More information on this image is available at the Easton Historical Society in North Easton, MA
American Red Cross
Ames Gym, 15 Barrows Street, North Easton, MA
Mrs. Anna C. Ames became very concerned when the Massachusetts militia was mobilized for service on the Mexican border during the spring of 1916. She organized a branch of the Red Cross in North Easton, and fitted the gymnasium with every possible appliance for the making of bandages and surgical supplies. Mrs. Ames, wearing a hat on the right side of the picture, took an active role in the making of the surgical dressings, which were forwarded to the border by the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital. Picture taken in August 1916.
source, Memories of Twentieth Century Easton, Easton Historical Society, 2000
The development by Oliver Ames and Sons Corporation of the factory and village land use in a rather organic manner with a mix work-related classes created an integrated geographic network. The housing on perimeter edge with factories and business affairs in the center creating the village concept in North Easton. Other important concepts were the Furnace Village Cemetery, Furnace Village Grammar School and the Furnace Village Store, which explains Furnace Village and other sections of Easton.
source: Massachusetts Historical Commission
Posted by Historical Images of Easton, Massachusetts, Bristo on 2015-01-15 12:28:42