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Cover of the Transactions of the Hingham Agricultural and Horticultural Society, for the Year 1876

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This item is the cover of the Transactions of the Hingham Agricultural and Horticultural Society, for the Year of 1876.  It includes a drawing of a man in front of a fence, holding a large amount of straw. Behind the fence is a horse, who is…

Excerpt From the Speeches of John A. Andrew at Hingham and Boston, Together With His Testimony Before the Harper's Ferry Committee of the Senate, In Relation to John Brown. Also The Republican Platform and Other Matters

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These materials are excerpts from a pamphlet detailing several speeches made by Governor John Albion Andrew. This particular speech was made in Hingham, Massachusetts in 1860 when Andrew was running for the position of Governor of Massachusetts on…

Letter to the Editor of the Hingham Journal by Daisy Janey

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This item is a letter to the editor of the Hingham Journal from Daisy Janey.  It was published in the newspaper on March 7, 1969.  Janey discusses the importance of the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO) program in Hingham. …

Title page from A Memorial Volume Containing the Exercises at the Dedication of the Statue of John A. Andrew, At Hingham, October 8, 1875; Together with an Account of the Organization and Proceedings of the John A. Andrew Monument Association

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This item is the title page of a booklet that discusses several subjects, including: the formation and organization of the John A. Andrew Monument Association; the dedication of John A. Andrew's memorial statue in Hingham; and correspondence from…

Title Page of the Book This Is America

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This image is the title page of the book This Is America, which was written by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt with photographs taken by Hingham resident Frances Cooke Macgregor.  The purpose of the book was to reflect the diversity in people,…

54th Massachusetts Regiment Recruiting Poster

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This image is a poster attempting to recruit African American men into the 54th Massachusetts Regiment during the American Civil War. It discusses the fact that soldiers will receive a $100 bounty as well as $13 per month. Their families would also…

A List of the Persons Belonging to the First Foot Company of Hingham, and What Each of Them Have Paid in the War from an Age of Sixteen to Sixty, March 30th 1757

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This document is a list of all members in the First Foot Company of Hingham, Mass. as of March 30, 1857. These would have been men prepared to fight in the French and Indian War. The position of each member is included, such as Doctor, Major,…

Billhead from the Downer Kerosene Oil Company, 1869

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This item is a billhead indicating that A. Hollingsworth bought, and paid for, $56.30 of materials from the Downer Kerosene Oil Company. The top of the billhead is printed, and includes such information as the name of the company, its officers,…

Cemetery Sketches by George Lincoln

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This is a set of three papers detailing information about the gravestones of different historic Hingham residents. The handwritten material includes drawings of the gravestones, the full-text of the words on them, and notes regarding the families…

Cover of the 1890 Players' National League Baseball Guide

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This item is the cover of the 1890 Players' National League Baseball Guide. There is an image of the League's Logo in the top, left-hand corner. It depicts a red eagle behind a United States flag in the shape of a shield. Surrounding them both are…