The BPL has a collection of Leslie Jones photos of Shirley Temple's visit to Boston in July, 1938, including her walk through the Public Garden, where she took a Swan Boat ride.
As you can imagine, she was crowded pretty much everywhere she went:
Although the photos all show her smiling, it was not the best of trips for her: She was almost crushed by the crowd in the Public Garden. And in a visit later in the week to the Charlestown Navy Yard, her chauffeur accidentally slammed a car door on her hand, injuring three fingers.
Shirley Temple Black died Monday. She was 85.
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