Digital Commonwealth

Glass Plate Negatives

Newton Free Library

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Presented here is a collection of largely unidentified scenes in Newton, Massachusetts in the late 1800s or early 1900s.

The City of Newton owns a wealth of historic materials that speak to the community's social, cultural and governmental past. These materials reflect the civic life of and provide insight into Newton from the 19th through the early 20th century, a time when Newton was transforming from agriculture to industry and becoming a suburban Boston residential community.