May 18, 2022

Cultural Heritage: Digitized Items From the Boston Public Library’s Toulouse-Lautrec, Mary Cassatt, and Walt Whitman Collections Added to Digital Commonwealth Database

From the Digital Commonwealth New Collections Update (Items Added April 2018)

All those April showers (rain and snow alike) brought over 3,300 new items to the Digital Commonwealth.

2018-05-19_08-46-00The largest donation came from the National Archives at Boston with its Watertown Arsenal Photographs collection.  The photos of bright shining new armaments contrast sharply with the Franklin Historical Museum’s riveting Images of World War I Battlefields collection. On balance, the Noble & Cooley Center for Historic Preservation and Jacob Edwards Library (Southbridge) have added images of everyday life in small town Massachusetts.

The Boston Public Library enhances the everyday with the artistic and, happily, the humorous.  In this case, most of us might associate running and bulls with Ernest Hemingway and Pamplona.  For Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, the association becomes running from bulls – and there is nothing macho about it.

Direct Links

Links to All Collections Added to Digital Commonwealth During April 2018

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.