Fascinating Photos of Life in Lowell, Massachusetts in 1987-1988

During 1987-1988, the American Folklife Center and Lowell Historic Preservation Commission conducted the Lowell Folklife Project in partnership with the Massachusetts Council on Arts and Humanities to record the lives of contemporary ethnic neighborhoods and occupations as they relate to the history of the Industrial Revolution in Lowell, Massachusetts.

This year-long study yielded an ethnographic collection covering a wide range of subjects and activities, including neighborhood tours, ethnic restaurants, parades, musical events, and religious services and festivals.

#8 Greek Independence Day program, Hellenic Cultural Center.

#21 Boys playing and fishing near North Canal Housing Project.

#23 Laotian New Year’s celebration, Lowell Girls Club.

#24 Laotian New Year’s celebration, Lowell Girls Club.

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