Boston Public Library

Leon Abdalian Collection
Collections of the Print Department

3rd Floor, McKim Building, Central Library

Available on Flickr

The personal negative collection of 20th century Boston-area photographer Leon Abdalian. Abdalian specialized in views of historic buildings and the park system and created a collection of beautifully composed glass and film negatives taken from the 1920s to the 1950s.

State House 1930

New State House from Beacon Street.  Photograph No. 8032, by Leon Abdalian - July 16, 1930

Paul Revere House 1956

Paul Revere House from the Rear.   Photograph No. 1551, by Leon Abdalian - April 18, 1956