View of Faneuil and Quincy Halls, Boston, during the Great Fair, 1850

Description

This engraving is on a sheet of advertisements for New England Tea Company, with the top half showing the two halls with signs for the fair exhibits and the bottom half showing street maps and a Chinese man sorting tea. There is also a list of teas and coffees with prices. Under the print of Faneuil Hall, it reads "Printed at the Mechanics' Fair, by Snow & Wilder, 5 Washington Street, on Adams' Fast Job Press..."

Details

Descriptive Terms

marketplaces
tea
maps
advertisements
fairs
assembly halls
prints (visual works)
line engravings (prints)

Additional Identification Number

Prints and Engravings Collection Number PR155

Physical Description

1 newspaper line engraving

Collection Code

GC002

Collection Name

Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s

Date of Acquisition

1928-01-10

Reference Code

GC002.01.MA.1950.006

Acquisition Type

Gift

Image Dimensions

12.5 x 9 (HxW)(inches)

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Providence (Providence county, Rhode Island)

Record Details

Originator

Snow & Wilder (Printer)
Hoyt, William S. (Engraver)
Quiz, pseud. (Engraver)

Material Type

prints (visual works)
line engravings (prints)

Other Organizations

New England Tea Company

Restrictions

Poor

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Prints: Boston, Ma.: Faneuil Hall