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25 Exeter St., Boston, Mass., Bedroom..

PC002.USMA.Boston.047.01 (RS15886)

Description

This interior view shows a bedroom at 25 Exeter Street in Back Bay, Boston, Massachusetts. The bedroom probably belonged to a woman. A dressing table and a couch are set in a bay window and a purse hangs on a cheval glass. The bed faces the fireplace, above which is a mirror. A chandelier hangs from the decorated coffered ceiling. Nathan Matthews helped to develop the Back Bay and built 25 Exeter Street in 1882-1884. William Bliss, president of the Boston and Albany Railroad, seems to have been the first resident. In the mid-1880s, his daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Hamilton Perkins, moved into the residence.

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Details

Collection Name
Domestic interiors photographic collection
Collection Code
PC002
Dates
n.d.
Abstract
Interior photograph of a bedroom at 25 Exeter St., Boston, Mass.
Physical Description
1 photograph
Dimensions
7"x 9" (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
ACCESS ID: 2063
Old ID: 2099.00
GUSN
167473
Reference Code
PC002.USMA.Boston.047.01

Record details

Originator
Soule Photograph Co. (Photographic studio)
Descriptive Terms
bedrooms
beds (furniture)
cheval glasses
coffered ceilings
couches (reclining furniture)
dressing tables
dwellings
houses
interior decoration
interior views
mirrors
multiple-seating furniture
overmantel mirrors
purses (ladies' accessories)
sleeping and reclining furniture
tables (support furniture)
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
Exeter Street (Back Bay, Boston, Mass.)
Places
Back Bay (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Places (Buildings)
William Bliss House (Boston, Mass.)
Location Note
HGO-01-001-F-R-1

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