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Old State House in 1785 - Drawing. Public domain image.

Old State House in 1785 - Drawing. Public domain image.

Public domain image of a historic building, 16th-17th century architecture, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Settee, 18th century - Public domain dedication photo

Settee, 18th century - Public domain dedication photo

Public domain photograph of 3d object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

A south west view of the lighthouse, situate at the entrance of Boston Harbour

A south west view of the lighthouse, situate at the entrance of Boston...

Public domain image of a historic view of Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, free to use, no copyright restrictions - Picryl description

Easy chair, 18th century - Public domain dedication photo

Easy chair, 18th century - Public domain dedication photo

Public domain photograph of 3d object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Side Chair, 18th century - Public domain dedication photo

Side Chair, 18th century - Public domain dedication photo

Possibly made in Boston, Massachusetts, United States Public domain photograph of furniture, museum object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

A view of the City of Boston the capital of New England, in North America = Vue de la ville de Boston, capitale de la Nouvelle Angleterre, dans l'Amérique Septentrionale

A view of the City of Boston the capital of New England, in North Amer...

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Desk and bookcase - Public domain dedication photo

Desk and bookcase - Public domain dedication photo

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S.E. Prospect, from an eminence near the common, Boston / del. & engraved, by S. Hill.

S.E. Prospect, from an eminence near the common, Boston / del. & engra...

Illustration showing man standing in foreground looking toward Boston Harbor and Charlestown, Mass. Illus. in: Massachusetts magazine, Nov. 1790, no. 1391.

Framed Print, 19th century - Public domain museum object photo

Framed Print, 19th century - Public domain museum object photo

Probably made in Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Side Chair, 19th century - Public domain dedication photo

Side Chair, 19th century - Public domain dedication photo

Public domain photograph of 3d object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Tremont Street early in the nineteenth century

Tremont Street early in the nineteenth century

Public domain image of an English park, classical architecture, outdoors, romantic landscape, 18th century, free to use, no copyright restrictions - Picryl description.

The mansion of happiness, an instructive, moral & entertaining amusement / Thayer & Co's. Lithogy., Boston.

The mansion of happiness, an instructive, moral & entertaining amuseme...

Gameboard showing people involved in moral and immoral situations. Copyright by W. & S.B. Ives.

Josiah Johnson Hawes - Niagara Falls from the Canadian Side

Josiah Johnson Hawes - Niagara Falls from the Canadian Side

Picryl description: Public domain image of a daguerreotype portrait, early photography, 19th century, Victorian style, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Josiah Johnson Hawes - William Lloyd Garrison

Josiah Johnson Hawes - William Lloyd Garrison

Picryl description: Public domain vintage artistic photograph, free to use, no copyright restrictions image.

Josiah Johnson Hawes - Zachary Taylor, 19th century

Josiah Johnson Hawes - Zachary Taylor, 19th century

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Eel spearing, on the mill pond, Boston

Eel spearing, on the mill pond, Boston

Picryl description: Public domain image of Boston, Massachusetts, from Boston Pictorial Archive, New England history, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Court St. Boston. Franklin celebration

Court St. Boston. Franklin celebration

Picryl description: Public domain photograph of city street market, food vendors, downtown shopping, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Tremont St. corner of Park St. showing Park St. Church and Paddock elms

Tremont St. corner of Park St. showing Park St. Church and Paddock elm...

Tremont St. corner of Park St. Park St. Church. Built 1809 Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Bromfield House, Boston Massachusetts

Bromfield House, Boston Massachusetts

Picryl description: Public domain photograph of a historic hotel building, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Chauncy Street, Boston Massachusetts

Chauncy Street, Boston Massachusetts

Building on Chauncy Street Courtesy of Boston Public Library The albumen silver print is a photographic printing process that was widely used in the 19th century. It involves coating paper support with a mixtu... More

Interior view, New South Church, Church Green, Bedford and Summer Streets. Church rebuilt 1814 Charles Bulfinch [architect], church razed 1868

Interior view, New South Church, Church Green, Bedford and Summer Stre...

Picryl description: Public domain image of a religious building interior, church, cathedral, hall, 17th, 18th, 19th-century architecture, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Back Bay - 1857, Boston Massachusetts

Back Bay - 1857, Boston Massachusetts

Back Bay from the dome of the State House Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Boston, Massachusetts. Fort Hill Square. North side before demolition

Boston, Massachusetts. Fort Hill Square. North side before demolition

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Old National Theatre (1852-1863), corner of Portland and Traverse Sts.

Old National Theatre (1852-1863), corner of Portland and Traverse Sts.

National Theatre, Portland and Traverse Sts., rebuilt 1853, burned 1863 Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Corner Harrison Ave. and Essex St., 1860. Home of Wendell Phillips to right

Corner Harrison Ave. and Essex St., 1860. Home of Wendell Phillips to ...

Public domain vintage artistic photograph, 19th century, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Sgt. Boston Corbett, U.S.A., American Civil War Glass Negative.

Sgt. Boston Corbett, U.S.A., American Civil War Glass Negative.

A black and white photo of a man standing next to a horse. Public domain portrait photograph, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Phillips St. School, 1860 - Boston pictorial archive

Phillips St. School, 1860 - Boston pictorial archive

Phillips School. Pinckney & Anderson Sts. Courtesy of Boston Public Library The albumen silver print is a photographic printing process that was widely used in the 19th century. It involves coating paper suppo... More

Daniel Webster House. Corner of Summer and High Streets

Daniel Webster House. Corner of Summer and High Streets

Picryl description: Public domain image of Boston, Massachusetts, from Boston Pictorial Archive, New England history, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

[Banknote for $500 from the Boylston Bank, Boston, Massachusetts] / American Bank Note Co.

[Banknote for $500 from the Boylston Bank, Boston, Massachusetts] / Am...

Banknote showing an explorer, possibly Columbus, a woman holding dividers to a globe, and the head of a woman with grapes in her hair.

Summer St. looking up from Chauncy St.

Summer St. looking up from Chauncy St.

Picryl description: Public domain image of Boston, Massachusetts, from Boston Pictorial Archive, New England history, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Old West Church - pulpit - Boston pictorial archive

Old West Church - pulpit - Boston pictorial archive

Picryl description: Public domain image of Boston, Massachusetts, from Boston Pictorial Archive, New England history, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Will. B. Dorman's original red cross bitters / New England Lith. Co., Boston.

Will. B. Dorman's original red cross bitters / New England Lith. Co., ...

Patent medicine label showing crusader in armor. Copyright by Will. B. Dorman.

Gathering of Methodist preachers under the historic elm tree - Boston Common - 1872

Gathering of Methodist preachers under the historic elm tree - Boston ...

Picryl description: Public domain image of an 18th-19th century military conflict, armed forces, infantry, militia, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Boston, after the fire, November 9th & 10th, 1872

Boston, after the fire, November 9th & 10th, 1872

12410C1 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright deposit; Joshua Smith; November 25, 1872. Copyright claimant's address: Chicago.

Gardner Brewer & Co., Boston Massachusetts

Gardner Brewer & Co., Boston Massachusetts

Picryl description: Public domain image of a department store, commercial building, downtown, shopping center, 19th-20th century, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Boston, Massachusetts. 153 Milk Street

Boston, Massachusetts. 153 Milk Street

Picryl description: Public domain image of a victorian era building, victorian house, 19th century architecture, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Columbus Ave., Boston Massachusetts

Columbus Ave., Boston Massachusetts

Columbus Ave. Anniversary of Battle of Bunker Hill Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Charlestown Square from Charles River Bridge

Charlestown Square from Charles River Bridge

Charlestown Square from Charles River Bridge. Anniversary of Battle of Bunker Hill Courtesy of Boston Public Library

The city of Boston 1879. - Public domain vintage map

The city of Boston 1879. - Public domain vintage map

Perspective map not drawn to scale. Bird's-eye-view. LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.), 277 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Indexed for points of interest. AACR2: 100; 651/1... More

Group of working men and women, possibly South Boston

Group of working men and women, possibly South Boston

Picryl description: Public domain image of Boston, Massachusetts, from Boston Pictorial Archive, New England history, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Public Garden. Boylston Street mall

Public Garden. Boylston Street mall

Public Garden: Boylston St. mall: Wendell Phillips statue. After Phillips death 1884, Daniel C. French sculptor Courtesy of Boston Public Library

[Sam Wise, Boston Beaneaters, baseball card portrait]

[Sam Wise, Boston Beaneaters, baseball card portrait]

Baseball card title devised by Library staff. Issued by: Goodwin & Company. Forms part of: Baseball cards from the Benjamin K. Edwards Collection.

[Dick Conway, Boston Beaneaters, baseball card portrait]

[Dick Conway, Boston Beaneaters, baseball card portrait]

Baseball card title devised by Library staff. Issued by: Goodwin & Company. Forms part of: Baseball cards from the Benjamin K. Edwards Collection.

The new Continental Clothing House, Washington and Boylston Streets, (old site of Boylston Market), Boston

The new Continental Clothing House, Washington and Boylston Streets, (...

Picryl description: Public domain image of a department store, commercial building, downtown, shopping center, 19th-20th century, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Boston Public Library, Copley Square. Excavation

Boston Public Library, Copley Square. Excavation

Excavation: View from S. S. Pierce's Store Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Boston Public Library, Copley Square. Corner stone

Boston Public Library, Copley Square. Corner stone

Public domain portrait photograph, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Brown, Durell & co's building, looking toward Lincoln Street

Brown, Durell & co's building, looking toward Lincoln Street

Picryl description: Public domain image of a damaged, burned, or destroyed building, natural disaster, war destruction, ruins, 19th-century architecture, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

U.S.S. Boston, land drill - Public domain image. Dry plate negative.

U.S.S. Boston, land drill - Public domain image. Dry plate negative.

Picryl description: Public domain image of military personnel, conscription, group of people in uniform, armed forces, infantry, war activity, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Massachusetts Avenue, Boston Massachusetts

Massachusetts Avenue, Boston Massachusetts

Worcester Square looking from Washington St. towards Harrison Ave. South End Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston, main entrance

Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston, main entrance

Picryl description: Public domain image of park architecture, palace, chateau, open space, 18th, and 19th-century architecture, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Houses, private. Commonwealth Avenue

Houses, private. Commonwealth Avenue

Picryl description: Public domain image of a victorian era building, victorian house, 19th century architecture, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Public Garden Boston, Boston Massachusetts

Public Garden Boston, Boston Massachusetts

Boston Public Garden looking towards Arlington Street Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Boston Public Schools - Hancock Evening School - advance millinery

Boston Public Schools - Hancock Evening School - advance millinery

Picryl description: Public domain image of Boston, Massachusetts, from Boston Pictorial Archive, New England history, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Clay work from the kindergarten.

Clay work from the kindergarten.

Picryl description: Public domain image of Boston, Massachusetts, from Boston Pictorial Archive, New England history, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Clay work from Mrs. Caroline F. Cutler's primary class.

Clay work from Mrs. Caroline F. Cutler's primary class.

Picryl description: Public domain image of Boston, Massachusetts, from Boston Pictorial Archive, New England history, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Gymnasium., Boston Massachusetts

Gymnasium., Boston Massachusetts

Picryl description: Public domain image of a school hall, building, education facility, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Frothingham School - room 16 - 4th class, 2nd division - interior

Frothingham School - room 16 - 4th class, 2nd division - interior

Picryl description: Public domain image of a classroom, college auditorium, school, students, teaching, education, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Boston Public Library, Boston Massachusetts

Boston Public Library, Boston Massachusetts

BPL. Construction in the final stages Courtesy of Boston Public Library

English High School (officers) - Public domain  print

English High School (officers) - Public domain print

Picryl description: Public domain image of military personnel, army, group photograph, armed people in uniform, war inspection, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Charlestown High School - girls climbing rope

Charlestown High School - girls climbing rope

Picryl description: Public domain image of Boston, Massachusetts, from Boston Pictorial Archive, New England history, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

English High School, Boston Massachusetts

English High School, Boston Massachusetts

Picryl description: Public domain image of a classroom, college auditorium, school, students, teacher, teaching, studying, education, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

English High School, Bedford St.

English High School, Bedford St.

Public domain image of a historic building, 16th, 17th, 18th century architecture, free to use, no copyright restrictions - Picryl description.

View of Jamaica Pond, 1894 - Boston pictorial archive

View of Jamaica Pond, 1894 - Boston pictorial archive

Olmstead Park. Jamaica Pond, 1894 Courtesy of Boston Public Library The albumen silver print is a photographic printing process that was widely used in the 19th century. It involves coating paper support with ... More

Lower Mills Branch (municipal building)

Lower Mills Branch (municipal building)

Picryl description: Public domain image of Boston, Massachusetts, from Boston Pictorial Archive, New England history, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

[William Lawrence, three-quarter length portrait, facing front]

[William Lawrence, three-quarter length portrait, facing front]

12026 U.S. Copyright Office. No. 3. Public domain photograph - Portrait, United States, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Large Boston Public Garden Sketchbook: A woman with red hair wearing a green plumed hat.

Large Boston Public Garden Sketchbook: A woman with red hair wearing a...

Maurice Brazil Prendergast (American, St. John’s, Newfoundland 1858–1924 New York)

The Boston Sunday Herald: Ladies Spring Fashions, March 17

The Boston Sunday Herald: Ladies Spring Fashions, March 17

Public domain photograph of theatrical production, cabaret, musical, performance, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

The Boston Sunday Hearld - ladies want it Feb. 24 / Boston Eng. Co. ; E. Reed.

The Boston Sunday Hearld - ladies want it Feb. 24 / Boston Eng. Co. ; ...

Print shows a portrait of a woman, half-length, right profile, sitting, reading a newspaper, with flowers in the background. Possibly a self-portrait by artist Ethel Reed. Exhibited: "Craft and Modernity : Pro... More

[Boston Chamber of Commerce, 1895-96]

[Boston Chamber of Commerce, 1895-96]

DLC/PP-1901:40297. Sitters labeled under image. Photographs of sitters mounted onto painted background and rephotographed. This item may have been mounted on same board as PAN SUBJECT - Groups, no. 251 or no. 2... More

The reading room --  Bates Hall

The reading room -- Bates Hall

Illustration drawing shows the interior of the reading room of the Boston Public Library, Bates Hall, named in honor of donor Joshua Bates and designed by Charles Follen McKim. The barrel vault ceiling runs the... More

Elmer Chickering - James J. Corbett / Elmer Chickering, Boston.

Elmer Chickering - James J. Corbett / Elmer Chickering, Boston.

James J. Corbett, full-length portrait, standing, facing right, with fists raised. 41028Z U.S. Copyright Office No. 8.

Fort Independence, Castle Island, S. Boston

Fort Independence, Castle Island, S. Boston

Picryl description: Public domain image of Boston, Massachusetts, from Boston Pictorial Archive, New England history, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Public Library, Boston - Public domain image. Dry plate negative.

Public Library, Boston - Public domain image. Dry plate negative.

Picryl description: Public domain photograph of Boston, Massachusetts, free to use, no copyright restrictions image.

In Boston - Drawing. Public domain image.

In Boston - Drawing. Public domain image.

Title continues: ... The girl from Detroit: I wrote home, Professor, that I had fallen in with so wise a lot of men that when one said "I don't know" it sounded like real news ... (DLC/PP-1938:0086). Forms part... More

Board of Trade Building, Boston, Massachusetts.

Board of Trade Building, Boston, Massachusetts.

Picryl description: Public domain photograph of Boston, Massachusetts, free to use, no copyright restrictions image.

Trinity Church, Boston - Public domain image. Dry plate negative.

Trinity Church, Boston - Public domain image. Dry plate negative.

Picryl description: Public domain image of a historical building, landmark architecture, world heritage, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

[Bridge, Public Garden, Boston, Massachusetts.]

[Bridge, Public Garden, Boston, Massachusetts.]

Picryl description: Public domain image of a french regular park, classical architecture, outdoors, France, 19th century, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Mrs. Jack Gardner's Venetian Palace, Boston

Mrs. Jack Gardner's Venetian Palace, Boston

A black and white photo of a building. Public domain portrait photograph, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

[Across Public Garden, Boston, Massachusetts.]

[Across Public Garden, Boston, Massachusetts.]

Picryl description: Public domain photograph of Boston, Massachusetts, free to use, no copyright restrictions image.

[West Boston Bridge, Boston, Massachusetts.]

[West Boston Bridge, Boston, Massachusetts.]

Picryl description: Public domain photograph of Boston, Massachusetts, free to use, no copyright restrictions image.

Copley Square, Boston, Massachusetts. - Public domain image. Dry plate negative.

Copley Square, Boston, Massachusetts. - Public domain image. Dry plate...

Picryl description: Public domain image of a public building, auditorium, hall, commons, 19th-20th century architecture, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

[Medical building, New England Hospital for Women & Children, Dimock Street, Boston, Massachusetts.]

[Medical building, New England Hospital for Women & Children, Dimock S...

Picryl description: Public domain image of a victorian era building, victorian house, 19th century architecture, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Nos. 125-135 South St. running through to Utica Street

Nos. 125-135 South St. running through to Utica Street

Picryl description: Public domain image of a department store, commercial building, downtown, shopping center, 19th-20th century, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Walker Building, 525 Boylston St.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Walker Building, 525 Boylston S...

Picryl description: Public domain image of Boston, Massachusetts, from Boston Pictorial Archive, New England history, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Overleaf: Unidentified picture of a corner building

Overleaf: Unidentified picture of a corner building

Picryl description: Public domain image of Boston, Massachusetts, from Boston Pictorial Archive, New England history, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Faneuil Hall. Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company

Faneuil Hall. Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company

Faneuil Hall: Chamber of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Destruction of tea in Boston Harbor, December 16, 1773

Destruction of tea in Boston Harbor, December 16, 1773

Public domain image of a sailing ship, caravel, harbor, sea, naval battle, 16th-17th century maritime seascape, free to use, no copyright restrictions - Picryl description

Part of "Old South Church" - Boston pictorial archive

Part of "Old South Church" - Boston pictorial archive

"Old South Church" (from original glass plates) Courtesy of Boston Public Library

City Point reading room, old quarters

City Point reading room, old quarters

Picryl description: Public domain image of a historic place interior, salon, hall lobby, living room, 18th-19th century architecture, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Young's Hotel, August 16, 1907 - Boston pictorial archive

Young's Hotel, August 16, 1907 - Boston pictorial archive

Young's Hotel: Court St. Courtesy of Boston Public Library Public domain photograph of shopping center, department store building, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Dam. Shut-off. Looking towards Cambridge. Oct. 21, 1908.

Dam. Shut-off. Looking towards Cambridge. Oct. 21, 1908.

Picryl description: Public domain image of Boston, Massachusetts, from Boston Pictorial Archive, New England history, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Charlestown street car, Medford & Boston Line

Charlestown street car, Medford & Boston Line

Picryl description: Public domain image of Boston, Massachusetts, from Boston Pictorial Archive, New England history, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Bromfield Street, Boston Massachusetts

Bromfield Street, Boston Massachusetts

Picryl description: Public domain photograph of a historic city, cityscape, street view, buildings, 19th-century architecture, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

The living flag. Boston Common, July 4, 1924

The living flag. Boston Common, July 4, 1924

Public domain image of personnel, army, group of people in uniform, parade, historic place, military activity, free to use, no copyright restrictions - Picryl description

Boston. Jamaica Plain, Boston Massachusetts

Boston. Jamaica Plain, Boston Massachusetts

Picryl description: Public domain image of Boston, Massachusetts, from Boston Pictorial Archive, New England history, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Boston Public Library. Bates Hall catalogue. Agnes C. Doyle

Boston Public Library. Bates Hall catalogue. Agnes C. Doyle

Boston Public Library, Copley Square, Bates Hall catalogue: Agnes C. Doyle Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Boston. South Boston. King Terminal

Boston. South Boston. King Terminal

Picryl description: Public domain image of Boston, Massachusetts, from Boston Pictorial Archive, New England history, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Faneuil Branch. The story hour - Boston pictorial archive

Faneuil Branch. The story hour - Boston pictorial archive

Picryl description: Public domain image of a classroom, college auditorium, school, students, teacher, teaching, studying, education, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Boston Public Library. Trustees room

Boston Public Library. Trustees room

Boston Public Library, Copley Square. Trustees' room Courtesy of Boston Public Library

South Boston boys and girls at story hour

South Boston boys and girls at story hour

Picryl description: Public domain photograph group portrait, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

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