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Photomechanical illustration of the interior of the Old Ship Meeting House, Hingham, facing pulpit

PC001.02.01.USMA.1320.0150.001 (RS193)

Description

This interior view displays the Old Ship Meeting House in Hingham, Massachusetts, the only surviving 17th century meeting house in the United States. Elements of the hip roof structure are visible, such as the curved struts, king post, rafters, and purlins. The ground floor is comprised of box pews with a central aisle leading to the pulpit, with a sounding-board above it and two Palladian windows behind it. There are galleries on both sides of the meeting house.

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Date Notes
1880s-1910s
Physical Description
1 photomechanical print
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000193
AccessID: 300
Other identifier: HNEDID-000193
GUSN
194989
Reference Code
PC001.02.01.USMA.1320.0150.001

Record details

Descriptive Terms
American Colonial
Palladian windows
box pews
braces (supporting elements)
curved
drawings (visual works)
galleries (upper level spaces)
hip roofs
interior views
king posts
meeting houses (religious buildings)
pulpits
purlins
rafters
sounding boards
tie beams
Material Type
photographs
photomechanical prints
Places
Hingham (Plymouth County, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
Old Ship Meeting House (Hingham, Mass.)
Location Note
Large - Geo - Massahusetts - Hingham - Old Ship - Unmounted

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