1914: One Hundred Years of Reflection in the Making

1914 CHSWhile searching for images of life captured in 1914, I was amazed by the range of subjects; prison halls, family picnics, and at least three different fires were all immortalized one hundred years ago. Continue reading

Has spring finally arrived?

CHS Ms_33866_Pease_cover_1835It is May, and thoughts turn to spring. Samuel Pease of Enfield kept regular diaries between 1833 and 1851. He used an almanac within which he inserted blank pages so he could record his activities. With the beginning of a new month, I decided to take a look at what Samuel deemed important to record for the month of May. Continue reading