Detail of herth in swedish farmhouse. The stones were covered with a massive iron slate and the sides dressed with wooden planks. Hand woven strip cloth carpets on the floor. Chair of traditional style in the Dalarna area. Food was cooked over open fire on an iron ring with tree or four legs holding it away from the fire.
Rufus Porter was a well-known stencil artist, whose specialty was stencil enhanced fresco murals depicting villages and landscapes. With the help of stencils, Porter could paint a whole room with a fanciful scene in about 5 hours.