Boston Common during a snow storm

Description

A blanket of snow covers Boston Common and weighs down the branches of the trees. A crew of workers shovel out the pathways. In the middle distance is the Brewer Fountain, which was donated by merchant Gardner Brewer to the city in 1868 and is a copy of a fountain which he saw at the 1855 Paris World's Fair, designed by Paul Lienard and sculpted by Mathurin Moreau. The dome of the State House towers over the wintry landscape.

Details

Descriptive Terms

beehive domes
façades
capitols
fountains
bronze (metal)
workers
snowstorms
public art
flagpoles
winter
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000192
AccessID 299
Other identifier HNEDID-000192

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.02.01.USMA.0340.2580.003

Date Notes

1900s-1916

Places

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

Record Details

Originator

Halliday Historic Photograph Co. (photographer)

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Other People

Bulfinch, Charles, 1763-1844
Brewer, Gardner, 1806-1874
Lienard, Paul
Moreau, Mathurin

Subjects

Brewer Fountain (Boston, Mass.)
snow removal
snow shoveling

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Large - Geo - Massachusetts - Boston - Boston Common: General and Panoramic Views - Unmounted - Folder 1 of 2