Monday, June 30, 2014


This Victorian half-tester bed is representative of what was found in Vickburg's stately homes around the turn of the century. It was probably built around 1880-1890, and required the high ceilings typical of the Victorian houses that lined Cherry and Drummond Streets. 

The popularity of half tester beds declined amidst reports, whether true to not, that a young newly wed's back was broken when his love-making caused the poorly attached canopy to drop upon him.

Many of Vicksburg's treasures are much older than this Victorian bed. Some of these will be examined in future posts.

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