New England Photographic Archive is thePhotographic Preservation Center's virtual archive of images from glass plate negatives.  The photographs are presented as an introduction to the institutions that physically house the glass plates.  Please visit the museums, libraries and historical societies that safeguard these historic images that document our cultural heritage. All items within The New England Photographic Archive are copyrighted.

The Natalie Gioioso Collection consists of 49, 5x7 glass plate negatives whose content includes images of Provincetown and its art community in 1920 and images of Winthrop and Eastham Massachusetts.  The collection, preserved and archived, was donated to the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum for their permanent collection.  The Provincetown images document a family visit on August 28, 1920 and include family portraits, dock scenes including artists painting pictures of a model.  Hand written notes on the original Kodak Standard Dry Plate boxes show that the images were used in a lecture series given by a person identified with the initials HEW.