hide Matching Documents

The documents where this entity occurs most often are shown below. Click on a document to open it.

Document Max. Freq Min. Freq
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 285 285 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 222 222 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 67 67 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 61 61 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 34 34 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 27 27 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies 26 26 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2 19 19 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 18 18 Browse Search
HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 18 18 Browse Search
View all matching documents...

Browsing named entities in Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 25.. You can also browse the collection for 1855 AD or search for 1855 AD in all documents.

Your search returned 4 results in 2 document sections:

o canvas or board, by brush or pencil, what they saw and told of are few, as search will disclose. Now, for old Medford vistas let us make search. Naturally, we turn first to the published histories, only to be disappointed, as the first is of 1855, and scantily illustrated. The earliest attempt to portray any view or scene in Medford which has come to our knowledge was made (doubtless in 1835) when some one painted a view with the legend, Junction of the River, Canal and Railroad in Medfrnado of August 23, 1851, is there depicted, the locality being the site of the West Medford postoffice and opposite. How artists' views might differ can be seen in a view of the same place and occurrence in the Illustrated National Mirror. In 1855 came the publication of the History of Medford, by Rev. Charles Brooks, and in this are eight steel engravings. Medford had then the Daguerreian Rooms of O. R. Wilkinson, not as yet styled a photographer. His work forms the basis of three of the
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 25., Women of the Mayflower and Plymouth Colony. (search)
were these owners, would have surrounded their homes with any inferior specimens of art. There were also two statues on the elder Magoun's estate, which like those already named, are shown in the steel engravings in Brooks' History of Medford (1855). These, with similar marble vases, are mentioned in the letter of Mr. Magoun to the selectmen, as included in his gift, and are shown in the illustration in the Usher publication of 1886. But where are they today? On the front lawn of the oldparvo. The farthest house was really as far from High street as is the present 56. The fence around Mystic Hall was there in 1870, but in line with the oval was a willow four feet in diameter, which could not have grown in the fifteen years since 1855. Again, we found in 1870 an unsightly outbuilding, screened somewhat (where the oval is shown), on the walls of which various classic quotations were written. We will quote one:— Honest man, in the ear of reason, is a grander title than peer