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7. Parker Collection

Warren S. Parker (1861-1944) built houses for a living before he was appointed Building Inspector for the City of Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1907. He served in this position for twenty-five years, becoming interested in old Quincy houses and residents.At the core of the Parker Collection are over... more

11. Paul E. Curran Historical Collection

The Town of Milford established the library on August 30, 1858. It existed in various locations between 1858 and 1886, when it moved into the Memorial Hall building. The library remained in this Civil War memorial building for one hundred years. A new facility was authorized by a vote of the... more

20. Pemberton Mill Disaster

The Pemberton Mill was incorporated in 1853. On January 10, 1860 at 5:00 in the afternoon, the entire structure collapsed burying its workers under a mass of brick, mortar, timber, and machinery. The news spread throughout the city sending volunteers to aid in the rescue work. To add to the... more

22. People of Lynn

This collection consists of items from the People of Lynn collection hosted by Lynn Public Library. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.

24. Perkins Photograph Albums

Collection of eight albums: Portrait Album, circa 1860: Contains portraits of important individuals in the history of the school, including Samuel Gridley Howe, Michael Anagnos, and Laura Bridgman, in addition to teachers and staff. Perkins Institution Kindergarten Department Album,... more

25. Perkins Postcards

This collection consists of postcards of the Perkins campus at its former locations in South Boston, the first kindergarten for the blind in Jamaica Plain, and Perkins' current location in Watertown, Massachusetts. The images are in both black and white and color and include views of the campus,... more

44. Photograph Collection

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,... more

49. Photographs of the American West

Includes Carleton Watkins photographs of Yosemite Valley, Eadward Muybridge's nine panel panorama of San Francisco from California Hill, 1877, Alexander Gardner's photographs from Across the Continent on the Kansas Pacific Railroad, Timothy O'Sullivan's and William Bell's photographs for the War... more