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Looking down Riedesel Ave., Cambridge, Mass.

PC001.02.01.USMA.0500.0160.002 (RS243)

Description

A view down Riedesel Avenue to the intersection with Brattle Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Snow covers the ground and the gabled roof of a Shingle-style residence. A horse-drawn trolley car is seen on Brattle Street. 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 a nearby house at the corner of Brattle and Sparks Streets.

Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Date Notes
1890s-1906
Physical Description
1 photograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000243
AccessID: 329
Other identifier: HNEDID-000243
GUSN
195018
Reference Code
PC001.02.01.USMA.0500.0160.002

Record details

Other People
Riedesel, Friedrich Adolf, Freiherr von, 1738-1800
Descriptive Terms
Shingle Style
dwellings
exterior views
gable roofs
horsecars
houses
mounting
public transit
snow (precipitation)
winter
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
Brattle Street (Cambridge, Mass.)
Riedesel Avenue (Cambridge, Mass.)
Places
Cambridge (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Location Note
Large - Geo - Massachusetts - Cambridge - Brattle Street - Mounted

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