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The Perfect Holiday Gift: A Picture History of New Bedford, Volume 1 (1602-1925)

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“Christmas on Acushnet Avenue (Spinner)

A Picture History of New Bedford is the first extensive city history to appear in decades. Edited by Joseph Thomas, Alfred Saulniers, Natalie White, Marsha McCabe and Jay Avila, its two volumes capture the city’s journey through hundreds of photographs and stories. The first volume spans from 1602 to 1925 and traces New Bedford’s story from native Wampanoag hunting ground, straight-laced Quaker enclave and world-class whaling powerhouse to Underground Railroad stronghold, fine textile producer and fledgling fishing port.

For a review and sneak peek at more images, check out NBG’s review of this fantastic publication. Give a Present that will be treasured through the years!

Purchase ONLINE at Spinner’s website: www.spinnerpub.com

AVAILABLE AT THESE LOCATIONS:

NEW BEDFORD
Arthur Moniz Gallery
Artworks! at Dover Street
Baker Books
Bedford Merchant
Bourassa Hardware
Bristol County Savings Bank – Rockdale Avenue
Bristol County Savings Bank – Acushnet Avenue
Bristol County Savings Bank – Ashley Blvd.
Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriott
Moby Dick Retail
New Bedford Antiques at Wamsutta
New Bedford Art Museum
New Bedford Whaling Museum
Newsbreak, Inc.
Ocean Explorium
Orchard Street Manor
Rotch-Jones-Duff Museum
Spinner Publications office
Subtext Bookshop
The Surrey Shoppes
Travessia Winery

FAIRHAVEN
Euro Phoenix
Fairhaven Lumber
Gotta Have It!

DARTMOUTH
Davoll’s General Store – Dartmouth
Symphony Music Shop, 94 State Road
Winthrop’s Hallmark, N Dart Mall

FALL RIVER
Marine Museum of Fall RIver

WESTPORT
Partners Village Store – Westport

SWANSEA
Newsbreak, Inc.

ROCHESTER
Ansel Gurney House

MARION
Bookstall – Marion

MATTAPOISETT
Town Wharf General Store

MIDDLEBORO
Maria’s Hallmark

WAREHAM
Old Company Store

CAPE & ISLANDS
Booksmith – Orleans
Bunch of Grapes – Vineyard Haven
Edgartown Books
Isaiah Thomas Books – Cotuit
Mitchell’s Book Corner – Nantucket
Parnassus Book Service – Yarmouth


Spinner Publications is a New Bedford-based, non-profit cultural organization whose mission is to record and promote the history and culture of Southeastern Massachusetts. Among Spinner’s award-winning titles are Lincoln Park Remembered, Portuguese Spinner: An American Story, Brick by Brick: A Woman’s Journey, Branded on My Arm and in My Soul and the anthology series, Spinner: People Culture in Southeastern Massachusetts.


About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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