The Front Hall

Highlights from the Collection


Garden wall mural
Joseph Remidas, 1918
This mural is featured in numerous diary entries in John and Helen’s shared Thinkbook between January and April of 1918, documenting the entire progress of the mural.

Polychrome silk lantern
China, 1870-1900
This lantern is one of a pair that hung in John Gardner Coolidge’s apartment in Beijing (then Peking) while he served as a diplomat in the late 19th century.

Ashdale Farm, N. Andover, Massachusetts
Reproduction of a black & white photograph showing Mrs. Gertrude Stevens Kunhardt in front of Ashdale Farm house, seated on wagon, pulled by one horse.
Image courtesy of The Trustees of Reservations Archives & Research Center, Stevens-Coolidge Place Collection.