New Circuit, Franklin Park, Roxbury, Mass.

Collection Type

  • Photography

Location Note

Geo.: Large: Mass.: Roxbury: Franklin Park

GUSN

GUSN-195352

Browse Collection

Description

A view of the construction of Circuit Drive in Franklin Park in Boston. Workers build the roadway using horse-drawn carts. A man wearing a bowler hat and overalls stands in the middle of the road. "Circuit Drive was designed by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted as a road for carriages through the Country Park. It was designed as an actual circuit linking various sections of the park, and was originally much curvier than it is today. As opposed to Forest Hills Street, which Frederick Law Olmsted designed to be in sharp contrast with Franklin Park, Circuit Drive was intended to be integrated into the Wilderness and into the entire park as a whole."

Details

Descriptive Terms

parks (recreation areas)
construction workers
cyanotypes (photographic prints)
carts
horse-drawn vehicles
labor
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000468
AccessID 694
Other identifier HNEDID-000468

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.02.01.USMA.2540.0420.005

Date Notes

ca. 1887

Places

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

Record Details

Originator

Brown, Edmund K. (photographer)

Material Type

photographs

Other People

Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903

Subjects

Circuit Drive (Franklin Park, Boston, Mass.)
Emerald Necklace (Boston, Mass.)
Franklin Park (Boston, Mass.)
roads -- design and construction

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Geo.: Large: Mass.: Roxbury: Franklin Park