Sleighing scene on Boston Neck

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1855

Location Note

Prints: Boston, Ma.: Washington St.

GUSN

GUSN-198357

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Description

"The picture is at once a record and a reminiscence of days gone by--eheu fugaces! We have given up all hopes of another snow storm--the sleigh is hoisted to its place in the barn chamber, the bells--those musical bells--hang idly in the harness room. In taking down a horse collar one sometimes rattles them by accident, but their sound is that of 'sweet bells jangled out of tune.' Now and then you see sleighs going over the Neck, but they are piled up in carts, and dragged away by lazy ponies driven by those meritorious individuals who board sleighs by the week till sleighing time comes round. Our people had little enough snow this winter, but they made the most of it--it was a brief carnival but a merry one. Our artist made his sketch upon the Neck, and it gives as fair an idea of the scenes there as one can put on paper--but to one who has never seen sleighing on the Neck, it is impossible to convey a correct idea of its excitement."

Details

Descriptive Terms

sleighs
horse-drawn vehicles
snow (precipitation)
spectators (event observers)
line engravings (prints)
prints (visual works)

Additional Identification Number

Prints and Engravings Collection Number PR243

Physical Description

1 news line engraving

Collection Code

GC002

Collection Name

Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s

Date of Acquisition

1922-03-23

Reference Code

GC002.01.MA.3550.004

Acquisition Type

Gift

Image Dimensions

6 x 9 (HxW)(inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Capt. Wm. B. Clarke, 1922

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Boston Neck (Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [cape]

Record Details

Originator

Barry, Charles A., 1830-1892 (Delineator)
Andrew, John, 1815-1875 (Engraver)
Ballou's Pictorial (Publisher)

Material Type

line engravings (prints)
prints (visual works)

Subjects

Washington Street (Boston, Mass.)

Restrictions

fair

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Prints: Boston, Ma.: Washington St.