Explore over a century of history with Postcards of America: The House of the Seven Gables.
Built in 1668, the House of the Seven Gables is one of the nation’s oldest and most beloved historic homes. Known for both its architecture and unique perspective on American history, it began as a seaside mansion for some of Salem’s wealthiest maritime figures and went on to inspire Nathaniel Hawthorne’s world-famous novel. Today, the home continues to stand as a community resource for immigrants and as a peek into what colonial life was like for upper-class early Americans.
Postcards of America: The House of the Seven Gables, includes a collection of 15 postcards showcasing images of the Turner-Ingersoll Mansion during the 19th and early 20th centuries. These images are sourced directly form the museum’s archival photograph collection. Some highlights include: views of the house before its 1908 restoration, the Upton family Christmas tree in the parlor, and Caroline Emmerton’s Tea Room. Each postcard contains detailed information about its respective image.