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N 44 B 10.1K C 23 E Oct 28, 2012 F Nov 16, 2012
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"The entrance hall provided an appropriately impressive area for receiving visitors. Leon Marcotte of New York and Paris carved the entrance hall’s ornamental detail when the house was built. In 1881, the interior design firm of Louis C. Tiffany & Co., Associated Artists, was hired to stencil the room’s original wainscoting in silver, and paint the walls and ceiling red with patterns of black and silver. They drew inspiration from the other cultures such as the Middle East and Asia to form a cohesive design scheme that flowed throughout the first floor and public spaces of the house."




SOURCE: www.marktwainhouse.org/house/room_in_the_house.php

Tags:   Mark Twain Hartford CT Asylum Hill entrance Leon Marcotte Louis C. Tiffany & Co., Associated Artists hdr Pentax K-5 Frank C. Grace Trig Photography Samuel Clemens ornate decorative beautiful warm tones wood wooden pillars brass statues

N 79 B 20.6K C 28 E Oct 28, 2012 F Nov 2, 2012
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October 28th, 2012
Inside the magnificent Mark Twain House & Museum




"The library mantel is the focal point of the room where Clemens recited poetry, told stories and read excerpts from his new works to his family and friends. Sam and Livy purchased the large oak mantelpiece from Ayton Castle in Scotland specifically for their library. The Mitchell-Innes family crest appears on the overmantel, as well as the year '1874', an alteration made by Sam to reflect the year his family moved into their Hartford home. Sam also added a brass smoke shield with the inscription 'The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it,' a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson."




Source: www.marktwainhouse.org/house/room_in_the_house.php

Tags:   chairs books statues tables paintings leaves hdr color house history home famous victorian pentax historic author ct connecticut conservatory 1020mm hartford k5 tone mapped frank c. grace trig photography Livy Mark Twain asylum hill Tom Sawyer Samuel and Olivia Livy Clemens Samuel Clemens Olivia Clemens Farmington Avenue Livy Clemens The Jungle Pentax Art digitalcameraclub

N 66 B 14.9K C 17 E Oct 28, 2012 F Nov 1, 2012
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Inside the beautiful Mark Twain House in Hartford, CT. The conservatory as seen from the library.

"Like many upper-class late Victorian homes‚ the Clemens home had a conservatory. Theirs had a fountain and was filled with lush‚ thriving plants. Clemens daughters Susy‚ Clara and Jean called this room 'The Jungle.'




Source: www.marktwainhouse.org/house/room_in_the_house.php

Tags:   Mark Twain house home Hartford CT Connecticut historic history author famous victorian asylum hill Tom Sawyer Samuel and Olivia Livy Clemens Samuel Clemens Olivia Clemens Farmington Avenue leaves color hdr tone mapped Pentax K5 Frank C. Grace Trig Photography 1020mm Livy Livy Clemens conservatory The Jungle garden indoor garden plants library Pentax Art

N 19 B 4.2K C 12 E Oct 28, 2012 F Nov 30, 2012
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Another shot from inside Mark Twain's family home in Hartford, CT. This one was taken inside the billiard room with the billiard table just behind me. This the the section of the home where he wrote classics like Tom Sawyer and the like.




You can see on the desk one of the the very first home telephones ever installed.




In fact: "1877 One of the first private citizens to have a telephone was Mark Twain. He, and President Rutherford Hayes, the nineteenth President of the U.S. in 1877 but the first President of the Telephone age. There was a phone booth installed inside the White House just outside the Oval Office. A telephone would not sit on the President's desk until Herbert Hoover was President in 1929 - 53 years after the invention of the telephone."




Mark Twain however had issues with the telephone and he once wished that all of us may eventually be gathered together in heaven....except for Alexander Graham Bell ;)

N 13 B 2.5K C 5 E Oct 28, 2012 F Dec 7, 2012
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The Mark Twain House & Museum
October 28th, 2012
Hartford, CT




I love the way the sun glare coming in through the window creates a ghostly mist. This effect is caused by the direct glare to my lens along with the tone mapping processes. Pretty creepy effect.

Tags:   Mark Twain Samuel Clemens house museum hdr tone mapping chair desk sun painting rug golden CT Hartford


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