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Borkowski

Overview

A student of history since adolescence when Mrs. Henry N. Flynt, a mentor and founder of Historic Deerfield along with her husband, arranged for me to become a guide there, my keen interest in history has grown since arriving in Provincetown in the mid-1980’s.  I have collected materials and studied the various areas that have interested me about Provincetown, regardless of their seeming randomness, which began with a chance purchase of some glass plate negatives that touched off a quest to understand the history of the art colony.  My work with the Town of Provincetown Art Collection further informed me.  Other avenues of historical exploration presented themselves during my research into the lives of Edna Boies Hopkins, Blanche Lazzell and E. Ambrose Webster.  Such work was started in preparation for monographs on these local artists by many fine art historians who I was fortunate enough to assist in their research. [More...]

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  • Malicoat Family Christmas Cards
    Three hand crafted christmas cards created by Barbara Malicoat, wife of the artist Phil Malicoat,...
    Collection: Borkowski
    Format: Artwork
    Subjects: Art
  • George Elmer Browne art class brochure
    The Browne Art Class - West End School of Art Brochure from the 1932 season. Browne was one of...
    Collection: Borkowski
    Format: Artwork
    Subjects: Advertising, Art
  • Provincetown Playhouse 1958
    Poster and Playbill of the Provicetown Playhouse, 1958.
    Collection: Borkowski
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Advertising, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century, Provincetown Players
  • Ship Model Shop Catalog
    A catalog from the Ship Model Shop, Provincetown, MA, offering Coulton Waugh's decorative maps,...
    Collection: Borkowski
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Art, Barnstable County (Mass.) History, Cape Cod (Mass.) History, Commercial Street (Provincetown, Mass.), Maps, Schooners, Business
  • Provincetown 200th Anniversary (1727-1927) Commemorative Booklet
    A pamphlet commemorating the 200th anniversary of the incorporation of Provincetown as a town,...
    Collection: Borkowski
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Architecture, domestic--Massachusetts--Provincetown, Barnstable County (Mass.) History, Cape Cod (Mass.) History, Churches, Fish trade--Massachusetts--Provincetown, Fishermen, Fishing, Fishing villages, Fishing villages--Massachusetts--Provincetown, Harbors--Provincetown--Mass, Incorporation, Local government -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown, Mayflower (Ship), Pilgrim Monument, Portland Gale, Provincelands, Provincetown (Mass.) - 200th Anniversary, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--18th century, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--19th century, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century, Race Point--Massachusetts--Provincetown, Salt industry and trade-Provincetown, Massachusetts, Seamen's Bank, Shipwrecks, Shipwrecks--Massachusetts--Cape Cod region, Shipwrecks--Massachusetts--Provincetown, Whaling, Whaling--Massachusetts--History, Whaling--Massachusetts--Provincetown--History, Hawthorne, Charles, MacMillan, Miriam
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