The best, totally unique item added to the Digital Commonwealth in March was the New Bedford Whaling Museum’s The grand panorama of a whaling voyage ‘round the world. The section above does not do it justice. The full panorama is divided into four sections. To get the full affect, you need to click on each section and then click on the image again to enlarge and use your cursor to travel the entire panorama. Believe me, the effort is worth it. It’s easy to understand why it was a popular exhibition when it toured the country from 1849-1851.
But, if whaling voyages aren’t your thing, there are more of those wonderful Medford Historical Society & Museum Civil War photos, pre-presidential photos of John F. Kennedy from the Rocco Paoletta Collection at the Boston Public Library, photos and maps from the Sharon Public Library and historical town records from the Wayland Town Clerk. As always, a little something for every taste.
Harvard Law School Library
Sacco-Vanzetti Collections – 468 items added to existing collection
Medford Historical Society & Museum
The Medford Historical Society Civil War Photograph Collection – 273 items added to existing collection
New Bedford Whaling Museum
New Bedford Whaling Museum Panoramas – 1 item
University of Massachusetts Lowell Libraries
No new items, re-harvested to add new URLs
Wayland Town Clerk
Wayland Massachusetts Historical Town Records – 24 items