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Bus and diesel locomotives, Atlantic Avenue, Boston, Mass.

PC017.02.TMP.050 (RS18146)

Description

Cars, a bus, and a locomotive engine all travel down Atlantic Avenue in Boston, Massachusetts. A worker is visible in the foreground. Businesses in the background include Italo-American Fisheries and Fresh Water Fish Co. The bus is bound for Haymarket Square.

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Details

Collection Name
Boston Transit Archive, 1895-1960s
Collection Code
PC017
Dates
1965-1975
Date Notes
Previously dated 1949-06-13. Perhaps 1969-06-13?
Physical Description
1 photograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: tra00042
AccessID: 1137
Other identifier: HNEDID-tra00042
GUSN
195789
Reference Code
PC017.02.TMP.050

Record details

Other Organizations
Metropolitan Transit Authority (Boston, Mass.)
Descriptive Terms
automobiles
buses
diesel engines
trains (vehicle groupings)
transportation
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
Atlantic Avenue (Boston, Mass.)
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Location Note
Cheney Transit Negatives

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Comments

Date of picture #

AvatarPosted by Joe Foley on February 1, 2012
The car looks like it's much later than 1949, so the photo probably is also. Which makes it even more interesting!

Thanks! #

AvatarPosted by David Dwiggins on February 3, 2012
Thanks for your sharp eyes, Joe! You are obviously correct that this photograph was taken later than 1949. I have tentatively changed the date to 1965-1975.

This was part of a batch of older scans from the collection which didn't always have good information attached, so we'll need to go back and try to locate the original to see if there is more information available.

Our collections access project is an ongoing effort, and we appreciate the help in ensuring our online records are as accurate as possible.

-David Dwiggins
Systems Librarian/Archivist
Historic New England