The Hitchcock Academy Memorial Room houses a great collection of glass plate negatives taken by photographers F. Edgar Brown and Walter E. Corbin in the late 18th century and early 19th century with many images of Brimfield scenes and residents. Click here to view many of the images available.
You Can Help!
The glass plate negatives in the Hitchcock Free Academy collection have been digitally scanned and made available on our website. You can scroll through the thumbnail images on the left and by selecting one, a larger version of that image will appear in the right window. The larger image will display a descriptive title and a plate number for identification. We are very interested in obtaining additional information about the historical people, places and events so beautifully displayed in these photographs. We welcome any information anyone may be able to provide about an image and encourage you to contact the Academy with your comments. Please refer to the image by the plate number.
As we gather more information about a photograph, descriptive text will be added to the image in the right window so that everyone will be able to share in the story behind the picture.
If you would like to purchase a print, please print and fill out the order form at the bottom of the page and return it with your payment to Hitchcock Free Academy or contact us at
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