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Exterior view of the African Meeting House with a woman standing on the sidewalk, Boston, Mass., ca. 1885

Item Information

Title:
Exterior view of the African Meeting House with a woman standing on the sidewalk, Boston, Mass., ca. 1885
Description:
A woman stands in front of the African Meeting House on Smith Court in Boston, Massachusetts. The Meeting House was built in 1806 and is the oldest African meeting house in the United States. The building was built with funds raised by local community members, both white and black, but it was constructed almost entirely with black labor. Today the building houses the Museum of African American History.
Date:
1880–1890
Format:
Photographs
Genre:
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Location:
Historic New England
Collection (local):
PC001: General photographic collection
Subjects:
streetscapes
meeting houses (religious buildings)
religious buildings
exterior views
women (female humans)
Architectural photography
African Americans
Smith Court (Boston, Mass.)
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)BostonBeacon Hill
African Meetinghouse (Boston, Mass.)
Extent:
1 photographic print : black-and-white
Link to Item:
Terms of Use:
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Identifier:
190828
Call #:
PC001.02.03.TMP.003