This is the old Sawin house in Natick, photographed in 1936, from the American Antiquarian Society’s photographs of historical structures by Harriette Merrifield Forbes.The oldest part of the house was reportedly built in 1696 by Thomas Sawin, who made a deal with the Christian Native community of Natick to set up a sawmill and gristmill for them. He legally lived in Sherborn for another two decades.
On 12-13 November, the Center for Historic American Visual Culture (CHAViC) at the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) in Worcester is hosting a conference on “Historical Prints—Fact and Fiction”. Among the presentations with Revolut... Read Post
The American Antiquarian Society recently acquired twelve letters written by its founder, Isaiah Thomas. Among them are two to William Tudor, Jr., a Boston editor (and son of the America military’s first judge advocate general). Acc... Read Post