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Black and White Photos Show Winter in Boston From Between the 1910s and 1930s

1910s | December 19, 2016

Bostonians know how winter can be both magical and miserable. Here's a selection of 33 photographs taken by Leslie Jones, staff photographer for the Boston Herald-Traveler, documenting daily life in Boston from between the 1910s and 1930s, including during its snowiest days.

Horse pulling wagon slips in snow, circa 1910s.
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Horse-drawn sleigh for hauling goods, market district, circa 1910s.
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Severe snowstorm reaches Boston, clearing snow at corner of Park and Tremont St., circa 1916.
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Wharf during a Valentine's Day storm, February 14, 1920.
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Police officer helps woman through blinding snow during a blizzard in Boston, Circa February 1920.
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Blizzard wreaks havoc on a working horse near South Station, breaking shaft and dumping his load of snow, Circa February 1920.
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Horse and wagon accident next to Common, circa February 1920.
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Horse pulling wagon slips in snow next to Common, circa February 1920.
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Kids on sleds plough through water to enjoy ice hidden below, circa 1921.
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Statue of Garrison, Comm. Ave., covered with snow, circa February 1922.
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Mt. Vernon St. after a big snowstorm, circa 1923.
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Fire alarm box almost covered up by snow after severe snowstorm, circa 1923.
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People looking at the weather instruments on Common in snow, circa 1923.
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Horse slips on Tremont St., circa 1925.
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Hamilton statue, Commonwealth Ave. Mall covered with snow, circa February 1928.
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Scollay Square during a snowstorm, circa 1930.
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Women use umbrellas to ward off snow, during snowstorm in downtown Boston, circa 1930.
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Snowstorm in Boston, circa 1930.
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Snowstorm in Boston, corner of Tremont and Boylston, December 1930.
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Kids playing in Roxbury Park, circa December 1930.
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Skaters put up shoes in baseball backstop at Franklin Field., Circa 1932
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Snowstorm, Joy Street, Beacon Hill, circa 1933.
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Crew shovels snow from Tremont St. near State House, circa 1933.
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Snow-covered automobiles on Boston streets, circa 1934.
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Beacon St. snow scene from State House, circa 1934.
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Kids ride ice cakes in Dorchester Bay, circa 1935.
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Boys riding ice cakes in Dorchester Bay, circa February 1935.
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Snow-covered automobile, circa 1939
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Man digging out horse and cart, circa 1939.
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Snowstorm scenes, circa 1939.
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Snowstorm scenes, circa 1939.
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Snow-covered automobile, circa 1939.
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Images: Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection, h/t weather.com

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