By - 11/26/15 - 1:30 pm
Thanksgiving in Ward T at Boston City Hospital

Thanksgiving on Ward T at Boston City Hospital in 1897.

From the City of Boston Archives. Posted under this Creative Commons license.

By - 11/25/15 - 8:39 am
When you could buy fresh-killed turkeys at Faneuil Hall

Back in the day, the first floor of Faneuil Hall was the place where Bostonians could buy fresh meat and poultry. In 1952, Leslie Jones captured the scene when Mr. Kelley, of Thresher & Kelley Market, showed off his Thanksgiving turkeys to a mother and her kids.

From the BPL's Leslie Jones collection. Posted under this Creative Commons license.

By - 11/23/15 - 10:16 am
Rising boat

It's pretty obvious where this photo was taken. The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you know when it was taken and what's going on.

By - 11/22/15 - 10:55 am
Market Street in Brighton with JFK photo

RoadTrip New England updates a bit of Brighton history on Market Street.

By - 11/21/15 - 11:57 am

Dan Kennedy, Phoenix alum and Northeastern professor, reports Stephen Mindich is donating all of the alt-paper's archives to Northeastern, which plans to gradually digitize them all. The Globe reports that in the meantime, the paper archives will be open to the public.

By - 11/20/15 - 11:04 am
Old Jacob Wirth poster

When German immigrant Jacob Wirth started his eponymous restaurant in 1868, he offered both food and what we'd now probably call artisanal beer. That's Herr Wirth himself in the poster, in front of his restaurant on Eliot Street - a long-gone street across from the present location on Stuart Street. Read more.

By - 11/17/15 - 11:29 am
Bunker Hill Lager in old Boston

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can tell when and where this photo was taken. See it larger.

By - 11/15/15 - 10:30 am
Abandone highway in Fowl Meadow in the Blue Hills Reservation

Tim the roving UHub photographer took a walk this morning on the only part of the Southwest Expressway that actually got built - a short stretch north of that weird, semi-cloverleaf where 95 joins 128 - from which it was supposed to head north through Hyde Park (with an interchange replacing Paul's Bridge), Roslindale, Jamaica Plain and Roxbury before joining with the Inner Belt roughly where the Ruggles T stop is now.

By - 11/13/15 - 6:34 am

The Bay State Banner introduces us to the Roxbury Legacy Project.

By - 11/4/15 - 11:19 am
Old drugstore in Boston

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this photo.

By - 11/2/15 - 10:53 am
Boston records on women's suffrage vote in 2015

Boston results: Men tell women, nah, we're good.

Today marks the 100th anniversary of a statewide referendum on women's suffrage. Men rejected the idea, aided in part by the nation's first organization of anti-suffrage women - many active progressives but also Brahmins who feared what would happen if their lessers got the vote. Read more.

By - 10/27/15 - 7:39 pm
Old car by Jamaica Pond in 1913

The Boston City Archives has put up a set of more than 350 photos, taken between 1860 and 2000, showing Jamaica Plain buildings - as well as this couple enjoying a leisurely drive around Jamaica Pond in 1913.

By - 10/27/15 - 10:49 am
24-hour gas station in old Boston

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this scene.

By - 10/21/15 - 8:04 am
British flint found in Boston Common dig

City Archaeologist Joe Bagley is chronicling the finds from a dig at Boston Common (between the Parkman Bandstand and the Boylston T stop), which so far have included the above British gun flint from the Revolutionary era, 17th-century ceramics and clam shells and the remains of stone tools from an earlier Native American encampment there.

Steve watched the archaeologists at work yesterday: Read more.

By - 10/20/15 - 12:14 pm
Tents in old Boston

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this photo - and figure out what the tents are for. See it larger.

By - 10/19/15 - 10:41 am

Since Eversource has to dig up part of the Common this week anyway, City Archaeologist Joe Bagley figured he'd use the opportunity to do a little archaeological digging first, on what is one of the city's more historic pieces of land. Read more.

By - 10/18/15 - 4:27 pm
Gold Star mother with picture

A procession of Vietnam veterans and those who wanted to pay tribute to them made its way from the West Roxbury VA Hospital to Billings Field along Spring and Centre streets this afternoon.

Two Duck Boats carried Gold Star mothers and other family members who had lost somebody in the war; some held photos.

More photos: Read more.

By - 10/8/15 - 3:33 pm

Boston University and the Huntington Theatre Company released a joint press release yesterday announcing they were dissolving their 33-year old partnership. As a result, Huntington will have to vacate their facility at 264 Huntington Ave. BU will immediately list that property for sale, along with the two buildings adjacent. Read more.

By - 10/7/15 - 12:30 pm
Old house with campaign signs in Boston

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this photo.