Nickerson Period

This gallery features historic photographs of the Samuel M. Nickerson Mansion from the Nickerson period, or between 1883 and 1900.

Samuel M. Nickerson pictured with his grandson, ca. 1900. Photo courtesy of Roland C. Nickerson.
Burling & Whitehouse, Residence of Samuel M. Nickerson Esq., 1881. The American Architect and Building News 9, no. 270.
The Samuel M. Nickerson Mansion viewed from the southeast, ca. 1883. Photo courtesy of Roland C. Nickerson.
Library, ca. 1890. Photo courtesy of Roland C. Nickerson.
Dining Room, ca. 1883. Photo courtesy of Roland C. Nickerson.
Main Hall, second floor (with Japanese bronzes from 1893 Columbian Exposition in foreground), ca. 1900. Photo courtesy of Roland C. Nickerson.

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