WorcesterThen: ca. 1890s


Men at Work on the Railroad

Detail from the collections of the Worcester Historical Museum, Worcester  (cropped to bring the men forward for easier viewing)

It seems very likely that there are some great-great-great-grandfathers, give or take a generation, in this lineup of about forty workers at the old Union Station.  One of them appears to be getting an early start, and already has “the look.” 

A close examination by readers with long enough Worcester roots could reveal an ancestor.  For  a closer view, right-click on the image and select “Save Image As,” then put it into your photo viewing software to zoom in.  Please let us know if you find anyone who might be related.    (email here)


Don Chamberlayne, 2016