Boston Sports Temples

November 17, 2012—May 31, 2013

Boston Public Library, Copley Square (Johnson Lobby)

Featuring a century of historical photographs from the Boston Public Library’s extensive archives, Boston Sports Temples draws from thousands of negatives and prints dating from the 1870s to the 1960s.

The images capture the unique character of Boston’s historic sports venues, memorable moments, and the communities of athletes, fans, and staff who have come together within their walls. Together, these vintage materials provide an invaluable window into the past and a nostalgic look back at our city, our deep sporting traditions, and 100 years of passionate fandom.


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Sponsored by the Boston Public Library Foundation.

Photography:  © Andy Caulfield