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Sleighing scene on Boston Neck

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Title:
Sleighing scene on Boston Neck
Description:
"The picture is at once a record and a reminiscence of days gone by--eheu fugaces! We have given up all hopes of another snow storm--the sleigh is hoisted to its place in the barn chamber, the bells--those musical bells--hang idly in the harness room. In taking down a horse collar one sometimes rattles them by accident, but their sound is that of 'sweet bells jangled out of tune.' Now and then you see sleighs going over the Neck, but they are piled up in carts, and dragged away by lazy ponies driven by those meritorious individuals who board sleighs by the week till sleighing time comes round. Our people had little enough snow this winter, but they made the most of it--it was a brief carnival but a merry one. Our artist made his sketch upon the Neck, and it gives as fair an idea of the scenes there as one can put on paper--but to one who has never seen sleighing on the Neck, it is impossible to convey a correct idea of its excitement."
Delineator:
Barry, Charles A., 1830-1892
Engraver:
Andrew, John, 1815-1875
Publisher:
Ballou's Pictorial
Date:
1855
Format:
Prints
Genre:
line engravings (prints)
prints (visual works)
Location:
Historic New England
Collection (local):
GC002: Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s
Subjects:
sleighs
horse-drawn vehicles
snow (precipitation)
spectators (event observers)
Washington Street (Boston, Mass.)
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston Neck (cape)
Extent:
1 news line engraving
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Terms of Use:
Rights status not evaluated.
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Notes:
Gift of Capt. Wm. B. Clarke, 1922
Identifier:
198357
Call #:
GC002.01.MA.3550.004