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41 Mount Vernon St., Boston, Mass., Parlor.

PC002.USMA.Boston.052.12 (RS15962)

Description

Interior photograph of the parlor (drawing room) of the home of the second Mrs. Harrison Gray Otis House, 41 Mount Vernon St., Boston, Mass.

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Collection Name
Domestic interiors photographic collection
Collection Code
PC002
Dates
1873
Acquisition Type
Gift
Physical Description
1 photograph
Inscriptions
920.228
Drawing room in the house of the second Mrs. Harrison Gray Otis, Mt. Vernon St. Cor. Joy, about 1873, Boston, Mass.
This photograph was taken for one of the drawing rooms in the house of the late Mrs. Harrison Gray Otis, on Mt. Vernon Street, Boston. It was presented to me at the time by her son H. G. Otis, 1873.
It was the intention of Mr. Otis to keep this drawing room in its original state, in memory of his mother -- but while he was in Europe, and the house under going a change -- this room was also changed to his regret, owing to some misunderstanding; the regret was also shared by a large circle of friends.
"The Warwick Vase" portraits of Washington, Shakespeare, Longfellow, Stuart and his nephew Stuart Newton &c - with other objects familiar to Mr. Arthorp[?] ("my good cousin Robert", as Mrs. O. would often say) & his family as they have for years occupied this favorite corner (to Mrs. O. & her friends) This picture shall be for any of Mr. H's family that may survive me.
Dimensions
10 1/4"x 12" (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
ACCESS ID: 2129
Old ID: 2165.00
GUSN
167539
Reference Code
PC002.USMA.Boston.052.12

Record details

Descriptive Terms
interior decoration
interior views
Material Type
photographs
Places
Boston, Mass.
Location Note
HGO-01-001-F-R-2

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