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Photographic history of Needham raises money for Needham Farmers Market

Posted by Evan Allen  July 27, 2012 12:37 PM

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Photo courtesy of Jamie Turbayne, caption by Tom Gehman
A busy mother takes a break on a nice summer day on Webster Street. The front yard sports tall grass and wild flowers. Lawn mowing and lawn chemicals did not exist yet. Runoff was organic, horse, cow and human waste.

Free downloads of a new book on Needham’s history, written by Needham resident Tom Gehman, will be available on Amazon.com on Saturday, July 28.

Needham through the Glass Plate Camera Eye” is a history in old photographs of the town that Gehman loves. It is a compilation of 40 glass plate negative prints from the late 1800's, supplied by Jamie Turbayne.

Every time someone borrows the book through Kindle, Amazon will donate to the Needham Farmers Market from now until Oct. 28.

“I want to see every teacher, every student, and every resident of Needham get this book and connect with our history when Needham was a farming community!” said Gehman in a press release.

The book can also be purchased for $9.95 on Amazon.com.

The Needham Farmers Market is held every Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Unitarian church on Dedham Avenue in Needham.

Evan Allen can be reached at evan.allen@globe.com

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