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Exterior view of the Craddock Mansion House, ca. 1874

PC001.01.TMP.202 (RS96829)

Description

Exterior view of the Craddock Mansion House, Ship Street, home of the first governor of Massachusetts Bay, Matthew Craddock. Two unidentified men and one woman are seated on or near the stone wall in front of the house.

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Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Dates
ca. 1874
Date of Acquisition
April 1981
Physical Description
1 photographic print
Inscriptions
Recto of mount: [printed:] "CRADDOCK MANSION HOUSE" Ship Street, Medford, Mass. Built in 1634. THE OLDEST BUILDING IN THE UNITED STATES RETAINING ITS ORIGINAL FORM. Matthew Craddock was first Governor of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay. Chosen May 13th 1629. "Mr. Craddock was more forward in advancing out his substance than any other, being generally the highest in all subscriptions. He was an eminent merchant in London, and continued divers years to carry on trade in the Colony, by his servants." - Hutchinson's History of Mass. [printed with photographer's name and address:] Photographed by O. R. Wilkinson, Medford, Mass.; Verso of mount: Gift of State St. Bank 4/81
Dimensions
7.375x 9.25(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
OVP Photo Database Number: 206
OVP Number: OVP0202
Credit Line
Gift of State Street Bank.
GUSN
202418
Reference Code
PC001.01.TMP.202

Record details

Originator
Wilkinson, O. R. (Photographer)
Descriptive Terms
American Colonial
dwellings
exterior views
Material Type
albumen prints
photographs
Subjects
Architectural photography
Medford (Mass.)
Ship Street (Medford, Mass.)
Places (Buildings)
Craddock Mansion House (Medford, Mass.)
Physical Access Restrictions
Light foxing on recto of mount.

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