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Massachusetts Governmental Activities Exposition

Massachusetts Governmental Activities Exposition Photograph Album, 1930.
88 images (0.25 linear feet).
Call no.: PH 043

Library exhibit
Library exhibit

To celebrate its tercentenary in 1930, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts organized over two thousand events in 253 communities, drawing over eleven million visitors. One of the most elaborate of these events was the Exposition of Governmental Activities held at the Commonwealth Armory in Boston between September 29 and October 11. A celebration more of contemporary governmental activity than the historical precedents, the exposition featured displays representing nearly every branch of government, from the Department of Education to the state police, mental and public health, public welfare, transportation, agriculture, labor, and industry.

P.E. (Paul) Genereux (1892-1977), a commercial photographer from East Lynn, was hired to document the exhibits and displays in the Exposition of Governmental Activities, producing commemorative albums containing silver gelatin prints, carefully numbered and backed on linen. This disbound album includes 88 of the original 175 prints, including interior and exterior shots, with an additional image by Hildebrand.

Background on Massachusetts Governmental Activities Exposition

To celebrate its tercentenary in 1930, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts organized over two thousand events in 253 communities, drawing over eleven million visitors. One of the most elaborate of these events was the Exposition of Governmental Activities held at the Commonwealth Armory in Boston between September 29 and October 11. A celebration more of contemporary governmental activity than the historical precedents, the exposition featured displays representing nearly every branch of government, from the Department of Education to the state police, mental and public health, public welfare, transportation, agriculture, labor, and industry.

Contents of Collection

P.E. (Paul) Genereux (1892-1977), a commercial photographer from East Lynn, was hired to document the exhibits and displays in the Exposition of Governmental Activities, producing commemorative albums containing silver gelatin prints, carefully numbered and backed on linen. This disbound album includes 88 of the original 175 prints, including interior and exterior shots, with an additional image by Hildebrand.

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Inventory of Collection
Hillebrand, Exhibition hall? (exterior)
1930
No. 0

Genereux, P. E., Exposition of Massachusetts Governmental Activities Hall: Commonwealth Armory entrance
1930
No. 3

Genereux, P. E., Welcome alcove
1930
No. 4

Genereux, P. E., Welcome alcove: close-up
1930
No. 5

Genereux, P. E., Administrative Departments and Commissions Under the Governor (information board)
1930
No. 6

Genereux, P. E., Welcome alcove: overhead view
1930
No. 7

Genereux, P. E., Commission on Administration and Finance: overhead view
1930
No. 8

Genereux, P. E., Department of the Secretary of the Commerce: overhead view
1930
No. 9

Genereux, P. E., Division of Civil Service: overhead view
1930
No. 10

Genereux, P. E., Department of Correction: overhead view
1930
No. 11

Genereux, P. E., Department of Public Welfare: overhead view
1930
No. 12

Genereux, P. E., Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Some Pioneer Achievements
1930
No. 13

Genereux, P. E., Massachusetts State War Memorial model
1930
No. 15
Genereux, P. E., Department of the Secretary of the Commonwealth booth
1930
No. 19
Genereux, P. E., Department of the Treasurer and Receiver-General booth
1930
No. 20
Genereux, P. E., Department of the Treasurer and Receiver-General booth
1930
No. 20
Genereux, P. E., Auditor of the Commonwealth booth
1930
No. 21
Genereux, P. E., Department of Attorney General booth
1930
No. 22
Genereux, P. E., State Library booth
1930
No. 23

Genereux, P. E., Department of Education–Commonwealth of Massachusetts booth
1930
No. 24
Genereux, P. E., Department of Education booth
1930
No. 25
Genereux, P. E., Department of the Treasurer and Receiver-General booth
1930
No. 20
Genereux, P. E., Department of Educationl booth
1930
No. 26
Genereux, P. E., Department of Education booth
1930
No. 28
Genereux, P. E., Division of University Extension booth
1930
No. 29
Genereux, P. E., Division of Free Public Libraries booth
1930
No. 30

Genereux, P. E., Department of Education–Massachusetts Agricultural College booth
1930
No. 36
Genereux, P. E., Massachusetts Agricultural College: Agriculture and Horticulture booth
1930
No. 37
Genereux, P. E., Massachusetts Agricultural College: Languages and Literatures booth
1930
No. 38

Genereux, P. E., Massachusetts Agricultural College: Home Economics booth
1930
No. 39

Genereux, P. E., Massachusetts Agricultural College: Physical and Biological Sciences booth
1930
No. 40

Genereux, P. E., Department of Mental Diseases: Occupational therapy booth
1930
No. 41

Genereux, P. E., Department of Mental Diseases: Education booth
1930
No. 45

Genereux, P. E., Department of Mental Diseases booth
1930
No. 46
Genereux, P. E., Department of Mental Diseases: Vegetables and fruit conserved booth
1930
No. 47

Genereux, P. E., Department of Mental Diseases: Psychology booth
1930
No. 48

Genereux, P. E., Commission on Administration and Finance booth
1930
No. 52

Genereux, P. E., Commission on Administration and Finance booth
1930
No. 53
Genereux, P. E., Commission on Administration and Finance booth: close-up
1930
No. 53A
Genereux, P. E., Department of Corporations and Taxation booth
1930
No. 54
Genereux, P. E., Department of Corporations and Taxation booth
1930
No. 55
Genereux, P. E., Superintendent of Buildings: State House booth
1930
No. 54
Genereux, P. E., Department of Public Works: Waterways and Public Landsbooth
1930
No. 62
Genereux, P. E., Division of Juvenile Training: Massachusetts Hospital School booth
1930
No. 70

Genereux, P. E., Board of Probation booth
1930
No. 71

Genereux, P. E., Department of Corrections: Reformatory for Women booth
1930
No. 76

Genereux, P. E., Department of Corrections: Reformatory for Women booth
1930
No. 77

Genereux, P. E., Department of Corrections booth
1930
No. 79
Genereux, P. E., State Aid and Pensions booth
1930
No. 93

Genereux, P. E., Military Department booth
1930
No. 94

Genereux, P. E., Military Department booth
1930
No. 95

Genereux, P. E., Department of Public Works: Administrative booth
1930
No. 97

Genereux, P. E., Department of Public Works: Construction of Highways booth
1930
No. 100
Genereux, P. E., Outdoor Advertising booth
1930
No. 108

Genereux, P. E., Department of Public Works: Waterways and Public Lands booth
1930
No. 110
Genereux, P. E., Division of Civil Service booth
1930
No. 111

Genereux, P. E., Division of Civil Service booth
1930
No. 112

Genereux, P. E., Metropolitan District Commission and other booths
1930
No. 113

Genereux, P. E., A Massachusetts Town and other booths
1930
No. 114
Genereux, P. E., A Massachusetts Town booth
1930
No. 116
Genereux, P. E., Division of Insurance booth
1930
No. 118
Genereux, P. E., Division of Insurance booth
1930
No. 119

Genereux, P. E., Division of Savings Bank Life Insurance booth
1930
No. 120
Genereux, P. E., Division of Banks and Loan Agencies booth
1930
No. 121
Genereux, P. E., Division of Banks and Loan Agencies booth: close-up
1930
No. 122

Genereux, P. E., Division of Banks and Loan Agencies booth
1930
No. 123
Genereux, P. E., Department of Labor and Industry booth
1930
No. 125
Genereux, P. E., Division of Standards and Department of Labor and Industries booth
1930
No. 129

Genereux, P. E., Division of Standards booth
1930
No. 130

Genereux, P. E., Department of Agriculture booth
1930
No. 131

Genereux, P. E., Department of Agriculture booth
1930
No. 132
Genereux, P. E., Department of Agriculture booth
1930
No. 133
Genereux, P. E., Source of Massachusetts milk supply booth
1930
No. 135
Genereux, P. E., Selective skill service booth
1930
No. 137
Genereux, P. E., Department of Conservation booth
1930
No. 139
Genereux, P. E., Department of Conservation: Forest nurseries booth
1930
No. 143

Genereux, P. E., Department of Conservation booth
1930
No. 144
Genereux, P. E., At Four Game Farms booth
1930
No. 148

Genereux, P. E., Department of Conservation and Division of Forestry booths
1930
No. 149A
Genereux, P. E., Department of Conservation and Timber booths
1930
No. 149B
Genereux, P. E., Metropolitan District Commission booth
1930
No. 151
Genereux, P. E., Metropolitan District Commission booth
1930
No. 153
Genereux, P. E., Metropolitan District Commission booth
1930
No. 154
Genereux, P. E., Metropolitan District Commission booth
1930
No. 155
Genereux, P. E., Department of Industrial Accidents booth
1930
No. 157

Genereux, P. E., Department of Industrial Accidents booth
1930
No. 158A

Genereux, P. E., Department of Public Utilities booth
1930
No. 159
Genereux, P. E., Exhibition Hall?: exterior
1930
No. 165
Genereux, P. E., Truck advertising Governmental Activities Exposition
1930
No. 167
Genereux, P. E., Tercentennary display (?)
1930
No. 168
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Provenance

Acquired from Steve Resnick, 2010.

Processing Information

Processed by Dex Haven, March 2011.

Copyright and Use (More informationConnect to publication information)

Cite as: Massachusetts Governmental Activities Exposition Photograph Album (PH 043). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

Subjects
  • Massachusetts Governmental Activities Exposition--Photographs
  • Massachusetts--Centennial celebrations, etc.
Contributors
  • Genereux, P. E.
Types of material
  • Photographs
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