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 by tagging @northend.waterfront on Instagram. Please include a caption or story telling about your photo.