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Ladies Parlor: 1910

Ladies Parlor: 1910

Bluff Point, New York, circa 1910. "Hotel Champlain, ladies' parlor." Continuing our tour of upstate New York resorts. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.


Haunting image

I see a ghostly male duo at the far end. They seem to be sorting mail or something of that ilk.

I can imagine a lady in one of those period dresses seated at the piano, accompanied by a violin and a flute, or maybe a singer with a lovely soprano voice.


Dig those wicker rockers.

I'm always amused

when verbosity masquerades as intellect.

[Speaking of which, there are two things that may have slipped your notice. - Dave]

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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