ART
ARCHITECTURE
& HISTORY
in the Public Realm
Court Street

Photographer
Peter Vanderwarker
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Description
ABOUT THE HISTORICAL PHOTOGRAPHS
"Nishan Bichajian was hired by professors at MIT to photograph the streets of Boston in the 1950s as part of a study to learn how ordinary people navigate in cities. But he often went beyond his assignment to create memorable images, as in the older photo here, where the insouciant pattern of the ‘Hair Cut Shave’ sign seems to mock the pompous architecture of the building on the right.

In the old and the new photographs, we’re looking down Court Street...
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Location
Court Street & City Hall Plaza
Boston, MA 02201
United States

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