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Jordan Marsh: 1906

Jordan Marsh: 1906

Boston circa 1906. "Washington Street north from Temple Place." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

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OTY: I do believe the fellow with the cylindrical gizmos is carrying two boxes of hats. Many years ago I saw similar devices being toted round Manhattan's garment didtrict.

Mostly Irish

I believe at one time, probably the last half of the 19th and early 20th century, there were more people of Irish extraction in and around Boston than anywhere else in the United States. Also, what do you suppose that young man is carrying in those two drum-like parcels with handles on the side? None of this has anything to do with the price of eggs, just random thoughts that roll around in my head. Somebody please answer the phone.

P.S. Thank you Flatbush, that seems logical.

Boston defeated.

Not only is all of that wonderful architecture gone but Jordan Marsh is now a Macy's.

I miss the blueberry muffins

Jordan Marsh had a bakery that made the best blueberry muffins for years.

My Dad Said

My Dad, a native of Somerville, Massachusetts, always described Jordan Marsh as "Honest Bunglers."


Below is the same view from May of 2008.

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