Exhibit 1: Lantern Slides
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Record 199/301
Cary Memorial Library 2011. All rights reserved.
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Collection Edwin B. Worthen Collection
Date of photo 1898
Description Road to Lincoln MA where Paul Revere was captured, 1898

"About 1932 the Saturday Evening Post published a large cartoon showing Paul Revere on the road to Concord and surrounded by hot-dog stands, fried clam resorts and such. It sort of hurt for the only sign-board in the picture was "Lexington." You all know the high road from Lexington to Concord and what a mess it is. I am glad to tell you that none of those stands are in Lexington. They are in Lincoln and Concord. Lexington adopted a zoning law that in time to prevent such abominations. Lincoln doesn't care and Concord regrets its delay. Here is a picture of the spot in Lincoln where Revere was captured. Which do you prefer - this view or the mess that's there now? It's a fine example of the value of our photography work to be able to show what this spot looked like up to 25 years ago. This picture was taken in 1898."
Object ID Worthen.slide76
Object Name Transparency, Lantern-slide
People Revere, Paul
Search Terms Lincoln MA
Paul Revere's Capture
Paul Revere's Ride
Subjects Historic sites
Historical markers
Title Revere Tablet site, Lincoln MA, 1898
The Edwin B. Worthen Collection, Cary Memorial Library

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