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Letter from County Kent, England, to "all Bostonians."

Digital copy of a letter sent to the City of Boston in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. This handwritten letter is addressed to "all Bostonians" and "Dear AMERICANS." The letter recounts the writer's previous trip to Boston, which was on 9/11/01, condemns the attacks, and expresses sympathy for victims.

Letter of sympathy from a Youth Camp Director in Guam

Digital copy of a letter sent to the City of Boston in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. The letter is written from a Youth Camp Director in Guam on behalf of her students.

Poster from the Copley Square memorial with messages left by various people

Image of a signed poster left at the Boston Marathon memorial in Copley Square. Messages include biblical references ("Psalms 86: 5-7"), quotes from literature ("Ulysses," by Tennyson), and "Boston Strong" references, among others. Geographic regions referenced include Quincy (MA), North Carolina ("N.C."), and Tampa (FL), among others.

Drawing and letter left at the Copley Square Memorial

Digital image of a drawing left at the Boston Marathon memorial in Copley Square. Drawing is of MIT buildings, a sailboat on the Charles, and an MIT police car. Letter is written by "Diego Cardenal" and references the citywide lockdown.

"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).…

Rivier University signed posters left at the Copley Square Memorial

Digital image of a poster left at the Boston Marathon memorial in Copley Square by Rivier University (Nashua, NH). Posters contain references to "Boston Strong," hashtags ("#BostonStrong," "#Fighters") and religion (God, pragers), among others.

"Boston Stay Strong" poster left at the Copley Square Memorial by Boston Seventh Day Adventist Church

Digital image of a poster left at the Boston Marathon memorial in Copley Square. The poster reads "Boston stay strong, love and prayers" and is signed by the Boston Seventh Day Adventist Church. "Buddha prayer for Lin" is written on the bottom of the sign.

Poster at Copley Square Memorial with Biblical quote (Matthew 5:4)

Digital image of a poster left at the Boston Marathon memorial in Copley Square featuring a Biblical quote. The quote reads "Blessed are they that Mourn, for they shall be COMFORTED" and cites Matthew 5:4.

Old South Church reopening

Photograph of a sign on the door of The Old South Church announcing its hours. The Old South Church was closed in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, and this announcement details its reopening.

The sign's text reads:

Old South Church Hours
Welcome Back!

Wednesday, April 24th 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday Prayers 7:00…