Digital Commonwealth

Archive of Photographic Documentation of Early Massachusetts Architecture

Boston Public Library

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This collection holds late 19th century photographs as well as engravings of 17th and 18th century buildings in Eastern Massachusetts. The mounted photographs and engravings were compiled by the Liberty Tree Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (D. A. R.) and consist of homes, taverns, churches, stores, public buildings, and burying grounds. The D. A. R. was founded in 1890, during a time that was marked by a revival in patriotism and intense interest in the beginnings of the United States of America. The collection, compiled in the early years of the Colonial Revival, is a record of many buildings subsequently altered or no longer extant.

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