Vintage Salem Morning

Wurlitzer Organ,
Paramount Theater
on Essex Street

Wurlitzer Organ Paramount Theater Salem Ma

Now replaced by the East India Mall, the Paramount used to be a Salem favorite with it’s organ that would rise out of the floor to provide the sound effects and score to the movies during the silent era. I was asked recently, ‘were did the organ go?’, but I had no answer. Do you?

Send us your favorite vintage Salem photos to info@salemhousepress.com and we will post them and give you a shout out! Also if you have something to add about the photo from family histories, your readings, or your memories, please share them below in the comments section. Do you know where the organ is today?

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I am George Peabody

Peabody & Co., Peabody, Morgan & Co., JS Morgan & Co., JP Morgan; All the Same

George Peabody in Salem MA

George Peabody orchestrated several economic panics with Rothschild in England. His bank is now called JP Morgan which orchestrated the 2008 Financial Collapse.

I was awarded by Queen Victoria for helping the poor; by displacing over 10,000 people. I planned the 2008 economic collapse in 1837 which has been reoccurring every 20 years. My bank is now called JP Morgan Chase and they were fined for planning the collapse!

Read Sub Rosa by Chris Dowgin published by Salem House Press!

I am President William Harrison

I am the First to Suffer Tecumseh’s Curse

William Henry Harrison

My son died 2 weeks before my inauguration and I died a month after. You might believe I died from pneumonia a month after exposure to a snowstorm speech I had made. I was assassinated by Senators Henry Clay and Daniel Webster for my refusal for banking a third national bank. I was poisoned by typhoid; the same as Polk and Taylor! The first to suffer Tecumseh’s Curse…

Read Sub Rosa by Chris Dowgin published by Salem House Press!

Vintage Salem Morning!

This is the second church of the First Church of Salem. This was the first Congregation Church in America. During the time of the Witchcraft Hysteria this building was on the other side of the river that the cart followed to the hanging site on the ridge to the left outside of this photo. Later this building was moved to the location in this picture by the Proctor family.  This was the lot owned by John Proctor of the Crucible. He was hanged on the back left corner of his own lot. After crossing the drawbridge the cart turned left uphill on Pope Street. Pope Street led to the dump and was named by antipaptists. The Proctors used the building as a tavern and a horse stable. So it is safe to say the first church in the country was full of horse shit.  Later this building was removed to behind the Essex Institute. Later in 1914 this was the site where the 1914 Fire started in the Korn Leather Factory.

Send us your favorite vintage Salem photos to info@salemhousepress.com and we will post them and give you a shout out! Also if you have some to add about the photo from family histories, your readings, or your memories, please share them below in the comments section.

Vintage Salem Morning!

Winter Street Tunnel Hole Salem MA

Old Tunnel entrance on the island in between Washington Square North and Winter Street. Closed up to keep the kids out. Now there is a war memorial boulder on top of it.

For more info read Salem Secret Underground: The History of the Tunnels in the City by Chris Dowgin available at Jolie Tea, Remember Salem, Wicked Good Books, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.com.

I am Thomas Perkins

Heroin Epidemic Started with Me

Thomas Perkins Opium Dealer

I was a slave trader up to the Haitian Slave Revolt. Then I worked with a cousin who was a minister to Turkey for the crown who provided me with opium to sell to Canton in China. I was mostly responsible for 80% of the youth addictions in China. My Forbes nephews ran my opium empire before one of them got into railroads like me. Then the Russells took over the empire and their cousin founded the Skull & Bones and bought my property in New Haven Connecticut to build their crypt on.

For more info read Sub Rosa to find out how Salem shaped America and your lives! Available at Remember Salem, Jolie Tea, Wicked Good Books, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.com.
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