Gallery view

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

1923

Blackington, Alton H.

Special Officer Jack Flavin: portrait in uniform

Boston (Mass.) - From series of images of Special police officer, some taken at Hamilton Place (Blackington's photographic studio and news service was located at 9 Hamilton Place).

Alton H. Blackington Collection

1930

Blackington, Alton H.

Edwin U. Curtis

Boston (Mass.) - Copy image of Police commissioner writing at his desk; "gentlemen of the press;" as Police Commissioner, Curtis helped precipitate the Police strike of 1919 and died suddenly in office in 1922.

Alton H. Blackington Collection

1923

Blackington, Alton H.

Special Officer Jack Flavin feeding horses pulling a buggy in front of the Restaurant Ambassador

Boston (Mass.) - From series of images of Special police officer, some taken at Hamilton Place (Blackington's photographic studio and news service was located at 9 Hamilton Place). In 1923, the Restaurant Ambassador was located at 41 Winter Street.

Alton H. Blackington Collection

1933 Aug. 25

Blackington, Alton H.

Thousands pay tribute at Supt. Crowley rites

Boston (Mass.) - "Copy of newspaper headlines announcing death and funeral of Crowley, Superintendent of Boston Police for 18 years, in Boston Traveler on Aug. 22 and 25, 1933.

Alton H. Blackington Collection

1933 Aug. 22

Blackington, Alton H.

Supt. Crowley's sudden death stuns all Boston

Boston (Mass.) - "Copy of newspaper headlines announcing death and funeral of Crowley, Superintendent of Boston Police for 18 years, in Boston Traveler on Aug. 22 and 25, 1933.

Alton H. Blackington Collection

1925

Blackington, Alton H.

Mellie Dunham and Boston police traffic box

Boston (Mass.) - From a series of photos of Gram and Mellie Dunham: Alanson Mellen "Mellie" Dunham was a Norway, Me., snowshoe maker and musician (fiddler).

Alton H. Blackington Collection

1925

Blackington, Alton H.

Harvey Firestone, Henry Ford, and Barclay Fernald walking (l. to r.), flanked by police officers

Massachusetts - Fernald, of Medford, was hired to teach jiu jitsu to Bosto police in 1921, according to an article in the Boston Globe.

Alton H. Blackington Collection

1927

Blackington, Alton H.

High stilt walker issued a citation by the police

Boston (Mass.) - Gag image of man on tall stilts being issued a police citation. The stilt walker may be Joseph Devirgilio, who famously walked from Boston to Providence on stilts. See also Blackington images 459.1 and 486.1.

Alton H. Blackington Collection