View of Park Street and Boston Common from the steps of the Massachusetts State House, including "Bulfinch Row"

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

ca. 1855

GUSN

GUSN-202300

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Description

View of Bulfinch Row and Park Street residences (left) and Boston Common (right) from the steps of the Massachusetts State House. The steeple of the Park Street Church is visible. A fountain is in the foreground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

urban environments
exterior views
steeples (building components)
street lighting
ironwork (objects)
streets
urban parks
city blocks
fountains
dwellings
fences
chimneys (architectural elements)
façades
salted paper prints
photographs

Inscription

Recto: [countermarked with name of paper manufacturer:] J WHATMAN TURKEY MILL 1855; Verso of mount: Park and Beacon Street Boston, Massachusetts identified by R. Severy 1/15/1980

Additional Identification Number

OVP Photo Database Number 87
OVP Number OVP0051

Physical Description

1 photographic print

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.01.TMP.051

Image Dimensions

17.25 x 23.25 (HxW)(inches)

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Southworth & Hawes (Photographer)

Material Type

salted paper prints
photographs

Subjects

Beacon Hill (neighborhood)
Beacon Street (Boston, Mass.)
Boston (Mass.)
Park Street (Boston, Mass)
Architectural photography
Boston Common (Boston, Mass.)

Restrictions

Adhesive residue and staining along left edge of print and mount; bottom left corner creased (where mount missing); light staining across top third of print.

Description Level

Item