For 140 years, the Globe has been publishing stories and photographs chronicling life in Boston. Technology now allows us to store and retrieve our work digitally. But for the first 100 years of our existence, those documents were clipped, annotated, and archived by Globe librarians. The library holds a trove of incredible images, some never before published, revealing a Boston that is rarely seen. With “From the Archives,” a weekly feature, we offer a glimpse into the past.
Newspaper Row on Washington Street was home to many Boston newspapers from the late 1800s to the 1950s. At one point or another, The Boston Globe, Boston Evening Transcript, Boston Herald, Boston Traveler, Boston Journal, Boston Post, and Associated Press were situated in the area between Milk Street and the Old State House. In this photo from Oct. 22, 1962, anxious watchers checked the Associated Press teletype machine at the Globe’s downtown office as President Kennedy declared a blockade of military equipment bound for Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis.