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Boston Court House

GC002.01.MA.3700.004 (RS98067)

Description

Shows the front and side of the Boston Court House, with a tailor store on the far left. Surrounding buildings are evident. The image depicts the Court House and its surrounding scenery during the trial concerning the fugitive slave case. Includes a mob scene surrounding the building. The police are shown on duty at the entrance in anticipation of the mob, with the front door half open.

Details

Collection Name
Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s
Collection Code
GC002
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
1959
Physical Description
1 engraving on newsprint
Dimensions
8x 10(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Graphic Materials
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Prints and Engravings Collection number: PR327
GUSN
198810
Reference Code
GC002.01.MA.3700.004

Record details

Originator
Worcester & Co. (Engraver)
Descriptive Terms
courthouses
scenes (depictions)
slaves (people)
trials
Material Type
line engravings (prints)
prints (visual works)
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Location Note
Prints: Boston, Ma.: Places or Streets, C-D
Physical Access Restrictions
Has some stains with folds and tears in the margin.

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