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The Magnet and the Iron: John Brown and George L. Stearns The Stories Behind the Busts

Untitled (College Hill from Medford)

ca. 1865
Exhibit Description:
Oil on board painting of College Hill from across the Mystic River in Medford, pictured around 1856. The building on top of the hill is Ballou Hall, the first building of Tufts College. The white house in the foreground is the Paul Curtis House, which is said to be the house mentioned in Lydia Maria Child's poem "Over the River and Through the Woods." The Mystic River is in front of the Curtis house and is home to an old shipyard, possibly the Curtis shipyard.
Tufts University Permanent Collection
Champney, Benjamin (attributed)
Attribution Statement:
Image courtesy of Tufts University Permanent Collection, AI 07400
Exhibit Tags:
paintingsPaul Curtis HouseMedfordTufts UniversityTufts University Permanent Collection