Long a favored destination for travelers due to its scenic coastline and rural landscapes, New England’s tourist industry evolved in parallel with transportation technologies. Rail lines opened summering opportunities in the interior of the region in the nineteenth century, and the... more
Astronomer Charles Blumsack traveled extensively and his interest in astronomy showed in the postcard concentration of astronomical equipment and college astrology departments.
1143. Travel Posters
The Boston Public Library's Print Department is home to more than 350 vintage travel posters, most dating from the 1920s-1940s, the "Golden Age of Travel." Railways opened up America and Europe, luxe ocean liners introduced elegance into overseas voyages, and drivers took to the road in record... more
The Triangle was first published by the students in the Physical Department of the Y.M.C.A. Training School in February, 1891. Amos Alonzo Stagg and James Naismith were listed among the editors. By June, 1891, the monthly journal was published by the Triangle Publishing Company, located at... more
Represented are postcards of historical Truro, Massachusetts. The images depict mainly places, views, buildings, seaside activities, and natural settings. Dates range from 1905-1986.
This collection consists of U.S. Coast Guard materials from the Life Saving Station in Truro, Massachusetts. Included are U.S. Coast Guard internal correspondence, mainly to and from the Keeper of the Highland Light Station Truro Massachusetts, log books from Highland Light Station, and... more
1147. Trustees' Library
The Boston Public Library's Trustees' Library Collection is comprised of materials that were of interest to the Trustees through the 1970s. Now held in the Rare Books Department, it includes such materials as working documents, correspondence, architectural plans, annual reports, books related... more
The institutional archives of The Trustees of Reservations contains publications dating back to the organization's founding year, 1891. The bulk of this material is the collection of Annual Reports, which offers a panoramic perspective on The Trustees and the land conservation movement in... more