View of the corner of Somerset Street and Howard Street, Boston, Mass., 1912

Description

At the corner of Somerset and Howard Streets in Boston, a man is standing next to the closed Congress Lunchroom. The street sign on the side of the building indicates that this is Ward Six. In the window of the clothing store of George W. Watson, at 40 Howard Street, a sign proclaims a sale as the building is to be torn down. A part of the façade of the Howard Athenaeum, at 34 Howard Street, can be glimpsed next to the Howard Hairdressing Parlor. Several men sit on crates on the sidewalk, and a boy, wearing knickerbockers, stands next to them.

Details

Descriptive Terms

intersections
corner (positional attribute)
confectioneries
lunchrooms
barbershops
mailboxes
boaters
knickerbockers
lodging houses
commercial buildings
exterior views
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

Digital ID 000100

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.02.01.USMA.0340.7320.001

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Halliday Historic Photograph Co. (Photographic studio)

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Other Organizations

Howard Hairdressing Parlor
Geo. W. Watson (Firm)
Boston (Mass.). Ward Six
Congress Lunchroom

Subjects

Somerset Street (Boston, Mass.)
Howard Street (Boston, Mass.)
Scollay Square (Boston, Mass.)
Moxie beverage (Brand name)
Architectural photography

Description Level

Item

Historical/Biographical Note

Sources


Part of wards 6 & 7, city of Boston, 1895, plate 1.
Boston City Directory, 1905