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Monument commemorating the 1860s football games of the Oneida Football Club, Boston Common, erected in 1925

PC001.02.01.USMA.0340.2630.003 (RS191)

Description

A close-up view shows the monument to the Oneida Football Club of Boston near the Spruce Street gate to Boston Common. The Oneidas were the first organized football club in the United States and played on the Common from 1862 to 1865. The surviving seven members of the team dedicated the monument on November 21, 1925. Architect I. Howland Jones designed the monument, and Joseph Coleen sculpted it. The top of John Hancock Tower can be seen in the distance above the monument, and the Prudential

Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Date Notes
11 June 1980
Physical Description
1 photograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000191
AccessID: 298
Other identifier: HNEDID-000191
GUSN
194987
Reference Code
PC001.02.01.USMA.0340.2630.003

Record details

Originator
Severy, Robert Bayard (photographer)
Other People
Coleen, Joseph
Jones, I. Howland
Miller, Gerrit S.
Other Organizations
Oneida Football Club of Boston
Descriptive Terms
Tennessee marble
historic monuments
parks (recreation areas)
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
Beacon Street (Boston, Mass.)
John Hancock Tower (Boston, Mass.)
Prudential Center (Boston, Mass.)
Spruce Street (Boston, Mass.)
football -- history -- 19th century
football teams -- history -- 19th century
Places
Boston Common (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [park]
Location Note
Large - Geo - Massachusetts - Boston - Boston Common - Fountains; Statuary; Plaques; Monuments, except Shaw Memorial and Brewers Fountain

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