Monument commemorating the 1860s football games of the Oneida Football Club, Boston Common, erected in 1925

Collection Type

  • Photography

Location Note

Large - Geo - Massachusetts - Boston - Boston Common - Fountains; Statuary; Plaques; Monuments, except Shaw Memorial and Brewers Fountain

GUSN

GUSN-194987

Description

A close-up view shows the monument to the Oneida Football Club of Boston near the Spruce Street gate to Boston Common. The Oneidas were the first organized football club in the United States and played on the Common from 1862 to 1865. The surviving seven members of the team dedicated the monument on November 21, 1925. Architect I. Howland Jones designed the monument, and Joseph Coleen sculpted it. The top of John Hancock Tower can be seen in the distance above the monument, and the Prudential

Details

Descriptive Terms

historic monuments
parks (recreation areas)
Tennessee marble
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000191
AccessID 298
Other identifier HNEDID-000191

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.02.01.USMA.0340.2630.003

Date Notes

11 June 1980

Places

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

Record Details

Originator

Severy, Robert Bayard (photographer)

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Other People

Jones, I. Howland
Miller, Gerrit S.
Coleen, Joseph

Other Organizations

Oneida Football Club of Boston

Subjects

Beacon Street (Boston, Mass.)
football -- history -- 19th century
football teams -- history -- 19th century
John Hancock Tower (Boston, Mass.)
Prudential Center (Boston, Mass.)
Spruce Street (Boston, Mass.)

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Large - Geo - Massachusetts - Boston - Boston Common - Fountains; Statuary; Plaques; Monuments, except Shaw Memorial and Brewers Fountain