Browse Items (116 total)

  • Collection: Swampscott Through the Years: A pictorial history

Date: 1921
Description: "The Franklin motor car was invented by the engineer John Wilkinson and manufactured by the industrialist H. H. Franklin and marketed under his name. The Franklin was one of the most innovative motor…[More]

Date: 1950?
Description: Aerial view looking Northeast across Swampscott from the ocean. King's Beach is on the left and Blaney Beach is on the right with Humphrey Street running alongside.

Date: 1895?
Description: Alonzo Carey stands on Fishermen's (?) Beach in front of a lobster trap

Date: 1926
Description: Participants in the American Legion parade of 1926 pose in costume

Date: 1928
Description: Architectural drawing showing plans for a proposed town hall to be built as a memorial to Swampscott's soldiers

Date: 1928
Description: Architectural drawing showing plans for a proposed town hall to be built as a memorial to Swampscott's soldiers

Date: 1931
Description: A crowd observes Armistice Day (Veterans' Day) in Swampscott on November 11, 1931, commemorating the anniversary of the end of World War I in 1918. The town's memorial to World War I veterans is…

Date: 1921
Description: Drivers sit in sleek, shiny cars parked side-by-side during a local car show.

Date: 1885?
Description: Benjamin Martin and his son and an unidentified man pose with a lapstrake sailboat on Blaney beach.--from Images of America : Swampscott, Turino and Mathias, 1996

Date: 1913
Description: Photo of Blaney Beach in Swampscott taken around 1913.

Date: 1936?
Description: View of the Blocksidge playing field in 1936. Beyond the field, on a hill overlooking it, is the former Cook Estate on Ocean View Road.

Date: 1895?
Description: Photo shows what appears to be a steamboat and a schooner in Swampscott Harbor.

Date: 1885?
Description: Monument Square was previously known as Mudge Square. The Mudge family donated the land for the erection of a Civil War monument in honor of the fourteen Swampscott men who died in the war. The…

Date: 1946
Description: View of 142-148 Burrill Street from across the street. There is a residence to the left and a used car dealership to the right.

Date: 1886?
Description: Image showing the schooner Carrie E. Phillips under construction at the Arthur Story's Shipyard in Essex, MA. Piles of lumber lie in front of the ship and several men are visible on or near the…

Date: 1895?
Description: Fishermen, Charles Abbott and "Legs" Jones, stand on a beach leaning on a fishing dory.

Date: 1890?
Description: Photo show the crew of the schooner Jeannie B. Phillips as the boat is landing ashore. There is a horse drawn cart beside the boat, and Lincoln House Point is in the background.

Date: 1940?
Description: Close-up view of the Danvers Road bridge and the railroad tracks that it crosses over. The base of the bridge is stone and the barrier alongside the road is made of wood.

Date: 1940?
Description: Close-up view of the Danvers Road bridge from the roadway. A large building can be seen just over the top of the fence running alongside the bridge.

Date: 1903?
Description: Photograph of Lincoln House Point showing the Lincoln House in the background and breaking surf in the foreground