Boston Public Library

Institution Profile

Established in 1848, the Boston Public Library (BPL) was the first large free municipal library in the United States. The BPL serves the Commonwealth of Massachusetts through a Central Library and 25 neighborhood branches. Altogether, the BPL has more than 23 million books and audiovisual materials, maps and atlases, photographs and prints, rare books and manuscripts, and much more.

Description of Digitized Collections

One collection of stereograph cards was digitized throughout 2012. The Stereograph Collection, held in Boston Public Library’s Print Department, includes nearly 6000 cards depicting subjects as varied as American landscapes, international views, and comic series. The stereographs date back to the late 1880s or early 1900s.

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Stereograph Collection


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