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Bostonians! Save the old John Hancock Mansion, Boston, Mass., dated June 6, 1863

GC002.02.165 (RS638)

Description

The owners of the John Hancock mansion are asked to save the property. This lithograph is an early attempt at landmark preservation. These broadsides were engraved by John Sartain and published by T. O. H. P. (Thomas Oliver Hazard Perry) "Alphabet" Burnham, and they were distributed in Boston on the evening of June 5, 1863.

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Details

Collection Name
Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s
Collection Code
GC002
Dates
1863-06-06
Physical Description
1 color lithograph ; 29 1/4 x 43 inches
Dimensions
29.25x 43(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Graphic Materials
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Prints and Engravings Collection Number: PR165OVR
GUSN
199024
Reference Code
GC002.02.165

Record details

Originator
Burnham, Thomas O. H. Perry, 1814-1891 (Publisher)
Sartain, John (Engraver)
Other People
Hancock, John, 1737-1793
Descriptive Terms
dwellings
historic preservation
houses
landmark buildings
Material Type
color lithographs
prints (visual works)
Subjects
Beacon Street (Boston, Mass.)
Places
Beacon Hill (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
John Hancock House (Boston, Mass.)
Location Note
Vertical file 4, folder OVR 161-170
Physical Access Restrictions
good

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Bostonians! Save the old John Hancock Mansion #

AvatarPosted by John on June 30, 2015
The large broadsides with red lettering “BOSTONIANS! SAVE THE OLD JOHN HANCOCK MANSION” were engraved by John Sartain and published by Thomas Oliver Hazard Perry “T.O.H.P.” aka “Alphabet” Burnham. They were distributed throughout Boston during the evening of June 5, 1863.

RE: Bostonians! Save the old John Hancock Mansion #

AvatarPosted by Abigail Cramer on July 16, 2015
Hello John,

Thank you for this great information about the printer of these broadsides. I have updated the record with this information.

Best,
Abigail Cramer
Librarian/Archivist
Historic New England