View of Central Wharf facing the Brock & Coy's Dining Room building, the Hill & Cook Produce Dealers building, and carts stocked with goods for transport

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

ca. 1872

GUSN

GUSN-202251

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Description

View of Central Wharf facing the Brock & Coy's Dining Room building, the Hill & Cook Produce Dealers building, and carts stocked with goods for transport. Ship masts and a sign for the Norfolk Steamship Line are visible in the background.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wagons (cargo vehicles)
carts
wharves
street lighting
eye-level views
commercial buildings
masts
albumen prints
photographs

Inscription

Recto of mount: 9 1/4x12 3/4 14x17 1/2 1 1/2 Ch - 1/28 [underlined:] -171[?]; Verso of mount: Central Wharf in early 1870's looking toward India Wharf Portland line steamers "Forest City" + "John Brooks" [in a different hand:] E[illegible] {Gift of Edward Avery 5/24/38 Gift of State S. Bank 7/1981}

Additional Identification Number

OVP Photo Database Number 38
OVP Number OVP0036

Physical Description

1 photographic print

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Date of Acquisition

July 1981

Reference Code

PC001.01.TMP.036

Image Dimensions

19.5 x 13 (HxW)(inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Avery to State Street Bank; Gift of State Street Bank to Historic New England/SPNEA.

Record Details

Material Type

albumen prints
photographs

Other Organizations

Brock & Coy's Dining Rooms (Boston, Mass.)
Hill & Cook Fruit & Produce Dealers (Boston, Mass.)
Norfolk Steamship Line (Boston, Mass.)

Subjects

Commercial products
Horses
Signs and signboards
Working animals
Boston (Mass.)
Central Wharf (Boston, Mass.)

Restrictions

Recto scratched, lightly stained and faded; mount brittle, stained, and torn, with bottom left and right corners missing; pinholes; foxing on verso.

Description Level

Item