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Paintings and Fine Arts Collection at the Boston Public Library
The Boston Public Library’s collection of painting and sculpture is representative of the collecting and exhibiting habits of the mid- to late-19th century: oil portraits, copies of antique statues, a variety of decorative arts, and portrait busts (all almost exclusively Neoclassical in style).... more
Paintings from: Birds of Massachusetts and other New England states
Edward Howe Forbush was elected Ornithologist to the State Board of Agriculture in 1894, named State Ornithologust by the state board in 1908, and became director of the Division of Ornithology (Dept. of Agriculture) in 1919. Resolves 1921, c 5 authorized the publication of Birds of... more
Pamphlet Collection
The Pamphlet Collection contains pamphlets owned by various individuals and collected by Mary Fifield King or donated directly to the Library. Some of the owners of the pamphlets are featured in other collections owned by the Weymouth Public Libraries, namely the Fifield Family Collection and... more
Panama Pacific International Exposition
The Panama Pacific International Exposition was the 1915 worlds fair held in San Francisco, California. Taking over three years to construct, the fair had great economic implications for the city that had been almost destroyed by the great earthquake and fire of 1906. The exposition was a... more
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
The Parson Capen House and the Captain Joseph Gould Barn
The Parson Capen House is one of the finest surviving examples of Elizabethan architecture in America. The house is situated on a knoll overlooking the Common, originally on a twelve-acre lot of land granted Reverend Capen by the Town in 1682. He served his congregation for forty years,... more
Parson Smith family papers (MS032)
This collection consists of items from the Parson Smith family papers (MS032) collection hosted by Historic New England. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Patricia Lee Lewis Photograph Collection, 1977-1979
A co-founder of the Valley Women’s Center and the Everywoman’s Center at UMass Amherst, Patricia Lee Lewis has been an important part of the vibrant activist culture in the Pioneer Valley since her graduation from Smith College in 1970, advocating for women, civil rights, peace, the... more
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
Peabody Glass Plate Photographs
This collection consists of items from the Peabody Glass Plate Photographs collection hosted by Peabody Institute Library, Peabody. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Peabody Mat Leather Company
This collection consists of items from the Peabody Mat Leather Company collection hosted by Peabody Institute Library, Peabody. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Pearl Primus Collection, 1995-2006
A pioneer of African dance in the United States and a vital scholarly voice, Pearl Primus burst onto the scene in the early 1940s as a choreographer, performer, composer, and teacher. Born in Trinidad in 1919 and raised in New York City, Primus was introduced to performance through the... more
Pedro Tovookan Parris papers (MS034)
This collection consists of items from the Pedro Tovookan Parris papers (MS034) collection hosted by Historic New England. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
People and Landscapes, Echo Bridge, Newton Upper Falls, Newton Lower Falls, Houses, Churches, Frank Ashley Day Junior High School, 1887-1925
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
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.
People, Portraits and Groups (Identified)
This collection includes portraits, groups, and other photos, where the primary content consists of people. Some photos may also commemorate events or have landmarks, structures, or other significant features included in the image. Most of the photos are Granville-related, although some are from... more
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, World's... more
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
Perry Paint collection (CC002)
This collection consists of items from the Perry Paint collection (CC002) collection hosted by Historic New England. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.