Boston Public Library
Collections of the Print Department
Print Department
3rd Floor, McKim Building, Central Library
617.859.
2280, Email: prints@bpl.org

The following is a selection of collections in the Print Department. For a full description of the department holdings, please contact the Print Department directly. Many of these collections are available online in the BPL's Flickr sets.

Primary Print Collections

Additional Online Resources

Jules Aarons Photograph Collection
 

19th Century American Trade Cards

Leon Abdalian Collection
Available in the BPL's online collections.

American Art Posters

American Printmaking Collection

Americana collection

E.E. Bond Photograph Collection

George Wesley Bellows artwork
 

Boston Pictorial Archive
Available in the BPL's online collections.

Boston Brewery Posters
 

British Printmaking Collection

Boston Matchcover collection
 

The Curley Collection

Boston stereographs
 

The Herald-Traveler Photo Morgue

Boston Wharf Company collection
 

Images of the Performing Arts

Cased photographs
 

Leslie Jones Photograph Collection
Available in the BPL's online collections.

Circus posters
 

McGreevey Baseball Collection
Available in the BPL's online collections.

Edgar Sutton Dorr collection
(photographs of Boston's sewers)

Naturalist Photography Collection

Justin H. Goodstein-Aue Collection
 

Photographs of the American West
Available in the BPL's online collections.

Spencer Grant collection
 

Postcard Collection
The Tichnor Brothers postcard collection is available in the BPL's online collections.

Alphonse Legros self-portraits
 

Produce Crate Labels collection
Available in the BPL's online collections.

Magic Posters
 

   

Old Boston photograph collection
 

   

Louis Prang & Company collection
 

   

Travel Posters collection
 

   

Tupper Scrapbook collection

   

United States WWI & WII Posters collection

   

Charles H. Woodbury prints



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Balloon View of Boston
(First Aerial Photograph
Taken in the United States)
Photograph by J.W. Black
October 13, 1860
Boston Pictorial Archive