Exterior view of the Craddock Mansion House, ca. 1874

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

ca. 1874

GUSN

GUSN-202418

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Description

Exterior view of the Craddock Mansion House, Ship Street, home of the first governor of Massachusetts Bay, Matthew Craddock. Two unidentified men and one woman are seated on or near the stone wall in front of the house.

Details

Descriptive Terms

exterior views
American Colonial
dwellings
albumen prints
photographs

Inscription

Recto of mount: [printed:] "CRADDOCK MANSION HOUSE" Ship Street, Medford, Mass. Built in 1634. THE OLDEST BUILDING IN THE UNITED STATES RETAINING ITS ORIGINAL FORM. Matthew Craddock was first Governor of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay. Chosen May 13th 1629. "Mr. Craddock was more forward in advancing out his substance than any other, being generally the highest in all subscriptions. He was an eminent merchant in London, and continued divers years to carry on trade in the Colony, by his servants." - Hutchinson's History of Mass. [printed with photographer's name and address:] Photographed by O. R. Wilkinson, Medford, Mass.; Verso of mount: Gift of State St. Bank 4/81

Additional Identification Number

OVP Photo Database Number 206
OVP Number OVP0202

Physical Description

1 photographic print

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Date of Acquisition

April 1981

Reference Code

PC001.01.TMP.202

Image Dimensions

7.375 x 9.25 (HxW)(inches)

Credit Line

Gift of State Street Bank.

Record Details

Originator

Wilkinson, O. R. (Photographer)

Material Type

albumen prints
photographs

Subjects

Medford (Mass.)
Ship Street (Medford, Mass.)
Architectural photography

Restrictions

Light foxing on recto of mount.

Description Level

Item