Old Hancock House

Collection Type

  • Ephemera

Date

1863

Location Note

Vertical file 4: OVR 321-330

GUSN

GUSN-251853

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Description

Auction for the John Hancock House, "All the materials of the Old Hancock House, of Revolutionary fame, on Beacon Street, consisting of red cedar, oak, joist, hard wood finish doors, panellings, carvings, windows, blinds, floorings, &c., comprising many antique curiosities, and materials to be manufactured into many useful and ornamental parlor mementoes." Auctioned on June 26, 1863 by Sprague & Tappan, auctioneers.

Details

Descriptive Terms

auctions
auctioneers
mansions
red cedar (wood)
oak (wood)
joists
doors
paneling
carvings (visual works)
windows
blinds (coverings)
flooring
antiques (object genre)
ornaments
historic houses
houses
dwellings
statesmen
governors
broadsides (notices)
prints (visual works)

Physical Description

1 broadside

Collection Code

GC002

Collection Name

Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s

Reference Code

GC002.02.323

Image Dimensions

20 x 12 (HxW)(inches)

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Beacon Hill (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]

Record Details

Originator

J.H. Eastburn's Press (Printer)

Material Type

broadsides (notices)
prints (visual works)

Other People

Hancock, John, 1737-1793

Other Organizations

Sprague & Tappan

Subjects

Beacon Street (Boston, Mass.)

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Vertical file 4: OVR 321-330