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Southwest view of the Old State House as it looked in 1793, Boston, Mass.

PC001.02.01.USMA.0340.7520.001 (RS343)

Description

The image is a photomechanical print of an engraving by Samuel Hill of the Old State House in Boston. This image was issued in the periodical, "The Massachusetts Magazine", in July 1793. The view is from the southwest. The streets are bustling with pedestrians, carts, and wagons.

Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Date Notes
1793
Physical Description
1 photomechanical print
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000343
AccessID: 519
Other identifier: HNEDID-000343
GUSN
195198
Reference Code
PC001.02.01.USMA.0340.7520.001

Record details

Originator
Hill, Samuel, ca. 1766-1803 (engraver)
Descriptive Terms
Georgian (British Renaissance-Baroque style)
barrels (containers)
capitols
commercial buildings
copper engravings (visual works)
exterior views
horse-drawn vehicles
public buildings
southwest (positional attribute)
Material Type
photographs
photomechanical prints
Subjects
Freedom Trail (Boston, Mass.)
State Street (Boston, Mass.)
Washington Street (Boston, Mass.)
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
Old State House (Boston, Mass.)
Location Note
Geo.: Large: Mass.: Boston: State St.: Old State House: Photomechanicals

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Comments

Additional information #

AvatarPosted by David Dwiggins on June 24, 2010
A good overview of the architecture of the Old State House can be found at

http://www.historicnewengland.org/[…]/capobject?gusn=GUSN-169861