If you’ve ever enjoyed rummaging through a box of old photos at a flea market, then you’ll probably enjoy this fantastic photo archive over at Flickr. Put together by The Boston Public Library, it has hundreds of albums centered on themes such as anti-war riots, aviation, and baseball. There are even collections for Victorian-era trade cards (advertising shoes and accessories) and war posters, for those who like vintage artwork.
Shown here are some beautiful images from the set titled “Boston in Winter,” which documents how the New England city looked during the first half of the 20th century. There are lots of charming pictures of kids sledding down hills, families celebrating Christmas at home, postal workers sorting through holiday mail, men and women pushing their way through blizzards, and landscapes of the city covered in snow. Should your town be cold this month, may these images warm your heart as they did mine.
Happy holidays, everyone.