Print of the Old Feather Store by Louis Prang


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.


Descriptive Terms

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

Physical Description

1 print ; approx. 14 x 10 inches

Collection Code


Collection Name

Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s

Date of Acquisition


Reference Code


Acquisition Type

Library & Archives Purchase

Credit Line

Library and Archives purchase, 2011.


Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details


Probably Louis Prang & Co. (Printer)

Material Type

color lithographs

Other People

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

Description Level


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.

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