Boston Pilot

carte de visite

S. Wing's
USA, MA, Boston
overall: 3-7/8 x 2-3/8 in.

Carte de visite, tintype with white card frame and back; Boston Pilot; collected by Captain Richard C. Mears (1829-1899) during his travels; portrait of a Mr. Brown, a Boston ship pilot (someone who guides ships into harbors), collected during one of his six recorded trips to Boston between 1856 to 1891; handwritten on back "Mr./ [illegible] P. Brown/ Boston Pilot"; printed on back "New style Cartes de Visite,/ By Machinery,/ Made & delivered in 10 minutes,/ At S. WING'S,/ No. 23 HANOVER STREET,/ BOSTON".


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Pilots and pilotage
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