Each scene in this print is a free-hand drawing of turn-of-the-century Boston done by Maine artist Eric Green. His technique of framing each drawing with architectural features from various buildings around the city creates a piece reminiscent of early stone lithographs of city scenes.
The five large drawings anchoring the piece will be familiar to anyone who has been to Boston or studied its history:
The Old North Church, of Paul Revere fame, stands as independently as those first rebellious New Englanders, its slender spire extending into the sky above the North End.
Copley Square, with its large airy piazza and its buildings of numerous architectural styles, is an early experiment in urban design that many critics have admired and cities have used as a model for similar squares.
The Custom House Tower, significant as Boston’s first skyscraper, is visible some distance at sea.
Lewis Wharf was very active in the late 19th and early 20th century when railroad terminals in East Boston serviced all transoceanic and coastal steamers at the waterfront.
Fenway Park, a source of pride and affection to Bostonians, is one of the last original small baseball parks used for professional baseball in this country.
Collected by the prime minister of Japan, among others.
Printed by The Stinehour Press with archival inks on acid-free rag paper.