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Muster on Boston Common

PC001.02.01.USMA.0340.2590.001 (RS18351)

Description

A military unit wearing bearskins and bandoliers and bearing rifles with fixed bayonets stand assembled at the foot of a hill (perhaps Flagstaff Hill) on Boston Common. A military band, some members of whom hold brass instruments such as trombones and trumpets, are gathered behind the soldiers. At the top of the hill, a group of spectators watch the proceedings.

Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Date Notes
1850s
Physical Description
1 copy print
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000188
AccessID: 295
Other identifier: HNEDID-000188
GUSN
194984
Reference Code
PC001.02.01.USMA.0340.2590.001

Record details

Originator
Hawes, Josiah Johnson, 1808-1891 (Photographer)
Southworth & Hawes (photographer)
Southworth, Albert Sands, 1811-1894 (Photographer)
Descriptive Terms
bandoliers (shoulder belts)
bearskins
daguerreotypes (photographs)
government
infantries
military uniforms
parks (recreation areas)
rifles (long guns)
sashes (costume accessories)
socket bayonets (weapons)
soldiers
Material Type
copy prints
photographs
Subjects
crowds
military bands
military maneuvers
Places
Boston Common (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [park]
Location Note
Large - Geo - Massachusetts - Boston - Boston Common: General and Panoramic Views - Unmounted - Folder 2 of 2

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