A few months ago we were contacted by a Facebook fan who asked us if we knew anything about this banner from the Cambridge Industrial Carnival. We said we would look into it and we’d love to see the original. The fan generously donated it. With a little research we discovered that, 101 years ago today, the Industrial Carnival was all the rage. On October 14, 1911, the Cambridge Chronicle wrote:
By Alexandra Lapkin
A statue of Athena, a Greek goddess of wisdom, inspiration, and civilization holds an unlikely, but appropriate place on top of the Athenaeum Press Building on First Street in Kendall Square. The Athenaeum Press, built in 1895, takes up an entire block bordered by Second, Munroe, First, and Atheneum Streets.