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Ted Williams Tunnel Banner (Displayed on Interstate 90)

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In all likelihood, this celebratory banner is nearly unique. On December 15, 1995, work had been completed and the commercial thoroughfare was opened to connect South Boston to the city’s Logan International Airport. The roadway (a section of Interstate 90) was an engineering marvel as it proceeded below Boston Harbor. At either end, motorists were welcomed by this suspended banner, announcing the “Ted Williams Tunnel.” And here available is one of those banners. It’s fashioned in a weather-durable satin and it measures a colossal 68″ x 28″. On one side there are cited prominent Massachusetts political figures, while the other side illustrates a familiar image of Ted Williams. The top of the piece is tailored with a hemmed sleeve to accommodate a stablizing mounting bar, and the bottom is stitch-appended with a “Bank of Boston” satin panel. Naturally, this banner was placed for its public service in foul weather (mid-December), yet it’s in surprisingly splendid condition. We report some mild deterioration to the lower aspect of the banner (to wit, along one edge of the “Bank of Boston” segment) where there also appears mild, but forgivable, wind-borne soiling. However, the principal section of material, with its very colorful illustrations on both sides, is essentially without any meaningful harm. Though a relatively recent creation, this is an outstanding municipal relic in a larger-than-life tribute to Boston’s favorite son, Ted Williams.

Political  Ted Williams

Auction End: 7-Mar-08  Post Views: 1020

$100.00  Price; $0.00 – $0.00




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