Pi Alley, The Bell in Hand, Boston, Mass., 1890

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1890

Location Note

HGO-01-001-O-G-403-ORAM01

GUSN

GUSN-165428

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Description

Boys sell newspapers in Pie Alley between Court Square and Washington Street. Business signs read "Beans, coffee, and pie 10 cents" and "Lager beer." The street lamp on the right reads "Boston Herald." The inset image is for the Bell in Hand Tavern, A.D. 1795, located in Pie Alley.

Details

Descriptive Terms

streetscapes
alleys (streets)
newspapers
restaurants
taverns
drawings (visual works)

Additional Identification Number

ACCESS ID 1383
Old ID 1405.00

Physical Description

1 drawing pen and ink

Collection Code

GC001

Collection Name

Original art collection

Date of Acquisition

May 1, 1936

Reference Code

GC001.USMA.Boston.360

Acquisition Type

Gift

Places

Boston, Mass.

Record Details

Originator

Robbins, John W. (artist)

Material Type

drawings (visual works)

Subjects

Pie Alley (Boston, Mass.)
Court Square (Boston, Mass.)
Washington Street (Boston, Mass.)
Paperboys

Accruals Note

Signed by the artist.

Restrictions

Mat is tattered and smudged.

Description Level

Item

Location Note

HGO-01-001-O-G-403-ORAM01