Sheep in Franklin Park

Collection Type

  • Photography

Location Note

Geo.: Small: Mass.: Roxbury: Franklin Park: Postcards

GUSN

GUSN-195337

Browse Collection

Description

A picture postcard shows a herd of sheep keeping the grass trimmed in the meadow of the Country Park section of Franklin Park in Boston. Frederick Law Olmsted intended this part of the park to be an area for contemplative recreation. The city purchased forty lambs in around 1890 and by 1903, the flock had multiplied to over 360 sheep. The sheep meadow was converted into a munipical golf course that opened in 1923.

Details

Descriptive Terms

parks (recreation areas)
meadows
sheep (genus)
picture postcards
photomechanical prints
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000454
AccessID 679
Other identifier HNEDID-000454

Physical Description

1 postcard

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.03.01.TMP.065

Date Notes

1900s-1910s

Places

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

Record Details

Originator

Reicher Bros. (publisher)

Material Type

picture postcards
photomechanical prints
photographs

Other People

Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903

Subjects

Emerald Necklace (Boston, Mass.)
Franklin Park (Boston, Mass.)
grazing
sheep (AAT)

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Geo.: Small: Mass.: Roxbury: Franklin Park: Postcards