Boston Court House

Description

Shows the front and side of the Boston Court House, with a tailor store on the far left. Surrounding buildings are evident. The image depicts the Court House and its surrounding scenery during the trial concerning the fugitive slave case. Includes a mob scene surrounding the building. The police are shown on duty at the entrance in anticipation of the mob, with the front door half open.

Details

Descriptive Terms

slaves (people)
courthouses
scenes (depictions)
trials
line engravings (prints)
prints (visual works)

Additional Identification Number

Prints and Engravings Collection number PR327

Physical Description

1 engraving on newsprint

Collection Code

GC002

Collection Name

Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s

Date of Acquisition

1959

Reference Code

GC002.01.MA.3700.004

Acquisition Type

Gift

Image Dimensions

8 x 10 (HxW)(inches)

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Worcester & Co. (Engraver)

Material Type

line engravings (prints)
prints (visual works)

Restrictions

Has some stains with folds and tears in the margin.

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Prints: Boston, Ma.: Places or Streets, C-D