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Caught in Passing: 1905

Caught in Passing: 1905

Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1905. "North Station [Union Station]." Frozen forever at 10:40 a.m. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

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1905

I am so grateful for all of the photos showing a "slice of life" circa 1905. That was the year my mother's parents were married and these give me an idea of what their lives were like and what they had to deal with. Very glad that Detroit Publishing was so busy that year.

undercover?

I'm curious as to what that rectangular bulge is under the policeman's coat. Surely not armor, perhaps a ticket book?

Repeated?

The same picture was posted here in 2010.

[Not quite. -tterrace]

Recognizable

I know I'm a Shorpy fan when I can recognize the photo before even reading the caption. There have been two North Station buildings since this one graced the area.
In 1919 just a few blocks north east of here the great molasses flood killed 21 people and wrecked a neighborhood with a wave of sweet sticky molasses. What a way to go.

What a slice

I have to say this is the best photo I've seen here to date. You can almost hear their voices and conversations as they rush by.

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