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25 Exeter St., Boston, Mass., hall

Item Information

Title:
25 Exeter St., Boston, Mass., hall
Description:
This interior view shows the upper hall of the William Bliss House at 25 Exeter Street in Back Bay, Boston, Massachusetts. A chandelier hangs from the ornately decorated ceiling of the town house. Chairs, a sofa, and tables are arranged around the hall. A copy of Giambologna's scuplture, Mercurio, stands on a pedestal with claw-and-ball feet. 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 house.
Photographic studio:
Soule Photograph Co.
Format:
Prints
Photographs
Genre:
black-and-white prints (prints on paper)
photographs
Location:
Historic New England
Collection (local):
PC002: Domestic interiors photographic collection
Subjects:
interior views
halls (interior spaces)
town houses
stairs
chandeliers (hanging lights)
reproductions
sculpture (visual work)
lighting
chairs (furniture forms)
tables (support furniture)
interior decoration
Exeter Street (Back Bay, Boston, Mass.)
Mercurio (Sculpture)
Bliss, William, 1834-1907
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)BostonBack Bay
William Bliss House (Boston, Mass.)
Extent:
1 photograph; 7 1/4" in. x 9 1/2" in. (H x W)
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Identifier:
167474
Call #:
PC002.USMA.Boston.047.02