Digital Commonwealth

Photograph Collection

New Bedford Free Public Library

The Photograph Collection consists of images documenting the people, places and events of Southeastern Massachusetts from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. Most of the subjects are linked to New Bedford, Massachusetts and the surrounding towns of Fairhaven, Dartmouth, Mattapoisett, and Westport and include maritime industries, particularly: whaling; portraits; festivals and parades; residential, commercial and public buildings; monuments and parks; ships; and street scenes. Among the many photographers represented are the Bierstadt Brothers, S.F. Adams, Joseph G. Tirrell, T.E.M. White, Headley & Reed, Underwood & Underwood, and George F. Parlow.

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