Neither of these papers ever used any illustrations which we can recall; they bear no evidence, as neither publisher preserved any file.
Only a few stray copies show what the papers were and give visible evidence that such existed.
In 1880 the Mercury began its long career, and two years later acquired the Chronicle's interest by purchase.
During the agitation of the town hall proposition, its editor visited Marblehead at request and inspected the municipal building, Abbot Hall, wh to reveal it. As it belongs to the city, and especially as all the lofty effort has as yet only resulted in the lowly-sunken expenditure of over $100,000, it, with another tangible model, should not be consigned to the limbo of lost things.
In 1880 there came into Medford a man who walked through the various streets making measurements, taking notes and securing views, and then ascended the hills in various sections.
The result of his work is the bird's eye view of Medford, thirteen by twen
er price than they could get them in Boston.
There was a brigantine of forty tons built in Medford in 1699 and a ship of sixty tons in 1703.
10th U. S. Census (1880), Vol.
VIII. It is unfortunate that there is not more known of this last vessel, as a ship of that size would be a curiosity, and would look almost like a toy. A were eighteen by twenty-four inches, with seven columns.
We especially note one with heavy black lines, on the occasion of the death of President Garfield.
In 1880 Mr. Morss had a competitor in the journalistic field, Mr. Samuel W. Lawrence, who began the publication of the Medford Mercury, with William E. Smythe as local edi been more or less illustrated, especially since the camera became so popular.
It is a great help to the journalist.
A source of regret it is that from 1857 to 1880, and practically those other two years, the doing in Medford the papers told of is lost, and that so little opportunity is available for the rest.
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