Guide to the Photograph Collection
This collection consists of 38 albumen photographs depicting views of Boston during the 1870s.
This collection consists of 38 albumen photographs depicting views of Boston during the 1870s. Subjects include the Boston Public Garden, Charlestown Navy Yard, and views of Jamaica Plain and Dorchester, as well as five photographs that make up a panoramic view of Boston Harbor and its wharves, taken in 1874 by Augustine H. Folsom of Boston. There is also a series of photos of buildings along Beacon Street, taken by Boston photographer Josiah Johnson Hawes. Most of the photographers are unidentified.
Gift of Benjamin Tighe, June 1950. Photos. #122.9-29 were a gift of Helen Coolidge, Sep. 1950.
Detailed Description of the Collection
I. Boston Harbor and Wharves
II. Boston Public Garden
III. Boston Streets and Buildings
IV. Charlestown Navy Yard
VI. Jamaica Plain
Boston, Mass. views, Photo. Coll. 122, Massachusetts Historical Society Photo Archives.
This collection is indexed under the following headings in ABIGAIL, the online catalog of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Researchers desiring materials about related persons, organizations, or subjects should search the catalog using these headings.