A group of bike messengers, Boston Bicycle Parade, Boston, Mass., 1896

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1896

Location Note

Large - Special Photographs - Geo - Massachusetts - Boston - Bicycle Parade, 1896 - Folder 1

GUSN

GUSN-175043

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Description

A group of young men from the Mutual District Messenger Co. and Western Union in Boston, Massachusetts pose for a photograph. They are dressed in their uniforms and the front row of men holds their messenger bikes. The group is part of the Boston Bicycle Parade of 1896.

Details

Descriptive Terms

messengers
uniforms
parades
bicycles
hotels (public accommodations)
transportation
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Inscription

Boston Bicycle Parade 1896 / Reviewed from the Hotel Vendome / By Gov. Roger Wolcott / 7183-B / Teams #6 (handwritten)

Physical Description

1 photograph ; 7 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Date of Acquisition

1933-02-28

Reference Code

PC001.02.03.TMP.023

Acquisition Type

Gift

Image Dimensions

7 1/4 x 9 1/2 (HxW)(inches)

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Smith & Miller (Photographic studio)

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Other People

Wolcott, Roger, 1847-1900

Subjects

Western Union Telegraph Company
Liberty Square (Boston, Mass.)

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Large - Special Photographs - Geo - Massachusetts - Boston - Bicycle Parade, 1896 - Folder 1