Artifact of the Week



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Vase From the Atwood Collection Ornamental vase from the Atwood-Millett Collection. It features an elaborate and textured floral design, with blue white, pink, and gold coloring. “Hand painted” is written … Read more »


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Photograph From the Collection Stereoscopic photograph of a large gathering in 1890 at “Nabnassett Pond,” also known as Nabanassett Lake. The location was not far from one of the town’s … Read more »


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Bottle Cap From the Collection Cap for a raw milk bottle from around 1920. Stony Brook Farm Dairy was also known as the Fletcher Farm at 3 Plain Rd. Named … Read more »
Epaulet

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Epaulet Object From the Military Exhibit The epaulet was attributed to Colonel David Goodhue (1742-1798). Goodhue was the son of Francis and Sarah (Fowler) Goodhue. He was baptized in Ipswich, … Read more »
Read Farm Cider

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Product Label From the Collection Product label for Read Farm Cider ca. 1850. The farm was originally owned by Joshua Read (1737-1809), and was located at 164 Main St. It … Read more »
Box Lid

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Wood Panel From the Collection Wood panel, probably a box lid, for a Magic Lantern, which was a kind of projector. Glass slides often included images for geology, Robinson Caruso, … Read more »
Grace Atwood

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Portrait of Grace Atwood From the Collection This portrait is of Grace Atwood Millett later in life. It was painted by her son William Atwood “Bill” Millett (1922-2007), who was … Read more »
Planter -- Corn Stabber

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Seed Planter From the Farm Exhibit Seed planter used for beans, peas, and corn. It was also known as a “corn stabber.” The device was inserted into a tilled field, … Read more »
Decorative Plaque

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Decorative Plaque From the Collection Wooden plaque with family pictures made by Nancy Hall Bissell of Westford as a Christmas gift in the late 1960s. The plaque has six photographs … Read more »
Howard Homestead Painting

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Howard Homestead From the Collection Painting of the Howard Homestead that once stood on Howard Rd. It was painted by Amelle B. Hand of Littleton, MA. Calvin Howard (1792-1883), a … Read more »
Ornaments Box

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Ornaments From the Collection Christmas tree ornaments, nine of which likely made by Premier Christmas Tree Ornaments in 1942. They are made to look like golden pine cones, with each … Read more »


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Walking Automaton From the Industry Exhibit George Robert Moore (1817-1892) co-owned the Brookside Mill with is brother Seth (1820-1900). George also had multiple patents. One was for a Walking Automaton, … Read more »