Boston's Longfellow Bridge is also known as the "Salt and Pepper" bridge reflecting the easily identifiable shape of its central towers. Special legislation was signed by President McKinley in 1900 permitting the design to forego the inclusion of a draw bridge as regulations then required.
The bridge connecting Boston with Cambridge was opened in 1906 and its four towers were adorned with the official seals of the two cities it connects and the prows of Viking ships reflecting the belief on the part of Harvard professor Eben Horsford that Lief Erikson had discovered the Charles River in the year 1000 AD.
In 1927, it was named after another Harvard professor, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow who's poem "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere" was to be memorized by millions of American school children.
"Boston By Gaslight" groups a set of images from the turn of the last century that captured some of the city's beloved landmarks in the glow of the gas-lit illumination unique to the period.
- Product Specifications
- Plastic Frame and Body
- UL listed
- 4 watt bulb included
- Glow vent casts light upward
- Adjustable tines to fit any socket
- Approximate Night Light Dimensions 4.125" (w) x 3.375 (h) x 2.5" (d)
- Interior Image Area 3.5" (w) x 2.75"(h)
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