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Exterior view of the Fisher-Bliss House, Edgartown, Mass., undated

PC001.01.TMP.468 (RS96785)

Description

An older woman stands on the front steps of the house. Fisher-Bliss House is located at 86 North Water Street, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Thomas M. Coffin built the Greek Revival residence in 1832 for Captain George Lawrence, who later sold it to Captain Jared Fisher. The whaling captain's house features a widows' walk on the roof, which provides a view of the sea and ships returning from voyages.

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Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Physical Description
1 photographic print : black-and-white, mounted
Inscriptions
Recto of mount: F [underlined: N] 3 Cream mat; Verso of mount: Fisher Bliss House Edgartown, Massachusetts. [in a different hand:] 1966.664.1 {neg #14777-B}
Dimensions
13.5x 17(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
OVP Photo Database Number: 181
OVP Number: OVP0468
Negative Number: 14777-B
GUSN
202393
Reference Code
PC001.01.TMP.468

Record details

Other People
Coffin, Thomas M.
Fisher, Jared
Lawrence, George
Descriptive Terms
Greek Revival
dwellings
exterior views
houses
widows' walks
women (female humans)
Material Type
gelatin silver prints
photographs
Subjects
Architectural photography
North Water Street (Edgartown, Mass.)
Places
Edgartown (Martha's Vineyard, Dukes county, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
Fisher-Bliss House (Edgartown, Mass.)
Physical Access Restrictions
Mount stained and brittle with pieces missing; print torn along edges.

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