Exterior view of the Riedesel Mansion, corner of Brattle and Sparks Sts., from 140 Brattle St., Cambridge, Mass.

Collection Type

  • Photography

Location Note

Large - Geo - Massachusetts - Cambridge - Brattle Street - Mounted

GUSN

GUSN-195017

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Description

An exterior view from across Brattle Street of the house known variously as the Riedesel Mansion and the Sewall-Riedesel House at the corner with Sparks Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Baron Riedesel commanded the troops from Brunswick, Germany hired by the English to fight in the Revolutionary War. The American forces captured his wife and him in 1777, and they were imprisoned in this house. A rail fence encloses the property, which includes a carriage house.

Details

Descriptive Terms

rail fences
carriage houses
mansions
mounting
American Colonial
exterior views
revolutions
black-and-white prints (photographs)
copy prints
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000242
AccessID 328
Other identifier HNEDID-000242

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.02.01.USMA.0500.0160.001

Date Notes

1880s-1910s

Places

Cambridge (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
copy prints
photographs

Other People

Riedesel, Friederike Charlotte Luise, Freifrau von, 1746-1808
Riedesel, Friedrich Adolf, Freiherr von, 1738-1800

Subjects

Brattle Street (Cambridge, Mass.)
Sparks Street (Cambridge, Mass.)
Architectural photography
United States History Revolution, 1775-1783

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Large - Geo - Massachusetts - Cambridge - Brattle Street - Mounted