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Birth place of Franklin, in Milk St., Jan. 6, 1705-6, O.S., as reproduced at the Fair of the Boston Young Men's Christian Association, Decr. 25, 1858

GC002.01.MA.2550.001 (RS276)

Description

A lithograph of the historical re-creation of Benjamin Franklin's birthplace at 17 Milk Street in Boston, Massachusetts, which was exhibited as part of a benefit fair for the building fund for the Boston Young Men's Christian Association that was held on December 21 to 30, 1858 at the Boston Music Hall. A hinged cover reveals a pen and sketch of the bedroom where Franklin was born and the parlor below it.

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Details

Collection Name
Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s
Collection Code
GC002
Dates
1858
Date Notes
25 December 1858
Physical Description
1 copy print
Dimensions
10x 8.75(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Graphic Materials
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000276
AccessID: 521
Other identifier: HNEDID-000276
GUSN
195200
Reference Code
GC002.01.MA.2550.001

Record details

Originator
J.H. Bufford’s Lith (Lithographer)
Other People
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
Other Organizations
Boston Young Men's Christian Association
Descriptive Terms
American Colonial
dwellings
exhibitions (events)
exterior views
hinging
historic sites
houses
Material Type
copy prints
lithographs
prints (visual works)
Subjects
Milk Street (Boston, Mass.)
birthplaces
Places
Downtown Crossing (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Location Note
Prints: Mass.: Boston: Milk St.

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