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Virtual Tour : Introduction

Virtual Tour : Introduction

Material prepared by:
Jan Arabas, Department of Art
Middlesex Community College, Bedford and Lowell, MA

Custom House front hallway
Custom House front hallway
 
Imagine yourself a sailor on an Indiaman in the year 1820. You have just returned to your home port of Salem, Massachusetts after eighteen months at sea. You disembark and walk past other ships and warehouses along the wharves until you come to our 'spacious edifice of brick' as Nathaniel Hawthorne called the U.S. Custom House on Derby Wharf. You mount the steps to present yourself to the customs officials inside.

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