Danvers: From 1850 to 1899

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In the mid-nineteenth century, the community of Danvers,Massachusetts, celebrated the 100th anniversary of itsseparation from Salem. Formerly known as Salem Village,Danvers had been the location in 1692 of an infamous witchhunt, and in the nineteenth century it still retained numeroushistorical ties to those early, traumatic times.In this marvelous new photographic history, the story ofDanvers from 1850 to 1899 unfolds before our eyes through themedium of early American photography. Readers will gaze atthe fresh, young faces of Danvers shoemakers and farmers turnedsoldiers, dressed in uniform and prepared to fight in the CivilWar. The pocket villages of Danvers are revealed and illustratedboth in images of structures forever lost and others now preservedas historic house museums. Also illustrated are many of theelegant estates occupied by such notables as poet John GreenleafWhittier and Secretary of War William C. Endicott.
ISBN: 9780738588490
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Massachusetts
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Mr. Richard B. Trask is the town archivist of Danvers; he is also an authority on the use of photographs in historical research and the author of several books and articles published on the history of his hometown. His affection for the area and knowledge of its past are evident in this significant new work.
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