Interior view of Mercantile Library, Boston

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

ca. 1856

Location Note

Prints: Boston, Ma.: Summer Street

GUSN

GUSN-198789

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Description

This engraving shows gentlemen using the Mercantile Library, reading the news from locations all over the country. Other men are seated at tables, chatting or reading books.

Details

Descriptive Terms

interior views
libraries (buildings)
books
newspapers
prints (visual works)
line engravings (prints)

Additional Identification Number

Prints and Engravings Collection Number PR193

Physical Description

1 newspaper line engravings

Collection Code

GC002

Collection Name

Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s

Date of Acquisition

1918-12-09

Reference Code

GC002.01.MA.3200.001

Acquisition Type

Gift

Image Dimensions

8 x 11 (HxW)(inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Boston Athenaeum, 1918

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Warren, Asa Coolidge, 1819-1904 (Delineator)

Material Type

prints (visual works)
line engravings (prints)

Other Organizations

Mercantile Library Association (Boston, Mass.)
Boston Public Library

Subjects

Subscription libraries
Summer Street (Boston, Mass.)

Restrictions

Poor

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Prints: Boston, Ma.: Summer Street