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

Collection Type

  • Photography

GUSN

GUSN-202393

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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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

exterior views
houses
dwellings
Greek Revival
widows' walks
women (female humans)
gelatin silver prints
photographs

Inscription

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}

Additional Identification Number

OVP Photo Database Number 181
OVP Number OVP0468
Negative Number 14777-B

Physical Description

1 photographic print : black-and-white, mounted

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.01.TMP.468

Image Dimensions

13.5 x 17 (HxW)(inches)

Places

Edgartown (Martha's Vineyard, Dukes county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Material Type

gelatin silver prints
photographs

Other People

Coffin, Thomas M.
Lawrence, George
Fisher, Jared

Subjects

Architectural photography
North Water Street (Edgartown, Mass.)

Restrictions

Mount stained and brittle with pieces missing; print torn along edges.

Description Level

Item