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View of commercial buildings and street traffic, corner of Pearl Street and Milk Street

PC001.01.TMP.055 (RS87261)

Description

View of commercial buildings and street traffic, corner of Pearl Street and Milk Street. Numerous signs for businesses are mounted to the exteriors of the buildings, including that of the Pearl Street House.

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Dates
ca. 1870
Date of Acquisition
April 1981
Physical Description
1 photographic print
Inscriptions
Recto: [stamped with photographer's name and address:] Photo by C. G. H. Drew, Tremont St. Under Boston Museum; Verso of mount: Pearl Street & Milk Street Site of [illegible] in Post Office Square Boston, Massachusetts burned in Great Fire of November 1872 identified by Robert Severy4/21/1981 {Photo taken between 1868-1875 Gift of State Street Bank 4/81}
Dimensions
10.125x 13.125(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
OVP Photo Database Number: 54
OVP Number: OVP0055
Credit Line
Gift of State Street Bank
GUSN
202267
Reference Code
PC001.01.TMP.055

Record details

Originator
C. & G.H. Drew (Firm) (Photographic studio)
Other Organizations
C.W. Sweetland & Co. (Boston, Mass.)
Coverly, Rogers & Co. (Boston, Mass.)
F.S. Merritt (Boston, Mass.)
Pearl Street House (Boston, Mass.)
Power & Cleland Stencil & Steel Letter Cutters (Boston, Mass.)
Valentine's Printing Rooms (Boston, Mass.)
Descriptive Terms
Palladian windows
business (commercial function)
carts
commercial buildings
exterior views
façades
freight
storefronts
stores
urban environments
wagons (cargo vehicles)
Material Type
albumen prints
photographs
Subjects
Architectural photography
Boston (Mass.)
Horses
Milk Street (Boston, Mass.)
Pearl Street (Boston, Mass.)
Signs and signboards
Working animals
Physical Access Restrictions
Ink on recto; liquid damage across bottom of mount; staining and foxing across verso of mount.

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