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Sheep in Franklin Park

Item Information

Title:
Sheep in Franklin Park
Description:
A picture postcard shows a herd of sheep keeping the grass trimmed in the meadow of the Country Park section of Franklin Park in Boston. Frederick Law Olmsted intended this part of the park to be an area for contemplative recreation. The city purchased forty lambs in around 1890 and by 1903, the flock had multiplied to over 360 sheep. The sheep meadow was converted into a munipical golf course that opened in 1923.
Publisher:
Reicher Bros.
Format:
Postcards/Cards
Prints
Photographs
Genre:
picture postcards
photomechanical prints
photographs
Location:
Historic New England
Collection (local):
PC001: General photographic collection
Subjects:
parks (recreation areas)
meadows
sheep (genus)
Emerald Necklace (Boston, Mass.)
Franklin Park (Boston, Mass.)
grazing
sheep (AAT)
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)BostonRoxbury
Extent:
1 postcard
Link to Item:
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Identifier:
195337
Call #:
PC001.03.01.TMP.065