Lamb Tavern

Description

A photomechanical print of an engraving of Lamb Tavern, also known as the White Lamb, which was located on the west side of Washington Street, between West Street and Boylston Street, in Boston, Massachusetts. Two men converse in the doorway underneath the tavern sign while pedestrians pass by and a gig with two passengers drives past. The Boston Hotel can be seen to the left of the tavern. The first Adams House hotel replaced the tavern at this site in 1846. In the lower left corner is the signature, "J.R. Penniman, del." and in the lower right corner is the signature, "A. Bowen, S(?)."

Details

Descriptive Terms

taverns
hotels (public accommodations)
American Colonial
shop signs
gigs (carriages)
engravings (prints)
photomechanical prints
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000289
AccessID 413
Other identifier HNEDID-000289

Physical Description

1 photomechanical print

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.02.01.USMA.0340.8930.001

Date Notes

1810s-1840s

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Penniman, John Ritto, 1782-1841 (artist)

Material Type

engravings (prints)
photomechanical prints
photographs

Other People

Bowen, Abel, 1790-1850

Subjects

Boston Hotel (Boston, Mass.)
Washington Street (Boston, Mass.)
West Street (Boston, Mass.)
Boylston Street (Boston, Mass.)

Description Level

Item