Faneuil Hall

1939

This print of Faneuil Hall in Boston was done by an artist working for the Works Projects Administration’s Federal Art Project. The Project provided jobs for painters, printmakers, and muralists during the Great Depression. Faneuil Hall has been a marketplace and a meeting hall since 1742. It was and still is the site of political meetings, notably speeches by Samuel Adams, James Otis, and others encouraging independence. Quincy market was constructed as an indoor pavillion in 1824–1826 and named in honor of Mayor Josiah Quincy (a relative of Abigail Adams), who organized its construction without any tax or debt.

National Archives - Northeast Region (Boston Massachusetts), Records of the Works Progress Administration


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