Photograph - Aerial View of Boston MA 1918 era

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  • Sold Date: May 02, 2007
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Photograph - Aerial View of Boston MA 1918 era

No Modern Reproductions - Always Vintage Originals - Actual Item Shown

I believe this photo dates to about 1918. The large storage tank at the upper right is in the correct area and is
probably the Molasses tank that broke and caused the Great Molasses Flood on January 15, 1919..

Original Photograph from the archives of George Woodruff.

On Back:
Blank.

Size:
8-1/8 x 10 inches

Condition:
Multiple corner bends at lower right, Glaze cracking and light creases in multiple area near edges.

Who was George Woodruff ?

George Woodruff business card said "Reportive Photography for Reproduction" and a review of his work shows that the description was indeed true. He lived in the Greater Boston Area. In 1915 he was working for the New York Journal. His work extended into the 60's and included many notable events. His pictures were available via wire service for publication in various newspapers. He did a lot of magazine work particularly in the sports category. Naturally his work included commercial shoots for advertising. He documented experiments and processes for colleges and industries. A large and probably a good portion of his "bread and butter" work was the annual picture taking for camps, schools, and

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