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Adams House

GC002.01.MA.3550.020 (RS97861)

Description

"The celebrated house represented in the above cut is one of the best near the Old Cradle of Liberty, in the city of Boston. We can hardly refrain from inserting the view so tastefully got up, which a friend gave us the other day, and after a personal inspection of the interior arrangements, and an acquaintance with the manager of this quiet and admirably conducted establishment, from remarking that Mr. S.B. Robbins' acquaintance is worth enjoying, and the stranger's visit to his House is designed to leave the fragrance of pleasant memories. Boston, with its belongings and surroundings, is finally calculated to impress most favorably the visitor with the beautiful and the venerable--with the artistic and the sublime."

The engraving shows an exterior view of the front of the Adams House and with a busy sidewalk full of people. From "Christian Parlor Magazine."

Details

Collection Name
Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s
Collection Code
GC002
Dates
1853
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
1924-05-23
Physical Description
1 line engraving
Dimensions
10x 6.5(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Graphic Materials
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Prints and Engravings Collection Number: PR249
Credit Line
Gift of L.W. Jenkins, 1924
GUSN
198380
Reference Code
GC002.01.MA.3550.020

Record details

Originator
Hedge, Franklin, b. ca. 1830 (Engraver)
Descriptive Terms
exterior views
hotels (public accommodations)
Material Type
line engravings (prints)
prints (visual works)
Subjects
Washington Street (Boston, Mass.)
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
Adams House (Boston, Mass.)
Location Note
Prints: Boston, Ma.: Washington St.
Physical Access Restrictions
poor

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