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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
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
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 Oak Hill Estate
This collection consists of items from the Peabody Oak Hill Estate 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.
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
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
Phillips Academy Athletics Images
This collection consists of items from the Phillips Academy Athletics Images collection hosted by Phillips Academy Andover. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Photograph Collection
The Photograph Collection consists of images documenting the people, places and events of Southeastern Massachusetts from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. Most of the subjects are linked to New Bedford, Massachusetts and the surrounding towns of Fairhaven, Dartmouth,... more
Photographs from Stevens-Coolidge Place Collection
This digital set represents all photographic material from the Stevens-Coolidge Place Collection, including photographs, photo albums, and negatives of Ashdale Farm and other properties; the Stevens, Kunhardt and Coolidge families; relatives and friends; John G. Coolidge's collection; and... more
Photographs of the American West
Includes Carleton Watkins photographs of Yosemite Valley, Eadward Muybridge's nine panel panorama of San Francisco from California Hill, 1877, Alexander Gardner's photographs from Across the Continent on the Kansas Pacific Railroad, Timothy O'Sullivan's and William Bell's photographs for the War... more
Photographs of the First Naval District
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 from the First Naval District, a now defunct district in existence from 1915 to 1976, which was... more
Photos of Helen Keller in the Middle East
In 1952, Helen Keller and Polly Thomson embarked on a three-month trip to the Middle East, visiting Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Israel.This collection of 35mm color slides was taken by Karl Meyer, the Director of the School for the Blind, Swiss Friends of the Armenians Mission,... more
Physical Education at Perkins School for the Blind
Perkins School for the Blind pioneered the first physical education program in the United States for students with blindness or visual impairment. When Samuel Gridley Howe opened the school's doors in 1832, he was immediately troubled by his students' poor health. In that era, children who were... more