Photographs & Prints

Photograph Leading Image

The 47,000 images in this collection include a variety of formats: paintings, prints, photographs, maps, insurance surveys, blueprints and engineering drawings, postcards, stereographs, labels, and advertisements. They show textile machinery, workers and managers on the factory floor or posing in the photographer’s studio, and views of mills and mill towns, as well as many other aspects of textile manufacturing, both industrial and pre-industrial. The images range from the 18th century through the 20th century with a concentration in the 19th and early 20th centuries. For information about obtaining images, contact the Librarian (978-441-0400 x225) for terms and prices.