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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Which of these pictures intrigues you the most? Share your thoughts (and memories) in the comments below!

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.