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State Street, 1801

State Street, 1801 Oil on canvas
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[ This description is from the project: MHS 225th Anniversary ]

This painting by James Brown Marston shows the eastward side of Boston's Old State House as it looked at the turn of the 18th century. The open square, a place of social and commercial activity, was the scene of many memorable events, including the Boston Massacre on 5 March 1770.