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This beautifully-crafted Hitchcock chair sits in a quiet front corner of the bar at The Yankee Pedlar Inn in Torrington, Connecticut. Built in the grand Victorian Gilded Age style of 1891, there was no other accomodation in the state that rivalled its luxury at the time. Orignally called Conley's, Frank and Alice Conley spent $40,000 - a fortune in those days - on the decor, which featured marble floors, oak furniture antiques, two dining rooms and 52 guest rooms, each equipped with hot water. The inn changed hands several times over the years and was finally reopened as The Yankee Pedlar Inn in 1940. There are several ghost stories attached to this venerable lodging, the most popular of which is that Alice Conley, rumored to have died in Room 353, still wanders the halls of her hotel, checking to see that all the guests are comfortable. Her rocking chair in the inn's lobby has also reportedly been seen rocking on its own, with no occupant visible.
RC DeWinter, Fairfield, CT Member Since December 2008 Artist StatementHello and welcome to my portfolio on Imagekind. Here's a bit about me:
RC deWinter is a Connecticut writer/digital artist whose artwork has been published in many print and online journals, including, among others, The American Muse, Fine Art Photography, Poetry Nook, 2River View, Pink Panther, Official Feature Online Entertainment Magazine, Garden Tripod and also used as set décor on ABC-TV’s “Desperate Housewives." In 2013 Ms. deWinter she was one of six finalists for a Shorty Award, the national social media awards, in art. Ms. deWinter is honored to be the first digital artist invited to exhibit at the Arts of Tolland Gallery in Connecticut. Her 4-week solo exhibition was an unqualified success. Her poetry publication credits include The New York Times, Uno: A Poetry Anthology, 2River View, Another Sun, Pink Panther Magazine, Pilcrow & Dagger, Plum Ruby Review, Poetry Life and Times and numerous other print/online publications. If you enjoy my work, please spread the word, and thank you for stopping by.