View of the Federal Street Church before the 1872 fire

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

ca. 1871

GUSN

GUSN-202240

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Description

Oblique exterior view of the Federal Street Church before the 1872 fire, including adjacent commercial properties.

Details

Descriptive Terms

urban environments
exterior views
city blocks
churches (buildings)
commercial buildings
church towers
storefronts
façades
religious buildings
business (commercial function)
albumen prints
photographs

Inscription

Verso of mount: Boston Gift of Mrs. Alex S. Porter 11 April 1919 [in a different hand:] Federal St. Church Before the fire [in a different hand, in pencil:] Boston Gift of Mrs. Alex S. Porter 11 April 1919. [in previous hand, in ink:] Boston Gift of Mrs. Alex S. Porter 11 April 1919 [in previous hand:] In memory of Mr. Porter. [sticker affixed to verso]

Additional Identification Number

OVP Photo Database Number 27
OVP Number OVP0031

Physical Description

1 photographic print

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Date of Acquisition

11 April 1919

Reference Code

PC001.01.TMP.031

Image Dimensions

16.625 x 10.375 (HxW)(inches)

Credit Line

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

Record Details

Material Type

albumen prints
photographs

Other Organizations

Anderson, Sargent & Co. (Boston, Mass.)
Edward T. Cooper (Boston, Mass.)
G. Beck Auctioneer (Boston, Mass.)
Lawler Frescoe & Sign Painter (Boston, Mass.)
Samuel W. Ropes (Boston, Mass.)

Subjects

Signs and signboards
Boston (Mass.)
Federal Street (Boston, Mass.)
Architectural photography

Restrictions

Recto scratched; mount smudged and dirty, including fingerprint smudges.

Description Level

Item