Mount Vernon Street repairs, Boston, 1955

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1955

GUSN

GUSN-194387

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Description

This image depicts a ditch-digger in Boston's Beacon Hill neighborhood being persistently ignored by three fur-clad women. Reed's instincts drew him to the contrast between the worker and the residents.

Details

Descriptive Terms

blue collar workers
labor
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC044

Collection Name

Verner Reed photographic collection, 1950-1972

Reference Code

PC044.TMP.054

Places

Beacon Hill (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]

Record Details

Originator

Reed, Verner, 1923-2006 (Photographer)

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Subjects

Mount Vernon St. (Boston, Mass.)

Accruals Note

Included in the exhibition, A Changing World: New England in the Photographs of Verner Reed, 1950-1972.

Description Level

Item