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."
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