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The World Peace Jubilee and International Music Festival was held in Boston in 1872 to commemorate the end of the Franco-Prussian War. The Boston Coliseum, which housed the event, was designed by William Preston and intended to be a temporary structure. The event was organized by composer and bandmaster Patrick Gilmore. The seated audience can be seen in the image with one man in the center facing the camera.
Recto of mount: Piece[sic] [Peace] Jubilee Build. 1869; Verso of mount: Peace Jun-Building 1869 Boston Coliseum
OVP Photo Database Number 85
OVP Number OVP0038.2
1 photographic print
General photographic collection
19.25 x 14 (HxW)(inches)
Back Bay (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Preston, William Gibbons, 1842-1910 (Architect)
Gilmore, P. S. (Patrick Sarsfield), 1829-1892
Worlds Peace Jubilee and International Musical Festival (1872 : Boston, Mass.)
St. James Park (Boston, Mass.)
St. James Avenue (Boston, Mass.)
Dartmouth Street (Boston, Mass.)
Franco-Prussian War, 1870-1871
Vertical tear across bottom of print to bottom edge of mount; mount slightly warped; center of left edge of mount damaged.
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