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Online Exhibits

Digital Exhibits

The City Archives is dedicated to the digitization of its holdings to enhance open access to its materials via the web. Please follow the archives' Flickr account to see digitized photographs and images from the archives, and check back often as we continue to make more of our materials accessible online.

City Hall Restoration, 1996-2001

Photographs digitized from the City Hall Restoration Committee collection (collection number 9800.005) documenting the restoration of Manchester's City Hall and City Hall Annex. Images include the interior and exterior of the buildings before, during, and after construction activities.

The book, The City Hall Restoration Project: A Pictorial Guide to the Restoration of Manchester's Treasured Landmark(7.82MB), is also available online.

City Property, 1931

This exhibit features images taken by the Board of Assessors in 1931 of various city properties. Images are attached to a digital map of Manchester to better show where each building existed geographically within the City. Images were digitized from Property Assessment Records (collection 0102.001), with supplemental information for captions taken from the City Directories (collection 9800.004).

Firefighters Memorial, 2003

This digital gallery includes digitized images of the Manchester Firefighters' Memorial.

Inauguration Ceremony, 2000

This digital gallery includes digitzed images from the Inauguration Ceremony for the City of Manchester in 2000. Images of Mayor Robert Baines and his family, Aldermen, School Committee members, city officials, and members of the public are included.

Inauguration Ceremony, 2002

This digital gallery includes digitized images from the Inauguration Ceremony for the City of Manchester in 2002. Images of Mayor Robert Baines and his family, Aldermen, School Committee members, city officials, and members of the public are included.

Postcard Collection

This digital gallery includes digitized postcards from the Postcard Collection of the City Archives (collection number 9800.001). The postcards came from a variety of sources and donors, and those included in the online gallery offer images of Manchester or New Hampshire in general.

Public Education, 1946-1957

This digital gallery includes digitized images of students, teachers, and classrooms of Manchester's public schools. The pictures were originally printed in the School Board's annual reports, which can be found in the archive's School Board Reports collection (collection number 0607.002).

Silk Mill Workers

This digital gallery includes digitized photographs from the Ephermera Collection of the City Archives (accession 2010.175). The images are of silk mill workers during the 1930s.

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