Moses Atwood

During the latter part of the nineteenth century, Georgetown continued to prosper as more industries and shops, such as the manufacturing of clothing, cigars, soap, furniture, coffins and caskets, began their businesses here. Hardy’s Lumber Mill cut lumber and made wooden boxes and crates. Moses Atwood made patent medicines and was best known for his “Atwood’s Bitters”. A New York City firm bought the Bitters formula and, under another name, sold the medicine nationally until the mid-1900’s. Atwood also made the first daguerreotypes in town in 1847.[1]

Atwood is a new name and not recorded in A Directory of Massachusetts Photographers, 1839-1900.

[1] Information from the town of Georgetown, Massachusetts website http://www.georgetownma.gov/public_documents/georgetownma_webdocs/about

 

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