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Pierce-Perry-Farmer House, High Street, Newburyport, Mass.

PC009.248 (RS208150)

Description

This is an album bound in leather which includes forty-eight very detailed black and white photographs of the Pierce-Perry-Farmer house in Newburyport, Mass. It includes both exterior and interior views. The exterior views show the Federalist mansion and gardens. The interior views highlight sitting rooms, a dining room, bedrooms, hallways, and furnishings. Of particular interest are the photographs of three different French scenic wallpapers by Dufour found in the downstairs sitting rooms (see pages 7, 8, and 20-29) and the other patterned wallpapers (see pages 4, 5, 10-14, and 32-38). There are also photographs of horse-drawn carriages and sleighs (see pages 40-48).

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Details

Collection Name
Photograph albums collection
Collection Code
PC009
Dates
ca. 1939
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
2010-01-08
Physical Description
1 photograph album; 10 1/4 x 13 3/8 inches
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
album number: 248
Credit Line
Gift of Ronald Bourgeault, 2010.
GUSN
193817
Reference Code
PC009.248

Historical/Biographical Note

The Pierce-Perry-Farmer House was built in 1811 by Joshua Hills for Benjamin Pierce on High Street in Newburyport, Mass. The house was subsequently owned by architect Charles Perry and later by Walter Farmer. It is now owned by a great-grandson of Pierce. According to the Historical Society of Old Newbury "this house is one of the best preserved of its period still in existence in this country."

Record details

Originator
Attributed to Haskell, Arthur C. (Arthur Cushman), 1890-1968 (Photographer)
Other People
Farmer , Walter
Hills , Joshua
Perry, Charles H.
Pierce, Benjamin
Descriptive Terms
Dufour
Newburyport, Mass
Pierce-Perry-Framer House
carriages (vehicles)
exterior views
gardens
historic houses
interior views
scenic wallpapers
sleighs
wallpapers
Material Type
photograph albums
Places
Newburyport (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
Pierce-Perry-Farmer House
Location Note
Albums 248, 249

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