View of Lexington St., East Boston, looking east

Description

Row houses crowd together on Lexington Street in East Boston, Massachusetts. Trees lining the sidewalks almost form a canopy over the cobblestone roadway. A trolley car with the sign "Tunnel" and an advertisement for the Boston Pops travels along the street. On December 30, 1904, the Boston Elevated Railway Company opened the East Boston Tunnel, the first underwater subway tunnel in the United States, to connect Maverick Square and downtown Boston.

Details

Descriptive Terms

row houses
public transit
trolley cars
tracks (transit system elements)
telephone poles
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000228
AccessID 314
Other identifier HNEDID-000228

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.02.01.USMA.0850.0030.001

Date Notes

1904-1910s

Places

East Boston (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]

Record Details

Originator

Thomson & Thomson (Boston, Mass.) (photographer)

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Other Organizations

Boston Pops Orchestra
Boston Elevated Railway Company

Subjects

East Boston Tunnel (Boston, Mass.)
Lexington Street (East Boston, Boston, Mass.)
overhead electric lines

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Large - Geo - Massachusetts - East Boston - Modern - Thomson & Thomson - Unmounted