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Scollay Square, Boston, 1894

Saturday, August 17, 2013


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From Art in Advertising, April, 1894. Scollay Square (spelled “Scolley” in the caption) was demolished completely for “urban renewal” in the 1960s; today the area is called Government Center.

Street Scene in Boston, 1856

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


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From The Historical Picture Gallery, 1856. These old advretisements, of which we shall see many more, are a treasury of scenes otherwise undocumented in pictures.