Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Mayflower Society House, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

The Mayflower Society House in Plymouth (built in 1794) is perched just above Plymouth Rock and the Mayflower II sailing ship at the waterfront. The Society was founded in 1897.  Their website says that,  "more than one hundred years ago, a group of descendants of the Pilgrims who sailed on the Mayflower in 1620, saw the need for a national society to honor their memory. The intention was to remember these Pilgrims who established Plymouth Colony. Today there are tens-of-millions of individuals descended from these brave souls. It is the goal of The Mayflower Society to join together people who share this heritage and to carry on the memory of our Pilgrim ancestors."

The House is outfitted in period furnishings and for the holiday season, a touch of  Christmas decorations added here and there.

This button-up shirt/sweater/jacket was laid out on the bed for its historical owner to dress.

And these hand-sewn shoes from London were sitting on a closet shelf.

In this image, I am standing in front of the tree with a mirror a foot or so behind it.  The mirror on the opposing wall is at least 15-20 away yet my hands appear freakishly enlarged in the reflection. 

The doll in the cradle is a little bit creepy but I liked the lighting........

...... this is the not-creepy-doll who has a cool headpin, er, hatpin that caught my eye.

Some of the furniture was really small..... no, I mean REALLY small...... the tube of lip balm from my pocket as a scale comparison demonstrates. Like I said, REALLY small furniture.

Not sure when this window glass was made but it sure is rather odd. Looks like it was hand blown.

Shamelessly, here is an indirect "selfie." And if you haven't heard, "selfie" is the Oxford English Dictionary's word of the year for 2013. In fact, it's the interplanetary word as the link above explains.

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