Point Alderton, Boston Harbor

Description

"This is a high bluff or point of land, situated at the outermost part of Boston harbor, about nine miles from the city. The light-house seen in our picture is the Boston outer light, and between it and Point Alderton is the entrance to the harbor. The land to the left slopes till it forms Nantasket Beach. The high cliff behind the light-house is part of the Great Brewster. Point Alderton is a high cliff, nearly perpendicular, the summit of which affords paturage for sheep and cows."

Details

Descriptive Terms

harbors
cliffs
sailing vessels
pastures
lighthouses
engravings (prints)
prints (visual works)

Additional Identification Number

Prints and Engravings Collection Number PR107

Physical Description

1 newspaper engraving

Collection Code

GC002

Collection Name

Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s

Date of Acquisition

1922-03-23

Reference Code

GC002.01.MA.2250.002

Acquisition Type

Gift

Image Dimensions

10 x 5.5 (HxW)(inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Capt. Wm. B. Clarke, 1922

Places

Boston Harbor (Massachusetts) [harbor]

Record Details

Originator

Kilburn, Samuel Smith (Delineator)
Brown, Samuel E., d. ca. 1860 (Engraver)
Gleason's Pictorial (Publisher)

Material Type

engravings (prints)
prints (visual works)

Restrictions

Poor

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Prints: Boston, Ma.: Boston Harbor Islands