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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.
fire alarm systems
1 watercolor, mounted ; 5 x 8.5 inches
Arthur Elliot graphic collection
8.5 x 5 (HxW)(inches)
Gift of Bill and Nancy Osgood, 2009.
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Elliot, Arthur (Painter)
Boston (Mass.). Fire Department.