View of Long Wharf demolition, State Street and Atlantic Avenue

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

ca. 1867

GUSN

GUSN-202260

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Description

View of commercial buildings being razed at State Street and Atlantic Avenue during the demolition of Long Wharf. Construction workers are standing on a razed lot, right; commercial traffic is on the left.

Details

Descriptive Terms

urban environments
wagons (cargo vehicles)
carts
demolition
workers
construction equipment
views (visual works)
streets
commercial buildings
façades
central business districts
albumen prints
photographs

Inscription

Verso of mount: {purchase John J. Walsh. Jamaica Plain Oct. 8, 1968} [in a different hand:] 5.00 [circled: N] [in a different hand:] F. Nordstrom Melrose Mass. [in a different hand:] State Street + Atlantic Avenue Long Wharf demolition Boston, Massachusetts [identified:] 1/15/1980 [in a different hand:] [circled: 27]

Additional Identification Number

OVP Photo Database Number 47
OVP Number OVP0046

Physical Description

1 photographic print

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Date of Acquisition

08 October 1968

Reference Code

PC001.01.TMP.046

Image Dimensions

12 x 16.75 (HxW)(inches)

Credit Line

Purchased from John J. Walsh.

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Material Type

albumen prints
photographs

Subjects

Construction and demolition debris
Construction workers
Horses
Signs and signboards
Working animals
Atlantic Avenue (Boston, Mass.)
Long Wharf (Boston, Mass.)
State Street (Boston, Mass.)
Architectural photography

Restrictions

Recto and recto of mount stained; two small patches of foxing on recto of mount with corresponding stains on verso

Description Level

Item