Postcard of young shoe shiners, Boston Common, Boston, Mass., undated

Collection Type

  • Photography

Location Note

Geo.: Small: Mass.: Boston Common: Park St. Mall: Postcards

GUSN

GUSN-194979

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Description

A group of shoeshine boys await customers in front of the William Blackstone Memorial Tablet on the Park Street Mall of Boston Common. Parts of the front and side façades of the Park Street Church are visible in the background. Cars drive down Park Street toward the intersection with Tremont Street.

Details

Descriptive Terms

historic monuments
churches (buildings)
pedestrian malls
parks (recreation areas)
leggings
overalls (main garments)
boys
religious buildings
footwear
labor
picture postcards
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographic postcards
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000183
AccessID 290
Other identifier HNEDID-000183

Physical Description

1 postcard

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.03.01.TMP.049

Date Notes

1920s

Places

Boston Common (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [park]

Record Details

Originator

Chamberlain, Samuel, 1895-1975 (photographer)

Material Type

picture postcards
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographic postcards
photographs

Other People

Sturgis, R. Clipston, 1860-1951
Banner, Peter, Mr.
Blackstone, William, 1595-1675

Subjects

Park Street (Boston, Mass.)
Park Street Church (Boston, Mass.)
Park Street Mall (Boston Commons, Boston, Mass.)
shoe shiners
William Blackstone Memorial Tablet (Boston Commons, Boston, Mass.)

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Geo.: Small: Mass.: Boston Common: Park St. Mall: Postcards