek out the counsel of the locals. Human capital is the world's greatest asset.

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Boathouse framed by pilings from the Old North Bridge in Concord

Winter Shawl by W. B. Eastman – D478AK
This beautiful young mother wore her heavy fur winter shawl when W.B. Eastman of Boston Massachusetts captured this daguerreotype. She also wore her winter bonnet as well as her white gloves. Her full lips almost turned up into a smile as she is held her adorable baby in her arms. Eastman left one of his business cards behind the image and another in the case.
The daguerreotype is a resealed 1/9 plate with new glass and the case measures about 2.5 x 3 inches.
$85
This can be purchased through our website (link in the bio) or by DM.
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While in Lawrence, I took the Robert Frost self-guided tour, visiting numerous sites with direct ties to arguably America's greatest poet.

Operating today as the home of the Evangelical Primitive Methodist Church, this structure was originally the Church of the Good Shepherd, Unitarian Universalist, where Robert's grandparents worshipped in his youth.

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This may look like any old beach, but it's not!!!! Revere Beach (located a few miles from Boston) is actually the first public beach in the United States! Established in 1896, Revere Beach was known as "the people's beach". On opening day, it was estimated to have 45,000 visitors of all nationalities who lived in the area. Along the beach there were also food stands, places to stay, bowing alleys, roller skating rinks and amusement park rides. The Cyclone, a large roller coaster reaching 100 feet at its climb and cars traveling at 50 MPH was a major attraction at the beach. In the 1960's, the area was starting to fall apart, and many places along the beach were destroyed in the Blizzard of '78. The city reopened the beach in 1992 after a restoration and in 2004 the beach became a historic landmark.

Plymouth Rock, Plymouth, Massachusetts #tbt

What a beautiful day it was to explore the birthplace of John Greenleaf Whittier, one of the most prominent poets (& abolitionists) in U.S. history.

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Known locally/colloquially as Fort Taber, the stone fort you see here is actually Fort Rodman. Fort Taber was the original earthworks fort that stood at the site and fortified the New Bedford coastline. While it's no longer standing, the outline of the foundation is marked with a stone border. .
Construction began in 1857, and it was still not complete at the start of the American Civil War, and somewhat ironically, the architect of Fort Rodman was none other than Robert E. Lee, whose claim to fame just a few years later would be as commander of the Confederate forces, and arguably the most talented general (of either side) in the American Civil War. .
Fort Rodman has undergone many changes since its construction, with several batteries being built to additionally fortify the coastline, and a lighthouse being relocated to the top of the fort for better visibility of the beacon. Currently it serves as a public park, with the Saulnier Bike Path looping around and through it. Also at the site is a military museum (free entry with donations welcome) spanning essentially the entirety of fort's existence, from pre-American Civil War through post Vietnam era. As of 2015, there hade been talks of archaeological surveys to attempt to locate as many as 30 Civil War era cannons thought to be buried on the premises, but as of yet, there are no definitely plans to begin them (as far as I can tell). #bikemassachusetts #gobybike #cyclingshots #robertelee #fortrodman #forttaber #massachusettshistory #americanhistory #culture #cultureandheritage #urbananthropology #newengland #newenglandhistory #newenglandanthropology #bikenewbedford #civilwarhistory #archaeology #ig_newbedford #civilwar

An entrance to the old Everett Mill in downtown Lawrence.

On January 1, 1912, the Massachusetts state government began enforcing a new labor law, wherein the workweek for women & children was reduced from 56 hours to 54; & although this new law was widely welcomed throughout the State, any reduction in salary was 100% opposed by the Commonwealth's labor force.

For the first couple of weeks of 1912, Lawrence's unions & non-unionized workers frantically tried to learn how the city's mill owners would implement the new law. They were stonewalled & told absolutely nothing, which led to a steady line of speculation among the mill workers.

On January 11, 2012, a group of Polish textile workers, all of whom were women, at the Everett Mill discovered that their wages had been reduced by $0.32. Angered by the reduction in their salary, the ladies stopped working & walked out of the mill, unknowingly sparking what would eventually become one of the most notable events in U.S. history: the 1912 Lawrence Textile Strike (commonly referred to as the Bread & Roses Strike). The rest of the city's mill workers followed suit the very next day.

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The Pemberton Mills, another stop along Lawrence's self-guided tour of sites pertaining to the Bread & Roses Strike of 1912.

The original building collapsed in 1860, burying alive hundreds of men, women, & children. Scores of others were killed. The collapse is considered the worse industrial accident in Massachusetts history.

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Found this door while exploring the Pacific Mills, one of the companies involved in the Bread & Roses Strike (also referred to as the Great Strike of 1912), an event that ultimately led to the creation of child labor laws in the U.S.

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