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Exterior view of the African Meeting House with a woman standing on the sidewalk, Boston, Mass., ca. 1885

PC001.02.03.TMP.003 (RS13136)

Description

A woman stands in front of the African Meeting House on Smith Court in Boston, Massachusetts. The Meeting House was built in 1806 and is the oldest African meeting house in the United States. The building was built with funds raised by local community members, both white and black, but it was constructed almost entirely with black labor. Today the building houses the Museum of African American History.

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Dates
ca. 1885
Physical Description
1 photographic print : black-and-white
Dimensions
7x 4 15/16(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Project number: HNE0059
GUSN
190828
Reference Code
PC001.02.03.TMP.003

Record details

Descriptive Terms
exterior views
meeting houses (religious buildings)
religious buildings
streetscapes
women (female humans)
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
African Americans
Architectural photography
Smith Court (Boston, Mass.)
Places
Beacon Hill (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
African Meetinghouse (Boston, Mass.)
Notes
Included in the Boston African Americana Project.
Location Note
Library and Archives: Geographic: Large: Special: Mass.: Boston: Streets: Smith Court

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