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RUSSELL PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTION

Group, Happy "I’ll tell The World"
 
George Hall Russell born Jul 3, 1871, Concord, NH -- died Dec 26, 1944, Lowell, MA

Russell began his career as a Commercial Photographer in Lowell about 1914, following Amos H. Sanborn, Commercial Photographer.  He was known for large, panoramic, group photographs and traveled throughout New England photographing school graduations, group outings, conventions, social events, and fraternal, military, and union organizations.  In the 1990s, his estate donated to the Lowell Historical Society, a collection of panoramic photographs with Lowell connections.

Russel's Photographs

 

Anchor Club Pilgrimage to Owl's head, P.Q. June 24, 1919

     Anchor Club Pilgrimage to Owl's head, P.Q. June 24, 1919

 

Lowell, MA 50th Annual Session Ancient Order United Workmen. April 24, 1928

      Lowell, MA 50th Annual Session Ancient Order United Workmen. April 24, 1928

 

Ayer City Welcome to Return Soldiers. Sept.10, 1919

       Ayer City Welcome to Return Soldiers. Sept.10, 1919

 

Bartlett Jr. High School Lowell, MA Class of 1938

       Bartlett Jr. High School Lowell, MA Class of 1938

Bartlett Jr. High School Lowell, MA Class of 1943

Bartlett Jr. High School Lowell, MA Class of 1943

First Annual Outing of Blackstone Fraternity Lowell. Corbet's Pond. Windham, N.H. July 10, 1930

First Annual Outing of Blackstone Fraternity Lowell. Corbet's Pond. Windham, N.H. July 10, 1930

Annual Outing Bon-Marche E.M.B.A. Lowell, MA July 12, 1923

  Annual Outing Bon-Marche E.M.B.A. Lowell, MA July 12, 1923

Celebrating the Great Victory in France. July 19, 1918 Lowell, MA

   Celebrating the Great Victory in France. July 19, 1918 Lowell, MA

Boy Scouts 2nd Annual Field Day. Spaulding Park 10-13, 1917

  Boy Scouts 2nd Annual Field Day. Spaulding Park 10-13, 1917

Butler School, Lowell, MA Class of 1922

  Butler School, Lowell, MA Class of 1922

Butler Jr. High School, Senior Class 1930 lowell, MA

  Butler Jr. High School, Senior Class 1930 Lowell, MA

Butler Jr. High School, Lowell MA Class - 1940

Butler Jr. High School, Lowell MA Class of 1940

Butler Jr. High School, Class of 1941

Butler Jr. High School, Class of 1941

Final Review of 76th Div. At Camp Devens June 19, 1918 Before Going Overseas

Final Review of 76th Div. At Camp Devens June 19, 1918 Before Going Overseas

Camp Fire Girls, Camp Kiwanis, South Hanson, Mass. July 13, 1928

Camp Fire Girls, Camp Kiwanis, South Hanson, Mass. July 13, 1928

Central Street Parade, Lowell, MA

Central Street Parade, Lowell, MA

Central Street Parade, Lowell, MA

Central Street Parade, Lowell, MA

Central Street Parade, Lowell, MA

Central Street Parade, Lowell, MA

Annual Outing Chalifoux's Clerks, Revere Beach. July 10, 1919

Annual Outing Chalifoux's Clerks, Revere Beach. July 10, 1919

All for Lowell & Lowell For All Team Workers, January 22, 1920 Chamber of Commerce, Drive for Membershipwidth=

All for Lowell & Lowell, For All Team Workers, January 22, 1920 Chamber of Commerce, Drive for Membership

City Hall Employee

City Hall Employee's Mutual Association. Allardvale, Sept. 25, 1926

January 25, 1919 Just Married

January 25, 1919 Just Married

 

6th Regt. Band Lowell, Mass

6th Regt. Band Lowell, Mass

Co. G 6th Regt. Lowell, Mass.  October 12, 1916

Co. G 6th Regt. Lowell, Mass. October 12, 1916

Company G. M. N. G. 16th Reg. October 20, 1917

Company G. M. N. G. 16th Reg. October 20, 1917

Co. K. 6th Regt.

Co. K. 6th Regt.

Crescent Hill Asso. - Organized June 1, 1919

Crescent Hill Asso. - Organized June 1, 1919

Lowell Elks, Martin Luther Grounds, Tyngsboro, MA

Lowell Elks, Martin Luther Grounds, Tyngsboro, MA

Farmers' Institute, Grange Hall, Dracut, MA

Farmers' Institute, Grange Hall, Dracut, MA

Fish & Game Association to Day's The Day

Fish & Game Association to Day's The Day

Fish and Game Outing August 17, 1917 width=

Fish and Game Outing August 17, 1917

Daniel Gage Inc. August 17, 1932 Lowell, Mass.

Daniel Gage Inc. August 17, 1932 Lowell, Mass.

Third Annual session, Grand Court, Order of the Amaranth State of Massachusetts April 12, 1928

Third Annual session, Grand Court, Order of the Amaranth State of Massachusetts April 12, 1928

Frederic T. Greenhalge School, Lowell, Mass. Class of 1922

Frederic T. Greenhalge School, Lowell, Mass. Class of 1922

Grand Lodge Annual Convention Independent Order Daughters of St. George - Lowell, Mass Oct. 1, 1919

Grand Lodge Annual Convention Independent Order Daughters of St. George - Lowell, Mass Oct. 1, 1919

International Steel & Ordnance Corp. Lowell, Mass. Aug. 15, 1917 "Girls"

International Steel & Ordnance Corp. Lowell, Mass. Aug. 15, 1917 "Girls"

Janitors Convention, Lowell High School, Lowell, MA

Janitors Convention, Lowell High School, Lowell, MA

Jean Laundry Co. Lowell, Mass. July 23, 1923

Jean Laundry Co. Lowell, Mass. July 23, 1923

S. C. 43rd Annual Convention Jr. O.U.A.M. west Newbury, Mass. Oct. 7, 1919

S. C. 43rd Annual Convention Jr. O.U.A.M. west Newbury, Mass. Oct. 7, 1919

59th Annual Convention grand Lodge of Massachusetts Knights of Pythias Lowell Massachusetts.

59th Annual Convention grand Lodge of Massachusetts Knights of Pythias Lowell Massachusetts.

Lafayette Club Outing 1926

Lafayette Club Outing 1926

Outing of "Club Lafayette" Tyngsboro, MA August 28, 1919

Outing of "Club Lafayette" Tyngsboro, MA August 28, 1919

Abraham Lincoln School, Lowell, MA Class of 1922

Abraham Lincoln School, Lowell, MA Class of 1922

Lions Club Outing Sept. 9-1926. Silesia Grounds, No. Chelmsford, Ma

Lions Club Outing Sept. 9, 1926. Silesia Grounds, No. Chelmsford, Ma

 

Lowell Army & Navy Day Nov. 9, 1918 Organized by Lowell War Camp Community Service

Lowell Army & Navy Day Nov. 9, 1918 Organized by Lowell War Camp Community Service

Lowell Drum and Bugle Corp Post No. 87 American Legion Detroit, Mich. 1931

Lowell Drum & Bugle Corp Post No. 87 American Legion Detroit, Mich. 1931

July 4th 1919

July 4th 1919

Outing of Lowell Gas Light Co. Nabnasset Grove - Sept. 29, 1919

Outing of Lowell Gas Light Co. Nabnasset Grove - Sept. 29, 1919

Lowell Gas Light Co. "Teams" November 12, 1927

Lowell Gas Light Co. "Teams" November 12, 1927

Lowell General Hospital, Graduates, May 28, 1918

Lowell General Hospital, Graduates, May 28, 1918

Lowell General Hospital. May 28, 1918

Lowell General Hospital. May 28, 1918

Lowell High School Class of 1924. Lowell, Mass

Lowell High School Class of 1924 Lowell, Mass

Lowell High School Class of 1926 Lowell, Mass

Lowell High School Class of 1926 Lowell, Mass

Lowell High School Class of 1927 Lowell, Mass

Lowell High School Class of 1927 Lowell, Mass

Lowell High School Lowell, Mass. Class of 1928

Lowell High School Lowell, Mass. Class of 1928

Lowell High School Lowell, Mass. Class of 1934

Lowell High School Lowell, Mass. Class of 1934

Lowell Lodge No. 824 Lowell, Mass at Merrimack Valley, B'nai B'rith Field Day. Elmcroft Inn. Salem, N.H. July 1, 1923

Lowell Lodge No. 824 Lowell, Mass at Merrimack Valley, B'nai B'rith Field Day. Elmcroft Inn. Salem, N.H. July 1, 1923

463 Lowell Motor Sales Co. Inc.

463 Lowell Motor Sales Co. Inc.

Normal School, Lowell, Mass. Class of 1924. June 14th

Normal School, Lowell, Mass. Class of 1924. June 14th

The Pied Piper of Hamelin. State Normal School; Lowell, Mass. June 1924

"The Pied Piper of Hamelin." State Normal School; Lowell, Mass. June 1924

State Normal School. Lowell, Massachusetts. Class of 1927

State Normal School. Lowell, Massachusetts. Class of 1927

Massachusetts Federation of Labor 52nd Annual Convention. August 2-6, 1937 Lowell, Mass.

Massachusetts Federation of Labor 52nd Annual Convention. August 2-6, 1937 Lowell, Mass.

26th Annual Convention Massachusetts Public School Custodian's Asso'n. Lowell. July 8-9, 1930

26th Annual Convention Massachusetts Public School Custodian's Asso'n. Lowell. July 8-9, 1930

Mass. Mohair Plush Co. Lowell, Mass.

Mass. Mohair Plush Co. Lowell, Mass.

First Annual Outing, Mass. Mohair Plush Co. Lowell, Mass.

First Annual Outing, Mass. Mohair Plush Co. Lowell, Mass.

Matthew Temperance Institute Outing, Billerica. July 20, 1919

Mathew Temperance Institute Outing, Billerica. July 20, 1919

 

Men's Fellowship Dinner. Lowell, Mass. May 5, 1930

Men's Fellowship Dinner. Lowell, Mass. May 5, 1930

Boston Ladies Outfitters

Boston Ladies Outfitters

"Mile of Mills." Merrimack River. Lowell, Mass.

"Mile of Mills." Merrimack River. Lowell, Mass.

Moody School, Jr. High. Lowell, Mass. Class of 1928

Moody School, Jr. High. Lowell, Mass. Class of 1928

Charles W. Morey Jr. High School. Lowell, Mass. Senior Class 1930

Charles W. Morey Jr. High School. Lowell, Mass. Senior Class 1930

Moody Jr. High School. Lowell, Massachusetts Class of 1940

Moody Jr. High School. Lowell, Massachusetts Class of 1940

Moody Jr. High. Class of 1942. Lowell, Mass.

Moody Jr. High. Class of 1942. Lowell, Mass.

Moody Jr. High School. Class of 1943. Lowell, Mass.

Moody Jr. High School. Class of 1943. Lowell, Mass.

Charles W. Morey Jr. High School, Class of 1932. Lowell, Mass.

Charles W. Morey Jr. High School, Class of 1932. Lowell, Mass.

Charles W. Morey Jr. High School, Class of 1941. Lowell, Mass.

Charles W. Morey Jr. High School, Class of 1941. Lowell, Mass.\

Charles W. Morey Jr. High School, Class of 1942. Lowell, Mass.\

Charles W. Morey Jr. High School, Class of 1942. Lowell, Mass.

Charles W. Morey School. 1943. Lowell, Mass.

Charles W. Morey School. 1943. Lowell, Mass.

Charles W. Morey Jr. High School, Class of 1944. Lowell, Massachusetts

Charles W. Morey Jr. High School, Class of 1944. Lowell, Massachusetts

The Morgan Club. Lowell & Lawrence, Mass. University Extension Students Outing, Allardvale, Dracut

The Morgan Club. Lowell & Lawrence, Mass. University Extension Students Outing, Allardvale, Dracut

Motorcycle Division- July 4th 1919

Motorcycle Division- July 4th 1919

Spindle City Motorcycle Club

Spindle City Motorcycle Club

Motorcycle Fall Gypsy Tour, Tyngsboro, Mass. Nov. 10 1929

Motorcycle Fall Gypsy Tour, Tyngsboro, Mass. Nov. 10 1929

First Annual Outing of The Municiple Employees Union of Lowell, mass at Willowdale June 11, 1922.

First Annual Outing of The Municiple Employees Union of Lowell, mass at Willowdale June 11, 1922

1st Annual Convention, N.E. Council of Utilities Workers. Aug. 4-5 1934. Pelham Inn, Pelham, NH

1st Annual Convention, N.E. Council of Utilities Workers. Aug. 4-5 1934. Pelham Inn, Pelham, NH

Twentieth Annual New England Lecturers Conference, Storrs, Conn. August 10 to 14 1931.

Twentieth Annual New England Lecturers Conference, Storrs, Conn. August 10 to 14 1931.

Fourth New England Regional Gas Sales Conference, Lake Spofford Club Hotel, Spoford, N.H.

Fourth New England Regional Gas Sales Conference, Lake Spofford Club Hotel, Spoford, N.H.

5th Convention of the Mass. Federation of Notre Dame de Namur Alumnae. Academy of Notre Dame. - Lowell, Mass. May 20, 1923

5th Convention of the Mass. Federation of Notre Dame de Namur Alumnae. Academy of Notre Dame. - Lowell, Mass. May 20, 1923

 

 

Older Boys Conference, Hi-Y, 40th Annual Convention, Pittsfield, MA

Older Boys Conference, Hi-Y, 40th Annual Convention, Pittsfield, MA

Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Pittsfield, Mass. Dec. 6-7-8- 1929.

Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Pittsfield, Mass. Dec. 6-7-8- 1929.

Pawtucket School, Lowell, Mass. Class of 1922.

Pawtucket School, Lowell, Mass. Class of 1922.

Pawtucket School, Lowell, Mass. Class of 1922.

Pawtucket School, Lowell, Mass. Class of 1922.

Roller Club

Roller Club

Photo by Geo. H. Russell Mgr. Commercial Photoshop Lowell, Mass.

Photo by Geo. H. Russell Mgr. Commercial Photoshop Lowell, Mass.

Sanctuary Choir, St. Patrick's Church. Lowell, Mass. June 19, 1922\

Sanctuary Choir, St. Patrick's Church. Lowell, Mass. June 19, 1922

St. Peter's Parochial School, Lowell, Mass. Graduation Class. June 21, 1921\

St. Peter's Parochial School, Lowell, Mass. Graduation Class. June 21, 1921

St. Peter's School, Lowell, Mass. 3rd Graduating Class, June 23 1922.\

St. Peter's School, Lowell, Mass. 3rd Graduating Class, June 23 1922.

St. Peter's Parochial School, Lowell, Mass. Class of 1928\

St. Peter's Parochial School, Lowell, Mass. Class of 1928

Singing "La Mayseillaise" At Unfurling Serivice Flag St. Louis Church May 26, 1918

Singing "La Mayseillaise" At Unfurling Serivice Flag St. Louis Church May 26, 1918

28th Encampment Uniter Spanish War Veterans. Marlboro, Mass. June 16-17-18, 1927

28th Encampment Uniter Spanish War Veterans. Marlboro, Mass. June 16-17-18, 1927

29th Encampment, Dept. Mass. Spanish War Veterans Greenfield June 10, 1928

29th Encampment, Dept. Mass. Spanish War Veterans Greenfield June 10, 1928

Superior Court. Justice Bishop, Presiding Middlesex S. S. (civil) Oct. Sitting A. H. 1921. 1st Session

Superior Court. Justice Bishop, Presiding Middlesex S. S. (civil) Oct. Sitting A. H. 1921. 1st Session

Superior Court. (civil) Justice Hammond Presiding. April Sitting Lowell A. H. 1921

Superior Court. (civil) Justice Hammond Presiding. April Sitting Lowell A. H. 1921

Lowell, Mass. 27th Annual Session Grand Commandery of Mass. United Order of the Goldern Cross. April 25, 1928

Lowell, Mass. 27th Annual Session Grand Commandery of Mass. United Order of the Goldern Cross. April 25, 1928

9th Annual Banquet. U. S. Bunting Club & A. A. Lowell, Mass. Oct. 23, 1921

9th Annual Banquet. U. S. Bunting Club & A. A. Lowell, Mass. Oct. 23, 1921

Night Shift So. Lowell Cartridge Shop 7-22-1918

Night Shift So. Lowell Cartridge Shop 7-22-1918

Oath of Allegience So. Lowell Cartridge - Shop July 22, 1918

Oath of Allegience So. Lowell Cartridge - Shop July 22, 1918

Varnum Jr. High School. Class of 1941 Lowell Massachusetts

Varnum Jr. High School. Class of 1941 Lowell Massachusetts

Varnum Jr. High School. Class of 1944 Lowell Massachusetts

Varnum Jr. High School. Class of 1944 Lowell Massachusetts

"Victory Day" Nov. 11, 1918 City Hall, Lowell, Mass.

"Victory Day" Nov. 11, 1918 City Hall, Lowell, Mass.

"Victory Day" Nov. 11, 1918 City Hall, Lowell, Mass. From Y.M.C.A.

"Victory Day" Nov. 11, 1918 City Hall, Lowell, Mass. From Y.M.C.A.

Washington Club, Lowell, Mass 16th Annual Outing, Martin Luthier Grounds Tyngsboro, June 22, 1922

Washington Club, Lowell, Mass 16th Annual Outing, Martin Luthier Grounds Tyngsboro, June 22, 1922

Washington Club, "At Dinner" Martin Luthier Grounds Tyngsboro, June 22, 1922

Washington Club, "At Dinner" Martin Luthier Grounds Tyngsboro, June 22, 1922

Whiteway Light Broken by Fallen Tree, Lowell, MA

Whiteway Light Broken by Fallen Tree, Lowell, MA

Lowell Public Market. C. H. Willis, Proprietor Lowell, Mass. April 12. 1922

Lowell Public Market. C. H. Willis, Proprietor Lowell, Mass. April 12. 1922

"Opening Day" Lowell Public Market. C. H. Willis, Proprietor Lowell, Mass. April 12. 1922

"Opening Day" Lowell Public Market. C. H. Willis, Proprietor Lowell, Mass. April 12. 1922

C. V. Watson Co. Annual Outing Lowell, Mass. August 27th 1932

C. V. Watson Co. Annual Outing Lowell, Mass. August 27th 1932

45th Older Boy's . Mass. & R.I. Springfield

45th Older Boy's . Mass. & R.I. Springfield

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