Exhibit 1: Lantern Slides
Lantern Slides

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Collection Edwin B. Worthen Collection
Date of photo 1885
Description View of Lexington Common, looking toward the ancient monument, 1885 (color).

"The little knoll where the monument stands is school-house hill for here, in 1714, the first school-house was erected and was so used until 1796. The monument is, as you know, the first revolutionary monument erected in the United States. Erected and paid for by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1799.

So little do we realize these changes it may surprise you to know that all the great trees you see in the picture have been taken down."
Object ID Worthen.slide6
Object Name Transparency, Lantern-slide
Search Terms Minuteman Memorial (obelisk on the common)
Battle Green
Lexington Common
Subjects Monuments
Monuments & memorials
Memorials
Town common
Title Ancient monument on Lexington Common, 1885 (color)
The Edwin B. Worthen Collection, Cary Memorial Library

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