Looking down Riedesel Ave., Cambridge, Mass.

Description

A view down Riedesel Avenue to the intersection with Brattle Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Snow covers the ground and the gabled roof of a Shingle-style residence. A horse-drawn trolley car is seen on Brattle Street. 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 a nearby house at the corner of Brattle and Sparks Streets.

Details

Descriptive Terms

gable roofs
houses
Shingle Style
snow (precipitation)
mounting
exterior views
winter
public transit
horsecars
dwellings
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000243
AccessID 329
Other identifier HNEDID-000243

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.02.01.USMA.0500.0160.002

Date Notes

1890s-1906

Places

Cambridge (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Other People

Riedesel, Friedrich Adolf, Freiherr von, 1738-1800

Subjects

Brattle Street (Cambridge, Mass.)
Riedesel Avenue (Cambridge, Mass.)

Description Level

Item

Location Note

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