Swampscott images from the late 1800s, originally captured on glass plate or very early film negatives, have been carefully scanned and restored to their original glory. Printed as digital archival prints on watercolor papers or semi-gloss photo paper, they will retain their quality for more than 100 years. People, places and events from Swampscott’s past are here; perhaps the street you live on; an ancestor you know of, or places you’ve only heard about like the grand hotels that once graced Swampscott’s shore. These prints make an excellent addition to home or office as historical record or authentic decorative accent.
“Standard” sizes and prices are detailed below. All prints are enlarged as big as possible to fit the print size listed, leaving at least 1/4” border on all sides.
All of our prints can be custom sized and cropped if necessary to fit an existing space or favorite frame. Please contact us with your specific requirements.
Prints only available in certain sizes and/or configurations are so noted in their description. Prints are available on our Professional Grade Photo Satin or Museo Max watercolor papers. Please specify by image number, paper choice and size.
Print Size: Semi-.Gloss/Watercolor
8×10 : $11.50/$13.00
Stretched canvas prints are available on special order, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing.
All of our images are available as note cards, please inquire for pricing. All prints larger than 11” in both dimensions shipped rolled. All others shipped flat. We can ship USPS, UPS, or FedEx. All freight additional.
F.O.B. Swampscott, MA 01907
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We accept most major credit cards. Most prints shipped within 2-3 days of receipt of order.
SWMP-2198 Puritan Elms
SWMP-2199 Blaney Beach Fish House
Swampscott’s iconic Fish House when it was relatively new (ca. 1900). It is immediately recognizable some 150 years later. Note the absence of the dock, the horse and buggy in foreground and “ghost” images on beach. The long exposures required for the process created these blurry images of people moving along the beach (or boats moving with the tide). This is now listed on the National Register of Historic Landmarks.
SWMP-2216 Police Car
Two Swampscott patrolmen pose with what may have been one of the force’s first patrol cars. ca. 1930
SWMP-2218 Red Rock
A view of Red Rock both very familiar and strangely different. Conspicuously absent is the familiar skyline of downtown Boston, not yet in existence in this turn-of-the-century glass plate. ca. 1902
Marion Wardwell, John Blaney and Norman Albree pose with a friend on Blaney Beach ca. 1890
SWMP-2220 Weinstein The Tailor
SWMP-2221 Line Repair
SWMP-2222 Shore Drive
Swampscott viewed from along Shore Drive. Note the Lincoln House Hotel, Town Hall and the steeple of St. Johns. ca. 1900
This pump and this crew worked 18 hours at the Great Salem Fire. ca. 1914
A 1904 Franklin is proudly featured at an automobile showing outside the building that now serves as Swampscott’s Town Hall, a private residence at the time. In the background is the building that housed the first private observatory in the US.