View of Federal Street and commercial traffic before the 1872 fire

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

ca. 1871

GUSN

GUSN-202239

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Description

View of Federal Street before the 1872 fire, with 117 Federal Street (Chamberlin Bros. & Co. Wool) in the foreground. Horse-drawn carts (commercial traffic) are on the street.

Details

Descriptive Terms

urban environments
carts
streets
city blocks
commercial buildings
storefronts
façades
central business districts
business (commercial function)
albumen prints
photographs

Inscription

Recto of mount: Federal Street before the fire in 1872; Verso of mount: Gift of Baldwin Coolidge Fall of 1918 [in ink:] Federal St. Boston, before the fire of 1872 Gift of Mr. Baldwin Coolidge, Fall of 1918

Additional Identification Number

OVP Photo Database Number 26
OVP Number OVP0030

Physical Description

1 photographic print

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Date of Acquisition

1918

Reference Code

PC001.01.TMP.030

Image Dimensions

15.125 x 12.375 (HxW)(inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Baldwin Coolidge.

Record Details

Material Type

albumen prints
photographs

Other Organizations

Butler, Sise & Co. Hardware (Boston, Mass.)
Chamberlin Bros. & Co. (Boston, Mass.)
Nichols, Parker & Dupee (Boston, Mass.)

Subjects

Display of merchandise
Signs and signboards
Working animals
Boston (Mass.)
Federal Street (Boston, Mass.)

Restrictions

Smudged and dirty; pieces of right edge of mount missing, as well as numerous cracks.

Description Level

Item