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Valentine to Alfred W Parker, Engineer on the Boston Subway. .Boston.February 14th 1897
 Valentine to Alfred W Parker, Engineer on the Boston Subway. .Boston.February 14th 1897


 
Price: $85.00

Product Code: 27003106

Description
 
A short poem written on Valentine's Day in 1897. The poem is meant to to be read at the cadence of the Song of Hiawatha written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. "Pale face known as Alfred Parker, Dweller with Lane called Worcester (Lane it was, but now a river)" Concluding "For the Sub-Way he hath builded Underneath the Lane called Worcester" Alfred W Parker (1845? -1917) was a inspector of structural steelwork who worked on the Boston Subway system. He also helped to design a power rod bending machine. Measures 8 3/4" x 7 1/2". . Minor soiling.