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Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972), better known as M. C. Escher, was a Dutch draftsman and printmaker born in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. Escher created his first prints in 1916 while a secondary school student in Arnhem. From 1919 to 1922, he attended the School for Architecture and... more
The world of magic has entertained and mystified humans since the first known performance of conjuring by the magician Dedi in ancient Egypt. The first book of magic tricks appeared in 1584. During the 1600s, many similar books were published that described magic tricks. Until the 18th century,... more
This collection consists of items from the Manuscripts and Archives collection hosted by Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine). Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
The Mapping Boston Foundation is devoted to the permanent stewardship of the personal map collection of the Boston developer and philanthropist Norman B. Leventhal. Based on his interest in maps and the stories they tell, he founded the Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public... more
Various maps, original or reproduced, of Franklin, Massachusetts.
This collection contains approximately 154 letters, poems, fragments, and journal extracts written by Margaret Fuller (1810-1850) from 1837 to 1850, including letters to William Henry Channing, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Lewis Cass. This material provides insights into Fuller's thoughts about... more
This collection of photographs, postcards, and maps provides a portrait of Marstons Mills, Massachusetts, a rural village in Barnstable County on Cape Cod. Marstons Mills has a long history in farming, fishing, and textiles and these images offer a glimpse of both historic locations and daily... more
Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) was an American painter and printmaker. Born in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, now part of Pittsburgh, Cassatt lived with her family in Paris from 1851 to 1856. In 1856, Cassatt returned to Philadelphia, where she studied at the Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts.... more
In 1956, the graphic designer Pat Spaulding left for a tour of Europe. During her seven months abroad, she and her friend Maureen Jones traveled by motor scooter through France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, and Germany, staying in hostels and taking in the sights. Perhaps most... more
To celebrate its tercentenary in 1930, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts organized over two thousand events in 253 communities, drawing over eleven million visitors. One of the most elaborate of these events was the Exposition of Governmental Activities held at the Commonwealth Armory... more
The Massachusetts Metropolitan Water Works (MWW) Photograph Collection documents the construction of the Boston metropolitan water supply as it expanded westward between 1876 and 1925. Over 8,000 carefully labeled photographs were taken of each phase of the construction, from real estate takings... more
Born in Marlborough in 1876, Maurice Elmer Cook moved to Shrewsbury at the age of two, when his father, Herbert, purchased property on Floral Street for his market gardening and greenhouse flower and vegetable business. Maurice Cook stayed in the family business, and joined the Massachusetts... more
The Medford Historical Society & Museum presents Civil War-related photographs and montages from a collection of military artifacts and materials donated to the society in 1948 by the S. C. Lawrence Post of the Grand Army of the Republic. These are primarily Civil War and post-war portraits... more
The Medford Historical Society & Museum presents its large and significant collection of Civil War photographs. They were donated to the Society in 1948 and, in an exciting turn of events, rediscovered in 1990. This was the collection of Samuel Crocker Lawrence, a Civil War general,... more
The Meekins Library has a small local history collection of photographs that document the towns and individuals of Williamsburg and Haydenville, Massachusetts, as well as some images of the local Western Massachusetts region. The largest unit is a series of stereographs that chronicle the... more
Donated by this owner of a Columbus Avenue saloon, the collection consists of photographs of professional baseball in Boston and personal scrapbooks from the 1890's to 1912. Originally displayed at McGreevy's tavern, Third Base, the photographs form the largest collection of its kind. It... more
A collection of photographs, cranberry labels, and other items from the Middleborough Public Library's Cranberry Collection.
Milan Park Warner (1848-1903) was born in Granby, Massachusetts, the youngest of eight children born to Park Warner (1803-1871) and Joanna Adams Warner (1805-1887). Milan Warner first appears in area directories in the 1870s, when he lived in Springfield, Massachusetts. By 1882, he had... more
Miscellaneous manuscripts is an artificial collection created to bring together various single items or small groups of related materials. This collection is truly miscellaneous in terms of the range of content and types of formats represented. It is not focused on a particular subject, time... more
A popular tourist destination during the post-Civil War years, the Mountain House hotel was built on the summit of Sugar Loaf Mountain, in South Deerfield, Mass., by Granville Wardwell in 1864 on property owned by his father-in-law Dwight Jewett. Positioned near the southern end of... more