Callers who arrived at a private home presented their card to the butler or servant. The caller was announced to the man or woman of the house then invited into the parlour to wait for their arrival. The visitor was given ample time to admire all the accoutrements of the home owner’s wealth and social standing, his intelligence, devotion to family and religion, and acceptance of new and modern ideas—all demonstrated without a single word being spoken.//
Beautiful appointments in Clarkesville MO. Fireplace and wall treatment are wondeful. The cranberry glass works well with the deep red upholstery and rug. Typical rococo revival style so well-known as "Victorian."
Sunville’, late 19th century. ‘Sunville’ was the home of the Clanchy family in the fashionable city suburb of St. Luke’s. The photographs reveal a typical Victorian house interior, rich in furniture, pictures, ornaments and family photographs. (CCCA PR11 Clanchy Papers)