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What better place to cool down, on a hot summer’s day, than the Stockbridge Town Beach?
David Milton Jones Photography Collection 2000.026.

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Photo of an early phase of what would become Stockbridge’s beloved Tanglewood, 1934.

David Milton Jones Photo Collection 2000.026. Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives Photography Collection 994.692.1-3

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As you meander along Route 183 north through Interlaken towards Tanglewood and Lenox, you may notice on the right hand side of the road, near the keystone arched bridge, an area where there was once a pipe.  The large pipe pictured in this photograph from the turn of the last century, was one that fed water from upstream at the Stockbridge Bowl into the old Baker mill. Otis and Benjamin Baker tried their hands at textiles, wood pulp and as a foundry, but the mill was abandoned in 1893 and eventually torn down in 1927. Stockbridge Library Museum & Archives Photography Collection 1994.823.9

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This image of the town’s Civil War monument was taken in 1866 just following its dedication. It was one of the first Civil War monuments dedicated in Berkshire County. Notice a very different looking St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

Stockbridge Library Museum & Archives, Photography Collection, #1994.131
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May has arrived! What better event to recall from by-gone days than the Annual May Day celebration hosted by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, circa early 1940s. David Milton Jones Photography Collection 2000.026

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This 18th century home, built on Prospect Hill, was the residence of Samuel Jerome. He was a Revolutionary War veteran from Connecticut who moved his family to Stockbridge for new ventures. Over time, several of his descendants moved to New York City and even London. One of Samuel’s great-grandsons was none other than Sir Winston Churchill, his mother was Jennie Jerome who married a British aristocrat and was known as Lady Randolph Churchill. Stockbridge Library Photography Collection #1994.748

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Pair of child’s clogs worn by mill workers, primarily in Lancaster, England, circa 1800’s. Adults wore laced and clasped clogs, with fastening clasps of engraved brass. These clogs were donated by Miss Emily Smith.  These shoes be featured in our current exhbit in the Procter Gallery! #53.016

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