Then and Now: A Timeless New England Scene
Each week, Lynnfield Patch takes a look at vintage photos from town and talks about what's there today.
Over the past several months, a number of interesting vintage press photos from Lynnfield have been featured on this website. This week, I spotted an image for sale on eBay from 1963 showing Lynnfield Common as it looked one winter day in 1963 - March 2 to be exact, according to the seller.
These images offer a look at something timeless and classic about New England. Numerous towns, including Lynnfield, still have sites like this that would still be relatively familiar to somebody who lived here three centuries ago when the Old Meeting House was just a gleam in some builder's eye.
To add some perspective, I added a photo taken from almost the same spot, 48 years later, by North Shore photographer Jeannine Pelkey at the town's 2011 Christmas tree lighting.
A number of the vintage photos that appear on Lynnfield Patch are provided by the Lynnfield Historical Society. Are you interested in joining the Lynnfield Historical Society? Just send a $15 check to Bob Gillon, Lynnfield Historical Society Treasurer, 300 Main Street, Lynnfield, MA 01940. Include your mailing address, email address and phone number.