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Mount Vernon Street repairs, Boston, 1955

PC044.TMP.054 (RS81134)

Description

This image depicts a ditch-digger in Boston's Beacon Hill neighborhood being persistently ignored by three fur-clad women. Reed's instincts drew him to the contrast between the worker and the residents.

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Details

Collection Name
Verner Reed photographic collection, 1950-1972
Collection Code
PC044
Dates
1955
Physical Description
1 photograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
GUSN
194387
Reference Code
PC044.TMP.054

Record details

Originator
Reed, Verner, 1923-2006 (Photographer)
Descriptive Terms
blue collar workers
labor
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
Mount Vernon St. (Boston, Mass.)
Places
Beacon Hill (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Notes
Included in the exhibition, A Changing World: New England in the Photographs of Verner Reed, 1950-1972.

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