Gallery E-4 – The Parlor
This type of room was probably not too common in this area for two reasons: pioneer settlers could not have afforded such luxuries, and items such as those seen here weren't readily available in this sparsely-populated area. Lacking central heat, the coal stove provided warmth to this particular room. The pump organ and the bric-a-brac on it were common parlor items. Notice the picture in the frame above the rocking chair; it is a lyre harp and is made of human hair. Women long ago did not cut their hair and when they brushed their tresses they saved the hair and fashioned it into pictures, watch chains or jewelry.
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