Historic and Recent Photos

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Green Street Bridge, photo by Stoney Stone

David Stoney Stone, photo by Susan Stone New Photos! - Great new photos of Ipswich from our readers and local Facebook groups.
Ipswich Historic Photos on Google Maps - Click on any image to view photos from the late 19th and early 20th Century embedded in the Google map below at the location the photo was taken. Zoom in or out and click on any image icon on the map to view the photo. Click on the photo […]
Ipswich photos by Stoney Stone - Thanks to David “Stoney” Stone for sharing his photographs of Ipswich. Fox Creek, photo by David “Stoney” Stone A dune at Castle Neck. Photo, photo by David “Stoney” Stone

Images of Ipswich in the winter - Send your winter photos to historicipswich@gmail.com
Schooner at the Ipswich Town Wharf The Town Wharf - The Ipswich Town Landing is one of several locations along the River where wharves were located over the centuries.
South Main Street postcard, Ipswich MA South Main Street - In March 1692 the Selectmen laid out twenty-three small lots and granted them "to as many individuals with the conditions that they not encumber the highway, make provision for drainage under the buildings, that each person provide paving four-foot wide all along before ye said buildings for the convenience of foot travelers, and erect posts to keep horses from spoiling the same.”
Photograph by Clarence White of Arthur Wesley Dow Arthur Wesley Dow - Ipswich artist Arthur Wesley Dow (1857 – 1922) was one of the town's most famous residents. During summer, Dow and his wife ran the Summer School of Art from the historic "Howard house" on Turkey Shore Road. The Ipswich Museum owns the largest collection of works by Arthur Wesley Dow.
Ipswich town wharf circa 1930, photography by Edward Darling Along the Ipswich River - Historic photos of the Ipswich River from original glass negatives taken by early Ipswich photographers Arthur Wesley Dow, George Dexter and Edward L. Darling.
Portraits from Ipswich at the turn of the 20th Century Portraits from Ipswich, a century ago - Many of the glass plate negatives taken by George Dexter (1862-1927) and Edward Darling (1874 - 1962), were stored away for almost a century.
Engraving of Market Square in Ipswich from John Warner Barber’s Historical collections: being a general collection of interesting facts, traditions, biographical sketches, anecdotes, etc. relating to the history and antiquities of every town in Massachusetts,” published in 1839 Market Square - Featured image: Engraving of Market Square in Ipswich from John Warner Barber’s Historical collections: being a general collection of interesting facts, traditions, biographical sketches, anecdotes, etc. relating to the history and antiquities of every town in Massachusetts,” published in 1839
Market Street in Ipswich Ma circa 1950 Market Street - Photos of Market St. from the present day back to the early days of photography. A few of the buildings are still standing.
Choate Bridge by Andrew Borsari Cape Ann photographs by Andrew Borsari - Photographer Andrew Borsari shows us why Cape Ann is cherished by its residents and envied by the rest of the world, and his books make wonderful presents. Ipswich: A Celebration of Light, Land, and Sea  Rockport, Massachusetts: A Village by the Sea Cape Ann: Photographs by Andrew Borsari
Block prints from the 1950 IHS calendar: Old Time Ipswich - Thanks to Bill Barton for sharing the Ipswich High School "Old Time Ipswich." featuring block prints created and printed by the students for each month of the calendar.

Postcard of South Main Street in Ipswich, early 20th Century Postcards from Ipswich - Many of the colorized postcards of Ipswich were created from photos taken by George Dexter, Edward Darling and Arthur Wesley Dow in the late 19th and early 20th Century.
Postcards from Newburyport - (Click on any image to begin a slideshow. Press the X in the top left corner or the Esc button to leave the slide show).
Postcards from Salem - Click on any image to begin the slideshow. To leave the slideshow and return to Stories from Ipswich hit the Esc button or click on the X in the top left corner.

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  1. Looking for a photo of the Pavillion at Pavillioan Beach on Littleneck from around 1960-1975. I have seen earlier photos. We were a camp owners at a Sandy Point Plum Island, Ipswich and used to go over there to the lobster pound and to buy some staples. Anyone have any photos?
    Thank You
    Wendy Lay Conn

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