Vintage Photos of Anti-Slavery Broadsides of Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, headquartered in Boston, was organized as an auxiliary of the American Anti-Slavery Society in 1835. Its roots were in the New England Anti-Slavery Society, organized by William Lloyd Garrison, editor of The Liberator, in 1831, after the defeat of a proposal for a college for blacks in New Haven. In 1838,Continue reading “Vintage Photos of Anti-Slavery Broadsides of Massachusetts”

Magnificent Photographs of Children in Boston During the 1970s

Boston, officially the City of Boston, is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States and 24th-most populous city in the country. The city proper covers about 48.4 sq mi (125 km2) with a population of 675,647 in 2020, also making it the most populous city in NewContinue reading “Magnificent Photographs of Children in Boston During the 1970s”

34 Incredible Photos Showing Farm Life in Boston, Massachusetts from between the 1920s and 1940s

Leslie Ronald Jones (1886 – 1967) was a Boston, Massachusetts photographer. He was educated at the Farm and Trade School on Thompson Island. Jones first worked as a pattern-maker, but had long held an interest in photography. While working in a Boston factory, he continued developing himself as a freelance photographer. It was not untilContinue reading “34 Incredible Photos Showing Farm Life in Boston, Massachusetts from between the 1920s and 1940s”

Vintage Photos of a Girl With the House’s Adopted Cat in Boston, Summer 1968

These lovely pics were taken by Barry Cunningham that show a tuxedo cat named Heba from the Evans Street Resistance commune in Dorchester, MA in summer of 1968. One where he poses as part of a still life. Several more where he is being shamelessly cute, soaking up Diane’s affection (name of the girl holdingContinue reading “Vintage Photos of a Girl With the House’s Adopted Cat in Boston, Summer 1968”

In 1896 Workers Attempted to Eradicate Moth Larvae From a Large Elm Tree in Malden, Massachusetts

Medford, being one of the oldest towns in the State, had many very large elms. This was also true of Malden. It was believed by some of the residents that it would be impossible to clear the moths from these trees except by the aid of a balloon. The largest tree in the infested regionContinue reading “In 1896 Workers Attempted to Eradicate Moth Larvae From a Large Elm Tree in Malden, Massachusetts”

45 Wonderful Photos Showing Boston Street Fashion in 1971

Boston, officially the City of Boston, is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States and 24th-most populous city in the country. The city proper covers 48.4 square miles (125 km2) with a population of 675,647 in 2020, also making it the most populous city in New England.Continue reading “45 Wonderful Photos Showing Boston Street Fashion in 1971”

The Weekend Jackie and JFK Got Engaged: 24 Vintage Photos Showing JFK and Jackie at Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, in 1953

Jacqueline Lee Bouvier and then-U.S. Representative John Fitzgerald Kennedy belonged to the same social circle, and were formally introduced by a mutual friend, journalist Charles L. Bartlett, at a dinner party in May 1952. Bouvier was attracted to Kennedy’s physical appearance, charm, wit and wealth. The two also shared similarities in both being Catholic andContinue reading “The Weekend Jackie and JFK Got Engaged: 24 Vintage Photos Showing JFK and Jackie at Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, in 1953”

51 Vintage Backstage Photos of Boston Showgirls during the 1940s

Showgirls date back to the late 1800s in Parisian music halls and cabarets such as the Moulin Rouge, Le Lido, and the Folies Bergère. The trafficking of showgirls for the purposes of prostitution was the subject of a salacious novel by the nineteenth-century French author Ludovic Halévy. The first casino on the Las Vegas StripContinue reading “51 Vintage Backstage Photos of Boston Showgirls during the 1940s”

44 Amazing Vintage Photos Showing Massachussetts During the 1900s

Massachusetts was an amazing place in the early 20th century. From bustling cities to quiet rural communities and even historic landmarks, these vintage photos show just how different life in this state was in the early 1900s.

27 Vintage Photos Showing Life in Boston During the 1950s

Although he was born and raised in New York City, American space physicist Jules Aarons (1921-2008) spent the majority of his life in the Boston area. He was known for his study of radio-wave propagation, and a photographer known for his street photography in Boston. Aarons first became interested in photography as a youth, takingContinue reading “27 Vintage Photos Showing Life in Boston During the 1950s”