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

Near Logan Airport - Airplane Coming in for a Landing Over Neptune Roa...

Original Caption: Near Logan Airport - Airplane Coming in for a Landing Over Neptune Road Homes 05/1973..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 412-DA-5961..Photographer: Manheim, Michael Philip, 1940-..Su... more

Spindle-back armchair

Spindle-back armchair

The rarest and grandest of the early turned chairs are those with rows of spindles below the seat as well as above it. Although its boxlike form may look simple at first glance, this chair is a complex composit... more

Slat-back armchair

Slat-back armchair

This is an example of the earliest known type of turned slat-back chair made in New England. The back consists of three broad, horizontal slats with straight upper edges cut away at the ends. The slats are grad... more

Side Chair

Side Chair

The great rarity of this chair lies in the original wool Turkey-work that covers its seat and back. "Turkey-work" refers to a type of woven fabric with a knotted-and-cut wool pile that was made in England in im... more

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

At the second sessions of the General Court held at Boston in New-Engl...

Positive Photostat. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 33, Folder 11.

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.

Two addresses from the Governour, council and convention of the Massac...

Incomplete.; Positive Photostat. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 33, Folder 18b.

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

From a gentleman of Boston to a friend in the countrey. [Signed] N. N....

Positive Photostat. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 33, Folder 21.

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.

His majesty's most gracious letter to his government of the Massathuse...

Positive Photostat.; Not in Evans. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 33, Folder 19.

Chest of Drawers

Chest of Drawers

Probably made in Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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.

To his excellency Joseph Dudley Esq. Governour of said province … Bost...

Positive Photostat.; Not in Evans. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 33, Folder 32.

Locket

Locket

Made in Boston, Massachusetts, United States

High chest of drawers

High chest of drawers

Japanning, a Western imitation of oriental lacquerwork, became fashionable in the colonies after 1700. A stylish surface treatment in which motifs of vaguely Far Eastern origin were raised, gilded, and varnishe... more

High chest of drawers

High chest of drawers

The decoration on this chest, with its oriental motifs and palette of red, orange, and what was originally bright yellow on a black ground, was meant to imitate a technique known as japanning. Beginning in the ... more

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

From the London Gazette published by authority. From Tuesday November ...

Positive Photostat.; Proclamation.; Not in Evans. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio ... more

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

By His Excellency, Joseph Dudley, Esq. Captain General and Governor in...

Positive Photostat.; Proclamation.; Not in Evans. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio ... more

High Chest of Drawers

High Chest of Drawers

The high chest of drawers was introduced to the colonies in the 1690s and became the primary form of case furniture in the William and Mary style. This imposing piece, with its bold, fluted pilasters on the fro... more

Easy chair

Easy chair

This is an example of the earliest known type of American easy chair—a new form to emerge in Boston during the William and Mary period. It features a tall back and double scroll arms on a turned base. Easy chai... more

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

Copy of the fifth & sixth articles of the Treaty of neutrality in Amer...

Positive Photostat.; Not in Evans. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 33, Folder 51.

Oval table with falling leaves

Oval table with falling leaves

This oval table with falling leaves is trim and light in weight and ideally suited to a variety of functions in an early eighteenth-century interior. The design of its legs and stretchers with opposed ogee balu... more

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

John Charmion’s latin epitaph from his ardent love to learning and lea...

Positive Photostat.; Verse. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 33, Folder 53.

Leather chair

Leather chair

When the Boston upholsterer Thomas Fitch described chairs he was selling as “crook’d back” in early 1723, he was probably referring to side chairs similar to the one displayed here, which is still upholstered i... more

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

Boston, April 10, 1729. Reverend Sir, The New-England chronology stayi...

Positive Photostat. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 34, Folder 7.

Standing candlestick

Standing candlestick

Possibly made in Boston, Massachusetts, United States

High chest of drawers

High chest of drawers

Japanning, the use of paint and gilded gesso to imitate the glossy finish on Asian lacquerwork, was a popular method of furniture decoration in colonial Boston. This group of japanned furniture (40.37.1,.2,.4) ... more

Looking glass

Looking glass

Japanning, the use of paint and gilded gesso to imitate the glossy finish on Asian lacquerwork, was a popular method of furniture decoration in colonial Boston. This looking glass, part of a group (40.37.1, .2,... more

Chest of Drawers

Chest of Drawers

In the 1730s, Boston cabinetmakers transformed the traditional flat-top, turned-leg William and Mary–style high chest into the scroll-top, cabriole-leg Queen Anne version. The best examples of this uniquely Ame... more

Side Chair

Side Chair

Probably made in Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Side Chair

Side Chair

Low-cost “Boston” chairs were exported throughout the colonies during the 1730s and 1740s. This fine example is typical of the Queen Anne style, with its emphasis on curved, rounded forms and the interplay betw... more

Dressing table

Dressing table

In the 1730s, Boston cabinetmakers transformed the traditional flat-top, turned-leg William and Mary–style high chest into the scroll-top, cabriole-leg Queen Anne version. The best examples of this uniquely Ame... more

Side Chair

Side Chair

Probably made in Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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

A country treat upon the second paragraph in His Excellency’s speech, ...

92 lines of verse in two columns signed S. M.; The speech referred to was that of Governor Jonathan Belcher before the Legislature Dec. 17 1730.; Ford 588.; Holmes 64.; Not in Evans. Available also through the ... more

Dressing table

Dressing table

Japanning, the use of paint and gilded gesso to imitate the glossy finish on Asian lacquerwork, was a popular method of furniture decoration in colonial Boston. This group of japanned furniture (40.37.1,.2,.4) ... more

Queen Anne Burl Walnut Veneered Dressing Table

Queen Anne Burl Walnut Veneered Dressing Table

Made in Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Side Chair

Side Chair

Probably made in Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Easy chair

Easy chair

The fully upholstered easy chair was introduced to the colonies in the early eighteenth century, with initial models emerging from Boston. As textiles were costly and upholstering required considerable labor, e... more

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 Catholic remedy. An excellent new ballad To the tune of, To all yo...

Positive Photostat.; Not in Evans.; Verse. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 34, Folder 25.

Looking Glass

Looking Glass

Probably made in Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Cover for Wine Cup

Cover for Wine Cup

Made in Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Mug

Mug

Made in Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Side Chair

Side Chair

Possibly made in Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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

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

Dedicatoria : "To the Reverend Bernard Wilson DD of West Real in the County of Lincoln Prebendary of Worcester this Plan is with all due Respect Inscribed by his most Humble servts. Wm. Nichols & Rt. Hall"

Boston.
[View of Boston] / J. Turner.

[View of Boston] / J. Turner.

Print shows bird's-eye view of Boston, Massachusetts, with view of Native hunting and a palm tree in the foreground.

Dressing table

Dressing table

Both this dressing table and its matching high chest (10.125.58) are remarkably well preserved, with their tortoiseshell backgrounds—created by streaking lampblack onto a vermillion ground. The painted decorati... more