The Ferry Boat

The Ferry Boat

This view shows the bow of a boat laden with goods. Smoke frames the top of the image, and the vessel may very well be a steam trawler, rather than a ferry boat, as the photographer has titled the work. The words South Works appear on the front of a large crate just to the right of bow center.

The seller of the photograph claimed the view shows a scene on the docks in Boston Harbor, and added “All I can tell is that I purchased it from a friend who lives in the Boston area. He purchased it on Charles St a long time ago.” No definite location has been established for this photo, and further information is always welcome.

The Ferry Boat

Image Dimensions12.3 x 16.5 cm laid down

Support Dimensions19.1 x 24.0 cm manilla cardstock

Print Notes

Recto: titled in graphite at lower left on support: The Ferry Boat; J Taylor at lower right.

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Provenance:  Purchased for this archive in January, 2020 from seller in Augusta, Maine.