The poster that started it all

Poster from the June 18, 1890 Strawberry Festival

This blog, I mean.

Early on in my stint in the Needham Congregational Church archives, I came across this wonderful poster advertising the church’s 1890 Strawberry Festival. Some years ago the crumbling original had been glued onto a piece of pink poster board in an effort to stabilize it against the ravages of time.

This wonderful document prompts so many questions.

I just had to know. So I started this blog, so I would have an excuse to find out.