Birth place of Franklin, in Milk St., Jan. 6, 1705-6, O.S., as reproduced at the Fair of the Boston Young Men's Christian Association, Decr. 25, 1858

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1858

Location Note

Prints: Mass.: Boston: Milk St.

GUSN

GUSN-195200

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Description

A lithograph of the historical re-creation of Benjamin Franklin's birthplace at 17 Milk Street in Boston, Massachusetts, which was exhibited as part of a benefit fair for the building fund for the Boston Young Men's Christian Association that was held on December 21 to 30, 1858 at the Boston Music Hall. A hinged cover reveals a pen and sketch of the bedroom where Franklin was born and the parlor below it.

Details

Descriptive Terms

houses
exhibitions (events)
American Colonial
exterior views
hinging
dwellings
historic sites
lithographs
copy prints
prints (visual works)

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000276
AccessID 521
Other identifier HNEDID-000276

Physical Description

1 copy print

Collection Code

GC002

Collection Name

Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s

Reference Code

GC002.01.MA.2550.001

Date Notes

25 December 1858

Image Dimensions

10 x 8.75 (HxW)(inches)

Places

Downtown Crossing (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

J.H. Bufford’s Lith (Lithographer)

Material Type

lithographs
copy prints
prints (visual works)

Other People

Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790

Other Organizations

Boston Young Men's Christian Association

Subjects

birthplaces
Milk Street (Boston, Mass.)

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Prints: Mass.: Boston: Milk St.