The information below provides additional history about one of the sixteen points of interest along the tour. Visit Essex, Massachusetts and enjoy our self-guided tour to learn more about each historic Essex location on the interpretive signs.
ESSEX ANTIQUE SHOPS
ANTIQUE DEALER-AUCTIONEER CILLE BLACKWOOD’S PAPERS GO TO HARVARD
by Jeanne Schinto
Photos courtesy of Richard Saltzberg
Published in Maine Antique Digest, May 2014 issue
“As soon as I could crawl, they were taking me out of trash barrels,” Ethel Lucille Thiessen March Blackwood Saltzberg (1929 - 1981) once told a newspaper reporter. Praised for her sense of humor and for her sense of history, this successful antiques dealer-auctioneer, appraiser, and lecturer, who lived and worked in Essex, Massachusetts, told that same reporter, “I can't even throw away a cigar band.” Read the full article (PDF) >