Photomechanical illustration of the interior of the Old Ship Meeting House, Hingham, facing pulpit

Description

This interior view displays the Old Ship Meeting House in Hingham, Massachusetts, the only surviving 17th century meeting house in the United States. Elements of the hip roof structure are visible, such as the curved struts, king post, rafters, and purlins. The ground floor is comprised of box pews with a central aisle leading to the pulpit, with a sounding-board above it and two Palladian windows behind it. There are galleries on both sides of the meeting house.

Details

Descriptive Terms

braces (supporting elements)
hip roofs
purlins
tie beams
rafters
king posts
Palladian windows
pulpits
sounding boards
galleries (upper level spaces)
meeting houses (religious buildings)
curved
drawings (visual works)
box pews
American Colonial
interior views
photomechanical prints
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000193
AccessID 300
Other identifier HNEDID-000193

Physical Description

1 photomechanical print

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.02.01.USMA.1320.0150.001

Date Notes

1880s-1910s

Places

Hingham (Plymouth County, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Material Type

photomechanical prints
photographs

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Large - Geo - Massahusetts - Hingham - Old Ship - Unmounted