BOSTON And SUBURBS. City Hospital. Boston Local History / Stereoview, Leander - Photographer Baker, ca 1842 - 1925.

BOSTON And SUBURBS. City Hospital.

[Boston?]: Leander Baker. Ca 1874 - 75. Yellow mount, flat, rounded corners. Imprint to each side. Verso blank. Separate, square b/w albumen images. 4" x 6-3/4". Now housed in a clear mylar sleeve. Modest wear & soiling to card, VG - VG+. Verso with pencil annotation: "City Hospital". Images clear & sharp, with good tonality, VG+. Item #49579

"The Boston City Hospital (1864–1996), in Boston, Massachusetts, was a public hospital, located in the South End. It was 'intended for the use and comfort of poor patients, to whom medical care will be provided at the expense of the city, and ... to provide accommodations and medical treatment to others, who do not wish to be regarded as dependent on public charity.' ... 'the hospital was suggested ... by Elisha Goodnow, who, by his will, dated July 12, 1849, gave property to the city valued at $25,000, for establishment of a free city hospital in Wards Eleven or Twelve.' Architect Gridley James Fox Bryant designed the first hospital, built 1861–1864 on Harrison Avenue in the South End." [Wiki]

Baker was a photographer in Providence, Rhode Island from the 1870s until his death there in 1925. Baker is known to have worked in the Boston area 1874 - 1875.

We find few Baker images recorded on OCLC, and just 2 from this Boston series, both at the Boston Athenaeum.

Price: $125.00