The Father of the Boit Daughters

The father of the Boit daughters (Edward Darley Boit) pictured in Sargent’s famous painting that hangs in the center of the MFA’s American Wing was a member of the famed Oneida football team, America’s first ever squad, comprised mostly of Boston Latin students, who played their games on Boston Common from 1862 to 1865. In four seasons their goal was never crossed. a fact immortalized on their Boston Common monument erected by seven surviving members in 1925.

About the Curator’s Corner

Richard Johnson’s “Curator’s Corner” is  where you will find videos featuring Richard and Sports Museum Executive Director, Rusty Sullivan, discussing Boston sports history, as well as blog posts written by Richard himself.

I'll never forget the first photo I ever saw of John Havlicek out of uniform. It was taken while he attended the first game of the 1967 World Series at Fenway Park
It seemed only fitting that the city of colonial martyr Crispus Attucks and abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison would be the setting for the integration of at least one major league sport.
Where does one start with memories of this sacred building now in its last hours as home to the single most important public resource/protector in New England?