Coliseum, Boston

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1872

Location Note

Prints: Boston, Ma.: Boston Coliseum and Copley Square

GUSN

GUSN-198329

Description

The item verso provides dimension information for the building: length, 550 feet, width, 350 feet, seating capacity, 50,000 and area of building, 4 1/2 acres. The World Peace Jubilee and International Music Festival was held in Boston in 1872 to commemorate the end of the Franco-Prussian War. The Boston Coliseum, which housed the event, was designed by William Preston and intended to be a temporary structure. The event was organized by composer and bandmaster Patrick Gilmore.

Details

Descriptive Terms

exterior views
temporary buildings
concerts
music
peace
wars
festivals
engravings (prints)
prints (visual works)

Additional Identification Number

Prints and Engravings Collection Number PR45a
Prints and Engravings Collection Number PR45b

Physical Description

1 color engraving

Collection Code

GC002

Collection Name

Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s

Reference Code

GC002.01.MA.1700.001

Image Dimensions

4 x 6 (HxW)(inches)

Places

Back Bay (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Arthur W. Locke & Co. (Printer)
Preston, William Gibbons, 1842-1910 (Architect)

Material Type

engravings (prints)
prints (visual works)

Other People

Gilmore, P. S. (Patrick Sarsfield), 1829-1892

Other Organizations

World’s Peace Jubilee and International Musical Festival (1872 : Boston, Mass.)

Subjects

Franco-Prussian War, 1870-1871
St. James Park (Boston, Mass.)
St. James Avenue (Boston, Mass.)
Dartmouth Street (Boston, Mass.)
Copley Square (Boston, Mass.)

Restrictions

Good

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Prints: Boston, Ma.: Boston Coliseum and Copley Square