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Description

View of Oliver Wendell Holmes house just barely visible through bushes and trees in foreground--oval format.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1884
Inscriptions
Printed on recto--lower center: ""SOUTH VIEW/ OF THE/ Old Holmes House./ The removal of this historical building was a piece of Vandalism committed by Harvard College in June 1884. In the room to/ the right of the front door, the battle of Bunker Hill was planned on the eve of that event, and Benedict/ Arnold here received his commission. The sketching materials in the foreground belonged/ to Annie Dixwell, who interested herself with me in preserving/ mementos of the old house./ V.Y.B.""
Material
albumen (egg white)
Object type
Art
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Albumen
albumen (egg white)
House
houses
photographs
PICTURE
Revolutionary War
wars
People and organizations
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894
Dimensions
15 x 19 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1930.28B
GUSN
33079

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