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View of Federal Street and commercial traffic before the 1872 fire

PC001.01.TMP.030 (RS86844)

Description

View of Federal Street before the 1872 fire, with 117 Federal Street (Chamberlin Bros. & Co. Wool) in the foreground. Horse-drawn carts (commercial traffic) are on the street.

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Dates
ca. 1871
Date of Acquisition
1918
Physical Description
1 photographic print
Inscriptions
Recto of mount: Federal Street before the fire in 1872; Verso of mount: Gift of Baldwin Coolidge Fall of 1918 [in ink:] Federal St. Boston, before the fire of 1872 Gift of Mr. Baldwin Coolidge, Fall of 1918
Dimensions
15.125x 12.375(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
OVP Photo Database Number: 26
OVP Number: OVP0030
Credit Line
Gift of Baldwin Coolidge.
GUSN
202239
Reference Code
PC001.01.TMP.030

Record details

Other Organizations
Butler, Sise & Co. Hardware (Boston, Mass.)
Chamberlin Bros. & Co. (Boston, Mass.)
Nichols, Parker & Dupee (Boston, Mass.)
Descriptive Terms
business (commercial function)
carts
central business districts
city blocks
commercial buildings
façades
storefronts
streets
urban environments
Material Type
albumen prints
photographs
Subjects
Boston (Mass.)
Display of merchandise
Federal Street (Boston, Mass.)
Signs and signboards
Working animals
Physical Access Restrictions
Smudged and dirty; pieces of right edge of mount missing, as well as numerous cracks.

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