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Maynard was incorporated in 1871 as a manufacturing community. By 1880, it was one of the most influential towns in Massachusetts. As the population boomed from an expansion in business, postcards became the substantial method of communication. Local photographers took advantage of the events, pictorial venues, and influx of immigrants and visitors to create many unusual postcards of Maynard. Through vintage postcards, Maynard shows how this town, once a farming community, has retained its friendly, small-town character.
ISBN: 9780738539461
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Massachusetts
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Paul Boothroyd's keen interest in Maynard's history and character has resulted in an extensive private collection of pictures and postcards. He is the archivist for the Maynard Historical Society and a member of the Maynard Historical Commission. Lewis Halprin, a member of the Maynard Historical Society, has been involved for many years with the history of Maynard and its nearby towns. He enjoys helping local historians and organizations share their pictures and stories with a wider public through books such as this one.
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