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Record 55/746
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Collection Edwin B. Worthen Collection
Description Folder: WORLD WAR II

World War II.

This is a collection of photographs and negatives from the period of World War II that show different aspects of life in Lexington on the home front during wartime.

Scrap metal was collected for the war effort, as the scrap piles in different locations, including the Barnes property from 1942 show. Edwin B. Worthen was involved in the civil defense effort, and documented its work including the training. In a few photographs, volunteers learn how to dowse fires. In other images, there is a plane spotting tower in camouflage, located off Hill Street, (Robinson's Hill) in North Lexington.From this tower Worthen took panoramic photographs in all directions, including toward Boston. Also in the folder are some photographs of the War Service Bulletin from 1944, and a sign board in front of the Cary Memorial Building, that faces Massachusetts Avenue.

War Service Bulletin, Scrap Collection, Civil Defense

35 photos
About 35 negatives
Around 1940

This is a folder-level record in Series 17. Lexington History Resources.
Year Range from 1940
Year range to 1945
Object ID Worthen.17.100
Object Name Folder, File
Search Terms World War II
Subjects Town life
The Edwin B. Worthen Collection, Cary Memorial Library

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Last modified on: March 22, 2016