Saturday, June 16, 2012

World War II Civil Defense Helmet

This civil defense helmet that recently came into the collection is an interesting piece.

It belonged to Edward Judkins who lived at 3 Buffum St. during WWII. As it turns out from 1944 onwards he became the sealer of weights and measures for the city if Salem. Which probably explains why he would be part of the civil defense for Salem, working for the city and all.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Always Looking For New Salem Items

As you may know the goal of The Salem Archives is to preserve Salem's past and present for the future. So, starting today we are appealing to everyone from near and far to help with our goal.

If you are renovating your home, cleaning your house out or otherwise stumble upon some artifacts from Salem's past, no matter how obscure, remember we are interested in preserving your finds.

Help us keep these treasures out of the landfill and preserved for future generations.

Donations are always appreciated and we do buy items too.

If you have something you think is right for us, Tweet us @SalemArchives or use the following link: