James Michael Curley Photography Collection
Last year, the Jamaica Plain Historical Society purchased a collection of 1274 film negatives that document James Michael Curley during the years 1934-1958. In that time, Curley served as Mayor of Boston, Governor of Massachusetts, and a U.S. Congressman. These images depict Curley on the campaign trail, performing various duties in office, and with important personalities. Also included in this collection are images of Curley’s family and of his wake and funeral. We are grateful to Shanna Strunk, Rob Cox and the interns at UMASS Amherst Libraries, Danielle Pucci, Tom Blake, Jake Sadow, and the staff at the Boston Public Library, Kathy Griffin at the Massachusetts Historical Society, and countless others who helped make this collection available to the public and preserve it for prosperity. View the Photographs
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