1870, the Register has presented.
One is from a pencil drawing by Francis Wait, the other shows it at an earlier time.
It was the Tinkham Brothers' Tide-mill of Trowbridge's famous story, the Wood's mill of actual fact.
In the first Medford Journal of 1857 there was no attempt at pictorial illustration, nor yet in the great blanket sheet of Usher's Medford Journal of 1871, that we can recall.
No files were preserved by the publisher and only a few stray copies are known.
In 1865 Mr. Nathan Brown of West Medford sketched a view of the river, looking up-stream from the railroad embankment, and painted in oil two copies.
The central feature is the picturesque ruin of the second aqueduct of the Middlesex Canal, which, after thirteen years of disuse, still spanned the river and seven years later took on the superstructure of the first Boston avenue or Canal bridge.
One of these paintings is in the Historical Society's collection, framed in wood from the aqueduct built in 1827, and