Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States, founded in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England. Sometimes Boston is called “The Cradle of Liberty" for its role in instigating the American Revolution. Boston was incorporated as a city in 1822.

We visited Boston two times: in May 2007 to explore the city and in September 2010 to meet friends who came from St. Petersburg. All photos of the lanterns in Boston and Cambridge were taken in May 2007. For Cambridge lanterns please visit Cambridge page.

To make going through photos easier, we allocated photos to pages indicated in the Navigation Bar. On some streets we came across only a few lanterns, or even only one lantern. In general, we are sure we missed a lot of lanterns on any street, due to very limited time we had.

When it was possible, we tried to check the locations with Google Street View and put information in the photo caption about present conditions or existence of the lantern. A lantern's caption is marked with (?) if we could not confirm its existence or conditions. If there is no note, it means that the lantern exists and has not changed.