Category Archives: 1920-1940

Book Review: The Lives They Left Behind

The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic By Darby Penney & Peter Stastny Photographs by Lisa Rinzler Bellevue Literary Press, 2008 The Six-Year-Old has been stuck at home most of the week with a nasty cold, … Continue reading

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Have you seen this window?

Reposted from Once Upon a Time in Needham. On June 5, 1904, the Congregational Church of Needham unveiled the Greene Memorial Window during the regular Sunday morning service. The window was given to the church by Miss Marietta R. Greene … Continue reading

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The 1924 Fire and Capital Campaign

Reposted from Once Upon a Time in Needham. On Saturday, January 5, 1924, a fire almost completely destroyed the original church building. The Kingsbury, Greene, and Crossman memorial windows, along with the Communion silver, the old bell, some flags, the … Continue reading

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The New York Times opines on television in 1939

“The problem with television is that people must sit and keep their eyes glued on a screen; the average American family hasn’t time for it.” –The New York Times, 1939 As quoted by Tom Vanderbilt in his article for the … Continue reading

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