The Boston Almanac for the Year 1856

Engraved by George W. Boynton (American, active 1831–1860), Engraved by William Jay Baker (American, active 1847–1855), Engraved by Baker, Smith, & Andrew (American, active 1853–1854), Engraved by Smith & Pierson (American, active 1855–1856), Author Damrell & Moore (American, 19th century), Author George Coolidge (American, 1817–1888), Publisher John P. Jewett (American, 19th century)

Place of Publication: Boston, Massachusetts, USA


Overall: 13.5 x 8.3 x 1.8 cm (5 5/16 x 3 1/4 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with wood engravings

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Boston: John P. Jewett & Co., 1856) 13.5 cm; 240 pp., plus folding map [advertisements bound before and after almanac]; original publisher’s blind- and gilt-stamped dark brown cloth (Damrell & Moore Book-Binders)–[cream-colored phase box].

Boston: John P. Jewett & Co., 1856


Lloyd and Vivian Hawes, Wellesley, MA; her bequest to MFA, June 21, 2000.

Credit Line

The Lloyd and Vivian Hawes Collection