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

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

ca. 1939

Location Note

Albums 248, 249

GUSN

GUSN-193817

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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).

Details

Descriptive Terms

historic houses
exterior views
interior views
wallpapers
sleighs
carriages (vehicles)
scenic wallpapers
gardens
photograph albums

Additional Identification Number

album number 248

Physical Description

1 photograph album; 10 1/4 x 13 3/8 inches

Collection Code

PC009

Collection Name

Photograph albums collection

Date of Acquisition

2010-01-08

Reference Code

PC009.248

Acquisition Type

Gift

Credit Line

Gift of Ronald Bourgeault, 2010.

Places

Newburyport (Essex county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Attributed to Haskell, Arthur C. (Arthur Cushman), 1890-1968 (Photographer)

Material Type

photograph albums

Other People

Hills , Joshua
Pierce, Benjamin
Perry, Charles H.
Farmer , Walter

Descriptive Terms

Pierce-Perry-Framer House
Newburyport, Mass
Dufour

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Albums 248, 249

Historical/Biographical Note

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."