National Geographic : 1936 Jul
THE HUB CITY, CRADLE OF AMERICAN LIBERTY WITH ITS GILDED, MOSQUELIKE DOME, THE STATEHOUSE DOMINATES BOSTON In a literal sense the Capitol is the "hub" of the city. Residents of Beacon Hill, which it crowns, are within walking distance of department stores, theaters, symphony hall, railway stations, even the gangplanks of ocean-going steamships. (Q)National Geographic society 'inlay Photographs by Luis Marden ON LAZY SWAN BOATS DREAMERS DRIFT ON TINY PUBLIC GARDEN PONDS Washington's Tidal Basin and lakes in other cities have their swan boats; but they are driven by motors. Here man power and bicycle pedals, hidden in the swan, propel the silent craft.