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Opening of Friend Street, Boston

GC002.01.MA.3750.003 (RS98075)

Description

This engraving shows a detailed scene of men at work constructing the new street. It includes neighboring buildings on Hanover Street, horses and construction materials.The eastern extremity of Friend Street is part of old "Flat Iron House" at the head of North Street.

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Details

Collection Name
Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s
Collection Code
GC002
Dates
1856
Physical Description
1 line engraving on newsprint
Dimensions
6.5x 9.5(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Graphic Materials
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Prints and Engravings Collection Number: PR285
GUSN
198514
Reference Code
GC002.01.MA.3750.003

Record details

Originator
Champney, Benjamin, 1817-1907 (Artist)
Descriptive Terms
construction workers
streets
Material Type
line engravings (prints)
prints (visual works)
Subjects
Friend Street (Boston, Mass.)
Hanover Street (Boston, Mass.)
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Location Note
Prints: Boston, Ma.: Places or Streets: E-F
Physical Access Restrictions
good except for tear in upper left-hand corner

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