Photograph

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

ca. 1884

GUSN

GUSN-33079

Description

View of Oliver Wendell Holmes house just barely visible through bushes and trees in foreground--oval format.

Details

Descriptive Terms

photographs
albumen (egg white)
houses
wars
Albumen
House
Revolutionary War
PICTURE

Inscription

Printed on recto--lower center: ""SOUTH VIEW/ OF THE/ Old Holmes House./ The removal of this historical building was a piece of Vandalism committed by Harvard College in June 1884. In the room to/ the right of the front door, the battle of Bunker Hill was planned on the eve of that event, and Benedict/ Arnold here received his commission. The sketching materials in the foreground belonged/ to Annie Dixwell, who interested herself with me in preserving/ mementos of the old house./ V.Y.B.""

Associated Person

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

15 x 19 (HxW) (inches)

Accession Number

1930.28B

Places

Massachusetts (United States)