This is a short podcast that introduces the digital version of the 1921 “A Brief History of Maynard” by William H. Gutteridge.
The book was created for the 50th anniversary of the town and is a valuable resource to anyone researching Maynard history.
Maynard Historical Society Podcast #10
The scanned version of the book is available here: A Brief History of Maynard (PDF, 20MB)
The Society also has the original print plates used to reproduce the photographs in the book. Here are a few of them:
This is a close-up of one of the plates:
Here is an aerial photograph plate, and a reversed image to show you roughly what the photo looks like when printed:
The front of the book included a map printed on thin paper (many copies of the book no longer have the map because it is so fragile). This was done with a engraved plate: