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The year 1997 marks the 125th anniversary of the town ofNorwood, which was historically composed of the villagesof Tiot, South Dedham, The Hook, Swedeville, The Ward,Cork City, Dublin, South Norwood, Morse Hill, Christian Hill,Westover, and Ellis. The Norwood Historical Society—foundedat the very beginning of the twentieth century—has served as arepository of images from all these communities, and it is withgreat pride that the society offers the enclosed selections from itsphotographic archives in this timely publication.Many of the images in this collection, which chroniclesthe community's development from a rural village throughthe industrial and technological eras, have never before beenpublished. The glass-plate negatives on which they werepreserved were only recently discovered in the society's attic.Some images are attributed to the famous Norwood photographerFred Holland Day, whose interest in the history of his hometownand passion for the art of photography provided the inspirationfor this book. All of the images work together to illustrate a wayof life now long forgotten, and to document the existence ofhistorical sites, some of which remain standing today and othersof which have succumbed to the ravages of time.
ISBN: 9780738590226
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Massachusetts
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author John M. Grove is a resident of Norwood and archivist of the Norwood Collection of the Norwood Historical Society. Mr. Grove's interest in the town's history and preservation has been active for many years, and residents will cherish the thoughtful and perceptive treatment this volume offers on the town's heritage.