View of Meridian St., East Boston, looking north

Description

Two trolley cars travel through a commercial area on Meridian Street in East Boston, Massachusetts. One of them has a sign marked "Tunnel" and an advertisement for the Boston Pops. 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. The businesses include the shoe store of John A. O'Shea, O'Shea's Corner (91 Meridian); the furniture and home furnishings store of Simon Hirshberg (96 Meridian); and the grocery store of Frank E. Burnham Frank (97 Meridian).

Details

Descriptive Terms

storefronts
mercantile buildings
stores
shoes (footwear)
rubbers (footwear)
public transit
trolley cars
tracks (transit system elements)
commercial buildings
footwear
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000229
AccessID 316
Other identifier HNEDID-000229

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.02.01.USMA.0850.0030.002

Date Notes

ca. 1908

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

Maverick Square (East Boston, Boston, Mass.)
Meridian Street (East Boston, Boston, Mass.)
overhead electric lines
public telephones
shoe stores

Description Level

Item

Location Note

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