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View of Lexington St., East Boston, looking east

PC001.02.01.USMA.0850.0030.001 (RS228)

Description

Row houses crowd together on Lexington Street in East Boston, Massachusetts. Trees lining the sidewalks almost form a canopy over the cobblestone roadway. A trolley car with the sign "Tunnel" and an advertisement for the Boston Pops travels along the street. On December 30, 1904, the Boston Elevated Railway Company opened the East Boston Tunnel, the first underwater subway tunnel in the United States, to connect Maverick Square and downtown Boston.

Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Date Notes
1904-1910s
Physical Description
1 photograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000228
AccessID: 314
Other identifier: HNEDID-000228
GUSN
195003
Reference Code
PC001.02.01.USMA.0850.0030.001

Record details

Originator
Thomson & Thomson (Boston, Mass.) (photographer)
Other Organizations
Boston Elevated Railway Company
Boston Pops Orchestra
Descriptive Terms
public transit
row houses
telephone poles
tracks (transit system elements)
trolley cars
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
East Boston Tunnel (Boston, Mass.)
Lexington Street (East Boston, Boston, Mass.)
overhead electric lines
Places
East Boston (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Location Note
Large - Geo - Massachusetts - East Boston - Modern - Thomson & Thomson - Unmounted

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