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Sheep in Franklin Park

PC001.03.01.TMP.065 (RS454)

Description

A picture postcard shows a herd of sheep keeping the grass trimmed in the meadow of the Country Park section of Franklin Park in Boston. Frederick Law Olmsted intended this part of the park to be an area for contemplative recreation. The city purchased forty lambs in around 1890 and by 1903, the flock had multiplied to over 360 sheep. The sheep meadow was converted into a munipical golf course that opened in 1923.

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Date Notes
1900s-1910s
Physical Description
1 postcard
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000454
AccessID: 679
Other identifier: HNEDID-000454
GUSN
195337
Reference Code
PC001.03.01.TMP.065

Record details

Originator
Reicher Bros. (publisher)
Other People
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903
Descriptive Terms
meadows
parks (recreation areas)
sheep (genus)
Material Type
photographs
photomechanical prints
picture postcards
Subjects
Emerald Necklace (Boston, Mass.)
Franklin Park (Boston, Mass.)
grazing
sheep (AAT)
Places
Roxbury (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Location Note
Geo.: Small: Mass.: Roxbury: Franklin Park: Postcards

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