Greenwood gathering :circa 1930

  • Greenwood gathering :circa 1930
  • The other half of the Greenwood gathering appearing elsewhere in this calendar features a glimpse at some of the local businesses that exhibited their wares at the circa 1930 gathering in Greenwood. H.S. Sorensen, a local jeweler, is in the center, and on the right is the display of the J. Wallace Grace Hardware Company, a hardware and plumbing store that was located at 14 Albion Street and started in business in the mid-1800s. The store may have been associated with the International Oil Burner display, at right, which touted the new type oil burner that, according to industry publications, "took the place of wood or coal and automatically and silently changes cheap oil into one of the quickest and hottest fires known." It was said to burn 96% air and 4% "cheap oil" and fit in the fire box of any range, stove or furnace. George Archibald is also in this part of the picture, wearing a sweater, knickers and striped socks, standing alone with his left hand touching his face.
  • Image from the Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department annual calendar, 2021
  • Photo courtesy of Linda Forlizzi and the Forlizzi Family
  • ca. 1930
  • Wakefield, Mass. : Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department


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