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Identifier: americanhomr03newy
Title: American homes and gardens
Year: 1905 (1900s)
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Subjects: Architecture, Domestic Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York, Munn and Co
Contributing Library: The LuEsther T Mertz Library, the New York Botanical Garden
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is the dictum of a camp lover. Where it is possible, the stones of the vicinity are used in the construction of camp chimneys, and both without and within the great boulders give a sense of solidity to the otherwise light structures. The triangular keystone which bears the weight of the curved fire front is also the keystone of comfort in the house. When the wind blows and the storm rages the logs burning brightly in the fireplace give a sense of security and solid comfort. Each separate camp has some point of originality in its construction or furnishing. A woman with an artistic sense has made a veritable bower of beauty of a camp on a New York lake. All winter she watches for prints and sketches in magazines and perio d i c a 1 s, putting them in passe - partout frames, till she has ample adornment for the rooms of her little cot-tage. Diamond paned casement windows are shaded wit h curtains of dotted m u 1 1; iron bedsteads painted white have tinted Camp Lookout—The Adirondacks

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coverlets, and rugs to match on the hard wood floors. Splintand rattan furniture of the simplest type adds to the fur-nishing, with an ample provision of rocking-chairs for thebroad piazza, and one of the daintiest, yet simplest, of sum-mer camps is complete. A camp owned by a club differs from this entirely. Here every effort is made to omit all details, so entailing no extra care on each party occupying the house in turn. A generous fireplace in the living-room, a long hospitable dining-room table, a sideboard filled with blue dishes, chairs, and lockers for each family of the club, is the furnishing of the living-room, rdiich is only the living-room in stormy weather, for the piazza and boats are the gathering places of the camp- e r s on sunshiny days. The bedroomshere have sealedwalls of narrowboarding un-adorned, and the whiteiron beds boast good hairmattresses and red blankets,suggestive of many a good nightsrest. The square windows frame a gloryof sky and water, hills and wood


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