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Postcard album of Downtown Boston



Bound album of postcards labeled on cover Downtown. 233 colored and black and white postcards dating form 1905-1917, many written with postmarks and some with dealer prices.

Album covers Boston, mostly the Downtown, North End and South End. Other parts of Boston include cards of the Boston Public Library, Copley Plaza, US Constitution, Charlestown and Waterfront. The North End includes Old North Church, Paul Revere House and street scenes. Downtown landmarks include Faneuil Hall, Scollay Square, Old State House, Union Oyster House, Parker House, and Kings Chapel, Tremont Temple, Old South Church, Park Street Church, the State House, Massachusetts General Hospital, Cathedral of the Holy Cross, City Hospital, several hotels, Boston Theatres and Old City Hall. There are cards for all the different downtown streets - Summer and Winter Streets, Post Office Square, Washington Street shopping district including some modern day snapshots, Tremont Street, Pie Alley, Boston Common, Charles River, Beacon Street, Chinatown and South Station, Boylston Street and nighttime scenes of Boston. A collection of cards show Bosworth Street and Marliave Café in the past and modern day

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Collection Name
Photograph albums collection
Collection Code
Acquisition Type
Date of Acquisition
Physical Description
1 photograph album; 7 x 13 1/4 inches
Collection Type
Description Level
Additional Identification Number
album number: 240B
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Record details

Descriptive Terms
Beacon Street, Boston
Boston Common
Boston Public Library
Boston, Massachusetts
Bosworth Street, Boston
Boylston Street, Boston
Cafe Marliave, Boston
Cathedral of the Holy Cross
Charles River
Chinatown, Boston
Copley Plaza
Faneuil Hall
Kings Chapel
Massachusetts General Hospital
North End, Boston
Old North Church
Old South Church
Old State House
Park Street Church
Parker House
Paul Revere House
Pie Alley, Boston
Post Office Square
Scollay Square
South Station, Boston
Tremont Street, Boston
Tremont Temple
US Constitution
Union Oyster House
Washington Street
churches (buildings)
cityscapes (representations)
historic buildings
hospitals (buildings for health facility)
hotels (public accommodations)
Material Type
photograph albums
postcard albums
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts (United States)
Location Note
photo albums 240A & 240B

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