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25 Exeter St., Boston, Mass., Parlor.

PC002.USMA.Boston.047.06 (RS15893)

Description

This interior view shows a parlor in the William Bliss House at 25 Exeter Street in Back Bay, Boston, Massachusetts. A chandelier hangs from the ornately coffered ceiling. Chairs, tables, and objets d'art fill the room. A girandole mirror hangs on the right wall. 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 parlor at 25 Exeter St., Boston, Mass.
Physical Description
1 photograph
Dimensions
7 1/4"x 9 1/4" (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
ACCESS ID: 2068
Old ID: 2104.00
GUSN
167478
Reference Code
PC002.USMA.Boston.047.06

Record details

Originator
Soule Photograph Co. (Photographic studio)
Descriptive Terms
chairs (furniture forms)
chandeliers (hanging lights)
coffered ceilings
dwellings
girandole mirrors
houses
interior decoration
interior views
lighting
mirrors
parlors
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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