Sunday, February 26, 2012
Take a look at the infancy of newspaper advertising.
It's now 150 years later and advertisers are still trying convince you that you can regrow your hair. Some things never change. Here are a number of ads from the Feb. 21, 1862 edition of the Andover Advertiser. All images of the Andover Advertiser were provided by microfilm at Memorial Hall Library.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Ads not only looked differently 100 years ago but were pitching much different products.
Newspaper ads were much simpler in the early 20th century and sold you products in a different way. As you can see in one ad, you only have to remember three numbers to contact these advertisers. Andover Patch is presenting a photo gallery of ads from the Feb. 16, 1912 edition of the Andover Townsman.
Monday, November 14, 2011
The historic photo posted yesterday showed the South Elementary School in the late 1960s.
The historic photo posted yesterday showed the South Elementary School has it appeared in 1959. The overall architecture of the school, which is a similar design to many others in town, has not changed much since the 1960s. Thanks to all that participated in this week's Then and Now feature. The historic photo was provided by the Library of Congress digital collection.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
The historic photo posted yesterday was the Benjamin Abbott home on Andover Street.
The Benjamin Abbott house is one of the oldest homes in Andover, built in the late seventeenth century. This is how the home looks today. Andover Patch reader Diane Savoca was the first to correctly answer this week's feature. Look out for a new feature on the Abbott house this week on Andover Patch. The historic photo was provided by the Andover Historical Society.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Can you guess what street this is?
Can you guess the street in this historic Andover photo? Send all guesses to email@example.com. Thanks to all that participated in the Then and Now feature last week. This historic photo was provided by the Library of Congress digital collections.
The historic photo posted yesterday showed a view from Central Street looking down School Street toward Lupine Road.
This is the current view of School Street from Central Street, looking toward Lupine Road. The historic photo yesterday was taken in the early 1900s. Thanks to all that particpated in the feature last week. This historic photo was provided by the Library of Congress digital collections.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
The photo posted yesterday showed the historic Abbott Academy on School Street.
This photo shows how this historic Abbott Academy building on School Street looks today. There are several buildings on the campus of the academy that merged with Phillips Academy in 1973. The historic photo was taken between 1900 and 1906. Andover Patch reader Paulette Zuena was the first to correctly answer this week's Then and Now feature. This historic photo was provided by the Library of Congress digital collections.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
The historic photo posted yesterday showed Central Street right at Christ Church.
The photo posted on Saturday was taken in 1903 on Central Street looking east from Christ Church. The landscape looks similar to the current day photo posted here. Andover Patch reader Diane Savoca was the first to correctly answer this week's feature. This photo was provided by the Library of Congress digital collections.
Monday, September 5, 2011
An English couple from Yorkshire visited Andover area relatives as part of their golden anniversary trip to the US.
Jean,70, and Derek,72, Overend of Yorkshire, England boarded the Queen Mary 2 on August 15 in Southhampton for a 7 day cruise to New York City in celebration of their 50th anniversary. Their journey eventually brought them to the Wyndham Hotel in Andover, where they stayed from Friday August 26 to Thursday, September 1. Why Andover? Derek Overend has relatives here and in Salem, NH. Although they have visited Andover in previous years, it was the first time they stayed in an area hotel. They said they were extremely impressed with the staff and the service. He explained that the last time they visited, 10 years ago, they stayed with family. Unfortunately, most have passed away or moved since then. The Overends said in addition to visiting…
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Find out whether ghosts lurk in the Amos Blanchard House and more among new spooky programs at the Andover Historical Society.
Sunday, September 4, 2011
This was submitted by the Andover Historical Society. Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn, and cauldron bubble! In 1692, Andover was involved in one of American history’s most infamous events, the Salem witch trials. In fact, Andover has the distinction of having the most confessed witches and the highest number of children arrested during the trials. Between July 15 and Sept. 17, 1692, 48 of the 158 people accused of witchcraft in Essex County were from Andover, a town with a population of only 600. Marking Andover’s involvement in the witch trials, the Andover Historical Society has scheduled a series of bewitching events sure to enchant you throughout October. Have you ever wondered what ghosts may lurk in Andover? On a hot …