Images and Commentary
Building Permits, 1900-1935 for single- and two-family houses, a measure of suburbanization
Downtown from an Airplane, 1919 Rare photo taken from an airplane soon after the War
A City Scene about 1870 Can you identify the place and the major elements of it?
Race Track at the Agricultural Grounds Horse racing in Worcester!
City Population Chart A history of Worcester in a single chart (but not really)
A Passenger Train in the Cascades, 1909 Filled with travelers from Worcester
Men at Work: On the Railroad, 1890s Yard and shop workers at Union Station
Men at Work: Building a Road, 1910 Chamberlain Parkway and Lenox
Steel Framed Buildings, 1912-14 By this time the standard method
Four Men, about 1892 Know who these four men are and what they did?
Radio Highlights, 1929 Program schedule for a week by Worcester’s a.m. broadcast station
How Not to Do Statistical Analysis A brief case study, intended as humor
Picturesque Worcester A book of some 485 photographs of Worcester from the early 1890s
Worcester’s Only, 1909 An attempt to provide “as-it-happens” election night coverage in 1909
Lincoln Square, 1969 Over-60s may remember this traffic arrangement, but probably not its predecessor
A view from Norfolk Street, 1978 Looking across the center of the city from above the tracks