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Old South Church, Washington and Milk Streets, built 1729. Bound book containing 16 illustrations of church building, 3 portraits of pastors, 1 misc. ticket and 1 illustration of New Old South Church.
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Published in: Centennial patriotism illustrated, unknown date
Left image caption: 1776--A British riding school. Middle image caption: As worshipped in for a century, and handed down to us for preservation. Right image caption: 1876--The "Preservation" proposed.
Original illustration is from the Boston Globe.
The effort to save the Old South Church/Meeting House, after its congregation had moved to Copley Square, is referred to in this humorous illustration. Its future was secured by intense fund-raising among wealthy Bostonians in October of 1876.