As some of you may know, I have an obsession with the Boston Public Library. A few months ago, I came across their website and realized how resourceful it was. I know what you might be thinking…
Well, I figured the Boston Public Library would be stuck in the 90s when it came to the digital world. Obviously, I was very wrong.
While perusing through their website, I came across their database of historic photos. This might not be of interest to you, but I have an obsession with old photography. And with the blizzard soon to arrive this afternoon, the first photos I searched for were of snow.
Now, I figured I’d find a few that piqued my interest, but damnnn… turns out the Boston Public Library is like a treasure chest filled with gold for anyone really into history.
Of course, I couldn’t keep this to myself, so I’ve provided below a few of my favorite finds.
“Snow Train” by Arthur Griffin (ca: 1935-1955)
“Removing Snow by Hand and Horse” by Leslie Jones (1935)
“Snow Bound Car in Boston” by Leslie Jones (1920)
“Snow Scene in Boston Common” by Leslie Jones (ca: 1917-1934)
“John Harvard Statue After Snowstorm” by Leslie Jones (1934)
“Ice-coated Railing at Esplanade” by Leslie Jones (1930)
“Boat and Man in Ice Water” by Leslie Jones (ca: 1917-1934)
“Rescue on the Charles River in Wintertime” by Leslie Jones (1935)