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Publisher: 1870.
Edition/Format:   Image : Graphic : Photograph : Picture : English
Database:WorldCat
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Subject: The old Scollay building, the facade covered with business signs. From top to bottom: George R. Hirchborn and Co. (Samuel Hichborn) at 1 Scollay's building; Henry A. Perry at 17 1/2 Tremont; George H. Chapin, New England Farm Agency, 20 and 21 Scollay's building; Alonzo V. Lynde, counsellor, 10 Scollay's building; Joseph Bennet, counsellor, 18 Scollay's building; Robert Morris, counsellor, 23 Scollay's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Photographs
Pictorial works
Named Person: Joseph Bennet; George H Chapin; Samuel Hirchborn; Alonzo V Lynde; Robert Morris; Stephen R Niles; Henry A Perry
Material Type: Graphic, Photograph, Picture
Document Type: Visual material
OCLC Number: 191910853
Notes: Title devised by curator.
The names and addresses of the firms that are listed in the Boston City Directory date the photograph between 1868 and 1870.
The building was the second home of the Boston Athenaeum from 1807 to 1809 and was demolished in 1871. The Middlesex Rail Road Station also had an office in the building.
Description: 1 photographic print : black and white ; image 35.9 x 27.8 cm, mount 40.7 x 29.2 cm

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Subject: The old Scollay building, the facade covered with business signs. From top to bottom: George R. Hirchborn and Co. (Samuel Hichborn) at 1 Scollay's building; Henry A. Perry at 17 1/2 Tremont; George H. Chapin, New England Farm Agency, 20 and 21 Scollay's building; Alonzo V. Lynde, counsellor, 10 Scollay's building; Joseph Bennet, counsellor, 18 Scollay's building; Robert Morris, counsellor, 23 Scollay's building; and Stephen R. Niles, advertising agent, 1 Scollay's building. To the left of Scollay's building at 25 Tremont Row is the dry goods establishment of Gibbs and Stinson. To the right in the background is the Howard Athenaeum next to whose sign is a sign reading Dunshee's New Photograph which refers to the studio of E.S. Dunshee at 43 Tremont Row. Several men, most of whose figures are blurred, are standing on the sidewalk next to the building.

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