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

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

n.d.

Location Note

HGO-01-001-F-R-1

GUSN

GUSN-167473

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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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

interior views
houses
bedrooms
beds (furniture)
dressing tables
couches (reclining furniture)
coffered ceilings
overmantel mirrors
cheval glasses
purses (ladies' accessories)
mirrors
multiple-seating furniture
dwellings
tables (support furniture)
sleeping and reclining furniture
interior decoration
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

ACCESS ID 2063
Old ID 2099.00

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC002

Collection Name

Domestic interiors photographic collection

Reference Code

PC002.USMA.Boston.047.01

Abstract

Interior photograph of a bedroom at 25 Exeter St., Boston, Mass.

Places

Back Bay (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]

Record Details

Originator

Soule Photograph Co. (Photographic studio)

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Subjects

Exeter Street (Back Bay, Boston, Mass.)

Description Level

Item

Location Note

HGO-01-001-F-R-1

Historical/Biographical Note

Sources


Sources: Boston City Directory, 1885, 1905; bosarchitecture.com/backbay/exeter/25.html; Waters, H. The New-England Historical and Genealogical Register, p. xcvi-xcvii.