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Letter from Korea sent to the City of Boston

Digital copy of a letter sent in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. The letter is from a student at Hanmi Foreign Language Academy in Gusan, South Korea and includes a drawing of a dove and a four-leaf clover. This item is part of a larger group of letters and notes from students at Hanmi Foreign Language Academy.

Letter of solidarity sent to the city of Boston by the mayor of Grottaminarda, Italy

Digital copy of a message sent to the City of Boston in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. The letter of support, sympathy and solidarity was sent to the city by Giovanni Ianniciello, the mayor of Grottaminarda, Italy, a town in the Avellino province of the Campania region.

"Peace" poster left at Copley Square Memorial

Digital image of a hand-drawn poster left at the Boston Marathon memorial in Copley Square. Main text of poster reads "Peace" and "We Will Endure." Several images and references to American nationalism (American flag; "Our Colors Do Not Run..."). Several references to Biblical passages ("Chron 7-14"; "Mark 12: 35-37"; "John 3:16," among others).…

Poster at Copley Square Memorial (various messages)

Digital image of a poster left at the Boston Marathon memorial in Copley Square. Wide range of geographic locations referenced in handwritten messages, including Puerto Rico, Holland, South Boston, Newton, and Australia (among others). Many messages reference "Boston Strong."

"City of Champions" poster at Copley Square Memorial.

Digital image of a poster left at the Boston Marathon memorial in Copley Square, titled "City of Champions." Names of Sean Collier, Krystle Campbell, Lu Lingzi, and Martin Richard listed on poster. Smaller handwritten messages reference California and first responders.

Martin Richard memorial poster at Copley Square Memorial

Digital image of a poster left at the Boston Marathon memorial in Copley Square in memory of Martin Richard.

"Boston Strong" cardboard poster from Copley Square Memorial

Digital image of a cardboard poster left at the Boston Marathon memorial in Copley Square. Includes floral details, a peace sign, and an American flag.

"United We Stand, Divided We Fall" poster from the Copley Square Memorial.

Digital image of a poster left at the Boston Marathon memorial in Copley Square. The poster lists a series of identity markers, such as Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Black, White, Asian, Russian, Arab, American Indian, gay, straight, bisexual, and transgender.

Jewish Vocational Service poster from the Copley Square Memorial

Digital image of a poster left at the Boston Marathon memorial in Copley Square by the Jewish Vocational Service students and staff. The poster includes prayers and the words "love" and "peace."

"We Are One"poster from Copley Square Memorial

Digital image of a poster left at the Boston Marathon memorial in Copley Square. The poster features the phrase, "We are one, We are strong, We are Boston." A line referencing Guatemala in Boston is also on the poster.