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Exterior view of Louis Prang Factory, Roxbury, Mass., 1882

Description

This exterior view shows men, horses and a carriage outside the brick factory, Louis Prang and Co.

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Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Dates
1882
Physical Description
1 photographic print : albumen, mounted, matted ; 17 x 13 3/4 inches
Inscriptions
A.H. Folsom, Photographer, 48 Alleghany St., Roxbury, 1882 (stamped)
Washington Street and Gardner Street (now Roxbury Street) Roxbury, Mass., Neg# 46798.A, Sheets #5 (handwritten)
The “printory” which Louis Prang-“father of the American Christmas card”-established in the 1860's, located on what was then Washington and Gardner Streets, Roxbury, Mass. The photographer was another Roxbury resident, A.H. Folsom, who is well-known for his photographs of domestic interiors and landscapes, including an impressive series of “The Vale” made in 1884. This photograph of the Prang factory dates to the same period. Collections of the Archives, SPNEA.
(handwritten)
Dimensions
13 3/4x 17(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Oversize photograph number: OVP0214
GUSN
221362
Reference Code
PC001.01.TMP.214

Record details

Originator
Folsom, A. H. (Augustine H.), 1800-1910 (Photographer)
Descriptive Terms
exterior views
factories (structures)
workers
Material Type
albumen prints
photographs
Places
Roxbury (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Places (Buildings)
Louis Prang Printing Factory (Roxbury, Mass.)
Notes
Factory located on Washington Street and Gardner Street.
Location Note
OVP L11

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