Tremont St. at Douglass Square, Roxbury, Mass.

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1950-10-26

Location Note

Geo.: Large: Mass.: Roxbury: Tremont St., vicinity of Whittier St.: MBTA

GUSN

GUSN-195183

Description

A view of Tremont Street at Frederick Douglass Square in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Trolley car tracks run down the middle of Tremont Street. Numerous businesses line the street, including the Douglass Square Pharmacy and Slade's Restaurant. Billboards advertise Sunoco and H. P. Hood products. Political campaign signs for re-electing Paul A. Dever for governor and Ryan Dacey for clerk of the State Judicial Court hang on building walls. The campaign headquarters for Banks for representative is located on the left side of Tremont Street. The shadow of the photographer can be seen in the foreground of the image. The fifth anniversary of the dedication of Frederick Douglass Square was celebrated in 1921. The Frederick Douglass Historic District is roughly bounded by Hammond Street, Cabot Street, Windsor Street, and Westminister Street.

Details

Descriptive Terms

restaurants
mercantile buildings
drugstores
billboards (site elements)
political campaigns
exterior views
automobiles
political posters
police cars
tracks (transit system elements)
commercial buildings
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000328
AccessID 504
Other identifier HNEDID-000328

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.02.01.USMA.2540.0110.001

Places

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

Record Details

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Other People

Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895
Dever, Paul A. (Paul Andrew), 1903-1958
Boston (Mass.). Police Dept.

Other Organizations

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Douglass Square Pharmacy
Sunoco (Firm)
H.P. Hood & Sons

Subjects

Frederick Douglass Square (Roxbury, Boston, Mass.)
overhead electric lines
Tremont Street (Boston, Mass.)
Architectural photography

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Geo.: Large: Mass.: Roxbury: Tremont St., vicinity of Whittier St.: MBTA