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25 Exeter St., Boston, Mass., Parlor.

Item Information

Title:
25 Exeter St., Boston, Mass., Parlor.
Description:
This interior view shows a parlor in the William Bliss House at 25 Exeter Street in Back Bay, Boston, Massachusetts. A chandelier hangs from the ornately coffered ceiling. Chairs, tables, and objets d'art fill the room. A girandole mirror hangs on the right wall. 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.
Photographic studio:
Soule Photograph Co.
Format:
Photographs
Genre:
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Location:
Historic New England
Collection (local):
PC002: Domestic interiors photographic collection
Subjects:
interior views
houses
parlors
coffered ceilings
chandeliers (hanging lights)
girandole mirrors
mirrors
lighting
dwellings
chairs (furniture forms)
tables (support furniture)
interior decoration
Exeter Street (Back Bay, Boston, Mass.)
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)BostonBack Bay
William Bliss House (Boston, Mass.)
Extent:
1 photograph; 7 1/4" in. x 9 1/4" in. (H x W)
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Terms of Use:
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Identifier:
167478
Call #:
PC002.USMA.Boston.047.06