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Boys coasting on Boston Common

GC002.01.MA.1600.005 (RS97054)

Description

Singly and in pairs, boys slide down a hill on Boston Common on sleds, some of which are named, such as Minnehaha and Old Ironsides. Others drag their sleds to the top of the rise. Women and men watch from either side of the slope. The Massachusetts State House can be discerned through the leafless branches of the snow-covered trees.

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Details

Collection Name
Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s
Collection Code
GC002
Dates
1856
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
1922-02-20
Physical Description
1 newspaper print
Dimensions
7.5x 9.5(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Graphic Materials
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Prints and Engravings Collection Number: PR53a
Prints and Engravings Collection number: 53b
Credit Line
Gift of Lawrence W. Jenkins, 1922
GUSN
198346
Reference Code
GC002.01.MA.1600.005

Record details

Variant Title
Snow Scene on Boston Common
Originator
Ballou's Pictorial (Publisher)
Champney, W. L. (Artist)
Pierce, William J. (Engraver)
Descriptive Terms
boys
commons
recreation
sleds
snow (precipitation)
winter
Material Type
prints (visual works)
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
Boston Common
Massachusetts State House (Boston, Mass.)
Location Note
Prints: Boston, Ma.: Boston Common
Physical Access Restrictions
Fair

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