Pleasure Bay

South Boston PostcardOh boy, this postcard has been through the wringer, and appears to have spent the last 75 years or so banging around in someone’s tackle box. Poor thing, at least we appreciate it, right? You betcha. This graceful scene shows the City Point area of South Boston, including Fort Independence (that’s it on Castle Island in the distance) and Pleasure Bay.

North Station, Boston

Boston PostcardThis white border card of Boston’s North Station was published by Mason Brothers & Co., a publisher that was active from around 1907 to 1917. On the back:

NORTH STATION, BOSTON, MASS.
The North Station, so named on account of its location, is occupied by the Boston and Maine Railroad and its Fitchburg Division. It nearly equals the South Station in size and beauty and is fully equipped to handle the large traffic that centers here.

“The North Station, so named on account of its location”.  I like that part.

The Hub

The Hub PostcardPostmarked in 1910, this card was published by Reicher Brothers, a Boston company that was active between 1906 and 1914. This unusual postcard has no description, but seems to showcase a number of significant Boston-area landmarks.

Boston’s Hotel Manger

Hotel Manger PostcardHere’s the Hotel Manger in Boston, Massachusetts, a hotel that opened in 1930 and was renamed the Madison in 1958. The description on this linen card reads as follows:

“HOTEL MANGER, BOSTON. LOCATED AT NORTH STATION, DIRECT ENTRANCE TO BOSTON AND MAINE R.R. TERMINAL AND BOSTON GARDEN. 500 ROOMS WITH ALL MODERN INNOVATIONS, INCLUDING RADIO IN EVERY ROOM. NEW MOTOR HIGHWAY LEADS DIRECT TO HOTEL MANGER.”