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Liberty Tree, 1774, corner of Essex and Orange Streets

GC002.01.MA.3550.019 (RS97856)

Description

"The world should never forget the spot where once stood Liberty Tree, so famous in your annals.--La Fayette in Boston." Now this spot is the corner of Washington and Essex Streets.

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Collection Name
Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s
Collection Code
GC002
Dates
1835
Physical Description
1 wood block print
Dimensions
5.5x 9(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Graphic Materials
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Prints and Engravings Collection Number: PR253
GUSN
198383
Reference Code
GC002.01.MA.3550.019

Record details

Originator
Bowen, Abel, 1790-1850 (Engraver)
Other People
Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834
Descriptive Terms
houses
scenes (depictions)
streetscapes
trees
Material Type
prints (visual works)
Subjects
Essex Street (Boston, Mass.)
Liberty Tree (Boston, Mass.)
Liberty trees
Washington Street (Boston, Mass.)
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Location Note
Prints: Boston, Ma.: Washington St.
Physical Access Restrictions
poor

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