History

Photos from Ipswich Town Reports

In the 1950’s and 60’s, Ipswich town reports had photos that we find very amusing now.

Repaving High St., 1951. It will be finished any day now!

Repaving , 1951. It will be finished any day now!

1955

1955

1955

1955

1956 fire at the corner of Market and Union Streets

1956 fire at the corner of Market and Union Streets

Living dangerously 1956

Living dangerously,  1956. We survived.

1957

1957 –Booooring!

1958, Baker's Pond

1958, Baker’s Pond

Selection from the 1958 report by the School Superintendent. Read the entire report.

Selection from the 1958 report by the School Superintendent. Read the entire report.

1960: Rats? No problem.

1960: Rats? No problem.

1961: Open sewer? No problem.

1961: Open sewer? No problem.

1962. If you were born after 1960, you're too young to understand.

1962. If you were born after 1960, you’re too young to understand.

1968

1968…

DDT? No problem.

1971. Mosquitoes? DDT? No problem.

Read Ipswich Annual Town Reports Online

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