Digital Commonwealth

Waban Historical Col. Glass Plates

Newton Free Library


Presented here are glass plate negatives depicting six adults in costume and one dog on a stage covered with oriental rugs.

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.