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"Special" Cargo: Christmas tree

"Special" Cargo: Christmas tree

Item Information

Title:
"Special" Cargo: Christmas tree
Date:
[ca. 1961–1993]
Format:
Photographs
Genre:
Photographic prints
Location:
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
Collection (local):
Lane/Mead Boston Maritime Collection
Subjects:
Firs
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Extent:
1 photograph : print ; sheet 13 x 18 cm
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Terms of Use:
Rights status not evaluated.
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Notes (acquisition):
Donated by the Boston Shipping Association.
Notes:
Title supplied by Boston Public Library staff.
On item back: Boston Port/1740. The Port of Boston often handles "special cargo", like this Christmas tree sent from the City of Rotterdam to the people of Boston. Once offloaded from the vessel, the tree was trucked to Boston's Prudential Center, where it was the centerpiece of a Christmas tree-lighting and caroling event.
Accession #:
Ms.3898.10 box 1