Roxbury, Massachusetts, as seen from Tremont Road

Description

A detailed depiction of a view of Roxbury before its incoporation with Boston. The scene includes many buildings, horses, people and an attempt to depict the Roxbury stagecoach. From the article: "The view which we present [...] of Roxbury, Mass., is taken from Tremont Road, and is a very fine and accurate representation of our suburban city as seen from this point. At the present moment it is strongly urged that Roxbury and Boston should be joined, and become one city. As it regards our own feelings, we are decidely in favor of such an arrangement, and know of a vast number of citizens who equally advocate the plan."

Details

Descriptive Terms

distant views
horse-drawn vehicles
scenes (depictions)
line engravings (prints)
prints (visual works)

Additional Identification Number

Prints and Engravings Collection number PR343

Physical Description

1 engraving on newsprint

Collection Code

GC002

Collection Name

Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s

Date of Acquisition

1922-05-20

Reference Code

GC002.01.MA.6800.008

Acquisition Type

Gift

Image Dimensions

6.5 x 9.75 (HxW)(inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. Lawrence Jenkins, 1922

Places

Roxbury (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]

Record Details

Originator

Wilkie, Robert D., 1828-1903 (Delineator)
Gleason's Pictorial (Publisher)

Material Type

line engravings (prints)
prints (visual works)

Restrictions

Good

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Prints: Roxbury, Mass.