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The Remarkable Photographs of Leon Abdalian

Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at BPL Jamaica Plain Branch, Boston MA

Apr 25 2021
The Remarkable Photographs of Leon Abdalian

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to learn about the photographer Leon Hampartzoum Abdalian. Aaron Schmidt of the Boston Public Library’s Prints Department will talk about this remarkable resident of JP and his amazing photographs.

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to learn about the photographer Leon Hampartzoum Abdalian. Leon was born in 1884 in what was Cilician Armenia, then located in the Ottoman Empire (now modern Turkey). He migrated with his family to the United States in April of 1896 and they eventually settled in Jamaica Plain.

It is believed that he was largely self-taught as a photographer. For most of the time he was photographing (1913 -1967) he also worked full-time as a conductor on the Boston

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