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Water Street 0042 road next to pond before new dam-8065.jpg
Replacement of the dam, sluice and roadway at the Noble & Cooley drum shop at 42 Water Street, Granville, MA. The top photo shows the old dam and roadway, the rest show the new dam under construction.

The date is unknown. Possibly late 1920's,…

Cooley to Noble 1855 03 28 p1-7787.jpg
Two letters from James P. Cooley to his business partner Silas Noble, concerning the Noble & Cooley company. The company was founded in 1854 and these recently discovered (August 2021) letters are the earliest known company correspondence.

Flag at Noble & Cooley 2013.jpg
The 20' by 30' flag at the Noble & Cooley Company (founded 1854) in Granville, Independence Day 2013.

Do you have any photos of the 2013 parade you could share? Contact the Historical Room at the Granville Library.

Drummer Stereoscope Single Image 1-7669.jpg
Two identical tintype photos of a drummer boy, in a Mascher's Improved Stereoscope, patent March 8th, 1853, made in Philadelphia.

The drum is believed to have been made by Noble & Cooley, Granville, MA.

From the Noble & Cooley Center for…

Jones Joyce Hiers.jpeg
Joyce H. Jones, 90, of Granville passed away peacefully at home with family by her side on Thursday, November 26, 2020.

Born in Westfield on September 11, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Ralph H. and Avola (Banks) Hiers. She graduated from…

Ice Harvest 2017 Scene 1 NCCHP.jpg
The Noble & Cooley Center for Historic Preservation (NCCHP) has a tradition of holding an annual ice harvest, featuring a presentation by Dennis Picard. These photos are of the 2017; the second to last is the 2019 event. The final photo is an…

Noble and Cooley.pdf
An article published in the Journal of Antiques and Collectibles, by Judy Gonyeau with Jay Jones, sixth-generation owner of Noble & Cooley.

Decoupage Drum Panels 1.jpg
A collection of lithographic print panels on paper, used to decorate the shells of Noble & Cooley toy drums, about 1892. One of the panels commemorated the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World in 1892. Another…

2001 September American Flag at Noble Cooley Paul Jensen Photo 1.jpg
The American flag at Noble & Cooley after the World Trade Center terror attack on September 11, 2001.

Paul Jensen photo.

Pinkertons 1885 no name version 2019 08 04 scan.pdf
In 1884/85 there was a rash of incendiary fires in the Granville Corners area. A "firebug" was suspected. With a significant portion of the Granville working population depending on Noble & Cooley for jobs there was growing concern about the…

Water Street 0042 Noble and Cooley main building and pond early pic.jpg
Photos of the Noble & Cooley buildings at 42 Water Street, Granville, MA., 01034, taken over a period of time.
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