Here is an image you may have seen before! This shot of men lounging in the North End was taken by Jules Aarons, a local photographer who enjoyed capturing the day-to-day life of people in Boston. Note the Freedom Trail sign on the street post in the background.
Aarons’ work dates over the course of three decades, from roughly 1947-1976. In fact, during this time, he took thousands of incredible pictures from all over the city, focusing in on street life in the West End, North End and South End. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing some of our favorites!
Tune in on Thursday’s to view our featured neighborhood photo from back in the day! Submit your historical photos using our Submit a Post form or tag @northend.waterfront on Instagram. Please include a caption or story telling about your photo.
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Each year, Marathon Daffodils lines the 26.2 mile Boston Marathon route, as well as Boston’s neighborhood parks, with bright yellow daffodils on Marathon Monday to honor those who lost their lives in the Marathon bombings of April 15, 2013. With the Marathon being postponed this year due to COVID-19, Marathon Daffodils distributed flowers to Boston area Read More…
Bob Somerville find berries growing along the Harborwalk looking toward the N. Washington and Zakim Bridges. “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on NorthEndWaterfront.com. Email your best photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a sentence (or more) telling us about your photo. See past neighborhood photo posts.
This photo of the North End Branch Library was taken in July of 1967, just after the branch moved from its original location on North Bennett Street to its current Parmenter Street site in 1965. Read about the latest upgrades, become a “friend” and find out more about our local branch library. Photo source: Boston Landmarks Commission image Read More…