aph and heliotype process.
But one of the latter, Grace Church, is to be found in the Usher work.
His illustrations are mainly wood cuts of varying styles and merit.
But there are some, found perhaps nowhere else,—the Stearns mansion, the railroad stations and the second Brooks schoolhouse.
The birthplace of John Brooks and his last residence when governor of Massachusetts are well shown, and some of these later views we do well to compare with the earlier for the facts they reveal.
In 1881 or ‘82 Mr. Henry Brooks secured photographic views, numbering twenty-eight, in various parts of Medford, ten of which are of the western portion.
These were reproduced by the heliotype process (in size about eight by ten inches) in two brochures with one page of historical notes as introduction.
Medford square and High street is the first, but with exception of two persons (indistinctly seen)it is utterly devoid of life, human or animal.
No car tracks, for this was before the advent of th
till remain—fine examples of old-time construction.
H, the Richard Hall house, was demolished, and stood on the site of the Telephone Exchange.
I was later the home of Dr. Daniel Swan, after his death the property of the town of Medford.
In 1881 it was sold; the purchaser moved it to Mystic avenue, where it now stands.
Only recently it has undergone extensive renovation and is now (at number 41) a three-apartment house.
An excellent transparent photograph of this house is in the Historith the title he used.
The point of view is on the southerly side of High street and the tract in view was owned by the town.
Upon it had been the home of Dr. Daniel Swan, which during its municipal ownership had been rented for $200 a year.
In 1881 it was sold and moved away.
There was a barn in the rear, in which the highway department for a time kept its horses, to the annoyance of the immediate neighbors.
It also dug out gravel in quantity for the repair of the streets.
We never heard