My grandfather Dr. Robert H. Barker had this photograph among his papers. He may have been the photographer. He was an OB/GYN at Boston's Lying-in Hospital, now Brigham and Womens, but those are children in those wheelchairs. In fact, there is great deal I'd like to know about this picture. Perhaps some of you can help.
There are children peering through the hospital gate, and something unusual seems to have attracted the onlookers. The four convalescent children and the two nurses seem lined up in anticipation of something. And who it the man with the curtained handcart out in the street? Puppeteer? Candy man? Organ grinder?
Can any of you car buffs get me an approximate make and year for the vehicles parked on the left side of the street? And is it significant that they are parked as if in a right hand drive country and not Boston? The tree is a broad leaf oak and not an English Oak, but that is all I can deduce about this photograph. Anyone see anything different?