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Boston Harbour, 1854

Date: 1854
Overall: 714 x 988 mm, 0.15 kg
Medium: Lithograph on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Purchased with USA Bicentennial Gift funds
Object Name: Lithograph
Object No: 00017938
Place Manufactured:United States

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    Tinted lithograph entitled 'Boston harbor 1854' after the oil by John White Allen Scott, printed by JH Bufford, Boston. This image depicts a commercial view of the waterfront and Boston Harbour as viewed from Fort Hill.
    SignificanceLithographs drawn by Scott are rare. Views of American ports such as Boston Harbour provide context for the development of regular trade between the east coast of America and Australia from the 1850s onwards.
    HistoryThis lithograph shows Boston Harbour as seen from Fort Hill. In the foreground is the intersection of Purchase and Broad Streets. The lively scene shows ships alongisde wharfs and the architecture of the waterfront. This print comes from the offices of Henry W. Peabody of Boston. The original oil by Scott is in the collection of the Bostonian Society.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: Boston Harbour, 1854

    Primary title: Boston Harbour, 1854. View taken from Fort Hil

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