From the Archives

From Globe archives: The holiday season in Boston

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This week we look back at Boston’s holiday traditions. The city is transformed during this season
with visual treats of Santa walking the streets, excited children, and fanciful decorations.
Among all of the shopping and hustle, warmheartedness permeates the city.

In this file photo, busy holiday shoppers are silhouetted in the late afternoon light
as they cross Washington Street outside the two big department stores, Filene’s and Jordan Marsh.


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Correction: Because of incorrect information accompanying a photo in the Globe’s archive, an earlier version of this story misstated when the photo of Washington Street was taken. It is not known when the photo was taken.

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