Gallery view

1933 June 22

Blackington, Alton H.

Govs. Alfred E. Smith and Joseph Buell Ely (r. to l.) in front of the Massachusetts State House

Boston (Mass.) - Image taken during Smith's visit to Boston and Cambridge to receive an honorary degree from Harvard.

Alton H. Blackington Collection

1874

Richardson, H. A.

Alice Thacher Channing: studio portrait, bust

Boston (Mass.) - Alice Thacher, later wife of historian Edward Channing.

Thacher-Channing Family Papers

1906

J.E. Purdy & Co. (Boston, Mass.)

Charles W. Carpenter: studio portrait

Boston (Mass.) - Oval bust portrait, impressed with photographer's stamp in lower left.

Classes by Year

1925 July 4

Blackington, Alton H.

Pickwick Club disaster

Boston (Mass.) - Copy image of disaster a speakeasy in Boston where the floor collapsed under a crowd of dancers, resulting in 44 deaths.

Alton H. Blackington Collection

1880

McCormick . John L.

Margaret Josephine Thacher: studio portrait, bust

Boston (Mass.) - Portrait of daughter of Peter Thacher.

Thacher-Channing Family Papers

1930

Blackington, Alton H.

Edward E. Whiting wearing old fashioned costume

Boston (Mass.) - Copy print of Whiting, probably the Boston Herald columnist and biographer of Calvin Coolidge, wearing costume of ca.1840s.

Alton H. Blackington Collection

1927

Blackington, Alton H.

Protesters supporting Sacco and Vanzetti marching in front of the Massachusetts State House

Boston (Mass.) - Protesters picketing on the sidewalk in front of State House in Boston.

Alton H. Blackington Collection

1875

Warren, George K.

Stephen Thacher, Jr.: studio portrait, bust, in profile as a young woman

Boston (Mass.) - Portrait of Stephen Thacher, Jr., son of Peter Thacher and grandson of Stephen Thacher.

Thacher-Channing Family Papers

1927

Blackington, Alton H.

Upton Sinclair selling a copy of his novel Oil! during censorship hearings, standing next to a police box and wearing a sandwich board reading 'Oil!... fig leaf edition'

Boston (Mass.) - "Pictured selling 150 promotional copies of a censored 'fig-leaf' version of his book Oil! on Tremont and Boylston Streets in Boston for $2 per copy. Large fig leaves were printed over Sinclair's text relating a sex scene in a motel, which Boston censors found objectionable. Fig-leaf sign the protester is wearing reads "Oil! Guaranteed 100% pure under Boston Law". Two years later, S... more

Alton H. Blackington Collection