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Borkowski Collection

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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  • Biggest Art Colony in the World, Boston Globe, 1916
    Sunday Globe Magazine Section, Boston, Sunday morning, August 27, 1916, article entitled 'Biggest...
    Collection: Borkowski
    Format: Newsprint
    Subjects: Art, Art Museums, Art galleries, Commercial, Barnstable County (Mass.) History, Beachcombers Club, Boston Globe, Boston Sunday Globe, Cape Cod (Mass.) History, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century, Provincetown Players, Schools, Theater--Massachusetts--Provincetown--History--20th Century, Theaters, West End (Provincetown, Mass.), Hawthorne, Charles, Webster, E. Ambrose, Modernism (Art)
  • Bessie Corea On The Beach, Provincetown, c. 1920
    Bessie Corea on the beach near Atlantic Avenue in the West End, c. 1920. Loaned to the...
    Collection: Borkowski
    Format: Photo
    Subjects: Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century, Atwood Avenue (Provincetown, Mass.)
  • Art Class On the Beach
    A photograph of an art class on the beach believed to be taken in the late 1920's. A typical...
    Collection: Borkowski
    Format: Photo
    Subjects: Art, Harbors--Provincetown--Mass, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
  • Unidentified Artist At Work in His Studio
    A photograph of an artist (William Halsall? in Old Shirt Factory) at work in his Provincetown...
    Collection: Borkowski
    Format: Photo
    Subjects: Art
  • Hawthorne Art Class On the Beach
    Two photographs taken by Stephen Marsh of an art class on the beach conducted by Charles...
    Collection: Borkowski
    Format: Photo
    Subjects: Art, Harbors--Provincetown--Mass, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century, Hawthorne, Charles
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