Black and White Photos Show Winter in Boston From Between the 1910s and 1930s
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.
Horse-drawn sleigh for hauling goods, market district, circa 1910s.
Severe snowstorm reaches Boston, clearing snow at corner of Park and Tremont St., circa 1916.
Wharf during a Valentine's Day storm, February 14, 1920.
Police officer helps woman through blinding snow during a blizzard in Boston, Circa February 1920.
Blizzard wreaks havoc on a working horse near South Station, breaking shaft and dumping his load of snow, Circa February 1920.
Horse and wagon accident next to Common, circa February 1920.
Horse pulling wagon slips in snow next to Common, circa February 1920.
Kids on sleds plough through water to enjoy ice hidden below, circa 1921.
Statue of Garrison, Comm. Ave., covered with snow, circa February 1922.
Mt. Vernon St. after a big snowstorm, circa 1923.
Fire alarm box almost covered up by snow after severe snowstorm, circa 1923.
People looking at the weather instruments on Common in snow, circa 1923.
Horse slips on Tremont St., circa 1925.
Hamilton statue, Commonwealth Ave. Mall covered with snow, circa February 1928.
Scollay Square during a snowstorm, circa 1930.
Women use umbrellas to ward off snow, during snowstorm in downtown Boston, circa 1930.
Snowstorm in Boston, circa 1930.
Snowstorm in Boston, corner of Tremont and Boylston, December 1930.
Kids playing in Roxbury Park, circa December 1930.
Skaters put up shoes in baseball backstop at Franklin Field., Circa 1932
Snowstorm, Joy Street, Beacon Hill, circa 1933.
Crew shovels snow from Tremont St. near State House, circa 1933.
Snow-covered automobiles on Boston streets, circa 1934.
Beacon St. snow scene from State House, circa 1934.
Kids ride ice cakes in Dorchester Bay, circa 1935.
Boys riding ice cakes in Dorchester Bay, circa February 1935.