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Point Alderton, Boston Harbor

GC002.01.MA.2250.002 (RS97380)

Description

"This is a high bluff or point of land, situated at the outermost part of Boston harbor, about nine miles from the city. The light-house seen in our picture is the Boston outer light, and between it and Point Alderton is the entrance to the harbor. The land to the left slopes till it forms Nantasket Beach. The high cliff behind the light-house is part of the Great Brewster. Point Alderton is a high cliff, nearly perpendicular, the summit of which affords paturage for sheep and cows."

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Details

Collection Name
Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s
Collection Code
GC002
Dates
1854
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
1922-03-23
Physical Description
1 newspaper engraving
Dimensions
10x 5.5(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Graphic Materials
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Prints and Engravings Collection Number: PR107
Credit Line
Gift of Capt. Wm. B. Clarke, 1922
GUSN
198444
Reference Code
GC002.01.MA.2250.002

Record details

Originator
Brown, Samuel E., d. ca. 1860 (Engraver)
Gleason's Pictorial (Publisher)
Kilburn, Samuel Smith (Delineator)
Descriptive Terms
cliffs
harbors
lighthouses
pastures
sailing vessels
Material Type
engravings (prints)
prints (visual works)
Places
Boston Harbor (Massachusetts) [harbor]
Location Note
Prints: Boston, Ma.: Boston Harbor Islands
Physical Access Restrictions
Poor

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