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Swan boat, Public Garden, Boston, Mass., ca. 1883

PC001.02.03.TMP.048 (RS1202)

Description

A woman and man take a swan boat ride on the lagoon in the Boston Public Garden. The plan for the Public Garden by George F. Meacham included a pond. The four-acre lagoon was completed in 1861. Architect William Gibbons Preston designed the suspension footbridge, which was finished in 1867. Rowhouses on Boylston Street and Arlington Street and the Ether Monument, which commemorates the first successful public use of ether by William Thomas Green Morton in the operating theatre of the Massachusetts General Hospital on October 16, 1846, can be seen in the background.

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Dates
ca. 1883
Physical Description
1 photograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 001202
AccessID: 1602
Other identifier: HNEDID-001202
GUSN
196173
Reference Code
PC001.02.03.TMP.048

Record details

Originator
Coolidge, Baldwin, 1845-1928 (photographer)
Descriptive Terms
historic monuments
lagoons (bodies of water)
leisure
outdoor sculpture
public gardens
public sculpture
row houses
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
Arlington Street (Boston, Mass.)
Beacon Street (Boston, Mass.)
Ether Monument (Boston, Mass.)
Public Garden (Boston, Mass.)
outdoor recreation
swan boats
Places
Back Bay (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Location Note
Special Photographs: Geographic / Mass. / Boston / Public Garden / Large - Special Photos - Massachusetts - Boston - Public Garden

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