Public markets in Boston

Commerce at the farmer’s market scene at the foot of State street. Farmers could sell their produce in the public market place from midnight until 11 a.m. under a law passed by the Massachusetts Legislature in 1859.

Boston Globe archive

Since 1634, when Boston voted to establish a market at the site of the Old State House, markets in the city have flourished.

From the Archives | The Origins of the Globe

From the archives: March 4, 1872

// The first Boston Globe

Originally called “The Boston Daily Globe,” the first Globe ran eight pages and featured no photos. Click through to see the very first edition of the newspaper.

Editorial | From the archives: March 5, 1972

How the Globe began

The Boston Globe launched its first edition 140 years ago, on Monday, March 4, 1872. This article, published for the Globe’s centennial in 1972, tells the story of how the newspaper began.

More From the Archives

From the ARchives | photo gallery

July 4, 1988: Tyson Weaver, 7, of Wenham had a tough time holding his Dalmation “Fenimore” in place at the judging area for large size patriotic pets at a Fourth of July Festival at Patton Park in South Hamilton. He and his dog won first place.

Independence Day through the years

Some brave the crowds at the Hatch Shell while others prefer the local parade. All will be celebrating the nation’s birthday.

From the Archives | John F. Kennedy

From the Archives

Nov. 25, 1963:   Memorial services for President John F. Kennedy were held in front of the State House timed precisely to those at Arlington National Cemetery. In reverent silence stood nearly 10,000 mourners including 2,000 National Guardsmen at rigid attention along Beacon Street. Church bells from the steeple of nearby Park Street Church and St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral tolled solemnly. The religious-military services concluded on the mournful notes of Taps blown by buglers from three different points. As the notes finished, a squadron of 12 jet fighters of the 102d Tactical Fighter Wings zoomed over the gold dome of the State House.

Remembering John F. Kennedy

Fifty years ago the nation was shocked and saddened by the assassination of President John. F Kennedy.