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I have that impression of Hyde Park house.
Yes, it's tasteless. We went to visit Hyde Park
house and we listened to Mrs. Roosevelt's description of the
house on one of these boxes with earphones. They're recordings
that are electronically controlled in some way. They're used
I know what you mean. They use them down in “illiamsburg.
Yes, and it was touchin to hear her describe what
had happened in the various rooms. The rooms themselves were
tasteless and without any sense of charm in living, and the
objects--like the Dresden china was 19th century and terribly
ornate and very very ugly and out of scale.
I remember it was overwhelming--there was so much
Yes, something that shoul have been thrown away if
it had been given to you or put in an attic and yet it was
still on display as a treasure. Another thing that was visible
were some Lowestoft plates and the indication was that somehow
or another they had been brought over by ancestor in the time
of the clipper ships, but I can't believe that anything that bad
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