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Old State House as it is, as it was, Boston, Mass., 1876

GC002.02.014 (RS131869)

Description

The structure is shown from the east side, State Street, in 1876 with many alterations and additions. The building as it was in 1748 is the smaller image. The Massachusetts state seal and the Boston seal are included. If the imageis enlarged it is possible to see the many businesses using it in this time period. The building behind the Old State House is the Sears Building.

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Details

Collection Name
Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s
Collection Code
GC002
Dates
1876
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
1922-02-02
Physical Description
1 heliotype
Dimensions
28.25x 22.25(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Graphic Materials
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Prints and Engravings Collection Number: PR14OVR
Credit Line
Gift of the Bostonian Society, 1922-02-02
GUSN
198867
Reference Code
GC002.02.014

Record details

Originator
Loring, George F. (Artist)
Descriptive Terms
capitols
exterior views
historic buildings
public buildings
seals (artifacts)
streetscapes
Material Type
heliotypes (prints)
prints (visual works)
Subjects
Boston Massacre, 1770
Freedom Trail (Boston, Mass.)
State Street (Boston, Mass.)
Washington Street (Boston, Mass.)
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
Old State House (Boston, Mass.)
Sears Building (Boston, Mass.)
Location Note
Vertical file 4: OVR 11-20
Physical Access Restrictions
fair, many margin rips, a few extending into picture, overall brown stain

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