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My worst night of sleep

I use the Sleep Cycle app to track my sleep quality. Usually I go to bed around 12:30, but on Thursday, April 18, I stayed up past 2:00, watching the news coverage of the hunt for the Tsarnaev brothers. My husband stayed up all night watching the news, and came to wake me up after only a few hours to tell me that the city was shutting down and I…

Before it all happened, it was a beautiful day.

I took this image at 2:19pm April 15th 2013, 30 minutes before the 1st bomb exploded just behind me at the Marathon Sports store.

I was standing much closer to the explosion's site earlier, but a craving for some ice cream on that beautiful day (that's how it started out) made me go inside Sugar Heaven. I think that saved me from more serious…

Artwork sent to Boston Medical Center ("Be Strong Forever")

This item was mailed to the Boston Medical Center in the aftermath of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. The Boston Medical Center allowed Our Marathon to digitize materials to add to the archive. Some content has been redacted (for example, identifying details of authors like residential addresses).

#Boston Strong Sand Sculpture

A photo of the Boston Strong sand sculpture created and displayed at the 2013 Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Festival taken by Massachusetts State Representative for Revere Kathi-Anne Reinstein.

Boston Memory

I had a trip planned to Boston for the Friday after the bombings to visit Northeastern and I decided to bring my film camera with me, not sure what I would see, but prepared to pay homage if the opportunity presented itself. At one of the memorials set up there was a mom with her son setting an American flag on the memorial and I was able to…

Boston Strong "Native Pride" sign

A man holds a sign reading "Native Pride" with a message of support for Boston.

Internet meme from a collection of Boston Marathon memes gathered by Elena Agapie. At the time of the 2013 Boston Marathon, Elena was a research assistant at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard. Elena's collection was part of a larger project on…

"Boston Strong" crowd photograph

A crowd of people show support for Boston with signs.

Internet meme from a collection of Boston Marathon memes gathered by Elena Agapie. At the time of the 2013 Boston Marathon, Elena was a research assistant at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard. Elena's collection was part of a larger project on "Topical Meme Sharing,"…

Internet meme: "Keep Calm and Pray for Boston"

A meme of the finish line after the bombs detonated uses the popular "Keep Calm and Carry On" meme template. This meme was originally a British WWII propaganda poster that many people have customized with their own messages.

Internet meme from a collection of Boston Marathon memes gathered by Elena Agapie. At the time of the 2013 Boston…

Digital Image: "Boston Strong" Crowd

Internet meme from a collection of Boston Marathon memes gathered by Elena Agapie. At the time of the 2013 Boston Marathon, Elena was a research assistant at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard. Elena's collection was part of a larger project on "Topical Meme Sharing," which she has described in greater detail on her own web…

Digital Photo: "Peace Here and Everywhere" sign at candlelit vigil

Internet meme from a collection of Boston Marathon memes gathered by Elena Agapie. At the time of the 2013 Boston Marathon, Elena was a research assistant at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard. Elena's collection was part of a larger project on "Topical Meme Sharing," which she has described in greater detail on her own web…