View of commercial buildings and traffic, "Old" Adams Square

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1865

GUSN

GUSN-202292

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Description

Eye-level view of commercial buildings and traffic, Adams Square, as seen from Faneuil Hall. Pedestrians stand on the street corners, in front of men and boy's clothing stores.

Details

Descriptive Terms

awnings
urban environments
wagons (cargo vehicles)
Costume (Hierarchy Name)
pedestrians
views (visual works)
stores
commercial buildings
storefronts
central business districts
business (commercial function)
albumen prints
photographs

Inscription

Verso of mount: Gift of Mrs. Alex S. Porter 11 April 1919 [in a different hand, in ink:] Gift of Mrs. Alex S. Porter 11 April 1919 [in a different hand:] In memory of Mr. Porter [in previous hand:] Old Adams Square looking from Faneuil Hall Taken 1865 [sticker affixed:] [in ink:] Mrs. Alex S. Porter

Additional Identification Number

OVP Photo Database Number 79
OVP Number OVP0014

Physical Description

1 photographic print

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Date of Acquisition

11 April 1919

Reference Code

PC001.01.TMP.014

Image Dimensions

15.5 x 20.375 (HxW)(inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Alex S. Porter.

Record Details

Material Type

albumen prints
photographs

Other Organizations

Geo. H. Richards Boys' Clothing (Boston, Mass.)

Subjects

Crowds
Display of merchandise
Horses
Men
Signs and signboards
Working animals
Adams Square (Boston, Mass.)
Blagder Street (Boston, Mass.)

Restrictions

Light staining across recto and recto of mount; slightly out of focus; fingerprint smudges on verso of mount.

Description Level

Item