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Aftermath of Fire of 1872, 1872,  Public Works Department photograph collection (Collection #5000.009)
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Aftermath of Fire of 1872, 1872,  Public Works Department photograph collection (Collection #5000.009)

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Letters sent to the City of Boston from pre-K and third grade students at the International School of Kenya. This drawing features a candle, a sun, and plants.

Did your class make drawings or write poems for the City of Boston after the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings? Share them here. 

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Letters sent to the City of Boston from pre-K and third grade students at the International School of Kenya. This drawing features a candle, a sun, and plants.

Did your class make drawings or write poems for the City of Boston after the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings? Share them here

Mayor Raymond Flynn at the barber, circa 1984-1987, Mayor Raymond L. Flynn records, Collection #0246.001,  City of Boston Archives.
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Mayor Raymond Flynn at the barber, circa 1984-1987, Mayor Raymond L. Flynn records, Collection #0246.001,  City of Boston Archives.

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Vendor at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 1989 June, Peter H. Dreyer slide collection, Collection #9800.007, City of Boston Archives.
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Vendor at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 1989 June, Peter H. Dreyer slide collection, Collection #9800.007, City of Boston Archives.

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Benjamin Dean School, H Street, South Boston,  circa 1920-1940, School building photographs circa 1920-1960   (Collection # 0403.002)
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Benjamin Dean School, H Street, South Boston,  circa 1920-1940, School building photographs circa 1920-1960   (Collection # 0403.002)

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As many of you know, April is National Poetry Month in the United States. In April 2013, the teacher of an English Honors class at Liberty High School (in Kissimmee, Florida), mailed a collection of poems that her students wrote (on the theme of peace) to the city of Boston. Read these poems here.
These poems are part of Our Marathon’s Boston City Archives Collection. View more items from the collection here.
Do you have a poem or a story about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings? Share it with Our Marathon. No Story Is Too Small.

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As many of you know, April is National Poetry Month in the United States. In April 2013, the teacher of an English Honors class at Liberty High School (in Kissimmee, Florida), mailed a collection of poems that her students wrote (on the theme of peace) to the city of Boston. Read these poems here.

These poems are part of Our Marathon’s Boston City Archives Collection. View more items from the collection here.

Do you have a poem or a story about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings? Share it with Our Marathon. No Story Is Too Small.

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University of Miami Baseball Team poster from the Copley Square Memorial.

Did your sports team honor the victims and survivors of the Marathon bombings? Share your story here. 

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University of Miami Baseball Team poster from the Copley Square Memorial.

Did your sports team honor the victims and survivors of the Marathon bombings? Share your story here

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To follow up my first post highlighting items from the Copley Square Memorial Collection, I wanted to discuss this beautiful poster. 
I find it completely representative of the different types of people who come to together make a memorial like this one. There is writing surrounding drawings. There are Biblical references alongside cheers for a unified nation. There are mentions of Sarasota, Florida and Toronto, Canada. My favorite portion of the poster is the corner that has been claimed by a bold orange and the message “WE WILL ENDURE”. Most importantly, every individual drawing, comment, and prayer comes together to form the overarching call for “Peace”.

ourmarathon:

To follow up my first post highlighting items from the Copley Square Memorial Collection, I wanted to discuss this beautiful poster. 

I find it completely representative of the different types of people who come to together make a memorial like this one. There is writing surrounding drawings. There are Biblical references alongside cheers for a unified nation. There are mentions of Sarasota, Florida and Toronto, Canada. My favorite portion of the poster is the corner that has been claimed by a bold orange and the message “WE WILL ENDURE”. Most importantly, every individual drawing, comment, and prayer comes together to form the overarching call for “Peace”.

Nurse’s room, circa 1890s, Boston City Hospital School of Nursing collection.
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Nurse’s room, circa 1890s, Boston City Hospital School of Nursing collection.

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