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Identifier: americanhomesga101913newy
Title: American homes and gardens
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York : Munn and Co
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library

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m theembroidering or knitting of the ladies of the household tothe entertainment of friends and acquaintances who maychance to drop in of an afternoon for a dish of tea andgossip. A parlor in this sense is a good general utility roomand the name is also more dignified, becoming and ofbroader application than the lately coined and hackneyeddesignation living-room calling up its converse, a dying-room by way of contrast—unpleasant as it may be—andalways suggesting, anyhow, a laborers cottage redolent ofgrease, fried potatoes and soapsuds. Most of us havedistressing memories of the formal parlors of our child-hoods days but we have surely had time to live down suchrecollections so let us have back the good old name andbanish all visions of a starched and deadly chamber ofmid-Victorian furniture horrors enveloped in an atmosphereof foolish mid-Victorian artificiality and priggishness, aplace where the tables and chairs had elegies andlimbs—heaven knows some of them had little enough

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The rooms open into one another in a manner that makes for spaciousness April, 1913 AMERICAN HOMES AND GARDENS J31

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Tagged: , bookid:americanhomesga101913newy , bookyear:1905 , bookdecade:1900 , bookcentury:1900 , booksubject:Architecture__Domestic , booksubject:Landscape_gardening , bookpublisher:New_York___Munn_and_Co , bookcontributor:Smithsonian_Libraries , booksponsor:Biodiversity_Heritage_Library , bookleafnumber:235 , bookcollection:biodiversity , BHL Collection , BHL Consortium

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