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Postcard of Cambridge, Back Bay and The Fenway

Description

240A

Bound album of postcards labeled on cover Cambridge, Back Bay and The Fenway.

223 colored and black and white postcards dating from 1905-1917, many written with postmarks and some with dealer prices.

Covers Boston and Cambridge locations, mostly labeled. Cambridge views include MIT, Harvard University, Central Square, Harvard Square, Harvard Stadium, Robert Lowell House, Charles River boathouses.

Back Bay cards include street views, Public Garden, landmarks and churches including Trinity Church and the Boston Public Library. Hotels - Ritz-Carlton, Hotel Vendome, Hotel Brunswick, Copley Plaza, including some unlabeled modern day snapshots which could be the Copley Plaza. Hotel dining rooms - The Georgian and Hotel Lenox. Back Bay street views of Commonwealth Avenue with the statues on the mall. Also Christian Science church, Symphony Hall and other landmarks along Huntington Avenue. The Fenway includes Simmons College, Mrs. Gardner's Palace, and the Museum of Fine Arts, and the hospitals. Other locations include Coolidge Corner, Brookline, Brighton, Franklin Park, Dorchester, Roxbury, and South Boston. Beach scenes from Revere Beach, Winthrop Beach, and Nantasket Beach. Outside of Boston are a few cards from Marblehead, Salem and The Samoset in Rockland Maine.

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Details

Collection Name
Photograph albums collection
Collection Code
PC009
Dates
1905-1917
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
1941
Physical Description
1 photographic album; 7 x 13 1/4 inches
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
album number: 240A
GUSN
284177
Reference Code
PC009.240A

Record details

Descriptive Terms
Back Bay
Boston Public Library
Boston, Mass
Cambridge, Mass
Charles River
Christian Science Church
Commonwealth Avenue
Copley Plaza
Gardner Museum
Harvard University
Hotel Brunswick
Hotel Lenox
Hotel Vendome
MIT
Museum of Fine Arts
Nastasket Beach
Revere Beach
Robert Lowell House
Simmons College
Symphony Hall
The Fenway
The Samoset, Rockland Maine
Trinity Church
Winthrop Beach
bathing beaches
boathouses
churches (buildings)
gardens
historic buildings
hospitals
hospitals (buildings for health facility)
hotels (public accommodations)
landmarks
streetscapes
university and college buildings
Material Type
photograph albums
postcard albums
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts (United States)
Cambridge (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Location Note
photo albums 240A & 240B

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