Camera icon. This link bypasses navigation taking you directly to the contents of this page.

How to Use the Images


Inquiry Question

Historical Context



Drawing 1
Photo 2
Photo 3 & 4


Table of

Visual Evidence

Photo 1: Boston, 1850s. [Photo 1] with link to larger version of photo.
(Courtesy of The Bostonian Society/Old State House)

Photo 1 is a view of Boston looking from the State House to the West End.

Questions for Photo 1

1. What impression do you get of Boston from this photograph taken in the mid 19th century?

2. What do you think it might have been like to live in this area at the time the photo was taken?

3. Does this photo help you to understand the need for planned parks in large cities? Is so, how?

* The photo on this screen have a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a larger version of Photo 1, but be aware that the file will take as much as 46 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.



Comments or Questions

National Park Service arrowhead with link to NPS website.