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Park Square, "Apple Mary" selling fruit, Boston, Mass., 1863

PC001.01.TMP.052 (RS87278)

Description

"Apple Mary" sells her fruit to an unidentified man at the edge of the Boston Common at the intersection of Boylston and Charles Streets. The Edwin M. Thayer grocery store is in the background on the left at 75 Boylston Street. The center and right portion of the image is the Boston and Providence Railroad Station.

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Dates
1863
Date of Acquisition
April 1981
Physical Description
1 photographic print
Inscriptions
Recto of mount: Park square - 1863; Verso of mount: George E. Hall & Co. Greebrier St. [in a different pencil:] & Apple Mary [underlined:] in foreground {Gift of the State Street Bank Apr. 1981}
Dimensions
10.625x 12.75(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
OVP Photo Database Number: 52
OVP Number: OVP0052
Credit Line
Gift of State Street Bank, April 1981.
GUSN
202265
Reference Code
PC001.01.TMP.052

Record details

Other Organizations
Boston and Providence Railroad Corporation
George E. Hall & Co. (Boston, Mass.)
Descriptive Terms
commercial buildings
exterior views
grocery stores
intersections
railroad stations
squares (open spaces)
street vendors
streetscapes
women (female humans)
Material Type
gelatin silver prints
photographs
Subjects
Architectural photography
Boylston Street (Boston, Mass.)
Charles Street (Boston, Mass.)
Columbus Avenue (Boston, Mass.)
Park Square (Boston, Mass.)
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Boston Common (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [park]
Places (Buildings)
Boston and Providence Railroad Station (Boston, Mass.)
Physical Access Restrictions
Yellowed; retouched; oxidative-reductive deterioration; liquid stain, bottom left corner of print; bottom left corner of mount missing.

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