The New Ipswich Historical Society has a collection of more than 1700 photographic images of New Ipswich and its people. The collection includes Daguerreotypes dating from the 1840s and 1850s, tintypes, cabinet photographs, cyanotypes, postcards, and amateur snapshots from the post-Civil War era. We also have several albums of hand-colored photographs made by Boston photographer Charles Plumer, dating from the turn of the last century. The most recent items are photographs of the town’s 250th Anniversary in 2000, donated by NIHS member John Cooke.
Here are a few images of Turnpike Road> from the collection.
The photographic collection is accessible through our digital collection database. Stop by with your queries and we will search the database for you. We have also begun a scanning project to make digital copies of all images, eventually to be accessible online through our website.