Vintage Salem Morning

Poor Farm in Salem MA built by Charles Bulfinch

Poor Farm built by Charles Bulfinch

Szetela Lane

The Gnomes working behind the scenes at Salem House Press ask you to email your favorite vintage Salem photos to us and we will post them with recognition of you in future posts. Then bi-monthly we will make a gallery post with the best photos from readers like you!

Vintage Salem

Paramount Theater
Essex Street, Salem MA

The Gnomes working behind the scenes at Salem House Press ask you to email your favorite vintage Salem photos to us and we will post them with recognition of you in future posts. Then bi-monthly we will make a gallery post with the best photos from readers like you!

Vintage Salem Morning

Fire Truck with Horse in Salem MA

Fire Department Headquarters Salem, MA

The Gnomes working behind the scenes at Salem House Press ask you to email your favorite vintage Salem photos to us and we will post them with recognition of you in future posts. Then bi-monthly we will make a gallery post with the best photos from readers like you!

Vintage Salem Morning!

Thomas Perkins House at 7 Ash Street.

Thomas Perkins became an opium dealer after he escaped with his life from the Haitian Slave Revolt and gave up slave trading for opium dealing. He was responsible for almost 80% of China’s youth being addicted. This is the house one stubborn Salem lady ended urban renewal in Salem when she refused to move.

For more information read Sub Rosa by Chris Dowgin available at Jolie Tea, Remember Salem, Wicked Good Books, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.com.

Vintage Salem Morning!

Wynott Mills and Salem Lead Works the property lead was obtained from to make the first Dixon #2 pencil.
Wynott’s Mill where magic graphite powder was obtained for Dixon’s #2 Pencils.

Joseph Dixon inventor of the Single Lens Reflex had his factory on North Street in Salem and had the banker George Peabody sell his #2 Pencils at one time. For more great stories about Salem read Sub Rosa by Chris Dowgin.