PICRYLThe World's Largest Public Domain Source
  • homeHome
  • searchSearch
  • photo_albumStories
  • collectionsCollections
  • infoAbout
  • star_rateUpgrade
  • account_boxLogin

Public Library, Front View, Boston, Mass.

Fishing Schooners at T Wharf, Boston, Mass.

Near Logan Airport - Airplane Coming in for a Landing Over Neptune Road Homes

A view of the city of Boston the capital of New England in North America

Spindle-back armchair

Slat-back armchair

Side Chair

Boston in New England. August 9th 1667. The Governour, deputy-governour and sundry of the magistrates. Being assembled, do judge meet to comment to their beloved brethren and neighbours the inhabitants of this colony this following proposed ...

Boston. March 22. 1672/3 The Deputy Covernour and magistrates adjacent being assembled in Council, to consider of the late awful hand of God, consuming our Castle by fire the one and twentieth of this instant, thereby taking away that part of ou

At a General Court held at Boston in New England the second day of October 1678. [A proclamaton for a day of fasting and prayer November 21, 1678] [Cambridge, Printed by Samuel Green 1678].

At the second sessions of the General Court held at Boston in New-England. Whereas it hath pleased his most excellent Majesty our gracious king, by his letter bearing date the twenty seventh of April 1678 ... that the oath of allegiance as it is

The London Gazette: Published by authority. From Thursday February 5th to Monday February 9th 1684 … Printed by Thomas Newcomb in the Savoy 1684. And Reprinted at Boston in New-England by Samuel Green, 1685.

The General Courts answer to Joseph Dudley esqr. &c. This was pas'd by the whole court. Nemine non confentiente. Gentlemen:- [Refusing their assent to his Commission for governing the Colony and other places therein mentioned]. [Boston: Printed

An elegiack tribute to the sacred dust of the Reverend and worthy Mr. Seaborn Cotton pastour of the Church of Christ at Hampton in New England: who was disharged from his work and office, to be admitted into Heaven, April 20th 1686. [Boston: Pri

By his Excellency, a proclamation. Whereas His Majesty hath been graciously pleased by His royal letter, bearing date the sixteenth day of October last past, to signifie that he hath received undoubted advice that a great and sudden invasion fro

A relation of Captain Bull, concerning the Mohawks at Fort-Albany, May 1689. [Boston: Printed by Samuel Green, 1689].

Two addresses from the Governour, council and convention of the Massachusets Colony assembled at Boston in New-England. Presented to his majesty, at Hampton-Court, August 7, 1689. By Sir Henry Ashurst Baronet.

From a gentleman of Boston to a friend in the countrey. [Signed] N. N. [Boston: Printed by Samuel Green 1689].

To the king and queens most excellent majesties. The humble address of the president and council for the safety of the people, and conservation of the peace. [Regarding restoration of charter and English liberties] Boston in New-England, May 20,

His majesty's most gracious letter to his government of the Massathusets Colony in New-England ... Printed at Boston in New-England, by Richard Pierce for Benjamin Harris Anno Domini M DC LXXX IX.

To his highness William Henrick, Prince of Orange, the most humble petition of George Lord Chancellor Jefferies. Most humbly sheweth; that your petitioner who was once Lord Chancellor of England is now become the lowest of your suppliants, and f

Anno Regni regis & reginae Gulielmi& Mariae secundo. By the Governour, & council [An order for enlisting men in the expedition against Canada] Boston March 24 1689. [Cambridge: Printed by Samuel Green 1690].

At the General Court of their Majesties Colony of the Massachusetts Bay in New-England, sitting in Boston by adjournment, December 10th, 1690 [An order for the granting forth of printed bills for seven thousand pounds] Cambridge: Printed by Samu

At a General Court for their Majesties Colony of the Massachusetts Bay in New-England, sitting at Boston, upon adjournment, December 22th, 1691 [A proclamation relating to various matters] [Cambridge Printed by Bartholomew Green 1691].

[Arms] By His Excellency the Governor. Whereas it hath been of absolute necessity, that a certain number of men should be impressed, for the service of their Majesties, in defence of this their Province, both at sea and land, against the common

The earthquake Naples: September 21, 1694. Boston, N. E. Preprinted by B. Green, February 21 1694,5.

Province of the Massachusetts-Bay. By the honorable, the Lieutenant council & assembly: convened at Boston, upon Wednesday the 27th of May 1696, in the eighth year of His Majesties reign. for better encouragement to prosecute the French and Indi

Stoughton, William. Boston. To Governor Benjamin Fletcher

Stoughton, William. Boston. To Governor Benjamin Fletcher

London, Septemb. 27, Yesterday morning arrived three Holland mails, which bring the following advices ... London, Printed by J. Dawks, Re-printed at Boston in N. E. by B. Green & J. Allen, 1697.

Stoughton, William. Boston. To Governor Benjamin Fletcher

Stoughton, William. Boston. To Governor Benjamin Fletcher

The Turkish fast, out of the Monthly Mercury for December, 1697. [blank] Boston, in N. E. Re-printed by B. Green, and J. Allen. May 13, 1698.

Chest of Drawers

Genl. Howe evacuating Boston

Boston from the Dorchester Heights

Province of the Massachusetts Bay. To the constables of any or either of them, Greetings. You are required in his Majesty's name, forthwith to assembly the freeholders, and other inhabitants of your town unto them, that they are alike required t

A large draught of New England, New York and Long Island ; Boston Harbour.

To his excellency Joseph Dudley Esq. Governour of said province … Boston. Printed by Bartholomew Green, and John Allen, Printers to His Excellency the Governour and council 1702.

By His Excellency, Joseph Dudley, Esq. Captain general and governour in chief, in and over Her Majesties Province of the Massachusetts-Bay, &c. in New-England. A proclamation. Whereas Her Majesty by Her royal proclamation for settling and ascert

By his Excellency, Joseph Dudley, Esq. Captain general and governour in chief, in and over Her Majesties Province of Massachusetts-Bay, &c. in New-England. A proclamation for the better regulation of seamen and marines … Boston. Printed by Barth


By the Honourable Col. Francis Nicholson, and Col. Samuel Vetch. A proclamation. Whereas Her Majesty hath been pleased to instruct us with Her Royal commands and instructions to the governours of Her several provinces upon the Continent of Ameri

High chest of drawers

High chest of drawers

B-n, Dec.8, 1713. To the honourable the Society for prorogating the gospel in foreign parts. The representation and request of the ministers, church wardens and vestry of the Church of England in B---n … [Boston 1713].

An elegy in memory of the worshipful Major Thomas Leonard Esq. Of Taunton in New-England: who departed this life on the 24th day of November, AnnoDomini, 1713. In the 73d year of his age. [Boston. Printed by B. Green? 1713].

Province of the Massachusetts-Bay. At a session of the great and general Court, held at Boston, October 14, 1713. Resolved that it is for Her Majesties service there be some townships regularly planted and setled in the most defensive manner, in

From the London Gazette published by authority. From Tuesday November 23. To Saturday November 27, 1714. By the King, a proclamation. Declaring His Majesty’s pleasure for continuing the officers in His Majesty’s plantations, till His Majesty’s p

Advertisement. Whereas there was an advertisement in the Boston News Letter the 4th & 11th days of this instant October, giving notice to the subscribers in the partnership for circulating bills or notes, founded on land-security, for meeting on

By His Excellency, Joseph Dudley, Esq. Captain General and Governor in Chief, in and over His Majesties Provinces of the Massachusetts-Bay and New-Hampshire in New-England. A proclamation against commerce & trade with the French of Canada, Cape

High Chest of Drawers

His Majesty’s most gracious speech to both Houses of Parliament, on Monday, March the 21st, 1714/15 [blank] Boston: Re-printed by T. Fleet and T. Crump. In Pudding-Lane. Sold by Nicholas Buttolph and Samuel Gerrish 1715.

Easy chair

Copy of the fifth & sixth articles of the Treaty of neutrality in America, between England and France, in the year 1686. Late sent in orders to His Majesty’s frigots attending the government of this Province, to be put in Execution to effect. [b

Oval table with falling leaves

John Charmion’s latin epitaph from his ardent love to learning and learned men on Mr. Pemberton, who dyed at Boston, the 13th of February, 1716,7 in the 45th year of his age, translated into English. Sacred to the lasting memory of the Reverend

By His Excellency Samuel Shute, Esq. Captain Ganeral and Govenour in chief in and over His Majesty’s Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England. &c. a proclamation [to apprehend seven escaped transported felons] Given under my hand … in Bo

The town of Boston in New England.

Leather chair

A south east view of ye great town of Boston in New England in America.

By the Honourable William Dummer, Esq; Lieut Governor & commander in chief, in & over His Majesty’s Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New England a proclamation for apprehending John Pittman. Boston: Printed by B. Green Printer to His Hon. Th

Province of the Massachusetts Bay. Jeremiah Allen, Esq; Treasurer and receiver general for His Majesties said Province. To [blank] constable or collector of the Town of [blank] Greetings, &c. … Given under my hand & seal at Boston, the fifth day

To his excellency William Burnet, esqr., this plan of Boston in New England is humbly dedicated by his excellencys most obedient and humble servant Will Burgiss /

Boston, April 10, 1729. Reverend Sir, The New-England chronology staying for the remarkables of your place, and the composer being unwilling to send it to the press without them, that so the work may be as compleat as possible --- You are theref

Standing candlestick

A south east view of the great town of Boston in New England in America.

High chest of drawers

Looking glass

Chest of Drawers

Side Chair

Side Chair

Dressing table

Side Chair

A country treat upon the second paragraph in His Excellency’s speech, Decemb. 17, 1730. [Boston, 1730] [Positive Photostat].

Dressing table

Queen Anne Burl Walnut Veneered Dressing Table

Side Chair

Easy chair

The Catholic remedy. An excellent new ballad To the tune of, To all you ladies now at land, &c. [Boston] America: Printed in the year 1732.

The wages of sin; or Robbery justly rewarded; a poem occasioned by the untimely death of Richard Wilson, who was executed on Boston Neck, for burglarly, on Thursday the 19th of October 1732. Boston: Printed and sold at the Heart and Crown in Cor

Looking Glass

The life of faith: exemplified and recommended in a letter found in the study of the Rev. Mr. Joseph Belcher, late of Dedham, in New-England, since his decease. An answer to his question. How to live in this world so as to live in Heaven? to whi

[Bird's-eye view of Boston, Massachusetts, with two vignettes of Natives hunting] / J. Turner, Boston, sculpt.

This indenture made the ninth day of September Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and forty … by and between [blank] on the one part … Directors of the Manufactory Company of Boston … [Boston? 1740] [Positive Photostat].

Cover for Wine Cup


Side Chair

Adams, Samuel. Boston

Adams, Samuel. Boston

A Plan of the Borough & Port of Boston, In the County of Lincoln [Mapa]

A new plan of ye great town of Boston in New England in America with the many additional buildings, and new streets, to the year, 1743

A new plan of ye great town of Boston in New England in America with the many additionall buildings & new streets to the year 1743.


[View of Boston] / J. Turner.

By the Honourable Spencer Phips, Esq; Lieutenant-Governour and commander in chief for the time being of His Majesty’s Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England. A proclamation for encouragement to voluntiers to prosecute the war against t

Oliver, Andrew. Boston. To [John] Ely

An act passed by the great and General Court or Assembly of His Majesty’s Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England: Begun and held at Boston upon Wednesday the twenty-eighth day of May 1746. And continued by adjournments to Wednesday the

Oliver, Andrew. Boston. To [John] Ely

Dressing table