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A group of bike messengers, Boston Bicycle Parade, Boston, Mass., 1896

PC001.02.03.TMP.023 (RS35632)

Description

A group of young men from the Mutual District Messenger Co. and Western Union in Boston, Massachusetts pose for a photograph. They are dressed in their uniforms and the front row of men holds their messenger bikes. The group is part of the Boston Bicycle Parade of 1896.

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Dates
1896
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
1933-02-28
Physical Description
1 photograph ; 7 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches
Inscriptions
Boston Bicycle Parade 1896 / Reviewed from the Hotel Vendome / By Gov. Roger Wolcott / 7183-B / Teams #6 (handwritten)
Dimensions
7 1/4x 9 1/2(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
GUSN
175043
Reference Code
PC001.02.03.TMP.023

Record details

Originator
Smith & Miller (Photographic studio)
Other People
Wolcott, Roger, 1847-1900
Descriptive Terms
bicycles
hotels (public accommodations)
messengers
parades
transportation
uniforms
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
Liberty Square (Boston, Mass.)
Western Union Telegraph Company
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
Hotel Vendome (Boston, Mass.)
Old Mason Building (Boston, Mass.)
Location Note
Large - Special Photographs - Geo - Massachusetts - Boston - Bicycle Parade, 1896 - Folder 1

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