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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

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

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

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

1933 June 22

Blackington, Alton H.

Mounted police honor guard at reception for Gov. Alfred E. Smith at 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

1935

Blackington, Alton H.

Horses at the Commonwealth Armory

Boston (Mass.) - Image of a herd of horses at the Armory in the snow.

Alton H. Blackington Collection

1935

Blackington, Alton H.

Horses at the Commonwealth Armory

Boston (Mass.) - Image of a herd of horses at the Armory in the snow.

Alton H. Blackington Collection

1933 June 22

Blackington, Alton H.

Gov. Alfred E. Smith riding in a motorcade past the 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