Arborway Parking, Circa 1939

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Automobiles line the Arborway in front of the Arnold Arboretum. Circa 1939. Courtesy of Boston Public Library, Jamaica Plain branch.

Automobiles line the Arborway in front of the Arnold Arboretum. Circa 1939. Courtesy of Boston Public Library, Jamaica Plain branch.

At first glance it might seem these historical autos are caught in some demonic traffic time warp. But this 1939 photo isn't of a backup along the Arborway. It's parked cars lining the Arborway in front of the Arnold Arboretum.

For our Photo of the Day on Thursdays, we highlight an image of old JP, most often from the online archives of the Jamaica Plain Historical Society.

The Historical Society's photo archive is a neighborhood treasure. Please visit it!

If you have a photo that screams (or even whispers) "Jamaica Plain," here are three ways to nominate it as our "Photo of the Day":

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