Advertisement for Brown & Lawrence, wholesale and retail clothing warehouse, in the entire basement of the Old State House, fronting State St., Boston, Mass., 1851

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1851

Location Note

Prints: Boston, Ma.: Old State House + State Street

GUSN

GUSN-198797

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Description

The advertisement is from the Boston Directory 1851. The Brown & Lawrence ad has an engraved image of the Old State House with the dome of the new State House visible in the background. The second page, not photographed, is from the Boston Directory for 1879 and has ads for businesses on State Street such as Aaron R. Gay & Co., stationers, at No. 130 State Street and the Boston Ice Company listed at No. 76 State Street.

Details

Descriptive Terms

advertising
business (commercial function)
clothing stores
exterior views
public buildings
capitols
ice
historic buildings
advertisements

Additional Identification Number

Prints and Engravings Collection Number PR196a
Prints and Engravings Collection Number PR196b

Physical Description

2 pages

Collection Code

GC002

Collection Name

Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s

Date of Acquisition

1921-06-06

Reference Code

GC002.01.MA.3100.003

Acquisition Type

Gift

Image Dimensions

9 x 5.5 (HxW)(inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Virginia Stockwell, 1921

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Material Type

advertisements

Subjects

State Street (Boston, Mass.)
Freedom Trail (Boston, Mass.)

Restrictions

Fair

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Prints: Boston, Ma.: Old State House + State Street