Print of the Old Feather Store by Louis Prang

Description

The print shows Dock Square, featuring the Old Feather Store. The store has two signs on the facing side, "CLOTHING" and "Charles J. Lovejoy." On the side of the building is a third sign, "CLOTHING WAREHOUSE." Other shops in the vicinity include Martin L. Hall & Co.; Manning, Glover & Co.; and William W. Allen Boots & Shoes. On the streets surrounding the stores are horse drawn carts, pedestrians, and a police officer directing traffic. Two boys are shown running across the street next to the officer. The Faneuil Hall Marketplace is visible in the distance.

Details

Descriptive Terms

clothing stores
transportation
children (people by age group)
police officers
pedestrians
color lithographs

Physical Description

1 print ; approx. 14 x 10 inches

Collection Code

GC002

Collection Name

Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s

Date of Acquisition

2011

Reference Code

GC002.01.MA.1950.020

Acquisition Type

Library & Archives Purchase

Credit Line

Library and Archives purchase, 2011.

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Probably Louis Prang & Co. (Printer)

Material Type

color lithographs

Other People

Prang, Louis, 1824-1909
Lovejoy, Charles J.
Stanbury, Thomas

Description Level

Item

Historical/Biographical Note

Historical/Biographical Note

The Old Feather Store was located on North Street in Dock Square. The building was constructed by Thomas Stanbury in 1680. It was owned and run by a number of successive retailers, and this lithograph shows the name Charles Lovejoy, who sold clothing in the early 19th century. The building was demolished in 1860.