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American Women: 1640 History of the Founding of Harvard College

Louisburg Square in the 1850's. Today this is one of the best addresses in the city, home to such notables as Senator John Kerry

Louisburg Square in the Today this is one of the best addresses in the city, home to such notables as Senator John Kerry

Today we look back at the Great Chicago Fire

O’Leary’s cow kicking over a lantern started the Great Chicago Fire.

Christmas in Boston, USA in 1875

A horse-drawn sleigh pauses in the foreground of "Snow Scene on the Northeast Corner of the Boston Common” from around 1875 by the celebrated Boston photographer Josiah Johnson Hawes. (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

"West End, Charlestown, and Bunker Hill Monument from State House" 1924

Boston 1924 "West End, Charlestown, and Bunker Hill Monument from State House" 1924

Old Boston Post Office building being torn down, circa 1929 by Boston Public Library, via Flickr

Old Boston Post Office building being torn down taken from Boston Public Library - USA 1929

Brattle Street in Boston during a celebration, 1860's

Celebration on Brattle Street, Boston, Mass, circa

Scène de circulation à Boston, 1929 - source Another Vintage Point.

In a familiar Boston traffic-jam scene, both horse-drawn carts and automobiles made their way down Newspaper Row around lunchtime.

Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1906.

Keiths Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts, circa "Tremont Street looking south.

The Cocoanut Grove was Boston's premier nightclub during the post-Prohibition 1930s and 1940s. On November 28, 1942, this club was the scene of the deadliest nightclub fire in history, killing 492 people (which was 32 more than the building's authorized capacity) and injuring hundreds more.

Cocoanut Grove Fire November 1942 - Boston, Massachusetts 492 people were killed in the second deadliest nightclub fire in the US (the third deadliest building fire in the US)

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