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Exterior view of the Craddock Mansion House, Ship Street, home of the first governor of Massachusetts Bay, Matthew Craddock. Two unidentified men and one woman are seated on or near the stone wall in front of the house.
Recto of mount: [printed:] "CRADDOCK MANSION HOUSE" Ship Street, Medford, Mass. Built in 1634. THE OLDEST BUILDING IN THE UNITED STATES RETAINING ITS ORIGINAL FORM. Matthew Craddock was first Governor of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay. Chosen May 13th 1629. "Mr. Craddock was more forward in advancing out his substance than any other, being generally the highest in all subscriptions. He was an eminent merchant in London, and continued divers years to carry on trade in the Colony, by his servants." - Hutchinson's History of Mass. [printed with photographer's name and address:] Photographed by O. R. Wilkinson, Medford, Mass.; Verso of mount: Gift of State St. Bank 4/81
OVP Photo Database Number 206
OVP Number OVP0202
1 photographic print
General photographic collection
7.375 x 9.25 (HxW)(inches)
Gift of State Street Bank.
Wilkinson, O. R. (Photographer)
Ship Street (Medford, Mass.)
Light foxing on recto of mount.
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