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1924

Blackington, Alton H.

Ruth Ford

Boston (Mass.) - From Sunday Herald: Model, actress, and sister of Surrealist Charles Henri Ford with many minor credits in late 1930s to early 1940s films. Portrait taken with soft-focus lens.

Alton H. Blackington Collection

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

1920

Blackington, Alton H.

Charles Ponzi Copy image of an informal portrait

Boston (Mass.) - From a series of images of New England characters.

Alton H. Blackington Collection

1928

Blackington, Alton H.

Charles Gates Dawes, portrait by Caleb Arnold Slade

Boston (Mass.) - Copy image of portrait of Vice President Dawes, seated.

Alton H. Blackington Collection

1930

Blackington, Alton H.

Michael H. Crowley and Henry Fox (r. to l.)

Boston (Mass.) - Crowley (Police Superintendent) and Fox (Chief of the Boston Fire Department), "taken on Boston Common during the Tercentennary Celebration in 1930."

Alton H. Blackington Collection

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

1930

Blackington, Alton H.

Elderly woman purchasing walnuts from a street vendor

Boston (Mass.) - Image of street vendor weighing walnuts out for elderly purchaser on busy street; photo probably taken in Boston.

Alton H. Blackington Collection

1934 May 24

Blackington, Alton H.

Samuel Richards (long-distance swimming champion) Copy of autographed print Richards in a kayak

Boston (Mass.) - From a series of photographs of New England characters.

Alton H. Blackington Collection