Sunday, January 25, 2009
Dad’s Photos #2
For those of you who’ve been reading Robert Frost’s Banjo regularly, you’ll recall that I started a new series earlier this month: posting photographs my father took in the late 1930s. You can read a somewhat more thorough introduction here. Otherwise, I’ll just note that all of today’s photos were taken in Boston in 1939—I suspect they were all taken on one day. The captions are the ones he supplied in the album I inherited.
& for the record, today is the 95th anniversary of my father’s birth. He passed away in November 2005. The photo of him to the right was taken in the late 1930s or very early 1940s.
The Garden Looking Towards Boylston
Flying High – Peaceful Yet 1939
A Swell Day Out [I believe this is the Public Gardens]
Really Is An Island
Union Park – Home of Many Southie Bums
Across the Frog Pond
Do hope you enjoy these. I’ll be posting more sometime next month.