Bridge and lagoon, Public Garden, Boston, Mass.

Description

Several men stand on the footbridge that spans the pond in the Boston Public Garden.The plan for the Public Garden by George F. Meacham included a pond. The four-acre lagoon was completed in 1861. Architect William Gibbons Preston designed the suspension footbridge, which was finished in 1867. The steeple of the Arlington Street Church rises above the trees in the park.

Details

Descriptive Terms

suspension bridges
footbridges
public gardens
lagoons (bodies of water)
steeples (building components)
pulling boats
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 001265
AccessID 2067
Other identifier HNEDID-001265

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.02.01.USMA.0340.6690.002

Date Notes

ca. 1890

Places

Back Bay (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]

Record Details

Originator

Coolidge, Baldwin, 1845-1928 (photographer)

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Other People

Preston, William Gibbons, 1842-1910
Meacham, George, 1831-1917
Herschel, Clemens, 1842-1930

Subjects

Arlington Street Church (Boston, Mass.)
Public Garden (Boston, Mass.)

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Geographic / Mass. / Boston / Public Garden / Lake and Swan Boats / Large: Unmounted.

Historical/Biographical Note

Sources


Friends of the Public Garden. The Public Garden Boston, 25-26.