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  • Tags: 1870s

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View of a mill, dam, and pond at Puffers Pond in North Amherst. Written on verso: "Paper mill No. Amherst. "

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View of a garden planted on a hill with what looks like a flagpole marking the spot.

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This is the old First National Bank building on Main Street, designed by William Fenno Pratt and built in 1864. The building was home to S. K. Orr Apothecary as well as the bank. In 1891, First National Bank moved to the center of town and took up…

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This business block is called Palmer Block and is where Emily Dickinson's father and brother operated their law firm. Written on verso: "C.J.W. from Mother Dec. 25, 1875."

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View of houses on Main Street in Amherst through a triangular patch of grass and trees.

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View of Prospect Street when it was a dirt lane and showing a couple of houses on one side of the street.

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View south on South Pleasant Street with Merchants' Row on the right.

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View north on South Pleasant Street with Merchants' Row on the left and horses with wagons tied up along the road.

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Merchants' Row (also known as Commercial Row) viewed from the grassy Town Common with the first Amherst House on the right.

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View of an unidentified street in Amherst with dirt sidewalks and road, and low picket fences lining the sidewalks.

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View of an unidentified street in Amherst with two large houses on the right in the foreground. One of the houses has a portico with large columns and the other has a long porch along the front of the house. Written on verso: "Pleasant St.?…

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Early view down Amity Street with white picket fences along the sidewalks and showing houses on both sides of the street.

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View showing a walkway shaded by overhanging trees. Written on verso: "Looking down Pleasant Street."

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View on South Prospect Street showing fences along the dirt sidewalks.

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View looking south on South Pleasant Street with Merchants' Row on the right. Written on verso:" B. H. Williams occupied marked building as tailor's store; I marked just above where our old sign is in picture; the fire started from the store on the…
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