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View of Haymarket Square, Boston, Mass.

View of Haymarket Square, Boston, Mass.

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Title:
View of Haymarket Square, Boston, Mass.
Date:
[1852?]
Format:
Prints
Newspapers
Genre:
Wood engravings
Periodical illustrations
Clippings
Location:
Boston Public Library
Print Department
Collection (local):
Boston Pictorial Archive
Series:
Residences & Street Views Street Views Misc.
Subjects:
Commercial streets
Markets
Railroad stations
Boston and Maine Railroad
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Extent:
1 print : wood engraving ; 6 1/4 x 8 1/4 in.
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Notes (acquisition):
Acquired from Billings, Dec. 21, 1910
Notes:
Title and date from item, from additional material accompanying item, or from information provided by the Boston Public Library.
Additional information on item: Haymarket Square with Boston & Maine Railroad Station. Tenney's carpet store occupied portion of second story of depot [illegible].
Image caption: Haymarket Square. Above we give a faithful picture of Haymarket Square, Boston, one of those breathing places wisely left open by the authorities, for the purposes of ventilation and business convenience. The spot derives its name from the fact of its having been for years devoted to the purposes of the city hay-scales, and as a bazaar for the sale of hay. Hundreds of teams thus loaded might often be seen here at once. Now the scene has changed, and a fountain occupies the place of the hay scales, where old Ebenezer Clough (the last of the shoe buckles, as he used to be called), was wont to tally the weight and issue the city certificate to the hay-merchant.
Accession #:
08_02_003444
Call #:
Map 37.2