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  • Subject contains "Heywood-Wakefield Company (Wakefield, Mass.)"

mld14_october.jpg
Date: ca. 1880
Description: "This photo, taken from the top of Melvin Street, shows the wooden buildings of the rattan factory established by Cyrus Wakefield. Wakefield, for whom the town was named in 1868, brought his growing…[More]

mld99_frontcover.jpg
Date: ca. 1906
Description: "This postcard depicts workers leaving the 11-plus acre factory of the Wakefield Rattan Company, also known as the Heywood Brothers and Wakefield Company, and later , the Heywood-Wakefield Company. …[More]

mld88_jan1.jpg
Description: "The rattan industry, brought to South Reading by Cyrus Wakefield, was more than just a manufacturing operation. It is the reason Wakefield is what it is today. Founded by Mr. Wakefield in 1856, the…[More]

mld09_november.jpg
Date: ca. 1890-1899
Description: "Although the Wakefield Rattan Company was best known for first manufacturing rattan into skirt reeds and baskets, and later into cane for chair seats, chairs, car seats, cradles, flower stands and a…[More]

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Creator: Heywood-Wakefield Company
Date: 1926
Description: 111 pages : illustrated

man_atop_rattan_chimney.jpg
Creator: Payro, J. (Joseph C.), 1862-1953
Date: 1900
Description: Photograph taken in 1900 shows a man on top of the remains of the chimney of the Wakefield Rattan Company factory on Water Street. The approximately 180-foot chimney had been struck by lightning on…[More]

walsh_postcard47.jpg
Date: ca. 1906
Description: Postcard shows the Heywood-Wakefield furniture factory complex on Water Street. The view is looking north, with Water Street visible in front of the factory buildings.
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

walsh_postcard45.jpg
Description: Postcard shows the Heywood-Wakefield furniture factory complex on Water Street. The view is looking north, with Water Street visible in front of the factory buildings.
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

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Creator: Dupon, Annette
Date: 2010
Description: "No longer standing are the historic buildings that the founder of our town used for many years as rattan factories. The open space that once had cows roaming in the foreground now remains somewhat…[More]