Hermitage Entry Hall and Front Door, Nashville, Tennessee

This image shows the inside of the house looking back towards the front door, and highlighting the elaborate curving staircase to the next floor.

Color-King Natural Color Card, W. M. Cline Co., Chattanooga, Tennessee

The description states:

The Hall of the Hermitage, Home of General Andrew Jackson, Seventh President of the United States. The paper represents the legend of the travels of Telemachus and was imported by General Jackson in 1835. Hermitage, Tennessee, near Nashville.

–The word ‘paper’ in the description refers to the wallpaper decoration which covers the entire hallway. The heating vent in the center of the floor appears to be a later modification. In addition, the upper left corner of every door frame has a decoration, an unusual feature.

This card likely dates from the 1950s.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.