Postcard of Cambridge, Back Bay and The Fenway

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1905-1917

Location Note

photo albums 240A & 240B

GUSN

GUSN-284177

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Description

240A

Bound album of postcards labeled on cover Cambridge, Back Bay and The Fenway.
223 colored and black and white postcards dating from 1905-1917, many written with postmarks and some with dealer prices.

Covers Boston and Cambridge locations, mostly labeled. Cambridge views include MIT, Harvard University, Central Square, Harvard Square, Harvard Stadium, Robert Lowell House, Charles River boathouses.

Back Bay cards include street views, Public Garden, landmarks and churches including Trinity Church and the Boston Public Library. Hotels - Ritz-Carlton, Hotel Vendome, Hotel Brunswick, Copley Plaza, including some unlabeled modern day snapshots which could be the Copley Plaza. Hotel dining rooms - The Georgian and Hotel Lenox. Back Bay street views of Commonwealth Avenue with the statues on the mall. Also Christian Science church, Symphony Hall and other landmarks along Huntington Avenue. The Fenway includes Simmons College, Mrs. Gardner's Palace, and the Museum of Fine Arts, and the hospitals. Other locations include Coolidge Corner, Brookline, Brighton, Franklin Park, Dorchester, Roxbury, and South Boston. Beach scenes from Revere Beach, Winthrop Beach, and Nantasket Beach. Outside of Boston are a few cards from Marblehead, Salem and The Samoset in Rockland Maine.

Details

Descriptive Terms

university and college buildings
boathouses
streetscapes
gardens
churches (buildings)
hotels (public accommodations)
landmarks
historic buildings
hospitals (buildings for health facility)
bathing beaches
photograph albums
postcard albums

Additional Identification Number

album number 240A

Physical Description

1 photographic album; 7 x 13 1/4 inches

Collection Code

PC009

Collection Name

Photograph albums collection

Date of Acquisition

1941

Reference Code

PC009.240A

Acquisition Type

Gift

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts (United States)
Cambridge (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Material Type

photograph albums
postcard albums

Descriptive Terms

Cambridge, Mass
Back Bay
The Fenway
Boston, Mass
Harvard University
MIT
Robert Lowell House
Charles River
boathouses
landmarks
Trinity Church
Hotel Vendome
Boston Public Library
Copley Plaza
Hotel Brunswick
Hotel Lenox
Commonwealth Avenue
Christian Science Church
Symphony Hall
Simmons College
Gardner Museum
Museum of Fine Arts
hospitals
Revere Beach
Winthrop Beach
The Samoset, Rockland Maine
Nastasket Beach

Description Level

Item

Location Note

photo albums 240A & 240B