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Exterior view of the Boston and Providence Railroad Station, Park Square, Boston, Mass., ca. 1905

PC001.02.01.USMA.0340.6210.001 (RS70294)

Description

Text on the top banner reads "The Sunday Herald's $50,000.00 prize exhibition admission free entrance." The one below it reads "Park Sq. Roller Skating Rink." The banner to the right reads "Sunday Herald prizes admission free." To the right of the Station the back of the Thorndike Hotel can be seen on St. James Avenue. The Motor Mart Garage is on the left side of the image directly behind the Emancipation Group statue. To the left and behind the Station is the Park Square Automobile Station at 43 Columbus Avenue. In the foreground is the Emancipation Group statue by Thomas Ball with the figures of Abraham Lincoln and a freed slave based on Archer Alexander, the last man captured under the Fugitive Slave Act.

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Dates
ca. 1905
Physical Description
1 photographic print ; 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches
Inscriptions
WM. T. Clark, view photographer, 184 Boylston St. Room 53, Boston, Mass. Tel. B.B.7872 (stamped)
"Boston and Providence, Station, Park St., Boston, Ma." (handwritten)
Dimensions
9 1/2x 7 1/2(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
GUSN
173014
Reference Code
PC001.02.01.USMA.0340.6210.001

Record details

Originator
Clark, William T. (Photographer)
Peabody & Stearns (Boston, Mass.) (Architect)
Other People
Alexander, Archer
Ball, Thomas, 1819-1911
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Other Organizations
Boston Herald
Boston and Providence Railroad Corporation
Descriptive Terms
automobiles
commercial buildings
emancipation
exterior views
garages
hotels (public accommodations)
intersections
memorials
passenger trains
presidents
railroad stations
skating rinks
squares (open spaces)
streetscapes
trains (vehicle groupings)
transportation
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
African Americans
Architectural photography
Columbus Avenue (Boston, Mass.)
Emancipation Group (Sculpture)
Park Square (Boston, Mass.)
St. James Avenue (Boston, Mass.)
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Monuments
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
Boston and Providence Railroad Station (Boston, Mass.)
Hotel Thorndike (Boston, Mass.)
Motor Mart Garage (Boston, Mass.)
Park Square Automobile Station (Boston, Mass.)

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