dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
20 november 1968 & bernie boston

20 november 1968 & bernie boston

#OTD 20 November 1968 Bernie Boston, photographer for the Evening Star from 1967-1981, was undoubtedly out in the city taking photographs. Boston was an indefatigable photographer who beautifully captured the fullness and complexity of DC.

He is the cousin of Michon Boston and Taquiena Boston, both of whom have been featured here.

Your comments are welcome below. Did you, family members or neighbors know Bernie Boston? Do you remember his photographs from the Evening Star? Did you work with him at the Star? Do you know what kind of camera(s) he used? Do you know where he lived in 1968? You may comment privately here.

Photo source: Courtesy DC Public Library Special Collections,

See Rochester Institute of Technology Archives for Bernie Boston photographs from the 1980s.

21 november 1968 anniversary of bernie boston's flower power photograph

21 november 1968 anniversary of bernie boston's flower power photograph

19 november 1968 & fed govt hired computer co. to profile residents arrested re uprising

19 november 1968 & fed govt hired computer co. to profile residents arrested re uprising