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View of Meridian St., East Boston, looking north

PC001.02.01.USMA.0850.0030.002 (RS229)

Description

Two trolley cars travel through a commercial area on Meridian Street in East Boston, Massachusetts. One of them has a sign marked "Tunnel" and an advertisement for the Boston Pops. 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. The businesses include the shoe store of John A. O'Shea, O'Shea's Corner (91 Meridian); the furniture and home furnishings store of Simon Hirshberg (96 Meridian); and the grocery store of Frank E. Burnham Frank (97 Meridian).

Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Date Notes
ca. 1908
Physical Description
1 photograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000229
AccessID: 316
Other identifier: HNEDID-000229
GUSN
195005
Reference Code
PC001.02.01.USMA.0850.0030.002

Record details

Originator
Thomson & Thomson (Boston, Mass.) (photographer)
Other Organizations
Boston Elevated Railway Company
Boston Pops Orchestra
Descriptive Terms
commercial buildings
footwear
mercantile buildings
public transit
rubbers (footwear)
shoes (footwear)
storefronts
stores
tracks (transit system elements)
trolley cars
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
Maverick Square (East Boston, Boston, Mass.)
Meridian Street (East Boston, Boston, Mass.)
overhead electric lines
public telephones
shoe stores
Places
East Boston (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Location Note
Large - Geo - Massachusetts - East Boston - Modern - Thomson & Thomson - Unmounted

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