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Interior of Coliseum, St. James Park, Boston, Mass., June 18, 1872

PC001.01.TMP.038-2 (RS87524)

Description

The World Peace Jubilee and International Music Festival was held in Boston in 1872 to commemorate the end of the Franco-Prussian 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. The seated audience can be seen in the image with one man in the center facing the camera.

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Dates
1872
Physical Description
1 photographic print
Inscriptions
Recto of mount: Piece[sic] [Peace] Jubilee Build. 1869; Verso of mount: Peace Jun-Building 1869 Boston Coliseum
Dimensions
19.25x 14(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
OVP Photo Database Number: 85
OVP Number: OVP0038.2
GUSN
202298
Reference Code
PC001.01.TMP.038-2

Record details

Originator
Preston, William Gibbons, 1842-1910 (Architect)
Other People
Gilmore, P. S. (Patrick Sarsfield), 1829-1892
Other Organizations
World’s Peace Jubilee and International Musical Festival (1872 : Boston, Mass.)
Descriptive Terms
concerts
festivals
interior views
music
peace
temporary buildings
wars
Material Type
albumen prints
photographs
Subjects
Architectural photography
Copley Square
Dartmouth Street (Boston, Mass.)
Franco-Prussian War, 1870-1871
St. James Avenue (Boston, Mass.)
St. James Park (Boston, Mass.)
Places
Back Bay (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
Boston Coliseum (St. James Park, Boston, Mass., 1872)
Physical Access Restrictions
Vertical tear across bottom of print to bottom edge of mount; mount slightly warped; center of left edge of mount damaged.

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