12 Rare Photos From Boston That Will Take You Straight To The Past

Boston has a lengthy, influential history, much of which predates the medium of photography. However, these 12 rare photographs – captured during the end of the 19th and start of the 20th centuries – steer our imaginations back through time. Such frozen moments let us envision Boston’s past more easily, and breathe life into the facts we already know about our city’s history.

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If you’re interested in old photos of Boston, you should also view these shots taken during the Great Depression and these images captured during World War II.