Children gardening in Boston community vegetable garden – circa 1900
Elizabeth Peabody House
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Children gardening in the community vegetable garden at the corner of Charles and Poplar Street, near the Elizabeth Peabody House in Boston’s West End neighborhood.
Five more wonderful photos of the children on the next page.
The Elizabeth Peabody House represents the late Elizabeth Palmer Peabody (1804-1894) who devoted her long and full life to the expression of idealism in a variety of forms. Greatly admired by some of her contemporaries as a model of passionate commitment, sympathy, and learning, Miss Peabody worked unceasingly toward the improvement of society. She was a teacher and educational reformer, founder of the kindergarten in America, abolitionist, friend of political refugees, advocate of Native American rights and education, of woman’s suffrage, and of world peace.