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6. Waban Historical Col. Glass Plates

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... more

7. Waban Historical Col. Lantern Slides

Presented here is a collection of lantern slides showing architectural drawings and plan of the Waban Branch of the Newton Free Library. 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... more

8. Waban Historical Collection

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... more

9. Waban (Newton, Mass.)

Presented here are photographs of Waban, a Newton, Massachusetts village which sprang up after Beacon Street was extended west from Newton Centre to Woodward and Washington Streets in 1855. The City of Newton owns a wealth of historic materials that speak to the community's social, cultural and... more

11. Wakefield Postcards

This collection consists of items from the Wakefield Postcards collection hosted by Lucius Beebe Memorial Library. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.

15. Walt Whitman (1819-1892) Collection

This collection contains more than 300 volumes relating to and by Walt Whitman. The collection was founded by Whitman's earliest biographer, Dr. Richard M. Bucke. In 1896, four years after the poet's death, Bucke gave to Boston Public Library a large group of Whitman's material, much of which he... more

18. Walter Corbin Collection

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

20. Walter Milton Kimball

Walter Milton Kimball was born April 27, 1882 in Lawrence, Mass. He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1902 and immediately (on graduation day) started working in his father’s food distribution company, M. I. Kimball & Co. Walter and his brother, Herbert, ran the business at 387 Methuen... more

24. War of 1812

The USS Constitution Museum's War of 1812 collection includes printed pamphlets, rare books, certificates, broadsides, and manuscript correspondence, logs, and journals. Together the works document USS Constitution's role in the War of 1812, as well as other political and military aspects of the... more

25. War Posters

After the United States entry in World War I, government officials realized that posters were an extremely effective means of communicating information to the general public. Some of America's finest artists, graphic designers, magazine illustrators, advertising agents, and commercial artists... more

30. Watertown Arsenal Photographs

The National Archives at Boston provides access to and preserves the permanently valuable historical records of Federal agencies based in the New England states. Among our holdings are photographs of the Watertown Arsenal, which operated in Watertown, Massachusetts from 1816 to 1995. This... more