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"Fire alarm, Newspapers waiting for post"

GC005.03 (RS100093)

Description

A view of a fire alarm and mailbox on a Boston sidewalk. On top of the mailbox is a stack of newspapers waiting to be delivered. Elliot was careful to record the details of daily life in Boston, including this scene. The fire alarm system in Boston was one fo the earliest and most efficient in the country.

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Details

Collection Name
Arthur Elliot graphic collection
Collection Code
GC005
Dates
1882
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
2009
Physical Description
1 watercolor, mounted ; 5 x 8.5 inches
Dimensions
8.5x 5(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Graphic Materials
Description Level
Item
Credit Line
Gift of Bill and Nancy Osgood, 2009.
GUSN
223354
Reference Code
GC005.03

Record details

Originator
Elliot, Arthur (Painter)
Other Organizations
Boston (Mass.). Fire Department.
Descriptive Terms
fire alarm systems
mailboxes
newspapers
Material Type
watercolors (paintings)
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

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