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The parlor at the Vassall-Craigie-Longfellow House, Cambridge Massachusetts

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The parlor at the Vassall-Craigie-Longfellow House, Cambridge Massachusetts / National Park Service, Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site

Just off the dining room is our special PARLOR. It's a daytime retreat for the family. The sunshine and floral patterns on the carpet make it a cheerful room. Here we play games, look at pictures through a stereoscope, write letters, and talk by the fire. Mother's journal reads, "I wonder if these old walls ever looked upon happier faces or through them down into happier hearts." Charley's Oriental vases compliment the other art from around the world. Papa spent many years in Europe and bought more than books. Come back in December to see the Parlor decorated for Christmas. Evergreens embellish the fireplace wall and our family tree will have homemade ornaments.

 

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