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Exterior view of the Old Witch / Corwin House / Roger Williams House , North and Essex Sts., Salem

PC001.02.01.USMA.2570.1500.001 (RS145)

Description

This exterior view shows the Jonathan Corwin House, also known as the Witch House, and the single-story apothecary George P. Farrington added to the house around 1856 on 310 1/2 Essex Street in Salem, Massachusetts from the North Street side. Jonathan Corwin served as a magistrate and judge during the Salem Witch Trials of 1692.Several stores and their signage are seen, including the Wah Sing Laundry, J. N. Gould, plumber, and C. Marcell, fine shoe repair.

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Date Notes
ca. 1900-1912
Physical Description
1 photograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000145
AccessID: 366
Other identifier: HNEDID-000145
GUSN
195052
Reference Code
PC001.02.01.USMA.2570.1500.001

Record details

Originator
Boston Post Card Co. (Photographic studio)
Other People
Andrew, Daniel
Corwin, Jonathan, 1640-1718
Gould, J. N.
Marcell, C.
Other Organizations
Wah Sing Laundry
Descriptive Terms
American Colonial
bicycles
business (commercial function)
commercial buildings
drugstores
exterior views
frame construction
gambrel roofs
laundries (businesses)
pharmacists
shop signs
side (positional attribute)
storefronts
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
Architectural photography
Castoria laxatives (Brand name)
Chinese American businesspeople
Chinese Americans
Essex Street (Salem, Mass.)
North Street (Salem, Mass.)
Places
Salem (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
Witch House (Salem, Mass.)
Location Note
Geo.: Large: Massachusetts - Salem - Witch-Corwin Hse (Roger Williams) - 310 1/2 Essex St - Unmounted

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