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Album 18-1: Boston Transit Authority : "Photographs of section 2. Beacon Hill Tunnel"

PC009.018-1 (RS245195)

Description

This album includes approximately ninety 5 x 7 inch prints of Tremont Street, especially between Winter and Temple Streets; Boston Common; the construction offices; tunneling operations; and Park Street station underground, including a view of the Cambridge interchange. The images of architectural subject matter on Tremont Street is well-detailed.

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Details

Collection Name
Photograph albums collection
Collection Code
PC009
Dates
1910-1911
Acquisition Type
Library & Archives Purchase
Date of Acquisition
1974
Physical Description
1 photograph album
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Album Number: 18-1
Credit Line
Purchase, 1974.
GUSN
194088
Reference Code
PC009.018-1

Historical/Biographical Note

These albums, together with a large number of loose photographs, were purchased by Historic New England (then the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities or SPNEA) in 1974. They appear to have been office copies maintained by the Boston Transit Authority (now the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority or MBTA). The Library of the MBTA holds similar but not always identical photographs. These albums are part of a much larger collection of photographic material related to the construction of the Boston subway system, the first in the United States, which came to SPNEA in 1986. Please see individual album records for more detailed descriptions.

Record details

Other Organizations
Boston Transit Authority
Descriptive Terms
Beacon Hill
Boston Transit Authority
Tremont Street
rail transportation structures
subway
subways
Material Type
black-and-white photographs
photograph albums
Places
Beacon Hill (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

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