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Boston in the 1930s
« on: October 06, 2014, 11:55:15 AM »
Here's a Shorpy photo of Dorchester from 1931. Seems to me this is the time and place that George is shooting for on the F&SM:
http://www.shorpy.com/node/18633?size=_original#caption


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Re: Boston in the 1930s
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2014, 12:02:23 PM »
Sure looks like it. The time period, the depression, is really an interesting time period to model, and he did a great job of it.

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Re: Boston in the 1930s
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2014, 01:47:09 PM »
Yep ...

That is the twisted street clutter.   

The mid to late 30's is a fun time to model as it allows most steam and early diesel.


I think the transition era the most modeled. 

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Re: Boston in the 1930s
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2014, 03:25:58 PM »
An interesting view indeed, but very little of what's visible is actually Dorchester.  If I've got my bearings right, it was taken from more or less Copley Sq. in Boston's Back Bay. The broad open area with all the parked cars is the New Haven/Boston & Albany line from South Station to Back Bay Station. The broad street barely visible behind it is Columbus Ave.  The truss bridge in the distance is Broadway crossing the Fort Point Channel to South Boston, with the New Haven's engine terminal and coach yards behind it.  Then it's mostly South Boston till you get to the higher ground off to the right. So a very urban scene; an area which had been urban for 100 years when this was taken.
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Re: Boston in the 1930s
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2014, 09:03:22 PM »
Here's a Shorpy photo of Dorchester from 1931. Seems to me this is the time and place that George is shooting for on the F&SM:
http://www.shorpy.com/node/18633?size=_original#caption


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Great picture! It sure looks like a scene from the F&SM. 
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