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Vanderbilt Mansion, "The Breakers," Newport, Rhode Island, circa 1950-1970

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Alternate title:Vanderbilt Mansion - "The Breakers"
Summary:Vanderbilt Mansion, "The Breakers," Newport, Rhode Island, circa 1950-1970. Postcard number: 37267-C. Caption reads: ""The Breakers" -- Ochre Point Ave. Newport, R. I. First opened to the public in 1948 under the auspices of the Preservation Society of Newport, this immense 16th century Italian style mansion was completed for Cornelius Vanderbilt in 1895 from designs of Richard Morris Hunt. Arranged around a huge central hall are seventy rooms on four floors. It faces the Atlantic Ocean from an imposing location on the famous Cliff Walk at Ochre Point. Open to visitors May through October. (Admission Charge)".
Creator:Hopf, John T.
Provider:Garrison Color Corporation
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Rhode Island
Place of origin – Settlement:Newport
Temporal subject: 1941-1950
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Rhode Island
Geographical subject – Settlement:Newport
Topical subjects:Mansions
Breakers, The (Newport, R.I.)
Vanderbilt, Cornelius, 1843-1899 -- Homes and haunts
Hunt, Richard Morris, 1828-1895
ArchivesUM location:National Trust Library Postcard Collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
Copyright holder:Unknown
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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