Exterior view of the Boston and Providence Railroad Station, Park Square, Boston, Mass., ca. 1905

Description

Text on the top banner reads "The Sunday Herald's $50,000.00 prize exhibition admission free entrance." The one below it reads "Park Sq. Roller Skating Rink." The banner to the right reads "Sunday Herald prizes admission free." To the right of the Station the back of the Thorndike Hotel can be seen on St. James Avenue. The Motor Mart Garage is on the left side of the image directly behind the Emancipation Group statue. To the left and behind the Station is the Park Square Automobile Station at 43 Columbus Avenue. In the foreground is the Emancipation Group statue by Thomas Ball with the figures of Abraham Lincoln and a freed slave based on Archer Alexander, the last man captured under the Fugitive Slave Act.

Details

Descriptive Terms

exterior views
railroad stations
squares (open spaces)
intersections
hotels (public accommodations)
skating rinks
presidents
emancipation
memorials
garages
streetscapes
commercial buildings
transportation
trains (vehicle groupings)
passenger trains
automobiles
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Inscription

WM. T. Clark, view photographer, 184 Boylston St. Room 53, Boston, Mass. Tel. B.B.7872 (stamped)
"Boston and Providence, Station, Park St., Boston, Ma." (handwritten)

Physical Description

1 photographic print ; 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.02.01.USMA.0340.6210.001

Image Dimensions

9 1/2 x 7 1/2 (HxW)(inches)

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Clark, William T. (Photographer)
Peabody & Stearns (Boston, Mass.) (Architect)

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Other People

Ball, Thomas, 1819-1911
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Alexander, Archer

Other Organizations

Boston and Providence Railroad Corporation
Boston Herald

Subjects

Architectural photography
Park Square (Boston, Mass.)
Columbus Avenue (Boston, Mass.)
St. James Avenue (Boston, Mass.)
Emancipation Group (Sculpture)
African Americans
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Monuments

Description Level

Item