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Exterior view of Louis Prang Factory, Roxbury, Mass., 1882

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1882

Location Note

OVP L11 OVP214

GUSN

GUSN-221362

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Description

Men and horse-drawn carts stand outside the Louis Prang Printing Factory on Roxbury (Washington) Street. The cart on the left has "L. Prang & Co." printed on the side. Various individuals can be seen looking out the windows at the photographer. A sign on the building on the left side reads "Please uncheck your horses going up hill." Gardner Street intersects with Centre Street at the top of the hill. Text printed on the lower left and right corners reads "A.H. Folsom, Photographer, 48 Alleghany St."

Details

Descriptive Terms

exterior views
factories (structures)
commercial buildings
streetscapes
intersections
printers (people)
greeting cards
Christmas cards
businessmen
men (male humans)
portraits
group portraits
photographs
albumen prints

Inscription

A.H. Folsom, Photographer, 48 Alleghany St., Roxbury, 1882 (stamped)
Washington Street and Gardner Street (now Roxbury Street) Roxbury, Mass., Neg# 46798.A, Sheets #5 (handwritten)
The “printory” which Louis Prang-“father of the American Christmas card”-established in the 1860's, located on what was then Washington and Gardner Streets, Roxbury, Mass. The photographer was another Roxbury resident, A.H. Folsom, who is well-known for his photographs of domestic interiors and landscapes, including an impressive series of “The Vale” made in 1884. This photograph of the Prang factory dates to the same period. Collections of the Archives, SPNEA.
(handwritten)

Additional Identification Number

Oversize photograph number OVP0214

Physical Description

1 photographic print : albumen, mounted, matted ; 17 x 13 3/4 inches

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.01.TMP.214

Image Dimensions

13 3/4 x 17 (HxW)(inches)

Places

Roxbury (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Folsom, A. H. (Augustine H.), 1800-1910 (Photographer)

Material Type

photographs
albumen prints

Other People

Prang, Louis, 1824-1909

Subjects

Architectural photography
Washington Street (Roxbury, Mass.)
Roxbury Street (Roxbury, Mass.)
Gardner Street (Roxbury, Mass.)
Centre Street (Roxbury, Mass.)
Alleghany Street (Roxbury, Mass.)

Accruals Note

Factory located on Washington Street and Gardner Street.

Description Level

Item

Location Note

OVP L11 OVP214

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