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Bridgman Chateau, Norfolk
about 1900
Photographer:Photographed by Marie Kendall , American, 1854 - 1943
Postcard; gelatin silver print on postcard
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 3 3/8 x 5 1/2in. (8.6 x 14cm) Sheet (height x width): 3 3/8 x 5 1/2in. (8.6 x 14cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Description: A large residence with multiple chimneys, rounded tower and several roofs, nestled below a hill. Gently sloping expanses of grass, dotted with a gazebo, small evergreens and larger deciduous trees with bare branches, extend in front of it. A low stone wall runs horizontally across the foreground. At the top of the hill and to the right of the chateau are two more, smaller, houses. Haystack Mountain is in the background.
Subject Note: The "Bridgman Chateau" was Foxhill, the residence of H.H. Bridgman, a lawyer, judge and book collector. Situated on 150 acres, the house was designed by J. Cleaveland Cady of New York, while the landscape architecture was designed by Olmsted, Olmsted & Eliot. From "Beautiful Homes of Connecticut: Mr. Bridgman's French Chateau at Norfolk," The Connecticut Magazine, Volume 7, Hartford, Connecticut; and "Report of the State Librarian to the Governor for the Year Ended September 30 1904," Hartford Press, 1905.
Inscription: Verso, top, printed in black ink: "POST CARD / CORRESPONDENCE NAME AND ADDRESS" Top right, printed in black ink: "PLACE / POSTAGE / [stamped motif] / STAMP / HERE" Left side, printed in black ink: "Photographed by MRS. J.C. KENDALL, NORFOLK, CONN" Center, handwritten in pencil: "Bridgman Chateau" Bottom right, handwritten in pencil: "x.2000.22.228"
Object Number: 2000.179.228
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