A Simple Victorian Parlor
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HISTORIC PORTSMOUTH #3

Even in a simple home the Victorian parlor became extraordinarily elegant. This home is a virtual gallery of English Parianware and Italian cut stone. Although photographed about 1890, the tastes of the elderly owners harkens to threee or four decades earlier -- a window into an earlier time. A grotesque carving of a fish, probably a sculpin, hovers above the central painting, mixing local craftsmanship with international works.

 

 

 

 

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Early Photographs from the Collections of Strawbery Banke
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