Looking through the parlor doorway from what may be the front hall. Nineteenth century homes had a parlor located near the front door. It was a public room of the house for visiting with guests. Locating public rooms near the front door kept guests from walking through the family's private rooms.
circa late 1800s
Midway Village Museum
7" x 9"
“Parlor,” Midway Village Museum - Digital Collections, accessed July 25, 2021, https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/items/show/3896.