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New Circuit, Franklin Park, Roxbury, Mass.

PC001.02.01.USMA.2540.0420.005 (RS468)

Description

A view of the construction of Circuit Drive in Franklin Park in Boston. Workers build the roadway using horse-drawn carts. A man wearing a bowler hat and overalls stands in the middle of the road. "Circuit Drive was designed by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted as a road for carriages through the Country Park. It was designed as an actual circuit linking various sections of the park, and was originally much curvier than it is today. As opposed to Forest Hills Street, which Frederick Law Olmsted designed to be in sharp contrast with Franklin Park, Circuit Drive was intended to be integrated into the Wilderness and into the entire park as a whole."

Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Date Notes
ca. 1887
Physical Description
1 photograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000468
AccessID: 694
Other identifier: HNEDID-000468
GUSN
195352
Reference Code
PC001.02.01.USMA.2540.0420.005

Record details

Originator
Brown, Edmund K. (photographer)
Other People
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903
Descriptive Terms
carts
construction workers
cyanotypes (photographic prints)
horse-drawn vehicles
labor
parks (recreation areas)
Material Type
photographs
Subjects
Circuit Drive (Franklin Park, Boston, Mass.)
Emerald Necklace (Boston, Mass.)
Franklin Park (Boston, Mass.)
roads -- design and construction
Places
Roxbury (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Location Note
Geo.: Large: Mass.: Roxbury: Franklin Park

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