Close-up view of the "Great" pipe organ and platform in Boston Music Hall, as decorated for Charles Sumner's memorial service

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

29 April 1874

GUSN

GUSN-202303

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Description

Close-up view of the "Great" pipe organ and platform in Boston Music Hall, as decorated for Charles Sumner's memorial service. Two portraits of Sumner and a statue of Beethoven decorate the platform.

Details

Descriptive Terms

commemorations (events)
swags
festoon (motif)
platforms (floors)
interior views
close-up views
statues
organ pipes (components)
organs (aerophones)
chairs (furniture forms)
paintings (visual works)
music halls
albumen prints
photographs

Inscription

Recto of mount: Old Music Hall Organ; Verso of mount: Hamilton Place Boston, Massachusetts Memorial Service for Charles Sumner 1874 [stamped:] Identified by Robert Bayard Severy [in pencil:] Date: 6/23/1987

Additional Identification Number

OVP Photo Database Number 90
OVP Number OVP0044

Physical Description

1 photographic print

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.01.TMP.044

Image Dimensions

12.25 x 16 (HxW)(inches)

Record Details

Material Type

albumen prints
photographs

Other Organizations

Boston Music Hall (Boston, Mass.)

Subjects

Boston (Mass.)
Hamilton Place (Boston, Mass.)
Architectural photography

Restrictions

Edges of mount damaged; print "blown out."

Description Level

Item