Boys coasting on Boston Common

Description

Singly and in pairs, boys slide down a hill on Boston Common on sleds, some of which are named, such as Minnehaha and Old Ironsides. Others drag their sleds to the top of the rise. Women and men watch from either side of the slope. The Massachusetts State House can be discerned through the leafless branches of the snow-covered trees.

Details

Descriptive Terms

sleds
recreation
snow (precipitation)
winter
commons
boys
prints (visual works)

Additional Identification Number

Prints and Engravings Collection Number PR53a
Prints and Engravings Collection number 53b

Physical Description

1 newspaper print

Collection Code

GC002

Collection Name

Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s

Date of Acquisition

1922-02-20

Reference Code

GC002.01.MA.1600.005

Acquisition Type

Gift

Image Dimensions

7.5 x 9.5 (HxW)(inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Lawrence W. Jenkins, 1922

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Pierce, William J. (Engraver)
Champney, W. L. (Artist)
Ballou's Pictorial (Publisher)

Material Type

prints (visual works)

Variant Title

Snow Scene on Boston Common

Restrictions

Fair

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Prints: Boston, Ma.: Boston Common