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  • Histoire des ballons et des aéronautes célèbres, 1887–1890
    Gaston Tissandier (1843–1899)
    Histoire des ballons et des aéronautes célèbres, 2 vols.
    Paris: Librairie artistique, H. Launette & Cie, 1887–1890
    Purchase, on funds given by Joyce M. Bowden and Adam M. Lutynski in honor of Stanley Ellis Cushing on the occasion of his retirement, and proceeds from the Wick Book Fund, 2018
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  • Harriet Hayden Albums, 2 vols., about 1860–1863
    Harriet Hayden, compiler
    Harriet Hayden Albums, 2 vols., about 1860–1863
    35 photographs [albumen prints] in vol. 1; 52 photographs [albumen prints, tintypes, gem photographs] in vol. 2
    Purchase; Howe, Hunt, Sammarco, Steiner, and Bromfield Funds; 2018; Conserved through the generosity of Timothy and Ruth Carey
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  • Ashes to Ashes, 2018
    Shirley Whitaker
    Ashes to Ashes
    Connecticut River Valley: SAW Press, 2018
    Purchase, Jerrold I. W. Mitchell Fund, 2018
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  • A South East View of the Great Town of Boston in New England in America, about 1737
    John Carwitham (active ca. 1723–1741)
    A South East View of the Great Town of Boston in New England in America, about 1737
    Engraving
    Purchase, Katherine Lane Weems Print Fund, 202
     
     
     
  • Portraits of James Trask Woodbury & Augusta Porter Woodbury, 1828
    Sarah Goodridge (1788–1853)
    Portraits of James Trask Woodbury & Augusta Porter Woodbury, 1828
    Watercolor miniatures on ivory
    Purchase, Paintings and Sculpture Fund, 2020
     
     
     
  • Detail of Charlie Chaplin scene from The Kid (1921) in L. D. M. Paris. Nouveautés. No. 10, 1920s
    Detail of Charlie Chaplin scene from The Kid (1921) in L. D. M. Paris. Nouveautés. No. 10
    France: Zuber & Cie. and others, 1920s
    Bound volume of block-printed wallpaper samples
    Purchase, Joseph Marcantonio Fund, 2020
     
     
     
  • Carte de visite portrait of Frederick Douglass, about 1879
    George Kendall Warren (1834–1884), photographer
    Carte de visite portrait of Frederick Douglass, about 1879
    Albumen photograph on mount
    Purchase, William Morris Hunt II Photography Fund, 2020
     
     
     
  • Carte de visite portrait of Sojourner Truth, about 1882
    Attributed to Corydon C. Randall (1841–1908), photographer
    Carte de visite portrait of Sojourner Truth, about 1882
    Albumen photograph on printed mount
    Purchase, William Morris Hunt II Photography Fund, 2020
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  • Cigarette card of pedestrian Frank Hart, about 1880
    Heppenheimer & Maurer, lithographers
    Cigarette card of pedestrian Frank Hart (New York: Between the Acts & Bravo Cigarettes, about 1880)
    Tinted lithograph
    Purchase, State Street Bank Print Fund, 2020
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  • Views of Boston, about 1890
    Views of Boston, about 1890 
    Schraubthaler (coin-shaped case) housing accordion-folded, tinted-lithographs of Boston scenes 
    Chicago: Rand McNally and Company
    Purchase, Karin Arntz Dumbaugh and Charles T Dumbaugh Fund, 2020
     
     
     
  • Poster for Boston Park Guide, 1895
    Charles Herbert Woodbury (1864–1940)
    Poster for Boston Park Guide, 1895
    Color lithograph
    Purchase; Karin Arntz Dumbaugh and Charles T. Dumbaugh Fund, 2020.
     
     
     
  • Poster for The Chap-book, 1895
    Will H. Bradley (1868–1962)
    Poster for The Chap-book, 1895
    Color lithograph
    Purchase, Bartlett Hayes Jr. Poster Fund and Charles E. Mason Jr. Print Fund, 2020
     
     
     
  • Histoire des ballons et des aéronautes célèbres, 1887–1890
  • Harriet Hayden Albums, 2 vols., about 1860–1863
  • Ashes to Ashes, 2018
  • A South East View of the Great Town of Boston in New England in America, about 1737
  • Portraits of James Trask Woodbury & Augusta Porter Woodbury, 1828
  • Detail of Charlie Chaplin scene from The Kid (1921) in L. D. M. Paris. Nouveautés. No. 10, 1920s
  • Carte de visite portrait of Frederick Douglass, about 1879
  • Carte de visite portrait of Sojourner Truth, about 1882
  • Cigarette card of pedestrian Frank Hart, about 1880
  • Views of Boston, about 1890
  • Poster for Boston Park Guide, 1895
  • Poster for The Chap-book, 1895