Category: Antique

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Sep 26, 2013 - Antique, Book, History, Lawrence - 3 Comments - Standard

Today’s image is from the archives at the Lawrence History Center.  This small room is filled with journals and records from the Essex Company and other businesses from the 19th and 20th centuries.  This particular journal is dated from 1850 through 1857.  These are what would today be spreadsheets and databases, but are instead preserved […]

19th Century Home Depot

Sep 25, 2013 - Antique, Blacksmith, Lawrence, Tools - 6 Comments - Standard

This collection of bins in the blacksmith shop at the Lawrence History Center may very well have been the inspiration for the warehouse-style hardware stores we rely on today.  Rows of hardware in various shapes and sizes.  A ladder for the staff to get the stuff up high.  It’s all here, just on a smaller […]

Tools of the Trade

Sep 24, 2013 - Antique, Blacksmith, Lawrence, Tools - 2 Comments - Standard

Another image from the blacksmith shop at the Lawrence History Center.  This one tiny room may contain the most photo opps per square foot of any of the places I’ve photographed in Lawrence.  Lines, colors and textures are everywhere.  I wish I knew what half of these tools were used for, but I guess the […]

Three Eighths

Sep 23, 2013 - Antique, Blacksmith, History, Lawrence - 1 Comments - Standard

This past weekend, Bob Lussier and I led a photowalk around the mills of Lawrence as part of the annual Essex Heritage Trails & Sails event.  In addition to visiting the Stone Mill and walking along the North Canal, we were also able to spend some time at the Lawrence History Center exploring the archives […]


Jul 25, 2013 - Airplane, Antique, Engine, Massachusetts - 6 Comments - Standard

A few weeks ago I posted several shots of this beautiful 1929 Ford Tri-Motor airplane, and I now realize that I never actually posted a wide view of it, having instead focused on detail shots like this, this and this.  So just in case you’ve been patiently waiting for the full monty, here it is. Like […]

Draper Corp.

Jul 02, 2013 - Antique, Boott Mill, HDR, History, Lowell, Machinery, Massachusetts, Mill - 2 Comments - Standard

It’s back to the Boott Mill for today’s post.  I previously posted some detail shots of this equipment, and wanted to show a wider view of the textile machinery.  Watching the machines in action is so impressive when you think about when they were built and how they were originally powered.  This is one of […]


Jun 27, 2013 - Airplane, Antique, Engine, Propeller - 4 Comments - Standard

This is one of the engines from the 1929 Ford Tri-Motor which I originally posted about here.  When I first arrived at the airport, there were several people wandering around the plane, so instead of shooting wide views of the plane with people in them I decided to spend some time focusing on the incredibe […]

Flight Controls

Jun 24, 2013 - Airplane, Antique, HDR, Massachusetts - 5 Comments - Standard

This is the cockpit of a 1929 Ford Tri-Motor airplane.  The world’s first mass-produced airliner, it was visiting a local airport for the weekend, and I managed to find a little time to check it out (I didn’t have time for a ride unfortunately).  Ford Motor Company built 199 Tri-Motors from 1926 through 1933, and […]

Car Show

Aug 07, 2012 - Antique, Cars, HDR, Massachusetts - 8 Comments - Standard

 Quick post for today.  One of the local farms in my town hosted an antique car show this past weekend, and I decided to head over and try my hand at some car shooting.  It’s something I haven’t done much in the past, and it was fun experimenting with different lenses, angles, compositions, etc.  For this […]

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