The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this scene. See it larger.
Near the Post Office, mister.
You can give a man your whole heart and soul, but you cannot make him think
You could have been with me instead of alone and lonely_♫
Right by the old Cort Furniture.
Jimmy, can you use the word 'horticulture' in a sentence?
I think it was Cleveland Circle at rush hour
Thanks for playing, folks! This shows a horse drinking fountain at the intersection of Old Colony and Dorchester Ave in South Boston. The date is March 22, 1915.
The year is late 1914 or early 1915 judging by the billboard with "The Natural Law" performed at Corts in Park Square... which was a very short run due to Curley censoring the feminist plot.
"To permit dancing with the limbs bare from the knees down, under the thinly veiled guise of 'Grecian art' is but to make it extremely difficult in vaudeville theatres to determine where 'art' ends and immorality and indecency begin.
Geesh. Good thing he died before Mapplethorpe. "Bare knees, mweh. Not in my city, see. I'll send the coppers in, see. Mweh". (I think that is how they talked in the olden days).
384 Dot Ave. Guess.
There are two differing stories on what the "Give a Job" billboards are. Regardless of their ultimate intent, one article said they were placed in "prominent places" and the other said "important places". Important is arbitrary, and prominent is the nature of a billboard anyway... so I focused on the Donnelly brand showing. That to me says Irish so after looking at old time billboards in old time Irish neighborhoods, I picked one that looked close. 384 dot ave. It looks real close.
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