Snapshots of Beacon Hill and Back Bay

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1920-1930

GUSN

GUSN-194687

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Description

This album consists primarily of 4.5 x 2.5 inch amateur snapshots of buildings on Beacon Hill and in the Back Bay. The photographs date from the late 1920s to the 1930s. The album is from the manuscript collection of John Codman (1898-1989) and may have been compiled by him or by his father, William Coombs Codman (1860-1938), both of whom were members of the firm Wm. C. Codman and Son, Realtors and Insurance Brokers. It is possible that the album is a photographic record of some of the firm's transactions. Negatives exist for most of the snapshots in the album.

Details

Descriptive Terms

dwellings
residential structures
exterior views
photograph albums

Additional Identification Number

Album Number 174

Physical Description

1 photograph album; 10 x 11 7/8 inches

Collection Code

PC009

Collection Name

Photograph albums collection

Date of Acquisition

1987

Reference Code

PC009.174

Acquisition Type

Gift

Credit Line

Gift of John Codman, 1987.

Places

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

Record Details

Originator

Possibly Codman, John, 1898-1989 (Compiler)
Possibly Codman , William Coombs (Compiler)

Material Type

photograph albums

Other People

Codman, John, 1898-1989
Codman, William Coombs, 1860-1938

Other Organizations

Wm. C. Codman and Son

Descriptive Terms

Beacon Hill
Back Bay
William C. Codman and Son, Realtor and Insurance Broker

Restrictions

Resarchers are required to use photocopy of album because the original is very fragile.

Description Level

Item

Historical/Biographical Note

Historical/Biographical Note

See the John Codman (1898-1989) Family Papers finding aid for more information about John and William Coombs Codman.