Interior of Coliseum, St. James Park, Boston, Mass., June 18, 1872

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1872

GUSN

GUSN-202298

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Description

The World Peace Jubilee and International Music Festival was held in Boston in 1872 to commemorate the end of the Franco-Prussian War. The Boston Coliseum, which housed the event, was designed by William Preston and intended to be a temporary structure. The event was organized by composer and bandmaster Patrick Gilmore. The seated audience can be seen in the image with one man in the center facing the camera.

Details

Descriptive Terms

interior views
temporary buildings
festivals
music
peace
concerts
wars
albumen prints
photographs

Inscription

Recto of mount: Piece[sic] [Peace] Jubilee Build. 1869; Verso of mount: Peace Jun-Building 1869 Boston Coliseum

Additional Identification Number

OVP Photo Database Number 85
OVP Number OVP0038.2

Physical Description

1 photographic print

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.01.TMP.038-2

Image Dimensions

19.25 x 14 (HxW)(inches)

Places

Back Bay (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Preston, William Gibbons, 1842-1910 (Architect)

Material Type

albumen prints
photographs

Other People

Gilmore, P. S. (Patrick Sarsfield), 1829-1892

Other Organizations

World’s Peace Jubilee and International Musical Festival (1872 : Boston, Mass.)

Subjects

Architectural photography
St. James Park (Boston, Mass.)
St. James Avenue (Boston, Mass.)
Dartmouth Street (Boston, Mass.)
Copley Square
Franco-Prussian War, 1870-1871

Restrictions

Vertical tear across bottom of print to bottom edge of mount; mount slightly warped; center of left edge of mount damaged.

Description Level

Item