Lauching of the MATTHEW J. BOYLE, Boston Fire Department's new fire boat, 1931
USA, MA, Neponset; USA, MA, Boston
overall: 8 x 10 in.
Photograph; black-and-white photograph of the launching of the MATTHEW J. BOYLE (built 1931), Boston Fire Department's new fire boat, May 23, 1931; starboard aft view of boat as it slides down the marine railway, partially in water, group of people to left; handwritten on bottom left of image "BOSTON FIRE DEPARTMENT./ LAUNCHING OF NEW FIRE BOAT - MATTHEW J. BOYLE./ AT LAWLEY SHIPYARD;/ MAY - 23 - 1931/ NO. 12220/ CONLIN/ PHOTO."; stamped on back in green ink "Conlin/ PHOTOGRAPHER/ 296 BOYLSTON ST., BOSTON"; stamped in black ink in box "FROM THE FILES OF/ BROR TAMM/ QUINCY, MASSACHUSETTS/ U.S.A."