Friday, December 11, 2009

Old Boston Post Cards


I love these post cards of old Boston. I spent a lot of time there in the 80's making research runs. I would land at North Station via the commuter train and walk to the State House Library.


Next stop was usually the Boston Public Library's Government Documents room via the Green Line. Then I would hop on the Red Line to visit the Engineering Library and the Science Library at MIT.


On the return trip I liked to stop at Fanueil Hall Marketplace to buy postcards for my collection if I had time to kill before catching my train.


Commonwealth Ave. was lovely back in the days of the horse-drawn carriage. Wishing everyone a great Postcard Friendship Friday!

11 comments:

dmarks said...

Happy PFF. Good cards. I have very few of Boston. One of them was featured here

Postcardy said...

I can almost visualize you rushing around Boston--kind of like The Amazing Race.

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Those are very pretty postcards! I can almost see the horse and buggies on the roads. Have a great weekend.

Sherrie
A View of My Life
http://splummer-aviewofmylife.blogspot.com/2009/12/postcard-friendship-fridays_11.html

Marie Reed said...

Anita! This is a magical collection of Boston cards! I'm going to send this link to the blogger Clueless in Boston! cluelessinboston.com

Life Goes On said...

beautiful postcards, visited Boston once a few years ago. My favorite were the old cemeteries.

papel1 said...

Boston is one city I would like to visit. Lovely vintage postcards. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Judy

Sheila said...

Pictures of a bygone age. Commonwealth Avenue looks absolutely beautiful. I suppose it's gone the way of so many places, and full of traffic. I hope I'm wrong.

Mary said...

I did research in Boston too, but it was focus groups. Brought back memories, though!

Irene said...

Great Post. Love Boston.

Lyneen said...

PFF Your collection of Boston is great... I love Fanueil Hall TFS!

postcardparadise said...

This is a fabulous collection.