Thanks to Richard Carleton for sending in this old image. It appears that this picture would have been taken likely in the mid to late 1800's. The photographer's vantage point is likely at the corner of Amherst and Souhegan streets. The view is looking to the southwest. Just beyond the fence is the Souhegan River where the swing bridge crosses it. Just the other side of the river is the factory of French & Heald furniture. The structure of buildings beyond the smoke stack became the McLane Mills and later the White Elephant Shop on Nashua Street.