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Boston Common during a snow storm

PC001.02.01.USMA.0340.2580.003 (RS192)

Description

A blanket of snow covers Boston Common and weighs down the branches of the trees. A crew of workers shovel out the pathways. In the middle distance is the Brewer Fountain, which was donated by merchant Gardner Brewer to the city in 1868 and is a copy of a fountain which he saw at the 1855 Paris World's Fair, designed by Paul Lienard and sculpted by Mathurin Moreau. The dome of the State House towers over the wintry landscape.

Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Dates
1900-1920
Date Notes
1900s-1916
Physical Description
1 photograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000192
AccessID: 299
Other identifier: HNEDID-000192
GUSN
194988
Reference Code
PC001.02.01.USMA.0340.2580.003

Record details

Originator
Halliday Historic Photograph Co. (photographer)
Other People
Brewer, Gardner, 1806-1874
Bulfinch, Charles, 1763-1844
Lienard, Paul
Moreau, Mathurin
Descriptive Terms
beehive domes
bronze (metal)
capitols
façades
flagpoles
fountains
public art
snowstorms
winter
workers
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
Brewer Fountain (Boston, Mass.)
snow removal
snow shoveling
Places
Boston Common (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [park]
Beacon Hill (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Places (Buildings)
Massachusetts State House (Boston, Mass.)
Location Note
Large - Geo - Massachusetts - Boston - Boston Common: General and Panoramic Views - Unmounted - Folder 1 of 2

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