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Workmen laying the cornerstone, construction of the McKim Building

File name: 06_03_000036

 

Call no.: T.R. Cab. 5.4 Vol. 1

 

Title: Workmen laying the cornerstone, construction of the McKim Building

 

Creator/Contributor: Stevens, Edward F. (Edward Fletcher), 1860-1946 (photographer); McKim, Mead & White (architect)

 

Date created: 1888-11-28

 

Physical description: 1 photographic print : canotype

 

Summary: Recesses visible in bottom of cornerstone hold two copper boxes containing a time capsule that was removed during the restoration of the McKim Building in the 1990s. Photo No. 32 by Edward Stevens, Clerk of Works. Inscription on verso reads, "Photograph taken of corner-stone, Boston Public Library, showing the two copper boxes, November 28 1888. This photograph taken by Edward F. Stevens, Clerk of the Works."

 

Genre: Cyanotypes

 

Notes: Image from: Public library building Copley Square : photographs of progress of the work August 1888 to Dec. 31, 1889; Image caption: No. 32.

 

Subjects: Public libraries; Building construction; Cornerstone laying; Boston Public Library

 

Collection: Trustees’ Library

 

Location: Boston Public Library, Rare Books Department

 

Rights: No known restrictions

 

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Taken on August 31, 2006