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View from the State House cupola looking southwest

PC001.01.TMP.093-7 (RS87766)

Description

Photograph of an original photographic view from the cupola of the State House looking southwest towards Roxbury. In the lower right corner of the image, the top of the Hancock Mansion is visible.

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Dates
1858
Date of Acquisition
1933
Physical Description
1 photographic print
Inscriptions
Recto of photographed mount: View From State House looking west by south 1858; Verso: {Bost Soc. Neg #82 Order 24 May, 1933 View from the cupola of the State House looking southwest towards Roxbury [in a different hand:] [text missing]phlet: "Guide-book for Strangers Visiting the Cupola of the State-House in Boston" 1851 is filed in the Boston pamphlet box "19th c. guides and glimpses"}
Dimensions
13.5x 17(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
OVP Photo Database Number: 146
OVP Number: OVP0093.7
Credit Line
Copy print ordered from the Bostonian Society.
GUSN
202358
Reference Code
PC001.01.TMP.093-7

Record details

Descriptive Terms
aerial views
cityscapes (representations)
roofs
Material Type
gelatin silver prints
photographs
Subjects
Boston (Mass.)
Physical Access Restrictions
Top of print heavily creased and torn, with sections of print folded back and close to detaching from body of print.

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Comments

View from the State House cupola looking southwest #

AvatarPosted by John on July 30, 2015
In the lower right corner of this photograph can be seen a rare view of the top of the old Hancock Mansion.

RE: View from the State House cupola looking southwest #

AvatarPosted by Abigail Cramer on August 17, 2015
John,

I have added this note to the record, which will help future researchers find this resource for an image of the Hancock Mansion.

Many thanks,
Abigail Cramer
Librarian/Archivist
Historic New England