With hundreds of bicyclists filling Beacon Street for the second annual Brookline Rides event today, it seems appropriate to run this iconic image of another kind of Brookline ride nearly a hundred years ago and contrast it with one from the bicycle parade.
The sleigh photo, from the Brookline Historical Society's collection of lantern slides, shows horse-drawn sleighs going east on Beacon Street, just past Carlton Street, in 1910. (Photo by Thomas E. Marr). The 2009 bike photo is by the Historical Society's Jean Stringham.
Visit the online photos and documents page of the Brookline Historical Society website for more photos and information about the lantern slide collection.