The Lowell Historical Society continually publishes a wide variety of books, videos and gifts. Society members receive a 10% discount on all items listed below if purchased directly from LHS.  Or, you may purchase LHS publications from our authorized retail outlets listed below. (Please note that the 10% does not apply at retail stores).

  • CardSmart, Chelmsford Street, Chelmsford, MA
  • Lowell Cemetery, Lawrence Street (Mourning Glory)
  • National Park Visitor’s Center, Market Street & Boott Mill
  • New England Quilt Museum, Shattuck Street

All items (except postcards & magnets) are subject to a $2.50 shipping and handling fee. Mass residents please add 6.25% for sales tax.


Photographs and Prints

Canadian SistersWe are selling a selection of photographs and prints on Smugmug. Please visit

Postcard Books

Lowell: The Mill City - Postcard History SeriesLowell: The Mill City – Postcard History Series ($21.99)

A visual history of Lowell, Massachusetts (1890s – 1940s) seen through vintage postcards from local Lowell collectors. Published by Arcadia Publishing as part of its Postcard History Series. Featuring 144 pages including introduction, color and black & white photos with captions. Available now.

Lowell: The River City - Postcard History SeriesLowell: The River City – Postcard History Series ($21.99)

Volume II featuring all new postcard scenes of Lowell residences, waterways & bridges, parks, cemeteries & monuments, churches. Also, scenes from neighboring towns of Dracut, Chelmsford and Tyngsboro.

Postcards – Limited edition reproductions

Series 1: Buy all five for $4.50 (add $2.00 S/H) or one for $1.00 (add $1.00 for S/H)

Greetings Lowell1 – Greetings Lowell

Noon at the Mills2 – Noon at the Mills

Cardinal O'Connell Parkway3 – Cardinal O’Connell Parkway

Lowell Depot & Richardson Hotel4 – Lowell Depot & Richardson Hotel

I WONDER WHEN WE WILL SIT TOGETHER AGAIN IN LOWELL, MASS 1940s novelty card5 – “I Wonder When We Will Sit Together Again In Lowell, Mass” 1940s novelty card

Series 2: Buy all five for $4.50 (add $2.00 S/H) or one for $1.00 (add $1.00 for S/H)

Telephone Exchange1 – Telephone Exchange

City Hall2 – City Hall

St. Anne's Church3 – St. Anne’s Church

Post Office4 – Post Office

Pollard Memorial Library5 – Pollard Memorial Library

Series 3: Each $1.00 (add $1.00 for S/H)

Lowell Mass1 – Lowell Mass

Central Fire Station2 – Central Fire Station

Lowell Textile School3 – Lowell Textile School

Greetings from Lowell4 – Lowell, Mass


Mile of MillsMile of Mills – 1920
$3.00 (add $1.00 S/H)
East View of Lowell from Dracut Heights 1839East View of Lowell from Dracut Heights 1839.
Drawn by J.W. Barber
$3.00 (add $1.00 S/H)
Entering Lowell SignEntering Lowell Sign
$2.00 (add $1.00 S/H)

Books and Videos

Bricks and BatsBricks and Bats ($14.95)
A sports book based on professional baseball in Lowell from 1887 – 1934. Richly illustrated, full of statistics and colorful ball players.
The Continuing RevolutionThe Continuing Revolution ($50.00 – hard cover, $19.95 – soft cover)
An anthology of essays which explores a wide range of Lowell themes including immigration, women in labor and historic preservation.
Contributions of Old ResidentsContributions of Old Residents ($5.00 per each volume)
Bound volumes of Society presentations from 1879 through 1920 with topics covering the Middlesex Canal, the Lowell school system and early postmasters of the city.
Lowell ViewsLowell Views ($5.95)
A collection of rare 19th century prints, paintings and drawings of the original textile town along the Merrimack River.
Mourning GloryMourning Glory ($9.95 – soft cover, $15.95 – 1 hour video VHS or DVD)New Price
Revised edition: An illustrated account of the city’s beautifully designed and Victorian era inspired Lowell Cemetery.
Map SetsMap Sets ($5.00)
A series of Lowell maps dating from 1821 through 1912.
Merrimack PrintsMerrimack Prints ($15.00 – mounted, $12.50 – un-mounted)
An oversize panoramic view of Lowell and the Merrimack River reprinted from the 1850’s.
1936 Flood1936 Flood (VHS or DVD $15.95)New Price
A thirty minute video with dramatic live footage of Lowell’s worst natural disaster when the Merrimack and Concord Rivers flooded their banks after an unusually rapid April thaw.
CommunidadeCommunidade ($8.95)
A collection of photographs which highlight the immigrant Portuguese community of Lowell.
Canals & IndustryCanals & Industry ($5.95)
An overview of the development and impact of water on textile manufacturing in Lowell.
Irish Catholic GenesisIrish Catholic Genesis ($8.95)
A history of the early Irish community and its contribution to Lowell’s development.
That was the way it was...That was the way it was… ($10.00)
A Selection of Charles G Sampas’ ‘Sampascoopies Lowell History Columns’.

Please send check or money order payable to:

Lowell Historical Society
P.O. Box 1826
Lowell, MA 01853