Wellesley High School Seniors Max Perozek and Thomas Weiss (left to right) joined the Wellesley Historical Society for their senior project this spring. Max and Thomas committed a significant amount of time in their 4th quarter to complete the project and we are thankful for their efforts. They processed hundreds of historic photos in the Townsman Collection by removing harmful adhesive tape, transferring important information about each photo onto acid-free paper, and placing them in protective sleeves. The photos dated from the 1980’s-1990’s and include images of several elementary schools and the high school. Thanks to their efforts, these photos are now available for research.
We wish the best to Max and Thomas as they head off to college in the fall!
Left to right: Thomas is carefully removing adhesive tape which was used by the Townsman staff to affix the date and subject to each photo.
Max wears white cotton gloves while handling the photos so that oils from his hands do not transfer to the photos.
Kathleen Fahey, Curator