North End of Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1925.

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1925-1930

GUSN

GUSN-305498

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Description

A black and white image of a street in Boston's North End showing a woman on the fire escape of an apartment house hanging laundry on a clothesline in the background; and in the foreground, a man in a suit and scally cap stands in front of Boston Fire Department, Engine 6. There are additional people standing and walking on the sidewalk of the street. A poster on the brick wall advertises the movie "Shore Leave" at the Scollay Square Olympia Theatre, a silent comedy made in 1925 starring Richard Barthelmess and Dorothy Mackaill.

Details

Descriptive Terms

apartment houses
drying
fire escapes
fire engines
one-sheet posters
advertisements
exterior views
black-and-white negatives

Physical Description

1 glass negative

Collection Code

PC053

Collection Name

Yankee Publishing Collection, 1890-1939

Reference Code

PC053.091

Places

North End (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Yankee Publishing Incorporated (Publisher)

Material Type

black-and-white negatives

Subjects

Urban scenes
Scollay Square (Boston, Mass.)

Accruals Note

Yankee Negative Collection

Restrictions

The item is a black and white negative, but it has been digitized as a positive image for ease of use.

Description Level

Item