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Pi Alley, The Bell in Hand, Boston, Mass., 1890

GC001.USMA.Boston.360 (RS103636)

Description

Boys sell newspapers in Pie Alley between Court Square and Washington Street. Business signs read "Beans, coffee, and pie 10 cents" and "Lager beer." The street lamp on the right reads "Boston Herald." The inset image is for the Bell in Hand Tavern, A.D. 1795, located in Pie Alley.

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Details

Collection Name
Original art collection
Collection Code
GC001
Dates
1890
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
May 1, 1936
Physical Description
1 drawing pen and ink
Dimensions
9"x 12" (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Graphic Materials
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
ACCESS ID: 1383
Old ID: 1405.00
GUSN
165428
Reference Code
GC001.USMA.Boston.360

Record details

Originator
Robbins, John W. (artist)
Descriptive Terms
alleys (streets)
newspapers
restaurants
streetscapes
taverns
Material Type
drawings (visual works)
Subjects
Court Square (Boston, Mass.)
Paperboys
Pie Alley (Boston, Mass.)
Washington Street (Boston, Mass.)
Places
Boston, Mass.
Notes
Signed by the artist.
Location Note
HGO-01-001-O-G-403-ORAM01
Physical Access Restrictions
Mat is tattered and smudged.

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