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Copley-Plaza Hotel, Boston

Description

This large loose-leaf album, titled "The Copley-Plaza Boston, Arthur L. Race, Managing Director", prepared as a marketing tool circa 1912 for The Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. Volume contains: an introductory list of historic attractions for guests; a colored sketch of one of the main entrances facing Copley Plaza; an exterior view of the hotel, with historical note (on former site of the old Boston Art Museum); twenty gelatin silver photographs depicting the hotel interior (reception rooms, ballrooms, lobby, guest accommodations; etc.); a portrait of the hotel manager, Mr. Arthur L. Race; a ground floor plan; a sample floor plan showing locations of rooms with corresponding hotel rates; and a map of Boston. Each photograph is accompanied by a typewritten description of the style, décor, and special features of the room. (For example, the Merry-Go-Round Café features a revolving bar and is described as "smartly modern.") Interior views provide information about period furnishings, such as console radios installed for the use of guests. Photographs include views of people dining, dancing, and drinking in hotel facilities.

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Details

Collection Name
Photograph albums collection
Collection Code
PC009
Dates
ca. 1912
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
2007
Physical Description
1 photograph album ; 9 1/8 x 12 1/4
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
album number: 231
GUSN
193800
Reference Code
PC009.231

Record details

Other People
Race, Arthur L.
Descriptive Terms
Automobiles
Ballrooms
Bar tenders
Bars (drinking establishments)
Bedroom furniture
Chandeliers
Dining rooms (LC)
Dinners and dining
Dressing tables (AAT)
Hotel lobbies (LC)
Hotels (LC)
Interior views (AAT)
Lighting (LC)
Restaurants (LC)
ballrooms
bars (commercial buildings)
dining rooms
dressing tables
eating and drinking spaces
hotels (public accommodations)
interior views
restaurants
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
gelatin silver prints
photograph albums
Places (Buildings)
Copley Plaza Hotel (Boston, Mass.)
Location Note
photo albums # 230,231,238, 239

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