New Acquisitions at the Lovettsville Historical Society Museum (2016)

In addition to a number of original news photographs taken at the scene of the Aug. 31, 1940 airliner crash near Lovettsville, the Lovettsville Museum successfully bid on the copy of the New York Times which reported the accident on its front page. We will be adding these items to our collection regarding the plane crash.

We also have acquired a baseball score card for the Lovettsville Rebels baseball club, a member of the Tri-County League, with advertisements for many Lovettsville and Brunswick businesses. The Brunswick phone numbers are only four digits, which should help date this item, which is estimated to be from the 1950s or 60s.

Another recent acquisition is a slightly racy poster for a McClain’s grocery store calendar, also estimated to be 1960s vintage. The telephone exchange listed is VAlley 2 (which later became 822), so some of our readers may know when this would have been.

We currently bidding on a post-card which shows the old Brunswick bridge, probably in the early 1900s.

In keeping with our mission to preserve the heritage of the Lovettsville area, we acquire new items for display either through donation, or in some cases by purchasing items of local interest at auction, or on eBay. From time to time, items originating in Lovettsville (such as old business advertisements) are put up for sale on eBay by sellers from across the country.  When possible, we try to purchase such items to bring them back to this area, so that they can be displayed in the Museum and thus made accessible to the Lovettsville community. Donations to help us in this endeavor are deeply appreciated — and they are also tax deductible.

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