According to the negative sleeve, this photographic negative was taken in Alexandria, Virginia. The street signs in this image are legible and do not match the geography of Alexandria. They correlate to the geography of Boston, which was also visited by the West's on their "Eastern trip" in October, 1947.
Photograph of pedestrians crossing West Street in Boston. A man and woman stand in the foreground along the left and right edges, respectively. The man stands in profile and in partial view as he exits frame. The woman appears to be in motion, walking towards the right. Behind them, left-of-center, a tall post stands. A sign on it reads, "WEST ST." West Street is barely visible stretching across the image as pedestrians crossing the street obscure it. Other pedestrians at left stand on the far street corner. At right, tall buildings rise and are viewed from a low-angle perspective as they stretch into the distance. More buildings are visible in the background at left.
Photograph of people standing in and along Beacon Street during an event near Boston Common. Beacon Street spans the width of the bottom edge and stretches back towards center. The camera looks west down Beacon Street. In the foreground, several people stand in the middle of the street with their backs to the camera. Cars park along both sides of the street, just past the near group of people. Boston Common lines the left side of Beacon Street and stretches into the distance. Crowds of people walk towards camera along the sidewalk adjacent to the Common. Buildings rise along the right side of the street and stretch back into the distance. Crowds are visible farther down Beacon Street in the background. A jagged white streak enters frame from light and extends towards center.
Photograph of a horse-drawn cart traveling down a Boston street. The street enters frame at left and recedes as it extends out-of-frame at right. Left-of-center, a wagon being pulled by 2 horses is captured in motion traveling through the street. It is viewed at an angle from the rear and the right side; it travels away from camera to the right. The bed of the cart is lined by 2 long benches that face each other. A driver sits ahead of the benches with his back to camera. Two horses, trotting side-by-side at center, pull the cart; one is obscured by the other. Along the near street curb at right, a sign stands. It reads, "NO STANDING POLICE ORDER." Buildings and trees stand across the background.