View of commercial buildings and street traffic, corner of Pearl Street and Milk Street

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

ca. 1870

GUSN

GUSN-202267

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Description

View of commercial buildings and street traffic, corner of Pearl Street and Milk Street. Numerous signs for businesses are mounted to the exteriors of the buildings, including that of the Pearl Street House.

Details

Descriptive Terms

business (commercial function)
freight
urban environments
wagons (cargo vehicles)
carts
exterior views
stores
commercial buildings
Palladian windows
storefronts
façades
albumen prints
photographs

Inscription

Recto: [stamped with photographer's name and address:] Photo by C. G. H. Drew, Tremont St. Under Boston Museum; Verso of mount: Pearl Street & Milk Street Site of [illegible] in Post Office Square Boston, Massachusetts burned in Great Fire of November 1872 identified by Robert Severy4/21/1981 {Photo taken between 1868-1875 Gift of State Street Bank 4/81}

Additional Identification Number

OVP Photo Database Number 54
OVP Number OVP0055

Physical Description

1 photographic print

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Date of Acquisition

April 1981

Reference Code

PC001.01.TMP.055

Image Dimensions

10.125 x 13.125 (HxW)(inches)

Credit Line

Gift of State Street Bank

Record Details

Originator

C. & G.H. Drew (Firm) (Photographic studio)

Material Type

albumen prints
photographs

Other Organizations

C.W. Sweetland & Co. (Boston, Mass.)
Coverly, Rogers & Co. (Boston, Mass.)
F.S. Merritt (Boston, Mass.)
Pearl Street House (Boston, Mass.)
Power & Cleland Stencil & Steel Letter Cutters (Boston, Mass.)
Valentine's Printing Rooms (Boston, Mass.)

Subjects

Horses
Signs and signboards
Working animals
Boston (Mass.)
Milk Street (Boston, Mass.)
Pearl Street (Boston, Mass.)
Architectural photography

Restrictions

Ink on recto; liquid damage across bottom of mount; staining and foxing across verso of mount.

Description Level

Item