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Postcard of young shoe shiners, Boston Common, Boston, Mass., undated

PC001.03.01.TMP.049 (RS18341)

Description

A group of shoeshine boys await customers in front of the William Blackstone Memorial Tablet on the Park Street Mall of Boston Common. Parts of the front and side façades of the Park Street Church are visible in the background. Cars drive down Park Street toward the intersection with Tremont Street.

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Date Notes
1920s
Physical Description
1 postcard
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000183
AccessID: 290
Other identifier: HNEDID-000183
GUSN
194979
Reference Code
PC001.03.01.TMP.049

Record details

Originator
Chamberlain, Samuel, 1895-1975 (photographer)
Other People
Banner, Peter, Mr.
Blackstone, William, 1595-1675
Sturgis, R. Clipston, 1860-1951
Descriptive Terms
boys
churches (buildings)
footwear
historic monuments
labor
leggings
overalls (main garments)
parks (recreation areas)
pedestrian malls
religious buildings
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographic postcards
photographs
picture postcards
Subjects
Park Street (Boston, Mass.)
Park Street Church (Boston, Mass.)
Park Street Mall (Boston Commons, Boston, Mass.)
William Blackstone Memorial Tablet (Boston Commons, Boston, Mass.)
shoe shiners
Places
Boston Common (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [park]
Places (Buildings)
Park Street Church (Boston, Mass.)
Location Note
Geo.: Small: Mass.: Boston Common: Park St. Mall: Postcards

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