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Balloon view, Nantucket to Boston
Balloon view, Nantucket to Boston / J. H. Wheeler, del.
Boston: J. H. Daniels, 1885.
Geography & Map Division.
Call Number:
G3761.A3 1885 .W4

Prints and Photographs

The Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC) contains thousands of prints and photographs documenting the history of Massachusetts. Selected images of Massachusetts are provided for each collection listed below. Search on terms such as Massachusetts, Boston, and so forth to locate additional images.

Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC)

Search PPOC using the subject heading United States--Massachusetts to find digital images related to Maryland, such as prints, photographs, and political cartoons. Search all text fields in PPOC using the terms Massachusetts, Boston, etc. to locate additional images.

Pictorial Americana: Selected Images from the Collections of the Library of Congress

The image lists includes prints and photographs relating to historical events to 1899; general subjects such as education, daily life, miners and mining; and views of U.S. locations (text and images). Images of Massachusetts are included in the guide.


Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black-and-White Negatives

The images in the Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information Collection are among the most famous documentary photographs ever produced. Created by a group of U.S. government photographers, the images show Americans in every part of the nation. The collection contains more than 1,500 black-and-white photographs from Massachusetts.

Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Color Photographs

Photographers working for the U.S. government's Farm Security Administration (FSA) and later the Office of War Information (OWI) between 1939 and 1944 made approximately 1,600 color photographs that depict life in the United States, including twenty-five photographs from Massachusetts.

Gottscho-Schleisner Collection

The Gottscho-Schleisner Collection is comprised of over 29,000 images primarily of architectural subjects, including interiors and exteriors of homes, stores, offices, factories, historic buildings, and other structures. The collection contains more than 900 photographs from Massachusetts.

Baseball Cards

This collection consists of 2,100 early baseball cards dating from 1887 to 1914, including 150 cards from Boston teams.

Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey

The collections document achievements in architecture, engineering, and design in the United States and its territories through a comprehensive range of building types and engineering technologies. Browse the collection by geographic location to locate items for Massachusetts.

Panoramic Photographs

The Panoramic Photograph Collection contains approximately four thousand images featuring American cityscapes, landscapes, and group portraits, including 165 photographs from Massachusetts.

Detroit Publishing Company

This collection of photographs from the Detroit Publishing Company Collection includes more than 25,000 glass negatives and transparencies as well as about 300 color photolithograph prints, including more than 1,800 photographs from Massachusetts.

Women of Protest: Photographs from the Records of the National Woman's Party

The collection documents the National Woman's Party's push for ratification of the 19th Amendment as well as its later campaign for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. This online presentation is a selection of 448 photographs from the approximately 2,650 photographs in the Records of the National Woman's Party collection, including eleven images related to the suffrage movement in Massachusetts.

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