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Tremont Street: 1913

Tremont Street: 1913

Boston circa 1913. "Tremont Street and the Mall, edge of Boston Common." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.


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The good old days

I think Tremont Street and the Mall looked nicer in 1913 than it does now! And regarding the shady "Rizzo-like" character -- I thought the same thing when I first saw him. He's looking for pocket to pick!

First Subway in America

In 1897, the new subway connected Park Street Station (shown here) and Boylston Station (directly behind the photographer).


Below is the same view from May of 2013.

Steam Power

The first of two automobiles in the line of carriages at the curb appears to be a Stanley. Colloquially known as a Stanley Steamer.

THE Boston store

The nickname was a common one used to denote quality, and there was no better example of the real thing than RH Stearns (center); its final home until 1978.

That guy

is up to no good. I can almost hear Ratso Rizzo saying, "Hey! I'm walkin here!" because I can't think of a good choice with a Boston accent.

I lived in upstate New York for five years. It was a great experience. I learned a new word there, spelled f,w,u,c,k, as in, "What the fwuck you lookin at?"

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