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View of Boylston Street at Church Street, Boston, Mass., ca. 1893

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

ca. 1893

GUSN

GUSN-202227

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Description

A horse-drawn buggy stands in front of the Hotel Thorndike. In the distance a streetcar can be seen just beyond the intersection with Charles Street. An entrance to the Boston Common can be seen to the left of the streetcar.

Details

Descriptive Terms

exterior views
streetscapes
intersections
commercial buildings
hotels (public accommodations)
streetcars
parks (recreation areas)
gelatin silver prints
photographs
black-and-white prints (photographs)

Inscription

Verso of mount: Boylston St. Boston, Mass. [in pencil, in a different hand:] at Church Street [in previous hand, in previous ink:] Gift of Mrs. Walter K. Watkins 13 April 1934 [stamped:] Duplicate Sell or Exchange S.P.N.E.A.

Additional Identification Number

OVP Photo Database Number 14
OVP Number OVP0020

Physical Description

1 black-and-white print, mounted

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Date of Acquisition

13 April 1934

Reference Code

PC001.01.TMP.020

Image Dimensions

15.75 x 12.75 (HxW)(inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Walter K. Watkins, 13 April 1934.

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Material Type

gelatin silver prints
photographs
black-and-white prints (photographs)

Subjects

Architectural photography
Boylston Street (Boston, Mass.)
Church Street (Boston, Mass.)
Boston Common (Boston, Mass.)

Restrictions

Oxidative-reductive deterioration; yellowed; cracks and buckles in emulsion and support.

Description Level

Item

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