Informal group portrait of unidentified men, probably employees, standing in front of the Bromfield House

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1850

GUSN

GUSN-202229

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Description

Informal group portrait of unidentified men, probably employees, standing in front of the Bromfield House (36-38 Bromfield Street) and a neighboring barber shop. A horse-drawn carriage (coach) is parked in front of the tavern. The Bromfield Street Church is partially visible (far right); a woman is leaning out of an adjacent building window (left).

Details

Descriptive Terms

business (commercial function)
urban environments
carriages (vehicles)
exterior views
workers
alleys (streets)
city blocks
taverns
commercial buildings
sidewalks
façades
arches
albumen prints
photographs

Inscription

Verso of mount: Gift of Mrs. Alex S. Porter 11 April 1919 [in a different hand, in ink:] Gift of Mrs. Alex S. Porter 11 April 1919 In memory of Mr. Porter #7 Old Bromfield St. {Streets #3}; Dupe, recto of mounht: Bromfield St. Boston - 1850; Dupe, verso of mount: Duplicate [in a different hand:] Exchange with Henry Deeks, June 1985 [in a different hand:] 76-94 [in a different hand:] 15 x 19 1/4 #1335 A. H. Rick[ards]

Additional Identification Number

OVP Photo Database Number 16
OVP Number OVP0023

Physical Description

1 photographic print

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Date of Acquisition

11 April 1919

Reference Code

PC001.01.TMP.023

Image Dimensions

10.5 x 16 (HxW)(inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Alex S. Porter in memory of Mr. Porter.

Record Details

Material Type

albumen prints
photographs

Other Organizations

Bromfield House (Boston, Mass.)
Bromfield Street Church (Boston, Mass.)

Subjects

Men
Signs and signboards
Women
Boston (Mass.)
Bromfield Street (Boston, Mass.)

Restrictions

OVP0023: Fine cracks in emulsion across recto, small piece of bottom left corner of mount missing; OVP0035.1: liquid stains on recto, recto of mount, and verso of mount; large pieces of left and right edges of mount missing

Description Level

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