Online Catalog

The catalog is not a single unified catalog. It is set up to search by type of material in four sections: Books, Photographs/Images, Manuscripts and Museum Objects. The catalog includes textual descriptions of books, manuscripts, photographs, paintings, various Boston-related objects, prints, maps, and ephemera; as well as low-resolution watermarked* images from the Bostonian Society's photograph, painting and print collections. It is a work-in-progress, and records are added or updated regularly.


Search the Book Collection

Search the Manuscript Collection

Search the Photograph and Postcard Collections

Search the Object Collection


* The Bostonian Society relies on revenue generated by membership, donations, and by sale and use of reproductions. Images are watermarked to protect unauthorized use of images from the website.