Airplane view of army base, South Boston, Mass.

Collection Type

  • Photography

Location Note

Geo: Small: Mass.: South Boston: Postcards

GUSN

GUSN-195470

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Description

This picture postcard features an aerial view of the South Boston Army Base, dry docks, and loading docks in South Boston, Massachusetts. The view also encompasses the residential areas near these facilities and Boston Harbor. The base opened in 1919 and closed in the early 1980s, replaced by the Massport Marine Terminal. The printed inscription reads: "Largest dry dock in America. Longest loading dock in America."

Details

Descriptive Terms

army bases
loading docks
harbors
aerial views
dry docks
picture postcards
aerial photographs
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000583
AccessID 814
Other identifier HNEDID-000583

Physical Description

1 postcard

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.03.01.TMP.099

Date Notes

ca. 1935

Places

Boston Harbor (Massachusetts) [harbor]
South Boston (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]

Record Details

Originator

Fairchild Aerial Camera Corporation (photographer)
Tichnor Bros., Inc. (Publisher)

Material Type

picture postcards
aerial photographs
photographs

Other Organizations

United States. Army

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Geo: Small: Mass.: South Boston: Postcards