Adams House

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1853

Location Note

Prints: Boston, Ma.: Washington St.

GUSN

GUSN-198380

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Description

"The celebrated house represented in the above cut is one of the best near the Old Cradle of Liberty, in the city of Boston. We can hardly refrain from inserting the view so tastefully got up, which a friend gave us the other day, and after a personal inspection of the interior arrangements, and an acquaintance with the manager of this quiet and admirably conducted establishment, from remarking that Mr. S.B. Robbins' acquaintance is worth enjoying, and the stranger's visit to his House is designed to leave the fragrance of pleasant memories. Boston, with its belongings and surroundings, is finally calculated to impress most favorably the visitor with the beautiful and the venerable--with the artistic and the sublime."

The engraving shows an exterior view of the front of the Adams House and with a busy sidewalk full of people. From "Christian Parlor Magazine."

Details

Descriptive Terms

hotels (public accommodations)
exterior views
line engravings (prints)
prints (visual works)

Additional Identification Number

Prints and Engravings Collection Number PR249

Physical Description

1 line engraving

Collection Code

GC002

Collection Name

Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s

Date of Acquisition

1924-05-23

Reference Code

GC002.01.MA.3550.020

Acquisition Type

Gift

Image Dimensions

10 x 6.5 (HxW)(inches)

Credit Line

Gift of L.W. Jenkins, 1924

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Hedge, Franklin, b. ca. 1830 (Engraver)

Material Type

line engravings (prints)
prints (visual works)

Subjects

Washington Street (Boston, Mass.)

Restrictions

poor

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Prints: Boston, Ma.: Washington St.