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View of Park Street and Boston Common from the steps of the Massachusetts State House, including "Bulfinch Row"

PC001.01.TMP.051 (RS87521)

Description

View of Bulfinch Row and Park Street residences (left) and Boston Common (right) from the steps of the Massachusetts State House. The steeple of the Park Street Church is visible. A fountain is in the foreground.

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Dates
ca. 1855
Physical Description
1 photographic print
Inscriptions
Recto: [countermarked with name of paper manufacturer:] J WHATMAN TURKEY MILL 1855; Verso of mount: Park and Beacon Street Boston, Massachusetts identified by R. Severy 1/15/1980
Dimensions
17.25x 23.25(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
OVP Photo Database Number: 87
OVP Number: OVP0051
GUSN
202300
Reference Code
PC001.01.TMP.051

Record details

Originator
Southworth & Hawes (Photographer)
Descriptive Terms
chimneys (architectural elements)
city blocks
dwellings
exterior views
façades
fences
fountains
ironwork (objects)
steeples (building components)
street lighting
streets
urban environments
urban parks
Material Type
photographs
salted paper prints
Subjects
Architectural photography
Beacon Hill (neighborhood)
Beacon Street (Boston, Mass.)
Boston (Mass.)
Boston Common (Boston, Mass.)
Park Street (Boston, Mass)
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
Bulfinch Row (Boston, Mass.)
Park Street Church (Boston, Mass.)
Physical Access Restrictions
Adhesive residue and staining along left edge of print and mount; bottom left corner creased (where mount missing); light staining across top third of print.

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