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New Circuit, Franklin Park, Roxbury, Mass.

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Title:
New Circuit, Franklin Park, Roxbury, Mass.
Description:
A view of the construction of Circuit Drive in Franklin Park in Boston. Workers build the roadway using horse-drawn carts. A man wearing a bowler hat and overalls stands in the middle of the road. "Circuit Drive was designed by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted as a road for carriages through the Country Park. It was designed as an actual circuit linking various sections of the park, and was originally much curvier than it is today. As opposed to Forest Hills Street, which Frederick Law Olmsted designed to be in sharp contrast with Franklin Park, Circuit Drive was intended to be integrated into the Wilderness and into the entire park as a whole."
Photographer:
Brown, Edmund K.
Format:
Photographs
Genre:
photographs
Location:
Historic New England
Collection (local):
PC001: General photographic collection
Subjects:
parks (recreation areas)
construction workers
cyanotypes (photographic prints)
carts
horse-drawn vehicles
labor
Circuit Drive (Franklin Park, Boston, Mass.)
Emerald Necklace (Boston, Mass.)
Franklin Park (Boston, Mass.)
roads -- design and construction
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)BostonRoxbury
Extent:
1 photograph
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Identifier:
195352
Call #:
PC001.02.01.USMA.2540.0420.005