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Historic Newton Early Photograph Collection
The Historic Newton Early Photograph Collection contains images relating to a number of Newton’s prominent families (Jackson, Lord, Bacon) and individual citizens. The majority of the images consist of daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and tintypes that were originally part of some of these family... more
Historic Stereographs
This collection consists of stereographs or stereoscopic cards from the 1870s to the 1890s, with topics unrelated to the Perkins School for the Blind. Included are illustrations and photographs that portray images from popular culture, a series of comic images, religious images, and images of... more
Historical Postcards, c. 1880-1965
Represented are postcards, primarily colored images, of historic Fall River, Massachusetts, and nearby locations. The images depict mainly public buildings, historic houses, views, monuments, parks; local businesses, including historic mill buildings; and waterfront, beaches, and bridges. Dates... more
Historical Records of the Town of Westborough: Administrative Documents, 1724-1929
The Town of Westborough was incorporated as the hundredth town in Massachusetts on November 8, 1717, with 27 families living within its borders. Before the official founding of the town, several families had settled around Lake Chauncy, and this area had become known as the "west borough" of... more
Historical Society of Old Newbury, Snow Historical Photograph Collection
The Historical Society of Old Newbury was established in 1877 for the purpose of preserving and presenting the history, art, and culture of Old Newbury, which includes Newbury, Byfield, Newburyport, Plum Island, and West Newbury. The organization, doing business as the Museum of Old Newbury, has... more
Historical Society of Old Yarmouth Archives and Local History Collection
The mission of the Historical Society of Old Yarmouth is to preserve, promote and interpret the history of Yarmouth and its people. The Society maintains a growing collection of account books; shipping records; personal papers; business, church and organization records; family histories; and... more
History of the Newton Fire Department
Presented here is a history (approximately 1600s to 1897) of the Newton Fire Department. 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... more
History of Williams and Higher Education
This collection consists of items from the History of Williams and Higher Education collection hosted by Williams College. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Holmes Public Library (Halifax) - Halifax History
A digital collection of books about Halifax History, with many illustrations from days gone by. The History of the Congregational Church and its supplement contain early Town records and a wealth of genealogical information from the Holmes Public Library's collection.
Holmes Public Library (Halifax) and the Halifax Historical Society and Museum's Guy S. Baker's photographs and maps
This digital representation of the Halifax Historical Society and Museum's Inaugural collection consists of more than 100 photographs and maps from the collection of Guy S. Baker. The Holmes Public Library and Halifax Historical Society and Museum work closely together to provide... more
Holmes Public Library (Halifax) Church Marriage Intentions and Church Records
This collection of marriage intentions is archived by the Halifax Congregational Church and were originally recorded and signed by the Town Clerk of the Town of Halifax, Massachusetts. Unless otherwise noted, the parties are from Halifax, Massachusetts A description of Marriage... more
Holmes Public Library's  Halifax Postcards
Collection of postcards from of the town of Halifax from the Historical Society and Museum's Collection.
Holmes Public Library's (Halifax) Silver Lake Regional High School yearbooks
Collection of The Torch Yearbooks from Silver Lake Regional High School at the Holmes Public Library.
Holocaust Awareness Committee Records
This collection consists of items from the Holocaust Awareness Committee Records collection hosted by Northeastern University Library. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Holyoke History Newsprint Collection
This collection includes unbound, printed materials about Holyoke, Massachusetts that were originally published as newspaper inserts or special sections.
Holyoke Public Library Books and Pamphlets
This collection includes a wide variety of bound, printed works, including viewbooks of Holyoke, works of local history, works published in conjunction with city anniversary celebrations, and pamphlets on specific topics related to the city's history. Many items in the collection are heavily... more
Holyoke Public Library Prints and Photographs Collection
This collection includes historic photographs of Holyoke landmarks, buildings, businesses, landscapes, and people. It also includes printed works on paper depicting Holyoke scenes and buildings. Additional photographic images of Holyoke are located in these collections: The Milan P. Warner... more
Honoré Daumier (1808-1879). Lithographs, Woodcuts, and Other Prints
The career of Honoré Daumier (French, 1808-1879) spanned one of the most turbulent periods in French history, including the Revolution of 1830, the Revolution of 1848, the rise of Napoleon III, and the Franco-Prussian War. Daumier established a reputation as a painter and a sculptor, as well as... more
Hoosac Tunnel Collection
The Hoosac Tunnel was constructed from 1852 to 1873 through the Hoosac Mountain in northwestern Massachusets, between North Adams and the town of Florida. It was conceived as part of a transportation link between the markets of Boston and the Midwest along the newly chartered Troy and Greenfield... more