Gentlemen of the Grand Army of the Republic Pictured in front of Central School

Gentlemen from the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) stand in front of what is now the Essex Historical Society on Main Street. The building, erected in 1825, was formerly the Central School House before becoming a hall for the GAR in 1890 when the new high school was built. Thank you to Essex Historical Society Executive Director Jim Witham for providing us with this image.