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One of Historic New England’s photos shows a swan boat in the Public Garden in about 1883. One of Historic New England’s photos shows a swan boat in the Public Garden in about 1883. (Courtesy of Historic New England)
By Sam Allis
Globe Staff / August 21, 2010

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Historic New England has a huge trove of material that chronicles the domestic life of New Englanders over the centuries, including 400,000 photos and 65,000 square feet of artifacts. Think late 18th-century women’s shoes, a 1908 program of Pawnee Bill’s appearance at Revere Beach, and a ticket from the opening day of the Boston subway. (Full article: 1080 words)

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