Thursday, May 28, 2009

Antiquarian Image of Turk's Head Area

Circa 1906: Original Turk's Head Area

This is the place familair to street car riding young Lovecraft. He would have been about 16 when this post card was postmarked, and the image dated a year or more earlier. It would have been indelible in his memory despite the shining new tower that took its place.

Of course, we who look at the mouldering skyscraper think that it's quaint and antiquarian as we sit here in 2009 nearly 90 years later. Thus the vagaries of perspective and history in the mind.

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