Herrick Family Parlor

88.7.29a 96 dpi wm.jpg

Title

Herrick Family Parlor

Description

Possibly the parlor of Mr. Charles Herrick at 420 South Third Street. The fireplace screen protects the room from flying embers. The ceiling light is powered by gas. The paintings at each side of the fireplace are hanging from a picture rail, which is a strip of wood or molding near the ceiling. Picture rails became popular in the 1840s. They could be decorative, supported a lot of weight, and made it easy to move a picture without damaging walls.

Creator

Charles Herrick

Date

1897

Rights

Midway Village Museum

Format

jpeg

Identifier

88.7.29a

Original Format

Photo

Physical Dimensions

8" x 10"

Citation

Charles Herrick , “Herrick Family Parlor,” Midway Village Museum - Digital Collections, accessed December 3, 2021, https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/items/show/3902.

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