National Geographic : 1936 Jul
Photograph byPaul J.Weber FAMED NEW ENGLAND VESSELS LIVE IN MINIATURE AT THE STATE STREET TRUSTCOMPANY'S MAIN OFFICE A model of the whaler Euphrates hangs above the teller's cage, left. On the nearest column is a curious figurehead from the ship Abraham Lincoln, which was sunk off the coast of England. Lighting fixtures on the customers' desks are old whale oil lamps adapted for electricity,their shades decorated with reproductions of noted ships. Even the inkwells are original pewter ones from old English countinghouses. Flagstones for the floor andcounter were obtained atHingham, Massachusetts, near quarries which supplied granite for many of Boston's historic buildings. "Cages" are made of hand-forged wrought iron of early Colonial design.