COLLECTION GUIDES

ca. 1870-1880

Guide to the Photograph Collection


Collection Summary

Abstract

This collection consists of 38 albumen photographs depicting views of Boston during the 1870s.

Collection Description

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.

Acquisition Information

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

#122.1
View of wharves in Boston, 1874: Commercial Wharf to T WharfTaken by Augustine H. FolsomAlbumen print22.8 x 18 cm
#122.2
Panoramic view of wharves in Boston, 1874: section 1, Long WharfTaken by Augustine H. FolsomAlbumen print22.8 x 18 cm
#122.3
Panoramic view of wharves in Boston, 1874: section 2, Central WharfTaken by Augustine H. FolsomAlbumen print22.8 x 18 cm
#122.4
Panoramic view of wharves in Boston, 1874: section 3, Central WharfTaken by Augustine H. FolsomAlbumen print22.8 x 18 cm
#122.5
Panoramic view of wharves in Boston, 1874: section 4, India WharfTaken by Augustine H. FolsomAlbumen print22.8 x 18 cm

II. Boston Public Garden

#122.6
Boston Public Garden, Washington statue and Maid of the Mist fountain, mid-1870sUnidentified photographerAlbumen print23 x 18 cm
#122.7
Boston Public Garden, suspension bridge and lagoon, mid-1870sUnidentified photographerAlbumen print23 x 17.8 cm
#122.8
Boston Public Garden, corner entrance at Beacon and Arlington Street, mid-1870sUnidentified photographerAlbumen print22.9 x 17.8 cm

III. Boston Streets and Buildings

#122.9
Beacon Street, nos. 40-39 and 1 Walnut Street, ca. 1870s-1880sFrom negative by Josiah Johnson HawesAlbumen print24.1 x 19.4 cm
#122.10
Beacon Street, nos. 42-41-40, ca. 1870sFrom negative by Josiah Johnson HawesAlbumen print25.3 x 19.2 cm
#122.11
Beacon Street, nos. 45-44, ca. 1870sFrom negative by Josiah Johnson HawesAlbumen print25.2 x 19.5 cm
#122.12
Beacon Street, nos. 47-46-45, ca. 1870sFrom negative by Josiah Johnson HawesAlbumen print
#122.13
Beacon Street, no. 64, at Charles Street, ca. 1870sFrom negative by Josiah Johnson HawesAlbumen print
#122.14
Beacon Street, nos. 60 (partial)-59-58-57 between Charles and Spruce Streets, ca. 1870sFrom negative by Josiah Johnson HawesAlbumen print25.3 x 19.2 cm
#122.15
Beacon Street, nos. [35]-34-33 at Joy Street, ca. 1870sFrom negative by Josiah Johnson HawesAlbumen print24.6 x 19.3 cm
#122.16
Beacon Street, nos. 75-74-73-72-71 west of River Street, ca. 1870sFrom negative by Josiah Johnson HawesAlbumen print
#122.17
Beacon Street, nos. 71-70-[69] at River Street, ca. 1870sFrom negative by Josiah Johnson HawesAlbumen print
#122.18
Beacon Street, nos. 77-76-75-74 west of River Street, ca. 1870sFrom negative by Josiah Johnson HawesAlbumen print
#122.19
Beacon Street, nos. 49-48-47 at Spruce Street, ca. 1870sFrom negative by Josiah Johnson HawesAlbumen print
#122.20
Beacon Street, nos. 32-31-30 between the State House and Joy Street, ca. 1870sFrom negative by Josiah Johnson HawesAlbumen print24.7 x 19.5 cm
#122.21
Beacon Street, no. 39 (at left) and no. 1 Walnut Street (at center), ca. 1870sFrom negative by Josiah Johnson HawesAlbumen print24 x 19.5 cm
#122.22
Walnut Street from Beacon Street [no. 38] Beacon at right, ca. 1870sFrom negative by Josiah Johnson HawesAlbumen print24.7 x 19 cm
#122.23
Berkeley Street, looking north from Tremont Street--Odd Fellows Hall in foreground, mid-1870sUnidentified photographerAlbumen print22.8 x 18 cm
#122.24
Berkeley Street, looking north from St. James Avenue: Museum of Natural History and Central Congregational Church at left, mid-1870sUnidentified photographerAlbumen print22.9 x 17.9 cm
#122.25
Tremont Street, looking east from the top of the Chickering Building near Massachusetts Avenue, mid-1870sUnidentified photographerAlbumen print22.9 x 17.8 cm
#122.26
Tremont Street, looking east from the top of the Chickering Building near Massachusetts Avenue, mid-1870s (panning left from Photo. #122.25)Unidentified photographerAlbumen print23 x 17.9 cm
#122.27
Tremont Street, Montgomery Street and Montgomery Square intersection, looking west from Dwight Street, mid-1870s (trolley in foreground)Unidentified photographerAlbumen print22.8 x 17.8 cm
#122.28
Tremont Street, Montgomery Street and Montgomery Square intersection, looking west from Dwight Street, mid-1870s (horse cart in foreground)Unidentified photographerAlbumen print22.8 x 17.8 cm
#122.29
Warren Avenue, looking southeast from Columbus Avenue, mid-1870sUnidentified photographerAlbumen print23 x 17.8 cm

IV. Charlestown Navy Yard

#122.30
"Ship Ohio, Navy Yard," ca. 1870Unidentified photographerAlbumen print cabinet card19 x 13.7 cm
#122.31
"Shot Park, Navy Yard," ca. 1870Unidentified photographerAlbumen print cabinet card19 x 13.3 cm
#122.32
"Dry Dock, Navy Yard," ca. 1870Unidentified photographerAlbumen print cabinet card19.3 x 14 cm

V. Dorchester

#122.33
View from Meeting House Hill, Dorchester, looking south, 1870sUnidentified photographerAlbumen photograph23 x 17.8 cm
#122.34
View from Meeting House Hill, Dorchester, look southeast, 1870sUnidentified photographerAlbumen photograph22.8 x 17.8 cm
#122.35
View from Meeting House Hill, Dorchester, looking west, 1870sUnidentified photographerAlbumen photograph22.9 x 17.7 cm
#122.36
View of Savin Hill from Meeting House Hill, 1870sUnidentified photographerAlbumen photograph22.9 x 17.7 cm

VI. Jamaica Plain

#122.37
Soldier's Monument, Jamaica Plain, 1870sUnidentified photographerAlbumen photograph22.8 x 17.9 cm
#122.38
Jamaica Pond, Jamaica Plain, 1870sUnidentified photographerAlbumen photograph23 x 17.9 cm

Preferred Citation

Boston, Mass. views, Photo. Coll. 122, Massachusetts Historical Society Photo Archives.

Access Terms

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.

Persons:

Folsom, Augustine H., photographer.
Hawes, Josiah Johnson, 1808-1901, photographer.

Organizations:

Charlestown Navy Yard (Mass.)--Photographs.

Subjects:

Beacon Street (Boston, Mass.)--Photographs.
Boston (Mass.)--Photographs.
Boston Harbor (Mass.)--Photographs.
Buildings--Massachusetts--Boston--Photographs.
Dorchester (Boston, Mass.)--Photographs.
Jamaica Plain (Boston, Mass.)--Photographs.
Public Garden (Boston, Mass.)--Photographs.
Streets--Massachusetts--Boston--Photographs.
Wharves--Massachusetts--Boston--Photographs.