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Print of the Old Feather Store by Louis Prang

GC002.01.MA.1950.020 (RS179590)

Description

The print shows Dock Square, featuring the Old Feather Store. The store has two signs on the facing side, "CLOTHING" and "Charles J. Lovejoy." On the side of the building is a third sign, "CLOTHING WAREHOUSE." Other shops in the vicinity include Martin L. Hall & Co.; Manning, Glover & Co.; and William W. Allen Boots & Shoes. On the streets surrounding the stores are horse drawn carts, pedestrians, and a police officer directing traffic. Two boys are shown running across the street next to the officer. The Faneuil Hall Marketplace is visible in the distance.

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Details

Collection Name
Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s
Collection Code
GC002
Dates
1800s
Acquisition Type
Library & Archives Purchase
Date of Acquisition
2011
Physical Description
1 print ; approx. 14 x 10 inches
Collection Type
Graphic Materials
Description Level
Item
Credit Line
Library and Archives purchase, 2011.
GUSN
284566
Reference Code
GC002.01.MA.1950.020

Historical/Biographical Note

The Old Feather Store was located on North Street in Dock Square. The building was constructed by Thomas Stanbury in 1680. It was owned and run by a number of successive retailers, and this lithograph shows the name Charles Lovejoy, who sold clothing in the early 19th century. The building was demolished in 1860.

Record details

Originator
Probably Louis Prang & Co. (Printer)
Other People
Lovejoy, Charles J.
Prang, Louis, 1824-1909
Stanbury, Thomas
Descriptive Terms
children (people by age group)
clothing stores
pedestrians
police officers
transportation
Material Type
color lithographs
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
Faneuil Hall (Boston, Mass.)
Old Feather Store (Boston, Mass.)

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