New England Photographic Archive is the Photographic 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.


Photograph Collection Description Institution
Lebanon_2005 Stone house, Western Massachusetts @1905 New England Photographic Archive
Collins-2007 Cape Cod sailing vessel @1903 Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum
The Peck Collection Early 20th century images of Boston's Waterfront MIT Museum
Provincetown Natalie Gioioso Collection


Winthrop, Eastham

Artist Community

Unidentified Family Portraits

PIlgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum
Barnstable County Cataldo Archives

Life Saving Service

Barnstable County

Cape Cod

Barnstable County Cataldo Archives
Dan Crowley Collection

Worcester, Ware

New England Photographic Archives
Prouty Auburn Massachusetts, Historic Houses Auburn, Houses Auburn Historical Museum
Auburn Massachusetts, Historic Figures Auburn, Portraits Auburn Historical Museum