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Girl’s Bedroom, My Old Kentucky Home, Bardstown

This image shows the bed and associated furniture used by one of the daughters of the Rowan family in the building known as My Old Kentucky Home.

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The Girls’ Room

MY OLD KENTUCKY HOME

Bardstown, Kentucky

–This bed appears to be even wider than the one used by the mother in the previous posting, and includes a trundle bed shown emerging underneath the foot of the larger bed. Such beds were commonly used for younger siblings.

This image likely dates from the 1950s.

Mother’s Bedroom, My Old Kentucky Home, Bardstown

This image shows the elaborate and expensive two-poster bed that was used by Mrs. Rowan during the antebellum era.

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Mrs. Rowan’s Room

MY OLD KENTUCKY HOME

Bardstown, Kentucky

–While the bed shows two pillows side-by-side, the bed is too narrow to accommodate two adults trying to sleep.

This image likely dates from the 1950s.

Kitchen, My Old Kentucky Home, Bardstown

This image shows the kitchen of the building known as “My Old Kentucky Home”. It is not part of the larger “Federal Hill” structure, but is part of the original structure which was used while the more imposing home was constructed. It was attached to the newer building as construction was completed.

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Kitchen

MY OLD KENTUCKY HOME STATE SHRINE

Bardstown, Kentucky

Original wing, which includes this kitchen, was built in 1795 by John Rowan, Sr.

–The logs shown are considerably more massive than necessary for a proper cooking fire, as it was more common to position the pots above the flames instead of in front. The long handled spoons allowed stirring without close exposure to the open flames.

This image likely dates from the 1950s.