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Scout Report and Old Boston Photographs

My pick from this weeks Scout Report is the Old Boston Photograph Collection!

“9. Old Boston Photograph Collection
http://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library/sets/72157607471461913/

In 2007, the Boston Public Library rediscovered a rather intriguing cache of
photographs from the late 19th century in their archives. While there is
still some debate about the provenance of these photos, they believe that
the prints were taken by photographers affiliated with the Boston Camera
Club, and that this organization was responsible for coordinating this
specific project. Recently, the Library decided to digitize 113 of these
images, and they are available here. Visitors can search the collection by
keyword, and they will also find that the Flickr format will all allow them
to send images to friends and also zoom in for a closer look. There are some
great items here, including a print of Benjamin Franklin’s house on Milk
Street and a photograph of the Old State House from 1898. [KMG]”

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