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Exterior view of the Riedesel Mansion, corner of Brattle and Sparks Sts., from 140 Brattle St., Cambridge, Mass.

PC001.02.01.USMA.0500.0160.001 (RS242)

Description

An exterior view from across Brattle Street of the house known variously as the Riedesel Mansion and the Sewall-Riedesel House at the corner with Sparks Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Baron Riedesel commanded the troops from Brunswick, Germany hired by the English to fight in the Revolutionary War. The American forces captured his wife and him in 1777, and they were imprisoned in this house. A rail fence encloses the property, which includes a carriage house.

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Date Notes
1880s-1910s
Physical Description
1 photograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000242
AccessID: 328
Other identifier: HNEDID-000242
GUSN
195017
Reference Code
PC001.02.01.USMA.0500.0160.001

Record details

Other People
Riedesel, Friederike Charlotte Luise, Freifrau von, 1746-1808
Riedesel, Friedrich Adolf, Freiherr von, 1738-1800
Descriptive Terms
American Colonial
carriage houses
exterior views
mansions
mounting
rail fences
revolutions
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
copy prints
photographs
Subjects
Architectural photography
Brattle Street (Cambridge, Mass.)
Sparks Street (Cambridge, Mass.)
United States History Revolution, 1775-1783
Places
Cambridge (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
Riedesel Mansion (Cambridge, Mass.)
Location Note
Large - Geo - Massachusetts - Cambridge - Brattle Street - Mounted

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