Historical Photographs

The Chelmsford Library worked with the Chelmsford Historical Society and Chelmsford Telemedia to digitize the historic photographs held in the library's archive. These photographs are available through the library's Flickr account.

Some of these photographs are part of the Royal Shawcross photograph collection, which includes over 150 photographs taken in the North Chelmsford, Massachusetts area around 1901. The subjects include residences and businesses of the area, including the fire ruins of a major mill. Royal Shawcross was listed in the 1922 Chelmsford Town Directory as an accountant in Boston. His home was on Newfield Street in North Chelmsford.

If you would like to contribute photos, or can identify the buildings or subjects shown here, please contact Brian Herzog, Head of Reference, at bherzog@mvlc.org or 978-256-5521.