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Scollay Square, Boston, 1894

Saturday, August 17, 2013


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


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.