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Exterior view of Coliseum for the Grand National Peace Jubilee, Boston, Mass., June 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 1869

GC002.02.004 (RS129522)

Description

The National Peace Jubilee was a music festival held June 15-19, 1869 in Boston to commemorate the end of the Civil War. The Boston Coliseum, which housed the event, was designed by William Preston and intended to be a temporary structure. The event was organized by composer and bandmaster Patrick Gilmore. Two contracting company names are printed on the front. The materials contractors are George B. James & Co., lumber dealers, 14 State Street, Boston. Building contractors are Judah Sears & Son, builders, South Boston.

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Details

Collection Name
Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s
Collection Code
GC002
Dates
1869
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
December 7, 1923
Physical Description
3 lithographs ; 16 1/2 x 22 inches
Dimensions
16.5x 22(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Graphic Materials
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Prints and Engravings Collection Number: PR4OVR
Credit Line
Gift of the Bostonian Society, 1923.
GUSN
198858
Reference Code
GC002.02.004

Record details

Originator
New England Lithography Company (Lithographer)
Preston, William Gibbons, 1842-1910 (Architect)
Other People
Gilmore, P. S. (Patrick Sarsfield), 1829-1892
Other Organizations
National Peace Jubilee and Musical Festival (1869 : Boston, Mass.)
Descriptive Terms
civil wars
concerts
exterior views
festivals
music
peace
temporary buildings
Material Type
lithographs
prints (visual works)
Subjects
Copley Square (Boston, Mass.)
Dartmouth Street (Boston, Mass.)
St. James Avenue (Boston, Mass.)
St. James Park (Boston, Mass.)
State Street (Boston, Mass.)
Summer Street (Boston, Mass.)
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865
Places
Back Bay (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
South Boston (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Places (Buildings)
Boston Coliseum (St. James Park, Boston, Mass., 1869)
Location Note
Vertical file 4: OVR 1-10
Physical Access Restrictions
good - dirty and minor roll marks

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