Ruins of ancient trees on Boston Common after the Great New England Hurricane

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1938

Location Note

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

GUSN

GUSN-194985

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Description

The Great New England Hurricane on September 21, 1938 destroyed many trees on Boston Common. Branches and trunks lie strewn across the ground. The dome of the Massachusetts State House is seen above the devastation.

Details

Descriptive Terms

beehive domes
capitols
parks (recreation areas)
hurricanes
trees
news photographs
natural disasters
disasters
events
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000189
AccessID 296
Other identifier HNEDID-000189

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.03.01.TMP.050

Date Notes

22? September 1938

Places

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

Record Details

Originator

International News Service (photographer)

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Other People

Bulfinch, Charles, 1763-1844

Subjects

hurricane damage
New England Hurricane, 1938

Description Level

Item

Location Note

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