View of Boston Public Garden and lagoon on a foggy morning

Description

Fog rises over the lagoon and footbridge in the Boston Public Garden. The plan for the Public Garden by George F. Meacham included a pond. The four-acre lagoon was completed in 1861. Architect William Gibbons Preston designed the suspension footbridge, which was finished in 1867. The steeple of the Arlington Street Church can be seen in the distance.

Details

Descriptive Terms

suspension bridges
footbridges
public gardens
lagoons (bodies of water)
fog
steeples (building components)
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000176
AccessID 283
Other identifier HNEDID-000176

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.02.01.USMA.0340.6690.001

Date Notes

ca. 1890

Places

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

Record Details

Originator

Coolidge, Baldwin, 1845-1928 (photographer)

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Other People

Preston, William Gibbons, 1842-1910
Meacham, George, 1831-1917
Herschel, Clemens, 1842-1930

Subjects

Arlington Street Church (Boston, Mass.)
morning
Public Garden (Boston, Mass.)

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Geographic / Mass. / Boston / Boston Public Garden / Lake, Swan Boats, Bridge / Large - Massachusetts - Boston - Public Garden - Lake, Sawn Boats, Bridge - Unmounted

Historical/Biographical Note

Sources


Friends of the Public Garden. The Public Garden Boston, 25-26.