Vintage: Christmas decorations in Boston

Vintage: Christmas decorations in Boston


Boston Public Library has a collection of Christmas photos by Leslie Jones, a photographer who documented daily life in the city for The Boston Herald-Traveler for 39 years.

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Allen & Co. Fruit and Produce selling Christmas Trees, 1930.

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St. Francis Seminary in Boston, taken somewhere between 1936 and 1954.

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The Mural Lounge in Kenmore Square had a display complete with Santa and his sleigh, 1939.

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The sign on another entrance to Boston City Hall called for “A Happy, A Holy, A Joyous Christmas To All,” 1954.

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Trinity Church in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston, 1954.

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Boston City Hall decked for the holidays, 1954.

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Filene’s department store in the Downtown Crossing shopping district in Boston, 1954.

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Gilchrist’s flagship store in downtown Boston, 1950.

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Houghton & Dutton department store on Washington Street in downtown Boston, 1915.

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Jordan Marsh department store in downtown Boston went with a nativity scene, 1954.

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RH White department store in downtown Boston, 1952.

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Secular decorations on another entrance of the Jordan Marsh department store, 1954.

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Selling wreaths at Quincy Market in downtown Boston, 1954.


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