George Robert Barrett with William Boynton and Charles Stevens on the Barrett croquet court, Barrett House, New Ipswich, N.H., 1883

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1883

GUSN

GUSN-313619

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Description

This black and white photograph features George Robert Barrett, William Boynton and Charles Stevens on the Barrett croquet court, formerly in the meadow across from the Barrett House, in 1883. The three men are standing in the middle of the court, playing a game of croquet while someone watches in the distance. Other houses and buildings are seen in the background.

Details

Descriptive Terms

black-and-white photographs
black-and-white photographs

Physical Description

9 X 7 in., black and white photograph

Custodial History

New Ipswich Historical Society

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.01.01.USNH.001.001

Places

New Ipswich (Hillsborough county, New Hampshire)

Record Details

Material Type

black-and-white photographs

Other People

Barrett, George Robert, 1844-1916
Boynton, William
Stevens, Charles

Subjects

Photograph

Description Level

Item

Historical/Biographical Note

Historical/Biographical Note

Barrett House, also known as Forest Hall, was built c. 1800 by Charles Barrett Sr. for his son Charles Jr. and daughter-in-law Martha Minot on the occasion of their marriage. According to tradition, its grand scale was encouraged by Martha’s father, who promised to furnish the house in as lavish a manner as Barrett Sr. could build it.

Barrett House features family furnishings, French scenic wallpaper, pristine early twentieth-century bathrooms, and a third-floor ballroom with period musical instruments. The mansion sits on more than seventy acres that include perennial and annual gardens and a Gothic Revival summer house that crowns the hillside overlooking the expansive grounds.

Source: Historic New England