Winifred Irish Hall

An interview with Winifred Irish Hall (1924-), a resident of Lower Roxbury, who discusses her childhood and growing up in Lower Roxbury's African American community during the early to mid-twentieth century. Hall took a number of pictures of her friends and family, and she spends some time identifying the people, places, and subjects of her photographs. This interview was collected as part of Northeastern University's Lower Roxbury Black History Project (2007-2009). Finding aid: http://www.library.neu.edu/archives/collect/findaids/m165find.htm

Media

Audio

An Interview with Winifred Irish Hall, April 26, 2008 [sound recording]

Transcript

An Interview with Winifred Irish Hall, April 26, 2008 [transcript]

 

Images

"Winifred Hall at St. Cyprian's"
Winifred Irish Hall collage, transcript image.
Annie holds her baby in Madison Park.
Annie Wade and Gertrude Joseph on Tremont Street
Babe Harris and "Cookie" pose for Winifred Irish Hall.
Babe Harris and Ross pose for Winifred Irish Hall.
Belle and a young girl stand in front of a car.
Belle Rotch stands in front of church.
Benny Woods poses in unidentified lot.
Beryl Road and Dottie Brook in their graduation outfits.
"Birdie"
"Birdie" stands on steps of an unidentified building.
"Birdie" stands on the stairs of an unidentified church.
"Brother" Irish poses on army base.
"Brother" Irish sits on the steps to his home on Haskins Street.
Car parked on unidentified street in Lower Roxbury.
Cheryl Hall stands in Columbus Park.
Children play in fountain.
Clarence Darwin, "Rabbit Eye", and Jean Miller pose for Winifred Irish Hall.
Colonel Pickett, co-captain of the Eagles athletic club, poses in Madison Park.
Cousin "Winnie" in the Fenway Rose Garden.
Dottie and Phyllis pose in Madison Park.
The Eagles play the Panthers in Columbus Park on Thanksgiving Day.
Four unidentified individuals pose in front of a dentist's office on Tremont Street.
"Frisky" the dog, in yard.
George stands on the stairs of an unidentified church.
A group of children at Breezy Meadows Camp in Holliston, Massachusetts.
A group of children pose for Winifred Irish Hall.
A group of children pose for Winifred Irish Hall.
A group of soldiers pose on an unknown army base.
A group of students pose in front of the Roxbury Memorial High School.
A group of Winifred Irish Hall's childhood friends pose on a sidewalk.
A group of Winifred Irish Hall's friends pose in Columbus Park.
A group of Winifred Irish Hall's friends pose together on Haskins Street.
Hyacinth and Jean Miller pose together in front of the Lenox Street Projects.
Ina sits on the stairs of an unidentified church.
Jean Miller in uniform at an unidentified army base.
Jean Miller stands in front of the Lenox Street Projects.
John Rotch poses with unidentified girl in Franklin Field.
John Rotch poses with unidentified girl in Franklin Field.
John Rotch stands in Franklin Field.
Josephine James poses in Madison Park.
Keith and Viola Thacker pose for Winifred Irish Hall.
Keith Murray leans against a tree in Madison Park
Keith Murray poses near the Shell station.
Lillian Irish poses with woman in front of St. Michael and All Saints Church on Ruggles Street.
Lillian Irish stands in front of St. Michael and All Saints Church on Ruggles Street.
Margie and Phyllis on the corner of Haskins Street.
Margie Brook and Mo White pose on Haskins Street.
Members of the Eagles athletic club pose for the camera.
Michael E. Haynes and Roy Haynes pose together.
Molly sits on the steps of an unidentified building.
Monk and James pose in front of a barber shop on Hammond Street.
Mr. Haynes on Ruggles Street.
"My Solid Cousin"
Phillip Harvey leans against a tree in Madison Park.
Phyllis and Michael E. Haynes pose in front of a church on Ruggles Street.
Phyllis sits on the stairs of an unidentified building.
Phyllis stands in front of a dentist's office on Tremont Street.
A portrait of an unidentified girl.
A portrait of Beryl.
A portrait of "Dottie" Johnson.
A portrait of "Eggie".
A portrait of Francis.
A portrait of Ina.
A portrait of Ina.
A portrait of Johnny White.
A portrait of Mildred.
A portrait of Olga Thompson.
A portrait of Sylvia.
A portrait of "Winnie" Irish.
A portrait of Yvonne.
A portrait of Yvonne.
Richard Joseph poses on the roof of a building overlooking Haskins Street in Roxbury, Massachusetts.
Russell poses in Madison Park in Roxbury, Massachusetts.
Russell stands in front of the Lenox Street Projects.
Soldier poses with cat.
Three unidentified children pose in their Sunday best.
Two friends stand in front of the Lenox Street Projects.
Two unidentified boys play in Columbus Park.
Two unidentified boys sit against a black vehicle.
Two unidentified children sit on a set of stairs.
Two unidentified soldiers playfully box on army base.
Two unknown individuals pose on an unidentified street.
Two young girls sit in front of a Shell gas station.
Tyler and Ross pose for Winifred Irish Hall.
An unidentified band performs at the Hi-Hat.
Unidentified boy poses in front of the Sherwin School on Sterling Street.
Unidentified Eagles players pose for the camera.
Unidentified girl leans against gate on Haskins Street.
Unidentified girl poses for Winifred Irish Hall.
Unidentified girl poses on Haskins Street.
Unidentified individuals on the steps of St. Cyprian's Church.
An unidentified man leans against a stone wall.
Unidentified man perches on stone wall.
Unidentified man perches on wall with a cigarette.
An unidentified man poses in front of Slade's Barbeque Chicken restaurant on Tremont Street.
Unidentified Panthers players pose for the camera.
Unidentified soldier poses for Winifred Irish Hall.
Unidentified woman and child pose in front of church.
An unidentified woman leans against the back of a car.
Unidentified woman poses against a tree in Madison Park.
An unidentified woman poses for Winifred Irish Hall.
An unidentified woman poses for Winifred Irish Hall.
Unidentified woman poses on stairs.
Vincent Haynes poses for Winifred Irish Hall.
Viola and unidentified man pose with Frisky the dog.
Viola Thacker poses on the stairs of an unknown building.
Viola Thacker poses with "Cookie" and Babe Harris.
William Irish poses on sidewalk.
Winifred Irish Hall poses with a group of friends.
Winifred Irish Hall poses with Russell and Babe Harris.
Winifred Irish Hall poses with unidentified friends near Shell station.
Winifred Irish Hall poses with Viola.
Winifred Irish Hall's family at the beach.
"Winnie" Irish and Phyllis pose together on Tremont Street.
"Winnie" Irish and "Winnie" Platt pose together on Cabot Street.
"Winnie" Irish in Columbus Park.
"Winnie" Irish models a jacket on Haskins Street.
"Winnie" Irish models her Eagles jacket.
"Winnie" Irish models the front of her Eagles jacket.
"Winnie" Irish poses on a set of stairs.
"Winnie" Irish poses with a group of her friends.
"Winnie Irish" poses with an unidentified woman in front of the Sherwin School.
"Winnie" Irish poses with her friends on Haskins Street.
"Winnie" Irish poses with Hyacinth and Jean Miller in front of the Lenox Street Projects.
"Winnie" Irish poses with Russell and Hyacinth in front of the Lenox Street Projects.
"Winnie" Irish poses with Russell in front of the Lenox Street Projects.
"Winnie" Irish poses with two friends in the Lenox Street Projects.
"Winnie" Irish returns from riding at Forest Hills.
"Winnie" Platt and "Winnie" Irish pose on Haskins Street.
"Winnie" Platt poses on Haskins Street.
Woman leans against tree in park.
Young African American children pose in the park.
Young Michael E. Haynes poses on sidewalk.
A young player for the Eagles Athletic Association poses for the camera.
A young Reverend Michael E. Haynes poses with two unidentified girls.
Young Winifred Irish Hall poses on Ruggles Street.
Young woman poses in empty lot.
Young woman poses in park.