National Geographic : 1936 Jul
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE GIRLS IN EMERALD ISLE COSTUME STAGE FOLK DANCES ON THE COMMON In Boston, noted for its many racial groups, the sons and daughters of Ireland are numerous. Early American families still cling to Beacon Hill and Back Bay, especially for winter residence. (C) National Geographic Society Finlay Photographs by Luis Marden DANCING A MINUET, A RE-ENACTMENT OF THE SPINNING BEE OF 1753 In 1634 this Common was set apart as a cow pasture and training ground. For generations it has been the scene of many exciting events in city and national history. Now, with its open-air oratory and concerts, its nursemaids, and noisy small boys, it is the Hyde Park (London) of Boston.