Friday, September 13, 2013
You would think if you lived in a Victorian fantasy home for 100+ years that there would be a proliferation of photographs of the exterior and interior. But that isn't the case. I suppose to those that lived there surrounded by history it was "old hat", nothing special, it would always be there so what's the rush. But history changes, families die out, move on, have a change in financial circumstances, or just get tired of the burden of living among the ruins. And before you realize what's happened everything is gone.
To those of us looking from the outside in Moran Place is magic. To the Moran's it was home.
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Here is a love and delicate draw-string bag made by one of the Moran girls, ca 1890's. I've included a closeup of the very fine needlework which still has very nice coloration in the threads.