Old State House as it is, as it was, Boston, Mass., 1876

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1876

Location Note

Vertical file 4: OVR 11-20

GUSN

GUSN-198867

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Description

The structure is shown from the east side, State Street, in 1876 with many alterations and additions. The building as it was in 1748 is the smaller image. The Massachusetts state seal and the Boston seal are included. If the imageis enlarged it is possible to see the many businesses using it in this time period. The building behind the Old State House is the Sears Building.

Details

Descriptive Terms

exterior views
historic buildings
capitols
streetscapes
seals (artifacts)
public buildings
prints (visual works)
heliotypes (prints)

Additional Identification Number

Prints and Engravings Collection Number PR14OVR

Physical Description

1 heliotype

Collection Code

GC002

Collection Name

Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s

Date of Acquisition

1922-02-02

Reference Code

GC002.02.014

Acquisition Type

Gift

Image Dimensions

28.25 x 22.25 (HxW)(inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Bostonian Society, 1922-02-02

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Loring, George F. (Artist)

Material Type

prints (visual works)
heliotypes (prints)

Subjects

State Street (Boston, Mass.)
Washington Street (Boston, Mass.)
Boston Massacre, 1770
Freedom Trail (Boston, Mass.)

Restrictions

fair, many margin rips, a few extending into picture, overall brown stain

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Vertical file 4: OVR 11-20