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Plainville History
A collection of items about the history of Plainville from the Plainville Public Library.
Plan of Proctor Map
Presented here is a plan of lots for sale and abutting owners, probably drawn up by Thomas B. Proctor, a non-resident of Newton who owned buildings and land in Newton Corner around 1869. The City of Newton owns a wealth of historic materials that speak to the community's social, cultural and... more
Plan of the town of Newton in 1700
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
Plan of Waban arranged for the Waban Neighborhood Club
The City of Newton owns a wealth of historic materials that s peak 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
Plans & Drawings, c.1847-1979 (Bulk 1882-1970)
This is the primary collection illustrating the landscape design work of Frederick Law Olmsted Sr. (1822-1903), his sons John Charles Olmsted (1852-1920) and Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. (1870-1957), and the successive Olmsted firms. The records contain a wide range of media and format, and... more
Plymouth Tercentenary Photographs
To commemorate the 300th anniversary of the arrival of the Pilgrims, the town of Plymouth, Massachusetts erected new monuments and its citizenry enacted a public outdoor pageant dramatizing "the history of the life and struggles of the Pilgrim Fathers." The height of the celebration occurred on... more
Postcard Collection
This collection consists of items from the Postcard collection hosted by Provincetown History Preservation Project. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Postcard Views of Scottish Rite Buildings
The Postcard Views of Scottish Rite Buildings collection contains a selection of early 20th-century postcard views of Scottish Rite buildings in the United States. Includes both exterior and interior views.
Poster Collection
The posters that make up this collection were found in a map case in the second floor stacks of the Lawrence Public Library. Many of the posters from the First and Second World Wars were made from original lithographs that were signed by the artist.
Prescott (Mass.) Collection, 1822-1952
Rural and sparsely populated, Prescott, Massachusetts, was founded in 1822 along the ridge separating the West and Middle branches of the Swift River. Its three villages (North Prescott, Atkinson Hollow, and Prescott Hill) never amounted to more than a few houses each, and the town's... more
Presidential Inauguration Images
This collection consists of items from the Presidential Inauguration Images collection hosted by Framingham State University, Henry Whittemore Library. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Presidential Induction Speeches
A collection of Williams College Presidential induction speeches.
Press Photography from the Brearley Collection
This collection includes small, medium, and large format negatives taken by Boston press photographers dating from the 1920s through the early 1970s. It was amassed by photojournalist Dennis Brearley during the course of his career as a working photographer. From 1978 to 2012, Mr. Brearley and... more