Muster on Boston Common

Collection Type

  • Photography

Location Note

Large - Geo - Massachusetts - Boston - Boston Common: General and Panoramic Views - Unmounted - Folder 2 of 2

GUSN

GUSN-194984

Description

A military unit wearing bearskins and bandoliers and bearing rifles with fixed bayonets stand assembled at the foot of a hill (perhaps Flagstaff Hill) on Boston Common. A military band, some members of whom hold brass instruments such as trombones and trumpets, are gathered behind the soldiers. At the top of the hill, a group of spectators watch the proceedings.

Details

Descriptive Terms

parks (recreation areas)
socket bayonets (weapons)
rifles (long guns)
daguerreotypes (photographs)
soldiers
infantries
sashes (costume accessories)
military uniforms
bandoliers (shoulder belts)
bearskins
government
copy prints
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000188
AccessID 295
Other identifier HNEDID-000188

Physical Description

1 copy print

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.02.01.USMA.0340.2590.001

Date Notes

1850s

Places

Boston Common (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [park]

Record Details

Originator

Southworth & Hawes (photographer)
Southworth, Albert Sands, 1811-1894 (Photographer)
Hawes, Josiah Johnson, 1808-1891 (Photographer)

Material Type

copy prints
photographs

Subjects

crowds
military bands
military maneuvers

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Large - Geo - Massachusetts - Boston - Boston Common: General and Panoramic Views - Unmounted - Folder 2 of 2