Stony Brook Flood, Ruggles Street, Roxbury, Mass., Feb. 1886

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1886

Location Note

Special Photos: Geographic / Mass. / Roxbury / Stony Brook Flood

GUSN

GUSN-196531

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Description

Stony Brook flooded the Ruggles Street neighborhood of Roxbury, Massachusetts with as much as three feet of water in mid-February of 1886. According to contemporary accounts, melting snow and heavy rains overwhelmed the sewer system. Men wade through the flood waters, and one man stands on a streetlight. Many wear thigh boots. One man stands in a rowboat in front of the Cordingley Junk Store at 129 Ruggles Street.

Details

Descriptive Terms

row houses
carpenters
floods (natural events)
street lighting luminaires
pulling boats
thigh boots
footwear
events
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 001501
AccessID 2331
Other identifier HNEDID-001501

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.02.03.TMP.049

Date Notes

February 1886

Places

Stony Brook (Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [stream]
Roxbury (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]

Record Details

Originator

Coolidge, Baldwin, 1845-1928 (photographer)

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Other People

Cordingley, Albert
Cordingley, Frank
Jackson, James

Subjects

junk trade
Ruggles Street (Roxbury, Boston, Mass.)

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Special Photos: Geographic / Mass. / Roxbury / Stony Brook Flood