Exhibit 1: Lantern Slides
Lantern Slides

Previous Next Lantern Slides Return to Exhibit Page Return to Home Page Search This Exhibit
Record 279/301
Cary Memorial Library 2016. All rights reserved.
Enlarge Image
Collection Edwin B. Worthen Collection
Description Louise Angier.

"As our New England villages changed so did the inhabitants. To my mind one of the great changes is the passing of what we used to call "Town characters." Better transportation, travel, education, radio all played their part in bringing this about. I do not mean the town fools but persons who always remained of a former generation, in dress, arts or talk.

Lexington, in my boyhood days, had its full share of characters and I have here a picture of one of them, Miss Louise Angier, the old lady in the shawl. The picture was taken at Castle Island where Miss Carrie Fiske and her sister had taken her for a day outing.

Louise was born in 1835 - lived in East Lexington and never married. I remember her well, the shawl, very much bent over and her face badly twisted to one side - which gave her a most curious appearance. What little money she had was earned by making patch-work quilts. All day, until gently told to move on. 'Angiers Express' - little cart."
Object ID Worthen.slideO
Object Name Transparency, Lantern-slide
People Angier, Louise
Search Terms East Lexington
Castle Island
Title Louise Angier
The Edwin B. Worthen Collection, Cary Memorial Library

Cary Memorial Library 1874 Massachusetts Avenue . Lexington, MA 02420 781-862-6288 | Fax 781-862-7355 www.carylibrary.org   
Last modified on: March 22, 2016