Here’s more old pictures of Fall River first posted here in 2008 and then Recycled again in August of 2009. Time to “revisit”. ;) If you have trouble reading the colored type, just highlight over it and it turns black.
I’ve added more old photos of Fall River. These mostly have to do with the mills and the child labor used to profit the owners…not often addressed but fortunately preserved by noted photographers.
I love old photos of Fall River – some found on the internet, some sold on eBay, some from archival institutions and private collections. Here are some random photos of Fall River and some of its people in the past:
The “Welcome” (also called “Victory”) Arch erected on South Main Street between the City Hall and the Granite Block for the July 4th, 1919 celebration welcoming home veterans returning from service during World War 1.
From a real photo post card found in an old Highland Avenue home which, according to the back, shows “The Holmes sisters in their father’s new Reo machine Aug. 1907.” Also written on the back is “Ella- 21 Hanover St. F. R.”
Another real photo post card from an old Highland Avenue estate. Labeled on back- “N.Y. & Boston Express Co. last money wagon in Fall River. 1910 driven by Thomas Fitzpatrick.” Although likely not armored, the wagon appears to have been made of metal with a rear opening door. It was used to transport currency from the railroad station and steamship wharves to local banks and to provide security for weekly payrolls going to the many city mills.
Durfee Theatre exterior – 1960′s