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Bride's Chests in Memorial Hall

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If one happens to be interested in brides and their belongings, he should go to Memorial Hall in Old Deerfield. There he will find material for story-making; when he stands before the oak bridal-chest that came from the Old Indian House of historic memory, he will be on enchanted ground. All about him he sees with his outer eye chests and chests-and-drawers, while through his fancy will flit a shadowy procession of brides that have been.

Madeline Yale Wynne, "Brides and Bridal-Chests," The House Beautiful 6 no. 4 (September 1899) pp. 159-160.