Boston Public Library
Herald-Traveler Photo Morgue
Print Department
3rd Floor, McKim Building, Central Library


500,000 of the 650,000 photographs in the Print Department are from the Boston Herald-Traveler Photo Morgue, the one-time working photo archive of a major Boston newspaper. The collection covers the years from ca.1906 to 1972 when the newspaper shut down and was absorbed into the present day Boston Herald. The holdings include photographs by staff photographers, photo services and contributing photographers. The Morgue is organized into both biographical and subject files on local, national and international subjects.

Tin Peddler Plies His Wares in a Boston Neighborhood Photograph by Halliday Historic Photo -- 1905 Herald-Traveler Photo Morgue


Keeping Cool-Headed Carrying Block Ice on Fleet Street in the North End Photograph by Brust -- 1928 Herald-Traveler Photo Morgue


Tsar Nicholas II and FamilyPhotograph -- 1913 Herald-Traveler Photo Morgue


Immigrants Awaiting Landing in, the Land of Milk & Honey, Photograph by Underwood &, Underwood -- c.1920, Herald-Traveler Photo Morgue


A Section of the Push Cart Army, on a Busy Saturday in the Market, District, Boston Photograph -- 1925, Herald-Traveler Photo Morgue


Bagging Wool in Textile Factory, Photograph -- 1909 Herald-Traveler, Photo Morgue