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Snapshots of Beacon Hill and Back Bay

PC009.174 (RS258395)

Description

This album consists primarily of 4.5 x 2.5 inch amateur snapshots of buildings on Beacon Hill and in the Back Bay. The photographs date from the late 1920s to the 1930s. The album is from the manuscript collection of John Codman (1898-1989) and may have been compiled by him or by his father, William Coombs Codman (1860-1938), both of whom were members of the firm Wm. C. Codman and Son, Realtors and Insurance Brokers. It is possible that the album is a photographic record of some of the firm's transactions. Negatives exist for most of the snapshots in the album.

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Details

Collection Name
Photograph albums collection
Collection Code
PC009
Dates
1920-1930
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
1987
Physical Description
1 photograph album; 10 x 11 7/8 inches
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Album Number: 174
Credit Line
Gift of John Codman, 1987.
GUSN
194687
Reference Code
PC009.174

Historical/Biographical Note

See the John Codman (1898-1989) Family Papers finding aid for more information about John and William Coombs Codman.

Record details

Originator
Possibly Codman , William Coombs (Compiler)
Possibly Codman, John, 1898-1989 (Compiler)
Other People
Codman, John, 1898-1989
Codman, William Coombs, 1860-1938
Other Organizations
Wm. C. Codman and Son
Descriptive Terms
Back Bay
Beacon Hill
William C. Codman and Son, Realtor and Insurance Broker
dwellings
exterior views
residential structures
Material Type
photograph albums
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Beacon Hill (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Back Bay (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Restrictions
Resarchers are required to use photocopy of album because the original is very fragile.

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