Digital Commonwealth

Boston Common during a snow storm

Item Information

Title:
Boston Common during a snow storm
Description:
A blanket of snow covers Boston Common and weighs down the branches of the trees. A crew of workers shovel out the pathways. In the middle distance is the Brewer Fountain, which was donated by merchant Gardner Brewer to the city in 1868 and is a copy of a fountain which he saw at the 1855 Paris World's Fair, designed by Paul Lienard and sculpted by Mathurin Moreau. The dome of the State House towers over the wintry landscape.
Photographer:
Halliday Historic Photograph Co.
Date:
1900–1920
Format:
Photographs
Genre:
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Location:
Historic New England
Collection (local):
PC001: General photographic collection
Subjects:
beehive domes
façades
capitols
fountains
bronze (metal)
workers
snowstorms
public art
flagpoles
winter
Brewer Fountain (Boston, Mass.)
snow removal
snow shoveling
Bulfinch, Charles, 1763-1844
Brewer, Gardner, 1806-1874
Lienard, Paul
Moreau, Mathurin
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)BostonBoston Common (park)
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)BostonBeacon Hill
Extent:
1 photograph
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Identifier:
194988
Call #:
PC001.02.01.USMA.0340.2580.003