Annie Powell (1859-1952) is the likely photographer of beautiful Lowell streetscapes, mills and neighborhoods, but her story has eluded historians. She didn't advertise or sign her work; however, Bernie Zelitch combined curiosity, persistence and luck to make him believe she was a person whose remarkable work and life was worthy of examination.
Follow the story of Annie and her photographs of people and places in Lowell’s history at byAnniePowell.org
The Lowell Directory
1860 is a business directory only; no resident names and addresses.
City Directories were not published in the following years - 1843, 1846, 1848, 1850, 1852, 1854, 1856, 1857
Lowell Directories (on archive.org)
Please note: some of the published directories are not currently available on archive.org
Also, there are years when a directory was not published
There were 2 copies of the 1844 Directory available for digitization. One copy had ads on the front and back covers. The other had an added cover. The edition with the added cover is in better condition, so the pages of this one was digitized. Just the front and back cover of the other with the ads was digitized.