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Lamb Tavern

PC001.02.01.USMA.0340.8930.001 (RS289)

Description

A photomechanical print of an engraving of Lamb Tavern, also known as the White Lamb, which was located on the west side of Washington Street, between West Street and Boylston Street, in Boston, Massachusetts. Two men converse in the doorway underneath the tavern sign while pedestrians pass by and a gig with two passengers drives past. The Boston Hotel can be seen to the left of the tavern. The first Adams House hotel replaced the tavern at this site in 1846. In the lower left corner is the signature, "J.R. Penniman, del." and in the lower right corner is the signature, "A. Bowen, S(?)."

Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Date Notes
1810s-1840s
Physical Description
1 photomechanical print
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000289
AccessID: 413
Other identifier: HNEDID-000289
GUSN
195095
Reference Code
PC001.02.01.USMA.0340.8930.001

Record details

Originator
Penniman, John Ritto, 1782-1841 (artist)
Other People
Bowen, Abel, 1790-1850
Descriptive Terms
American Colonial
gigs (carriages)
hotels (public accommodations)
shop signs
taverns
Material Type
engravings (prints)
photographs
photomechanical prints
Subjects
Boston Hotel (Boston, Mass.)
Boylston Street (Boston, Mass.)
Washington Street (Boston, Mass.)
West Street (Boston, Mass.)
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
Adams House (Boston, Mass.)
Lamb Tavern (Boston, Mass.)

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