Image from page 550 of "American homes and gardens" (1905)
Title: American homes and gardens
Publisher: New York : Munn and Co
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
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The Portrait above the Dining-room Mantel Is that of Governor Alston by Benjamin West; to the Right Are the Duke of Argyll and Benjamin Franklin
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On the South Wall of the Drawing-room, Beginning on the Right of the Window, Are, in Order, Portraits of Mrs. Benjamin Harrison, Lady Betty Claypole, Governor Parke, Evelyn Byrd and Lord Halifax 336 AMERICAN HOMES AND GARDENS September, 1907 was carried by Evelyn Byrd whenshe was presented at court inEngland. Over the mantel in the dining-room is a portrait of GovernorAlston, by Benjamin West, andaround the room, beginning onthe right, are portraits of theDuke of Argyll (Jeanie Deansfriend), Benjamin Franklin, Mrs.Taylor, Colonel Byrds wifessister, Sir Robert Walpole, theDuke of Albemarle, ColonelWilliam Byrd, Mr. Randall andMr. Waltho. All told, a goodlycompany of notable men andwomen, painted, for the mostpart, by painters of distinguishedeminence. At some distance to the west ofthe house are brick buildings in-tended for the storage of pro-visions. Beyond them is the familyburying ground. The tombs,however, are mostly modern, ex-cept those of Benjamin Harrisonand his wives, which w
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