Happy New Year ’11

2011 that is. But we thought we’d share a beautiful New Year’s postcard from our collection from exactly one hundred years ago. Wishing all of you a very Happy and Prosperous New...

Here We Snow Again

This weekend’s massive snowstorm reminded us of other snowstorms to hit Peabody in the past. Of course, there was the Blizzard of ’78 – a storm so devastating that it has become the benchmark for all subsequent snowstorms. But Peabody has witnessed...

Just a Reminder

The Peabody Historical Society’s exhibition “A Century of Style: 1840-1940” will be on display until May 1, 2011. If you were unable to make it to the opening reception, and were too busy to visit during the holiday season, don’t worry. There...

Have You Finished Your Holiday Shopping?

There are only 8 days left until Christmas. This is usually around the time that I panic and run to the mall to finish my holiday shopping. Luckily, we have the North Shore Mall right here in Peabody. On December 5, 1954 it was announced that a $10,000 shopping center...

In a One-Horse Open Sleigh

We’ve been pretty lucky so far in that we haven’t yet had any real accumulation of snow this winter season, unlike other parts of the country this week. But with the holiday season in full swing, we’re feeling a bit nostalgic for wintertime...

A Very Deco Christmas

As the holiday season has arrived, we thought it would be fun to post a vintage Christmas postcard from our collection. This example is particularly appealing because it truly reflects the decade in which it was made. It dates from the 1930s, and its design reflects...