"Fire alarm, Newspapers waiting for post"

Description

A view of a fire alarm and mailbox on a Boston sidewalk. On top of the mailbox is a stack of newspapers waiting to be delivered. Elliot was careful to record the details of daily life in Boston, including this scene. The fire alarm system in Boston was one fo the earliest and most efficient in the country.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fire alarm systems
mailboxes
newspapers
watercolors (paintings)

Physical Description

1 watercolor, mounted ; 5 x 8.5 inches

Collection Code

GC005

Collection Name

Arthur Elliot graphic collection

Date of Acquisition

2009

Reference Code

GC005.03

Acquisition Type

Gift

Image Dimensions

8.5 x 5 (HxW)(inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bill and Nancy Osgood, 2009.

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Elliot, Arthur (Painter)

Material Type

watercolors (paintings)

Other Organizations

Boston (Mass.). Fire Department.

Description Level

Item