Thank you for visiting our Medford Provenance Project. This is the next phase of a twenty plus year project in which the scanned images of the Medford Historical Society are being individually scrutinized for close examination and to learn what we can about each image to make the collection more functional for users.
Take a look at the photos that impress you or interest you. Look carefully asking yourself five things: Who or What is this image of? Where is this image shot? When was this image shot? Do I know where the original of the image is housed? and finally what comments or observations can I make about this image? If you want to input on an image please send one email for each photo and make sure you include its ID on your email and any following emails. To send us your message, just click on these email link and send us your message: email@example.com
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October 2020 A: Allison M. Stickney, Company G, 1st Battalion, Pennsylvania Volunteers 100 Day Militia: Portrait of man wearing medals, round lapel pin and arm patch. Member listing of the S. C. Lawrence Post 66 of Dept. of Massachusetts GAR, Medford, dated 1898 shows Allison M Stickney, from Company G, 1st Battalion Pennsylvania Volunteer Militia and Company E, 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry, with a P. O. address of 11 Wareham Street.
October 2020 B: Breastworks on Round Top: Low wall of flat stones, pine tree on hilltop. Part of papermaker’s embossed label shows “BFK.”
October 2020 C: Untitled: River bank with ships moored. Steamship to left of print named “Elizabeth”. Three men on bareback horses near shore in foreground. Black man standing on shore in foreground. More ships and men along shore to right.
October 2020 D: Quartermaster Headquarters Alexandria Virginia: Brick building with awnings on windows, American flag flying above. Men outside and in windows. Storage shed behind building, white picket fence lower right to center, wooden fence lower left to center.
October 2020 E: Evacuation of Port Royal Virginia, May 30, 1864: Group of men, some on horseback, crossing pontoon bridge and boarding ship. Two cows in foreground.
October 2020 F: Ward in Armory Square Hospital, Washington, DC: 1864. Nurses and orderlies attending group of wounded men in hospital. Row of U.S. flags hanging from ceiling.
October 2020 G: Ruins at Cary Street, Richmond, Virginia: Men standing amidst brick and stone ruins.
October 2020 H: Fort Sumner Fair Oaks Virginia June 1862: Men in uniform in foreground with cannons. Man at center holding a cannon swab.
October 2020 I: Battlefield of Resaca, Georgia: Railroad running through river valley with a fortified bridge in background crossing river. River left center. Structures on the right. Small railroad depot left of main structures.
October 2020 J: Keystone Battery Pennsylvania Light Artillery right half. Cannons and caissons and soldiers, positioned across center of image. Tree at left center.
October 2020 K: Sanitary Commission Wagons: Field with wagons surrounded by large group of men and horses. Two men in foreground. Wagon labeled: Supply Number 34 2nd B 35d[?] Company B.
October 2020 L: Soldier’s Cemetery, City Point, Virginia: Outdoor scene. Rows of fresh unmarked graves in foreground. Graves with wooden ‘headstone’ markers in background. Fence, tents and structures beyond grave yard. Man in uniform standing at right background of image next to tent.
October 2020 M: Camp of 40th Massachusetts Infantry at Merner’s(?) Hill Virginia winter 1862-1863: Tent encampment, snow in foreground.
October 2020 N: General H. W. Halleck: Knees up portrait of man standing in U. S. lieutenant general’s uniform. Three quarter profile facing toward right of image. Left arm akimbo with hand behind back. Right arm on chair back holding glove in hand. Chair to left of image. [Printed on envelope:] MOLLUS Massachusetts.
October 2020 O: General Weitzel’s Headquarters, Army of James: Winter quarters on left. Band playing at right.
These photos are selected from the collection of the Medford Massachusetts Historical Society & Museum. This large and significant collection was donated in to the Society in 1948 and in an exciting turn of events, rediscovered in 1990. This was the collection of Samuel Crocker Lawrence, a Civil War general, Medford’s first mayor, and generous benefactor to the city.
New photos will be posted the second week of each month.