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Tremont St. at Douglass Square, Roxbury, Mass.

PC001.02.01.USMA.2540.0110.001 (RS328)

Description

A view of Tremont Street at Frederick Douglass Square in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Trolley car tracks run down the middle of Tremont Street. Numerous businesses line the street, including the Douglass Square Pharmacy and Slade's Restaurant. Billboards advertise Sunoco and H. P. Hood products. Political campaign signs for re-electing Paul A. Dever for governor and Ryan Dacey for clerk of the State Judicial Court hang on building walls. The campaign headquarters for Banks for representative is located on the left side of Tremont Street. The shadow of the photographer can be seen in the foreground of the image. The fifth anniversary of the dedication of Frederick Douglass Square was celebrated in 1921. The Frederick Douglass Historic District is roughly bounded by Hammond Street, Cabot Street, Windsor Street, and Westminister Street.

Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Dates
1950-10-26
Physical Description
1 photograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000328
AccessID: 504
Other identifier: HNEDID-000328
GUSN
195183
Reference Code
PC001.02.01.USMA.2540.0110.001

Record details

Other People
Boston (Mass.). Police Dept.
Dever, Paul A. (Paul Andrew), 1903-1958
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895
Other Organizations
Douglass Square Pharmacy
H.P. Hood & Sons
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Sunoco (Firm)
Descriptive Terms
automobiles
billboards (site elements)
commercial buildings
drugstores
exterior views
mercantile buildings
police cars
political campaigns
political posters
restaurants
tracks (transit system elements)
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
Architectural photography
Frederick Douglass Square (Roxbury, Boston, Mass.)
Tremont Street (Boston, Mass.)
overhead electric lines
Places
Roxbury (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Location Note
Geo.: Large: Mass.: Roxbury: Tremont St., vicinity of Whittier St.: MBTA

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