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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

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

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

1917 Aug. 27

Blackington, Alton H.

Headline: 160,000 bid N.E. troops goodbye Boston Daily Globe

Boston (Mass.) - Image of front page above the fold.

Alton H. Blackington Collection

1930

Blackington, Alton H.

Charles H. Taylor Copy of studio portrait with autograph

Boston (Mass.) - Taylor was the founder of the Boston Globe.

Alton H. Blackington Collection