Artifacts of the Week

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Match Holder From the collection The match holder was made with inlaid wood by a Civil War prisoner. It was given to Civil War vet Wayland Francis Balch (1839-1937) around

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Teacher’s Desk From the Westford Academy Exhibit This wood teacher’s desk was found in the Cameron School custodians room in 1957, being used to store tools. Lloyd Blanchard (1917-2011), liked

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Alvan Fisher House From the collection Fisher House Today via Google Ca. 1895 winter photograph of 3 Depot St (Alvin Fisher House), which is the Running Fox Farm today. While

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J.V. Fletcher Library Postcard From the collection This real photo postcard has a picture of Westford’s J.V. Fletcher Library. It highlights the view to the left of the front entrance,

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Christmas Postcard Christmas postcard sent to Master Frank Jarvis (1906-1998), South Chelmsford, Mass, from Gerome. The card was printed in 1916, and sent from Waltham, MA, on Dec 21 of

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Christmas Screen The screen, made around 1920, is made of thin wood slats, held together by cord. It advertised Wasil Sedach’s store in Westford’s Forge Village. The theme is Japanese, while

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Sargent House in Winter Black and white photograph of the Victorian home of Charles G. Sargent (1819-1878). It was taken in 1900, when his son, Frederick (1843-1935), owned the property.

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Holiday Card The Seasons Greetings card was from George Milton Heathcote (1878-1959) with an unidentified boy on a horse. George, a lawyer, was originally from Chicopee, MA. He married Alice

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Thanksgiving Postcard This Thanksgiving postcard was given to Frank Jarvis from Alex. The picture depicts a turkey, pumpkins, and other related imagery. The card itself was publish by Owen Card

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Stone Arch Bridge Postcard This real photo postcard was made between 1907 and 1920, according to Playe.com, based on the stamp box design. It is a picture of the Stone

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Boston Rd Postcard From the collection This postcard shows a picture of Boston Rd at Westford Center in 1907. Though difficult to discern, the picture appears to be facing southward

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Prospect Hill Postcard From the collection The postcard, published by J. Herbert Fletcher around 1910, features the buildings at the peak of Westford’s Prospect Hill. Much of Prospect Hill today

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