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A crowd of people watch the Shaolin Kung Fu demonstration on the Amherst Town Common at the 2008 Taste of Amherst. Colorful food tents form the background of the photograph.

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Children demonstrating martial arts poses on the Town Common at the 2008 Taste of Amherst. The demonstration was sponsored by Shaolin Kung Fu of Amherst. In the background is the vehicle painted with the logo for the radio station 93.9 "The River."

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Children skiing and sledding down the hill in front of Mount Pleasant Institute toward East Pleasant Street.

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Broadside advertising a lecture by George W. Mansfield of the Thomson-Houston Electric Company, which merged with Edison General Electric Company in 1892 to become General Electric Company. The lecture was part of the Union Lecture Course.

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View of the Epiphyllum Hookeri (night-blooming cactus) photographed with magnesium light.

"There were parties to watch the rare night-blooming cereus unfold. It was not so uncommon in Amherst as in other places because of the Agricultural College.…

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View of a group of men on horses in front of the flagpole on the Town Common which was dedicated on July 4, 1899. Names written on verso: Leonard M. Hills, Dr. Perry, Dr. Gates, Charles Edward, George Thayer, Fred Hawley, Julius Trott, Dr. E.M.…

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Crowd standing on the Town Common during the dedication of the new flagpole on July 4, 1899. Carriages pulled by horses are visible in the foreground.

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View of a pine grove with chairs and a hammock set up. Written on the back of the photograph, "where outdoor gatherings will be held; Mr. Fearing's grove; Wild Garden; now frat; backyard on North Pleasant and Fearing St."

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Group portrait of men and women in historic costumes and musicians with instruments. Backdrop appears to be an Amherst College building.

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A letter from Amherst College student Abel Packard, to sister Lucy, about Fourth of July activities around Amherst, and other details about life as a student at the college.

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A crowd watches a game of tug of war between freshman and sophomore classes at the pond of the Massachusetts Agricultural College.

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A crowd watches a game of tug of war between freshman and sophomore classes at the pond of the Massachusetts Agricultural College.

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View of Thomas W. Smith sitting in a cart holding the reins attached to a horse. Written on back: "Thomas W. Smith as he appeared in the Horribles Section of the parade at the Flag Pole dedication. Picture taken at rear of 31 North Prospect Street.…

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A crowd watches a game of tug of war between freshman and sophomore classes at the pond of the Massachusetts Agricultural College.

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Trade card for the Amherst Roller Rink, a roller-skating establishment which was located in Palmer Hall (today the site of Amherst Town Hall) in the 1880s.
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